SALT’s highlights of 2022!

How quickly time flies, we are already in 2023!

We would like to reflect on the past year at SALT with you. 2022 has been both challenging and exciting for us at the university. It has been the time where many of us have returned to campus to teach, reconnecting with colleagues and students. This has been difficult for some, as many of us have had to adapt to new ways of teaching, learning, collaborating and connecting. It is the year where various digital education trends have surged: virtual reality, gamification, online teaching and learning, online training sessions and much more. At SALT, we’d like to reflect on the year 2022, and outline some of our favourite moments.

International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March every year. It is a chance to celebrate women’s history, remember women’s struggles and to focus on women’s resistance across the world. This is important to us at SALT, so to show our passion for the event, we produced a podcast.

Effective Practice Seminars

Our CPD team in SALT organised a wide range of Effective Practice seminars online via Zoom. These sessions discussed various topics with academics and professional services staff. Don’t miss out and watch our recordings.


Explore Seminars

Bookable Canvas Clinic sessions service release

This year the Technology Enhanced Learning Development team released a new support service for academic staff, where you can book a session with one of the TEL team for support with anything Canvas related. This new support service continues in 2023.


Learn more


The SALT Conference 2022

We held the annual conference on July 13th 2022, filled with inspirational talks and discussions. For many, it was great to connect face-to-face again. Read about our conference below, and watch our session recordings.


SUSALT22

Student Nominated Award Winners 2022

Recognising and rewarding excellent teaching is a core part of our work and SALT is home to the Student Nominated Teaching Awards. This continues to be one of the highlights of our year. Congratulations to the winners.


Award Winners 2022


International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day is globally celebrated annually on 19th November to recognise and celebrate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of men. The broader aim of the event is also to promote awareness of men’s issues. This is important to us at SALT, so we created a podcast.

Questioning Assessment

One of SALT’s highlights include  ‘Questioning Assessment’, an online panel discussion programme, hosted by academic partners Dr Joanne Berry and Dr Patricia Xavier along with Rhian Ellis. This addressed some key questions and assumptions about assessment. Why assess? Does pressure in assessment lead to resilience?  Why do students fail? Do we trust our students?, followed by a pilot workshop at SUSALT22.


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Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Mandy Jack and Dr. Pamela Styles at SALT were pleased to deliver a workshop at the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Event, September 2022, hosted by the Faculties of Science and Engineering/ Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. It was great to share effective practice with colleagues from across the University and to talk about how we can work together to make students feel more included.

Blended Learning Stories SALT Conference 2018 Poster Presentation

 

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Partial screenshot from the posterThis poster was presented at the annual SALT Conference in 2018 to disseminate progress on the Blended Learning Pilot. Although it provides project specific information, chapter two exclusively provides examples of how colleagues across Swansea University have embedded blended learning approaches in their modules throughout the pilot. This resource contains six embed videos, profiling colleagues from the College of Science, Arts and Humanities, Law, Human and Health Sciences, Engineering and the School of Management. These short videos require a ZAPPAR app to watch in full, which can be downloaded from the app store and provide a useful insight into the range of blended learning approaches adopted across the instititution.

(Swansea Resource)

 

[:en]Learning through Games – reflections on the SALT Conference 2017[:]

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The SALT Conference 2017 was yesterday and we’re still on a high after the excellent range of posters, presentation and workshops.  We’re encouraging you whether you participated, presented or Chaired a session to reflect on the sessions you were at and identify how your practice might be changed?  What new learning did you gain? What will you do differently in the coming year?  What one thing will you have a go at? Will you tell us how you did, so we can build up our Case studies?


Here’s Louise Rees’ reflection (using the simple Add New>Reflection template in Pebblepad) on attending the two sessions by Helen Hodges (@hodges_hr, Abstract on using Kipling) and Pete King (@SU_MACS_MADATP, Playfulness Abstract) outlining how the learning environment has been adjusted to be more active and student engaging by involving ‘games’ and ‘playfulness’ .[:]

[:en]Using Social Media at Conferences #LTHEchat[:]

[:en]#LTHEchat and #HEAchat with Prof. Simon Lancaster and Sue Beckingham

badge-lthechatWednesday 27 Jan 2016 at 8pm

The #LTHEchat collaborates with the HEA chat for the first time this Wednesday on the topic of ‘The four dimensional conference: using social media at conferences’.

Taking us through the evening will be Professor Simon Lancaster and Sue Beckingham.

Whether it is for networking, impact or CPD, twitter can add additional dimensions to the conference experience.

In this blog post Professor Simon Lancaster, National Teaching Fellow and keynote at the forthcoming HEA STEM conference, and Sue Beckingham, HEA Fellow and prolific advocate for using social media for learning and teaching, explore how using twitter can leverage the value of conferences.

We will be using social media at the SALT Learning and Teaching Conference on the 28 June 2016 so now is your chance to find out all about using social media at a conference by taking part in this brilliant tweet chat.

** UPDATE**

The tweetchat last night was really great with loads of familiar faces and some new ones taking part … will blog the storify shortly

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