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

[:en] Image: CC0 Public domain courtesy of https://pixabay.com/en/cube-colorful-transparent-mirroring-769344/ 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 beContinue reading “[:en]Learning through Games – reflections on the SALT Conference 2017[:]”

“If I build it, will he come?” Would they want to find out more on Pebble+?

Along with Kevin Costner in the film Field of Dreams, I wondered if I’d get anybody coming to the SALT Training room for last Tuesday’s practical session on creating webfolios, workspaces and tools to support reflection available in Pebble+.  We had a really interesting introduction to what Pebble+ could do to kick-start the month..I hopedContinue reading ““If I build it, will he come?” Would they want to find out more on Pebble+?”

[: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]Flipping classroom! Another small step to trying something new[:]

[:en] In my (hopefully) improving skills in supporting learning and teaching of staff at Swansea, I decided to try something else new this week.  I had a go at recording part of my presentation for participants to review before the class so that we could discuss the topic briefly at the teaching session; this would alsoContinue reading “[:en]Flipping classroom! Another small step to trying something new[:]”