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 (55 downloads)
Yesterday, I experienced a miserable 3-hour-late trip from Birmingham to Newcastle on my way back from Cardiff. Details here: Cross-with-CrossCountry.docx (9 downloads) Others who were inconvenienced may wish to Tweet #cross-with-crosscountry, as well as claiming compensation for the delay and distress they may have suffered.
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 (332 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 (20 downloads) . Here now are the main slides I actually used at the keynote: USW-June-2016-w.pptx (9 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 (44 downloads)
Here are the main slides from the eight workshops I led on ‘Optimising Assessment and Feedback’. I’ve transcribed the ‘if only…’ post-its from the first six, and will do the rest next week, so you can see where we started from, and updated the slides to include things addressed in the last two workshops. Thanks for being great groups to work with. I look forward to returning to Preston on 6th July. Preston-2016-13w.pptx (97 downloads) Both discussions on 8th June got into more detail than before, so the slides cover things we did not have time to go into – I do hope these are useful to everyone.
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 (165 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.
I was pleased to see David Matthews’ piece in this week’s Higher about ‘Character Education’ and the work of Carol Dweck. link here: http://tinyurl.com/zree7tg
Way back when I worked at Leeds Met (now Leeds Beckett University) as part of work to help students to develop resilience I helped some students prepare a glossy little booklet using resilience case studies which you can download from the following link: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/publications/files/091124-36595_Book_of_Resilience_LoRes.pdf
At that time I also wrote a study skills guide for new students, which can be accessed from this link: leedsbeckett.ac.uk/…/100201_36648_LearnWithLeedsMet2_WEB.pdf
Here are the main slides I used in my two full-day workshops at Swansea University – one on each campus. As well as working with the core material on both days, I followed up matters arising separately in each workshop, so the slides here contain most of the things we touched on collectively. For the ‘statements’ exercise, please use the ‘search’ function of this website. For more detail about the ‘ripples’ model of learning, please see the post below this one. Swansea-2016-ww.pptx (106 downloads)
The latest version of the slide presentation outlining my ‘Ripples’ model of seven factors underpinning learning, now including seven practical ways of putting the model into practice.
ripples10w-1.pptx (575 downloads)
By popular request, I’ve now added a link to my disk version of Chapter 1 of ‘The Lecturer’s Toolkit; 4th edition’ (2015) which is my latest version of the story of the ripples model in print. Chapter 1 of 'Toolkit' 4th edition (488 downloads)
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Who wrote that essay or report? ‘Whodunit?’ among the factors considered in this popular ‘critical comparison of 11 assessment types’ from ‘Making Learning Happen’ (2014) Critical comparison of assessment types (628 downloads)