[:en]Reflections on the Digital Classroom Roadshow[:cy]Sylwadau am Sioe Deithiol yr Ystafell Ddosbarth Ddigidol[:]

[:en] Last week I attended the Digital Classroom Roadshow that was held at the University of South Wales. The roadshow was born from Duncan Peberdy‘s Active Learning Spaces and Technology: Advances in Higher and Further Education book. The roadshow has been touring UK institutions for the last 18 months to highlight the proven benefits thatContinue reading “[:en]Reflections on the Digital Classroom Roadshow[:cy]Sylwadau am Sioe Deithiol yr Ystafell Ddosbarth Ddigidol[:]”

[: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?”

[:en]Reflections of ALTc[:]

[:en] This September Debbie Baff, Simon Gibbon and I (Mandy Jack) attended this year’s annual ALT (Association for Learning Technology) conference which is the UK’s main learning technology conference. See our reflections on the SALT Blog.  This year the conference was held at the University of Warwick Campus and the theme was called: Connect, Collaborate,Continue reading “[:en]Reflections of ALTc[:]”

[:en]Group-work or working in a group?[:]

[:en]Here is Mandy Jack abseiling off the top of Kilvey Hall of residence, behind Fulton House. She was part of the ISS team Book drop fundraising for SOS Africa. Video and images by Deb Baff Not exactly the type of group work we would normally be writing about here in SALT.  However, it is aContinue reading “[:en]Group-work or working in a group?[:]”

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)”

Learning Technology and Innovation

I recently attended a conference run by National Training Resources Limited on the subject of Learning Technology and Innovation.  One of the primary reasons for attending was to try and glean ideas for developing some purely online courses as part of the Work Based Learning Project in Engineering, but also with an additional SALT hatContinue reading “Learning Technology and Innovation”

Research in Learning Technology now open access

Research in Learning Technology is the journal of the Association for Learning Technology and is now open access so that access, including back issues, is now available free of charge. The journal aims to raise the profile of research in learning technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes to the development of policy.Continue reading “Research in Learning Technology now open access”

Rethinking Education

Michael Wesch has been very influential in framing the debate around e-learning. I first came across him via his video The Machine is Using Us, published in March 2007, and I still use it as an introduction to my Level 1 lab course on Practical Internet Technology. It has 1,358,994 views on YouTube. His second,Continue reading “Rethinking Education”