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#LTHEchat 158 ‘The Emerging Field of Learning Development’ with Dr Helen Webster @scholastic_rat and Dr Kim Shahabudin @kimshahabudin

This week’s discussion focusses on the emerging field of Learning Development in the context of significant changes in Higher Education (HE). These changes are being brought about by the Widening Participation agenda, increasing internationalisation, massification and marketisation of HE and … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 157 A Proposal for a Sector-wide Framework for Personal Tutoring in HE with Ben Walker @benwwalker1

The Higher Education Research Act established a regulatory framework and the Teaching Excellence Framework with associated metrics for student retention, progression and employability.  In meeting these requirements, the significance of personal tutoring is clear. Despite this, according to existing institutional … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 156 ’Simulation as an assessment tool to promote authentic learning in Higher Education’ with Gustavo Espinoza Ramos @tavoer8

Authentic assessment The traditional forms of assessment are based on conventional methods of testing that usually involves the production of written document including tests, essays and reports; and follow the transmission of knowledge from teacher to learner that creates a … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 154: Design for Active and Blended Learning with Andrew Middleton @andrewmid

Active learning embraces a number of educational theories and pedagogic strategies including problem-based learning, enquiry-based learning, project-based learning, and team-based learning. Such philosophies and approaches are often presented in binary opposition to lecturing and other teaching-led methods – approaches which are often how today’s ‘lecturers’ experienced university. In reality, active learning and blended learning are integrated amongst a range of techniques that address and involve the student in different ways. This can be different according to discipline, teacher and cohort. This melding of approaches is seen most obviously in the concept of flipped learning where essential knowledge is first provided online where it creates the basis for a deeper social exploration through vibrant class-based activities. Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 153 Beyond the course team – the role of educational/curriculum development support with University of Liverpool Centre of Innovation in Education @LivUniCIE

There is no doubt that regardless of the criticism levelled at the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) it has raised the profile of how important high quality teaching and the associated curriculum is to students and to the Office for Students … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 152 ‘What does it mean to learn how to teach’ with Santanu Vasant @santanuvasant Steve Rowett @srowett and Sarah Honeychurch @NomadWarMachine

Can you be taught how to teach? Is this something that can be reduced to Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) on a PG Cert? Can “experts” in learning and teaching equip novices with the skills they need to be successful teachers? … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 151 Pedagogic Research: ‘Presenting and Publishing’ with Dr Isobel Gowers @Isobel_Gowers

Working in academia we often feel the pressure to publish. If you speak to most academics about presenting and publishing research they will start talking to you about their subject research. How many of us are publishing or presenting our … Continue reading

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Special #altc edition of #LTHEchat 11th September 2018

Tuesday 11th September 2018, 8-9 pm #LTHEchat is back for the 2018/19 academic year, opening with a collaboration with the Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology #altc, please join us at 8pm on Tuesday 11th September. The ALT’s … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 100 “Pedagogical considerations in physical learning spaces: university staff attitudes, practices, and outcomes”

The next #LTHEChat Wednesday 20th December 8-9PM (GMT) will be based on questions from Santanu Vasant on the topic of ‘Pedagogical considerations in physical learning spaces: university staff attitudes, practices, and outcomes’ and is the 100th LTHEchat and a Christmas … Continue reading

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Enjoy the summer break #LTHEchat

Dear #LTHEchat friends, We created a short mini film in which our last organising team shares their recent #LTHEchat experiences from the other side. Please watch this if you are considering joining a future team.   We would like to … Continue reading

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