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]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?”

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”

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”

Be a Sharp Nosed Scholar !

Are you regretting your choice of academic discipline ? Is being a Professor of Economics* just not all you thought it was going to be and you’re wishing you’d followed your alternative dream of studying papyri in the shade of the shifting dunes on the west bank of the Nile, under the watchful eye ofContinue reading “Be a Sharp Nosed Scholar !”

Social media: A guide for researchers

“Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Researchers have a huge amount to gain from engaging with social media in various aspects of their work. This guide has been produced by the International Centre for Guidance Studies, and aims to provideContinue reading “Social media: A guide for researchers”

Super Book of Web Tools for Educators

Whilst trawling through a backlog of Stephen Downes’ outpourings I saw this. You can find it here: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/12/super-book-of-web-tools-for-educators.html I know it is aimed at K-12, which isn’t actually us here, but pretend you hadn’t noticed that bit and have a look anyway as there are some nice resources here (including a link to a veryContinue reading “Super Book of Web Tools for Educators”

Nuggets from JISC Innovating e-Learning Conference 2010: #1 Xpert and Xpert Attribution

Along with the other Chris (Hall), I’ll be attending the 2010 Online Conference JISC Innovating e-Learning Conference 2010. Unfortunately, as a paid conference, the materials, session recordings and discussions will not be available to the public until the new year but I thought that I’d nonetheless post links or comments on anything of interest thatContinue reading “Nuggets from JISC Innovating e-Learning Conference 2010: #1 Xpert and Xpert Attribution”

Play Learning Tool Bingo!

Jane Hart’s Centre for Performance and Learning Technologies (C4PLT) has just published the final list of the top 100 learning tools for 2010. The list is nicely presented on Slideshare (up two places to number 5 from last year’s number 7) and I’ve embedded it here. Top100 Tools for Learning 2010 View more presentations fromContinue reading “Play Learning Tool Bingo!”