Blog Archives

Jisc Digifest 17 conference

On the 14th March Daniel and I both headed down to the Birmingham’s International Convention Centre on the 14th March for the first day Jisc’s annual two day Digifest conference. Given this event is free to attend for employees of UK higher education institutions it seemed too good an opportunity

Read more ›

Posted in CLL, General News, TEL
Tags: , , ,

Sprucing up the Tutor’s Area

Now we’re seeing an increasing number of HYMS tutors and academics engaging with students using Blackboard we’re very keen to make sure they have good support for all of their teaching activities. To this end we’re making some changes to the ‘HYMS Tutors’ Area’ on Blackboard. The aim is to

Read more ›

Posted in CLL, General News, TEL

Lecture Capture and the Flipped Classroom

Here at HYMS we have been using Lecture capture for a number of year now with great success. It has become an invaluable part of our teaching methodology (certainly at undergraduate), with the geographically dispersed nature of HYMS not having lecture capture would make lecture and content delivery problematic to

Read more ›

Posted in CLL
Tags: , , , ,

Professor and Students Share Reactions to the Flipped Classroom

This is a nice blog article from the American website Faculty Focus (http://www.facultyfocus.com) where Philip LaRocco talks about how he revitalised his Energy Business and Economic Development course with a blended/flipped classroom approach (see link below).   Professor and Students Share Reactions to the Flipped Classroom

Posted in CLL
Tags: , , , , ,

Assessment and feedback benchmarking tool

The ‘Assessment and feedback benchmarking tool’  is the latest in a series of publications from the National Union of Students aimed at improving the quality of feedback and assessment in education.   In this the NUS lay out ten principles of effective feedback, mapped against them are five categories/scales from

Read more ›

Posted in CLL, General News
Tags: , , ,

The Digital Student

The Digital Student, a term increasingly being talked about in education, so what do we mean by this, and what bearing do Digital Students have on HYMS and it’s teaching. Should we as an institution have a better understanding of our digital students and what their needs are? With the

Read more ›

Posted in CLL
Tags: , , ,

Digital Literacies and Digital Fluencies

We recently completed some further consultancy and workshops with experts from the Changing the Learning Landscape partnership, the results have been a number of recommendations centered on how HYMS can best support the development of digital literacies and digital fluencies in both staff and student groups. But what do we

Read more ›

Posted in CLL, TEL
Tags:

New Blackboard – now with added Phase III!

The CLL Team are working hard to put the courses in place for the new look Blackboard in 2014-15. The structure this year is a stepping stone to the final arrangement of courses once all the elements of Curriculum Review have been implemented over the next two years. As such

Read more ›

Posted in CLL, Curriculum Review

The 2014-15 Blackboard structure – a stepping stone

The Changing the Learning Landscape @ HYMS project has identified a need to transform the structure of HYMS Blackboard. Some of these changes are directly linked to the needs of the Curriculum review, but many are more fundamental to our desire to transform the use of the VLE and empower

Read more ›

Posted in CLL, Curriculum Review

Can you TEL what it is yet?

The CLL team have been busy working on what shape HYMS Blackboard will take in the future. We’re looking to change the structure of the courses in the VLE to make them more engaging and to give more control of the content directly to those involved in teaching. Here’s a

Read more ›

Posted in CLL, Curriculum Review, TEL