Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Elevate Team: Staff development programme Sept to Dec, 2013

This is the first heads up of our staff development package to cover September to December 2013. The emphasis of the programme is to offer shorter sessions which act to stimulate your ideas about applying these technologies within your teaching and assessment strategies.

These sessions include;

Masterclasses (30 mins)

November 12th AM in W315
  • Using the peer assessment tool in LearnUCS
  • How might I use a tablet (iPad or equivalent) in my teaching, learning and assessment
  • What is the LearnUCS Retention Centre, and why might it be useful for a lecturer?
November 13th PM in W315
  • How can I extend my teaching and assessment using web conference tools?
  • I've used clickers for multiple choice questions in class, so what else can I use them for?
  • What does LearnUCS offer as a learning and teaching tool?
Tasters (15 mins)

October 8th, AM in W315
  • Using Clickers in your teaching
  • Changing the look of your LearnUCS module
  • Using the LearnUCS wiki for Student Group Work
  • What does Twitter offer for your teaching?
  • Bring externals into your teaching using the GoTo Meeting Conference Software
These short sessions are supported through the 1-2-1 mechanisms with a more structured deployment of the hub and spoke model at UCS Ipswich. A timetable will be made available of when and where we'll be based for staff drop-ins.
  • Waterfront (Floors 2 & 3): Wednesday 9.30 to 12.30
  • James Hehir: Thursday 9.30 to 12.00
  • Arts: Monday 9.30 to 12.00
Our generic workshop programme will start in January 2014. However, we will be providing a selection of online workshops through LearnUCS from October 2013, and we would encourage you to request bespoke workshops for your course team. Please email to discuss your ideas.

The online workshops include;
  • Using objective testing (LearnUCS Quiz) in your teaching and learning
  • ePortfolios for the reflective learner
  • Making time for discussion: how to flip your classroom
For background and reflections on the Elevate Team staff development programme (2012/13), see

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