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#LTHEchat 224: Flexibility in Practice. Led by @n_a_gordon on 19th Jan, 8 pm GMT

Flexible Pedagogy (the focus of my 2014 report for AdvanceHE) sounds great in theory – but can be challenging in practice. Every choice in learning could require a new resource, and every choice in assessment needs a different activity and … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 223: A time for mindful academic practices? Led by @sd_elkington on 12th Jan, 8pm GMT

As we begin the new year, we are faced with the prospect of continued uncertainty, anxiety, and a sector in a state of flux. In many ways, the pandemic has been a focusing event for Higher Education, compelling universities to … Continue reading

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Festive greetings, thankyous, and a welcome to the incoming #LTHEchat organising team

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our current organising team. Thank you Suzanne Faulkner for being an excellent mentor and to Danielle Hinton and Sandra Huskinson for all your hard work behind the scenes. You have all … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 222: The Gratitude Christmas Special. Led by: @hintondm @FieryRed1 and @SFaulknerPandO

Firstly Danielle, Sandra and Suzanne would like to say what a pleasure it has been to serve the brilliant #LTHEChat community as the organizing team for this term under the ever helpful watchful eye of the brilliant Sue Beckingham, @suebecks. … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 221: Student Unions’, the Student Experience and the University. Led by Colina Wright @colina_wright

Please note that the use of the term Students’ Union within this discussion is intended to cover Student Associations and Student Guilds.  I love working within Students’ Unions (SU’s), having done so since graduating over 20 years ago. I got … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 220: Decolonising Learning Technology. Led by Professor John Traxler @johntraxler

What is Decolonising and What is Learning Technology? This part is easy. Learning technology, the phrase adopted by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), embraces digital learning, e-learning and online learning, formal and informal, intended, spontaneous or accidental, but also … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 219: Supporting and Assessing Student Groupwork. Led by Peter Hartley @profpeterbrad, Mark Dawson @Mark_g_dawson & Sue Beckingham @SueBecks.

The significant expansion of student numbers across Higher Education (e.g. numbers doubling between 1992 and 2016, ONS, 2016) led to a corresponding increase in the use of student groupwork. While some of this expansion was inevitably prompted by resource constraints, … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 218: Expertise: A New Discourse for Learning & Teaching in Higher Education? Led by Dr Helen King, @drhelenking.

The concept of excellence is ubiquitous within education and many other sectors. But what do we mean by it? What does it look like? And how can we support colleagues to develop it? The word ‘excellence’ is derived from the … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 217: Symbiotic versus Parasitic Aggregation–Good Practice for Social Media

Led by: Dr Linnea Soler @DrLinneaSoler & Dr Nathalie Tasler @drntasler “There’s often a thin line between aggregation and theft. Sending readers to savor the work of others at the sites where they publish — that’s one thing. Excerpting or … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 216 Breaking boundaries: career progression and education focussed roles. Led by David Walker @drdjwalker and Susan Smith @SmithySusanA

The UK HE sector continues to increase its reliance on teaching-focused roles with HESA data reporting 32% of overall academic staff employed on teaching-focused contracts in 2019/20 (HESA, 2021). However, in contrast to established teaching and research career paths, a common … Continue reading

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