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PGR Teaching Awards 2015

Postgraduate Teaching Award 2015 The Postgraduate Teaching Award is an annual award to recognise and celebrate examples of innovative teaching and support of learning. In 2015 there were 3 winners who each received a framed certificate and a £100 voucher. Due to the high calibre of applicants, an additional two received a “Highly Commended” certificate. …

UNMC Teaching and Learning newsletter May 2015

Welcome to the 2014/15 roundup of teaching and learning activities at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus as well as a preview of some of the things to come in the coming months. T&L Priority Clusters for UNMC – 2015 The 2015 Priority Clusters for Teaching and Learning were formulated by the UNMC Campus Teaching …

Thoughts from the TTP Conference – Sally Chappell (School of Life Sciences)

Dr Sally Chappell: “The TTP conference was a great opportunity to hear from like-minded colleagues and there’s certainly not enough room for me to mention everything that I found useful! However, there were many messages from Professor MacDonald’s keynote talk and workshop that resonated with me. The need for student to see the big picture …

Employability Rocks – Dr Judith Wayte, School of Biosciences

Video>> Dr Judith Wayte from the School of Biosciences explores the idea of employability as seen through the lens of a practitioner. This talk was given as part of a Teaching and Learning seminar on 18th March 2015.    

Learning Analytics and the Teaching Transformation Program

“In a nutshell, Learning Analytics is about taking the data that the University has and looking at what we can do with it to improve teaching and learning. The University holds information across a range of systems, such as Moodle, the Library, and Student and Assessment Records. Learning Analytics allows us to use this data …

Teaching Transformation Programme Tweets

Teaching Transformation Programme Conference – April 2015, University of Nottingham This is a record of the tweets that were exchanged during the University of Nottingham TTP conference in April 2015. Introductions and Welcomes Claire Chambers@Claires_tweet Has arrived at #ttpuon15 looking forwards to an interesting event Thu, Apr 23 2015 08:01:24 ReplyRetweetFavorite Wyn Morgan@WynMorgan8 @GabrieleNeher yes …

TTP School of Chemistry: improving the student experience of assessment and feedback

In recognition of the complex and multifaceted nature of the student experience of assessment, the project comprises a range of areas of activity. The primary focus is on enhancing student and staff assessment literacy. Staff assessment literacy is of paramount importance in order to achieve consistency in the application of good practices across the school. …

Moodle activities to promote student engagement in a Computing Professional Ethics Module

Video >> Dr Dario Landa-SilvaSchool of Computer Science Covering learning outcomes about the legal, ethical, professional and social (LEPS) aspects of computing is not only important as part of students’ education, but also required for the accreditation of programmes of study. Computer Science students are often less enthusiastic about learning such topics than they are …

A Vision for the Future BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering

Video >> Civil engineering is about integrating information for solving real world problems and students need to see their learning as integrated rather than in boxes defined by discipline. However, there is also a step change up from being a student to then being responsible for constructing a building. In this presentation we share our …

The Power of Course Design: the case of the Spanish N(ottingham)OOC

Video >> Factors such as high numbers of participants and unpredictable mixed abilities have been claimed as responsible for the relatively weak presence of language courses amongst open online courses. The purpose of this talk is to present an attempt to bridge this gap by leveraging course structure and activity design. The empirical context is …