A brief overview of ALT-C 2016

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It’s hard to believe just over a week ago one of the biggest learning technology events in the UK took place – the Association for Learning Technology conference, or ALT-C, as it’s known. Held at the University of Warwick between 6-8 September, 2016, the conference included some inspiring keynotes. Josie Fraser cautioned on the dangers… Continue reading

Finding a happy medium in the delivery of core and bespoke support

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Recently, at very short notice, the LTU were asked by JISC to give a presentation to the Connect more… in Scotland event. We were delighted to do so and we (me, Craig John and Niall) put our heads together to come up with the following abstract and slides: As a Learning Technology Unit, supporting core services such… Continue reading

Putting the ABC Curriculum Design approach into practice

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On Friday, we were privileged to host an LTC lunchtime CPD workshop run by UCL Digital Education colleagues, Drs Clive Young and Nataša Perović, on their ABC Curriculum Design approach. There were 32 participants from across all four colleges, and the energy in the room was indicative of the huge interest generated. The ABC Curriculum… Continue reading

E-learning evaluation and scholarship

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Last week, I was kindly invited by Dr Jo-Anne Murray to present some ideas to the MVLS TELT group on e-learning evaluation and scholarship. MVLS is already doing a lot of great work in this area, and the purpose of the talk was to celebrate and identify ways to build on existing good practice. As… Continue reading

Moodle MOOT conference 2016

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A number of the TELT community at Glasgow were able to attend Moodle MOOT. I’ve put together some of our impressions from the MVLS Digital Education Unit. Key-take aways We were quite impressed by the workbook that Napier University had developed from Moodle quiz. It was similar to a reflective journal, where student responses were saved… Continue reading

Facebook for Virtual Peer Assisted Learning

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Shazia and I have been using Facebook groups since 2010 (originally with Lorna Love to support what we call VPAL – virtual peer assisted learning. We’ve presented at many conferences and written papers about it, the past being at Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference in December last year (paper forthcoming). Recently Dustin Hosseini from… Continue reading

Review of our first #BoldChat session

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On 4th March, LTU ran its first #BoldChat session, on the topic of blended and online learning development. The Tweetchat was inspired by having taken part in other Tweetchats like #LTHEchat which takes place on Wednesday evenings, 8-9pm UK time. Sarah and I wanted to try this bitesize CPD approach for staff at Glasgow interested… Continue reading