VLE

Upcoming Conference Talk: Technology enhanced learning to support postgraduate education

Dr John Eastman, one of our directors, is presenting at the Excellence in Postgraduate Education workshop at Cranfield University on the 26th April 2018.

The workshop is free to attend with some places still available at the last time of checking. The focus is on innovation in postgraduate teaching methods.

Here is the abstract of John’s talk, entitled Technology enhanced learning to support postgraduate education:

Results from ALT’s Annual Survey: What’s Important to Learning Technologists?

If you work with learning technology, what’s important to you - now and in the future?

For the past four years, ALT (Association for Learning Technology) has put out a survey designed to track current and future trends in learning technology, and how it’s used across sectors. Here we discuss some key findings of ALT's Annual Survey 2017, published 1st March 2018.

Getting Creative: Learning Science at the HEA STEM conference

We’re going to be attending the HEA STEM conference in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on Weds 31st January and Thurs 1st February 2018. The focus this year is Creativity in Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement.

We’ve got a stand and will be running an interactive workshop session on the Thursday afternoon, where we look forward to learning from and sharing ideas with you.

It's called: "Creative techniques to support your laboratory practicals: student engagement via interactive simulations, smart worksheets & more."

How the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry transformed its teaching labs

This semester, the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry have transformed two teaching lab units with learning technology.

In doing so, they have enhanced student confidence in the lab, made more efficient use of  lab time and improved the quality, consistency and timeliness of feedback whilst reducing the staff marking burden.

Getting the most out of your VLE: how to easily add functionality

How much do you and your students get out of your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)? 

Imagine your VLE with the added opportunity to provide real-time feedback to individualised student assessments, test your students on their ability to draw chemical structures, add in complex mathematical notation or introduce engaging and interactive resources to spice up your own content.

With these added functionalities, the opportunities for student engagement and active learning are abundant.