Celebrating success and addressing challenges in assessment

Advance HE Publication This publication is derived from the Connect Benefits series delivered by Advance HE.  It is a collection of papers, quite a lengthy publication but a very rich resource nevertheless.[:]

Looking Back, Facing Forward (2)

[:en] Following on from a blog post that we (SALT) created in January 2016 on New Year’s Resolutions, and given the changes that have taken place in 2017, here in SALT we thought it might be a good idea for some of us to reflect on what we’ve achieved in 2017 and what we hopeContinue reading “Looking Back, Facing Forward (2)”

Looking Back, Facing Forward – 2018 New Year Blog

[:en]Here in SALT, we thought we’d take a leaf out of PVC Stringer’s book and work on some New Year’s resolutions ourselves.  Kicking off the blog posts is one of our newer team members, Rhian Ellis with her reflections on 2017 and what she’s hoping to achieve in 2018. What have I achieved? In SeptemberContinue reading “Looking Back, Facing Forward – 2018 New Year Blog”

[:en]Looking for inspiration in your teaching?[:]

[:en]A while ago, I came across a website (via twitter, incidentally) called Learning Wheel.  This particular site is a community site where you can collaborate and share resources or technology that can be used to enhance your teaching or professional development. Each wheel is split into 4 sections and each section has a series ofContinue reading “[:en]Looking for inspiration in your teaching?[:]”

Learning Innovation Group – a place for learning and innovation?

[:en] Being part of the SALT (Swansea Academy for Learning and Teaching) team at Swansea University has its perks, some more obvious than others. Having attended a meeting of the Learning Innovation Group (LIG) yesterday, I was reminded of some of the reasons I love the job that I do.  I’ll admit, I’m not aContinue reading “Learning Innovation Group – a place for learning and innovation?”

Welcome back for the 1617 Academic Year

[:en]The 1617 Academic year has just begun, and by now you will hopefully have started your teaching, or at least be in the throes of preparation. This is by way of a quick reminder that the SALT Team are on hand to answer any questions you may have about your teaching, your Blackboard module orContinue reading “Welcome back for the 1617 Academic Year”

Getting Started with Xerte – TEL Month

[:en] Today’s session on Xerte was a combined event.  Nicole Chartier, from the Academic Success Programme, and a student on the PGCert here at Swansea, gave a demonstration of a Xerte Learning Object that she had created as part of one of her assignments. This worked really well, as Nicole was able to show aContinue reading “Getting Started with Xerte – TEL Month”

Modernising Classroom Training with Technology

[:en]Those of you who are followers of learning technology will probably have heard of Jane Hart of Top 100 tools fame.  A few of us within the SALT Team follow her blogs and tweets and given that we are looking to improve on our CPD provision, a recent workshop that she ran, “Modernising Classroom TrainingContinue reading “Modernising Classroom Training with Technology”

Getting Dirty with Xerte

[:en]Having returned from leave to be greeted with “You have the most popular session of the month”, suffice to say I was rather nervous! However, after 7 months of blood, sweat and tears, Xerte is finally up and running here in Swansea.  The purpose of today’s session was to explain what Xerte is, what itContinue reading “Getting Dirty with Xerte”

Some thoughts from the SALT Conference (morning presentations)

As you will be aware, the 6th Annual SALT Conference took place on Thursday 26 June 2014. For me, personally, I love to attend because I like to hear what others do in their teaching, and I usually take away plenty of ideas. This year was no exception, and the lateness of this blog postContinue reading “Some thoughts from the SALT Conference (morning presentations)”