Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Case studies of technology in teaching by Rebecca Sellers

Over the last few months with the technical skills of our assistant learning technologist, Tom Davis we have recorded a number of short case study videos showcasing how staff at Leeds Beckett use a range of technologies to support, engage and enhance learning and teaching. This is the starting point of an ongoing exercise to document range of tools used by staff and the variety of ways they are used in their day to day work of learning and teaching.  

The systems and tools that are covered in the first group of videos include Google apps, Twitter, Pebblepad and audio feedback.

If while watching the videos you think you could contribute a case study video or a written case study please get in touch. These examples along with other interviews and resources will be embedded into a new resource site to be created jointly between the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Distance Learning Unit and Learning Systems.  

If you would like to know more about any of the tools described in the videos please contact or look on the learning systems website for guides for the institutional tools. 


Monday, 9 May 2016

#DEAP16 Bookings are open for Leeds Beckett staff

As we move through spring towards summer it can only mean one thing, that the Leeds Beckett DEAP16 Learning and Teaching conference is not far away. A 2 day conference open to all Leeds Beckett staff involved in all aspects of learning and teaching. This year the conference is on the 29 and 30th June at Headingley Campus.

The theme for this years conference is 'Teaching Excellence:Excellent Teaching', over the 2 days we will look both internal and external views and practice in these areas. 

You can read the full programme here and book onto sessions. The headliners this year include keynotes from Sue Rigby, Becky Huxley-Binns and  Andy Adcroft.  The first day will be opened by our own DVC Academic Phil Cardew talking about 'our strategy for education, one year on' . 

To get you in the mood for this years conference we thought we share some of the pictures from last years conference.