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)”

[: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?[:]”

[: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]What Pebble+ can do to enhance student learning[:]

[:en]SALT’s IT Month kicked off with two contrasting uses of some of the features of Pebble+ to enhance student learning.  Pebble+ is available directly from the University’s home.swan.ac.uk portal for staff or is a tool inbuilt in Blackboard, the virtual learning environment. Joanne Berry from Arts and Humanities showed how she addressed increased variety and authenticityContinue reading “[:en]What Pebble+ can do to enhance student learning[:]”

[:en]What’s on this week as part of SALT’s IT Month?[:]

[:en]    SALT SEPTEMBER IT MONTH Jo Berry and Steve Beale start the month-long activities on Thursday September 8th showing how they’ve used Pebble+ as part of their teaching and student support. On Friday Sep 9th, learn from Philippa Price about how to use Twitter to engage with your students and for your own development.Continue reading “[:en]What’s on this week as part of SALT’s IT Month?[:]”

[:en]September IT Month 2016 – Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment[:]

[:en]From September 8th through to October 7th there’s a comprehensive and exciting array of lunch-time seminars available to help staff at Swansea Make One Change, and have a go at using some technology to enhance your approach to learning, teaching or assessment and supporting student engagement. Have a look at what’s on offer! The sessionsContinue reading “[:en]September IT Month 2016 – Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment[:]”

[: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?[:]”

It’s Wednesday so it must be Bristol……

It’s Wednesday so it must be Bristol and the Heads of E-Learning Forum or Helf as its known to its friends. Helf according to its website is, ‘a network of senior staff in institutions engaged in promoting, supporting and developing technology enhanced learning. We have over 125 nominated Heads from UK Higher Education institutions andContinue reading “It’s Wednesday so it must be Bristol……”

HE/FE Show London – Engaged staff a blank Canvas?

Thursday 15th October was the HE/FE Show in London billed as the only show of its kind for HE and FE. Arriving at Earl’s court I was surprised to see that the train was not running and a circuitous route via West Brompton was needed. When I did get to Olympia there seemed to beContinue reading “HE/FE Show London – Engaged staff a blank Canvas?”