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#LTHEchat 141 How can staff development support effectively the work of professionals (staff and students)? with @DrRossEspinoza

There are multiple definitions of staff development and names used to describe this area of work. For this discussion, let’s start with one. Staff development can be described as a continuous process involving “education, training, learning and support activities”. It … Continue reading

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#LTHEChat 140 #RAISEEngAssess Authenticity in Assessments with @KiuSum @J_JutleyNeilson @OBrienUoL1

The next #LTHEchat will be hosted by the co-convenors of RAISE Special Interest Group, ‘Engaging Assessment’ (#RAISEEngAssess) discussing “Authenticity in Assessments”. (And yes, is double hashtags!) Inspired by the successful #LTHEchat monthly chat with #AdvanceHE_chat with the recent topic on … Continue reading

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#LTHEChat 139 Nurturing a feedback culture with @invisiblegrail

Honest feedback is hard. It can be hard to listen to, and difficult to give. Yet as Learning and Teaching practitioners, this is a core part of the learning process for our students; it helps them to listen and respond … Continue reading

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#LTHEChat 138 Internationalisation in Higher Education – what does it mean and what can we do? with @JennyLewinJones

‘Internationalisation’ often features in university policy strategies.  Yet it is a slippery term, with a range of interpretations. We discussed ‘internationalisation’ on #LTHEchat back in 2015, but it is worth revisiting to discuss what it means and how it affects … Continue reading

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#LTHEChat 137 How does technology support traditional study skills?

In the LTHEChat this week we would like to explore the role of the traditional student skills of note taking and critical reading. Software tools and mobile apps have been developed to allow rapid and easy access to multiple texts. … Continue reading

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#LTHEChat 136 “I’m stuck! (But don’t help me…)”

New technologies come and go, energising those of us who are ‘early adopters’ of such technologies, while leaving those who are less enthusiastic about the latest gadget in its wake. These are people who are not ‘anti’ technology, or have … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 135 -Teaching problem-solving with @scottturneruon and @DrGaryHill1

This week we welcome visualisation wizard Scott Turner from the University of Northampton (UoN), and his colleague Gary Hill. Scott and Gary are going to get us thinking about how to teach problem solving. Problem-solving and problem-based activities are, arguably, … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat 133 – Active Learning and Christmas Festivities

Active Learning and Disruptive Pedagogies In this #LTHEChat, we would like to explore the disruptive potential of active learning.   It is probably easier to define what active learning is not, than what it is. While a concise definition for active learning remains … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat no 132 “Focus On: Graduate Skills – where are we now, and where are we going next?” with QAA Scotland Wednesday 5 December 2018 #QAAFocusOn

Wednesday 5 December 2018 Bio/Blog With apprenticeships, work-based learning, and skills for work becoming increasingly important areas of development and activity across the higher education sector globally, QAA Scotland’s new ‘Focus On’ project examining Graduate Skills is relevant and timely. … Continue reading

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#LTHEchat no 131 What role does news have in HE? @margymaclibrary

Wednesday 21 November 2018 Margy MacMillan, Canada. @margymaclibrary There is a persistent narrative that stigmatizes students in higher education as disengaged from the the ‘real world’, uninterested in the news, unaware of current events. Recent research, including the News Study by … Continue reading

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