By Graeme Redshaw-Boxwell, Learning Enhancement and Technology Team Manager
Following on from a University wide consultation undertaken at the start of the academic year, LTDS have further developed the Learning and Teaching Development programme for 2019/20.
From September 2019 the Learning and Teaching Development programme will move to a combination of both face to face and online support.
This new holistic offer will include pathways through the programme which can support:
- Staff new to Newcastle University:
o Looking for how they can get started with Newcastle University supported teaching, learning and assessment tools, techniques and pedagogies with a set of Learning and Teaching Essentials online, face to face workshops and webinars.
o Needing to evidence their work for professional recognition by Advance HE against the UK Professional Standards Framework through the Newcastle Education Practice Scheme for probationary requirements.
- Professional services and academic staff wishing to take advantage of support in evidencing their work for professional recognition by Advance HE against the UK Professional Standards Framework through the Newcastle Education Practice Scheme (NEPS).
- Existing staff in using technologies and exploring pedagogies to enhance learning, teaching and assessment through new Quick Guides online, and scheduled workshops and webinars in September and January.
- Programme teams in developing new or revising existing programmes or programme portfolios with bespoke sessions.
- School based bespoke sessions which build on Learning and Teaching Essentials and Quick Guides.
A new set of Learning and Teaching Essentials and TEL Quick Guides will be available online, for reminders and self paced familiarisation with tools, techniques and policy related to learning and teaching at Newcastle University. There will be fewer scheduled workshops and webinars, which, from September 2019 will be focussed in September and January.
Scheduled workshops continue to be listed at http://elements.ncl.ac.uk and all LTDS run workshops described there can also be offered as school based bespoke sessions.
The new Learning and Teaching Development Programme for 2018/19 is now available.
Whether you are wanting to try something new in your teaching, get the most out of technologies or explore opportunities for development, there should be a session for you .
The workshops and webinars are available on elements (you can log in with your usual Newcastle login) and include sessions for academic and professional services staff.
Learning and Teaching Leadership
Technology Enhanced Learning
Reward and Recognition
View the sessions using the categories above or get in touch if you would like advice on workshops for your role, or if you have any ideas for a bespoke workshop LTDS@ncl.ac.uk
If you’re interested in the use of games in learning and teaching sign up to this workshop exploring the use of Minecraft, particularly how it can be used in Biosciences.
The programme includes a keynote from Joel Mills, Minecraft Mentor & Deputy Director of Learning & Teaching Enhancement, Hull University, as well as lots of opportunities to use the software and trial the virtual field trip exercise.
Thursday 12th July 2018
To find out more and book your place please visit http://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/whats_on/events_details.cfm?event_id=10172
Vice-Chancellor’s Education Excellence Awards
Applications are now open for the all-new Vice-Chancellor’s Education Excellence Awards – a chance to recognise the exceptional contributions of staff who teach or support students’ learning.
The awards are open to all members of staff, academic and professional services, individuals and teams who have made a marked impact on enhancing our students’ educational experience.
Groups of colleagues who work closely together are invited to apply for the newly-established team award.
For details of the revised criteria, and application process, please see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ltds/funding/vc/
Deadline for applications: Wednesday the 25th April
Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey
Continue reading April 2018 Learning and Teaching Newsletter
The School of Pharmacy is organising a one-day workshop on active learning, open to all Newcastle University staff, on 27 June 2018.
The workshop will focus on strategies to promote active learning such as:
- team-based learning
- flipped classroom
- technology-enhanced learning.
Facilitators on the day include:
- Professor Simon Lancaster, Professor of Chemistry Education, School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia
- Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor in Information & Computing Technology, Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University
- Simon Tweddell, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford
The event will showcase innovative and pedagogically-informed practice across undergraduate healthcare education, but will have effective practice to share across many disciplines.
Please complete this form
to indicate your attendance.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Dr Hamde Nazar, or Prof Andy Husband.
At NUTELA (Newcastle University Technology Enhanced Learning Advocates) 3Ps workshop this week, we were learning about how to make really excellent resources for all of our students.
As both teachers and as researchers, we spend lots of time creating digital resources, how can we build in accessibility so that they can be used by the widest group of people?
For this session we explored a number of ideas:
- Documents are best when they have text (not pictures of text), structure, and a sensible reading order.
– We explored this with a hands-on exercise looking at pdf accessibility.
- Videos are much more accessible and useful when they have a transcript and subtitles.
– We had a look at how easy it is to add transcripts to YouTube.
- Images can convey information powerfully, but how can we make these useful to people with little or no sight?
– We explored the use of images in a Sway.
You can read more about the sessions and learn how to make resources for all at the NUTELA blog.
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