Peer Assisted Learning team in Informatics, CO1104.

Peer Assisted Learning in Computer Architecture, Informatics

What is Peer Assisted Learning? Initially developed in America as Supplemental Instruction (SI), and adapted into Peer Assisted Study Scheme (PASS) and the more flexible Peer Assisted Learning (PAL), it involves more senior students facilitating discussion sessions with more junior students. Peer learning can help learners make sense of knowledge and unsaid rules in academia, […]

Green screen technology in the Classroom

Green screen technology in the Classroom

  The technology is now surprisingly easy to use (see below), but WHY would you want to place yourself or students in front of a different background? Purely for the fun of it? Help students visualise themselves in a specific environment related to their discipline? Perhaps placing a medical student within a ward round setting […]

Valuing Diversity and Teaching inclusively: acknowledging ‘additional work’

  Starting University is a major step in life for all students. It involves a change in social networks, ways of working, and, often, the place that students call ‘home’. All students face a range of challenges with different magnitudes. For some, the change is not so large, and they have effective mechanisms to cope. […]

Isoken introducing JLTHE at the Discover Teaching Excellence Conference 2019

Journaling into the unknown by Isoken Igbinovia

  Posted on behalf of Isoken Igbinovia, Psychology Graduate and Accelerate Your Career Intern.       “Using reason without applying it to experience only leads to theoretical illusions. Ideas derived from real world experiences lead to acquisition of knowledge, and the accumulation of time-tested principles leads to wisdom.”             ― […]

Experiential learning: what does sleeping on cardboard tell me about homelessness?

Experiential learning: what does sleeping on cardboard tell me about homelessness?

Trigger warning: this blog may be TMI for some people, so don’t read on if you are easily offended.   Much like role-play, the educationalists favourite tool, is superficial and a poor replica of the complexity of any real life scenario, sleeping on cardboard teaches me NOTHING about really being homeless.   However, it does […]

Lucy Mercer Mapstone at issotl18

Are we powerless to develop student staff partnerships?

  It’s a pretence. The idea that students and staff can work together in a partnership. The argument, put forward by Dr Lucy Mercer Mapstone at the RAISE Special Interest Group on Power Dynamics in Student Staff Partnerships, was convincing. I was left with the concern that ‘Student-staff partnerships’ or ‘Students as consultants’  are just […]

Some of the #Learning Community: - sharing expertise around video creation

Video-tastic #LearningCommunity

Want to learn how to plan, produce and edit videos for learning and teaching? ‘Yes!’ said twenty-five staff and students at our #LearningCommunity event. This was the first event in our calendar, and it was a resounding success. Held in the Digital Reading Room, in the David Wilson Library, we set up our kit and […]

Students working on escape room activity, University of Leicester.

A Literal Escape Room: an experiential approach to study skills

Developed by Mark Van Der Enden, Tracy Dix, and Alex Patel The challenge and rationale… The problem with ‘study skills’ workshops are that, typically, they are boring, generic and students feel they have little relevance to them (Lea and Street, 2006; Rooney, 2016). In fact, it takes a GREAT deal of time, effort and expertise […]

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