Improving Student’s Confidence

[:en]I recently came across a blog post on the HEA website written by Fabio R. Aricò ( You can read the full post here: When student confidence clicks academic self-efficacy and learning in higher education. The post refers to a project that was delivered at the HEA Social Sciences annual conference 2014. The aim of the project is to promote a learning environment where: (i) students can build their own confidence along with their learning experience, (ii) teachers can receive immediate feedback on student attainment and student confidence at the same time, (iii) students and teachers can engage in a dialogue on how to achieve learning objectives while enhancing academic self-beliefs. The following SlideShare accompanies the presentation.

This month’s Make One Change is Improving Student’s Confidence, so that fits in quite well with the theme. If you have anything to add to this we would love to hear from you. How have you improved your students’ confidence? What changes to your pedagogy did you make in order to do this?

The other gem of social networking is the LTHEchat for March 16th, No49: Students are Asking Questions with @HalehMoravej and @MetMMunch

#LTHECHAT The Rear View Mirror


Last night’s joint #LTHEchat #HEAchat was great fun looking at how to get the most out of attending conferences and putting things into practice when you get back to your desk.

There are some helpful tips you might want to take a look at in this Storify captured by Kandy Woodfield (@jess1ecat)

Find out more about #LTHECHAT

[:en]#LTHEChat No 44 (27 Jan 2016) Social Media and Conferences[:]


The tweetchat yesterday was really hectic but great fun. It was the first joint tweet chat between the Learning and Teaching in HE Chat  and the HEA Chat  on the subject of the Four Dimensional Conference: Using Social Media facilitated by Professor Simon Lancaster and Sue Beckingham.  I picked up some lovely ideas for our SALT Conference on the 28th June 2016 that I would like to try … watch this space !

We have a lovely storify of the event which you might like to take a look at and a magic visualisation of the tweet interaction from Martin Hawksey’s  …Tags Explorer  Continue reading “[:en]#LTHEChat No 44 (27 Jan 2016) Social Media and Conferences[:]”

[: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.


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