As a Learning Developer for Leicester Learning Institute, I create opportunities for learners to understand and develop the academic literacies, skills and approaches required by their "academic culture" or discipline.
Posted by apatel in Leicester Learning Institute: Enhancing learning and teaching on December 3, 2018
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 […]
Posted by apatel in Leicester Learning Institute: Enhancing learning and teaching on November 29, 2018
Dr Angelina Osborne has just given a thought-provoking talk on how black history is taught in schools, and it illustrates why we need to reconsider our disciplines in terms of race and gender. Firstly, certain perspectives, contributions and forms of knowledge are lost or missing, and as such our disciplines are incomplete. And secondly, the […]
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Posted by apatel in Leicester Learning Institute: Enhancing learning and teaching on September 27, 2018
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 […]
ALT-C 2017 thoughts: What is the value of anonymity in learning? Should we be using learning analytics and will they create “filter bubbles”?
Posted by apatel in Leicester Learning Institute: Enhancing learning and teaching on September 8, 2017
Digital information gathering is everywhere – it’s collection is hidden behind the T and C check box for every platform registration, and is gathered when students use their Virtual Learning Environments. There’s an assumption that having student information is a good thing; we just need to work out what to do with it. […]
How can we support digital literacies? My take-home thoughts form attending the JISC Digital Capability Community Launch
Posted by apatel in Leicester Learning Institute: Enhancing learning and teaching on May 10, 2017
Taken from :https://storify.com/Jisc/digital-capability-community-launch [10/05/2017] Stephen Walker, Frances Deepwell, Neil Donahue, Sarah Whittaker, Nevin Moledina and I attended a JISC event to develop a group interested in developing institutional digital capabilities. We had some interesting discussions and ideas around why we should think about digital “stuff”, and how staff and students can be supported in […]
Posted by apatel in Leicester Learning Institute: Enhancing learning and teaching on November 29, 2016
A recent LLI meeting reflecting on how we could apply the University wide Equality and Diversity training to our teaching, revealed a strong connection to criticality. To critically question the assumptions, viewpoints, power dynamics and other issues that we hold to be the accepted norm can cause us to challenge barriers around race, gender, sexual […]