I’ve just signed up for an OU FutureLearn course on ‘Introduction to the UK Parliament’ which looks fascinating. Free online course, starting on November 14th, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it feels to do such a course. You can access the sign-in at this address: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/introduction-uk-parliament/
Here are the slides and grid that we used in our workshop about applying for PFHEA. (The slides cover the whole scheme, so you can see the differences between PF and SF). We wish you well in putting your applications together.
UKPSF-recognition-slides-2015-w.pptx (124 downloads)
grid-2015-11-1.docx (82 downloads)
Here also is a very useful list of questions for aspirant PFs compiled by Sally, which should help a lot in putting together applications.
Questions-for-PF-w-4.docx (85 downloads)
Sally and I are delighted to see the first photograph of our new tiny grandchildren Chloe (on the left) and Molly Race (on the right) in a cot together, in Swansea, breathing by themselves and looking quite happy with themselves. We will be going to see them again tomorrow for a couple of days, en route to our penultimate summer working day at Birkbeck on Thursday.
Here are the main slides I used in my morning keynote at your Conference.
Llandrillo-2016-w.pptx (118 downloads)
The slides end with the five dilemmas I left you to practise on. Thanks for making me so welcome.
We often bemoan the tendency for students to seem not to benefit sufficiently from the feedback we give them on their work. In this little extract from ‘The Lecturer’s Toolkit’ I suggest that they can learn much more from looking at the feedback we give their friends.
‘Encourage students to look at the feedback their friends get. When they see praise, they’re likely to think ‘ah, I can do this too’ rather than just shrug it off (as they might have done with feedback on their own work). When they see criticism, they’re likely to think ‘Ah, this is something I should avoid’, rather than get defensive as they might have done with their own feedback. It’s important, however, that students look at each others’ feedback ‘voluntarily’, i.e. with fellow-students of their own choice, rather than risk them feeling ‘set up’.’
Composed specially as preparation for tonight’s #LTHEchat on essays and authenticity. Please read it, love it, hate it, enjoy it, then try to mark it and give me feedback?
Essays.docx (160 downloads)
Case now satisfactorily resolved, thanks Cross Country.
I’m delighted to be asked back to USW Faculty of Creative Industries to give a keynote on ‘Assessing Group Work’. Here is my chapter on group work from ‘The Lecturer’s Toolkit’ (which was virtually unchanged in the 2015 4th edition)
Making small-group teaching work (406 downloads)
. Also downloadable here is Graham Gibbs’ excellent paper on ‘The assessment of group work’ published by the ASKe CETL in 2009
groupwork-gibbs-dec-09.pdf (87 downloads)
. Here now are the main slides I actually used at the keynote:
USW-June-2016-w.pptx (78 downloads)
Troublesome train journey back home: train turned back round just short of Derby, and dumped us all back at Birmingham (and went on South to Guildford!), where we were left to the mercy of heaving, late trains North. Arrived at Newcastle over 3 hours late!
Here are the main slides I used in my little session. Thanks for all the fun we had together. I’ve not yet transcribed the post-its, but will do in the next few days and add them to the slides. Having a great conference here.
Edge-Hill-2016-10w.pptx (105 downloads)
Here’s a first draft of my little opinion piece on this. Many thanks to those who Tweeted comments this morning – some of which I’ve included verbatim. More feedback really appreciated please.
Lecture-Capture-w.docx (202 downloads)
Since posting this, I am really grateful to several people for detailed comments on how lecture capture can be used well by students, including Matt Cornock at the University of York who draws attention to research he is doing there with students,
please see https://elearningyork.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/research-update-lecture-capture-at-york/ which is causing me to adjust my own take on the topic, and see the benefits which can be achieved by lecture capture.