The (Student) Voice

Capturing the Student Voice This tool uses AnswerGraden to capture the student voice on a range of issues and topics in Higher Education. Each AnswerGarden is open for a week and input invited  via social media The final word cloud is captured after a week and shared on a blog The resource can be used…

My Learning Journey

I am currently delivering a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice at Nazarbayev University, part of which will involve a discussion of learning styles. As I was preparing resources for the workshop I reflected on my own learning preferences, and recalled the following, quite literal learning journey. Ulster University has four campuses across the province, Belfast,…

Learning Analytics: Research, practice and ethics

Reflections from LACE SoLAR Flare October 9th, 2015 at the Open University Many (too many) years ago, as part of my Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching, I recorded student attendance across a module and the final mark students achieved. This produced a very nice correlation which I showed to subsequent cohorts of students. I like…

Pedagogic Research in the UK Higher Education Sector- Are the ethical review processes fit for purpose?’

The importance of pedagogy in quality enhanced teaching has led to the emergence of pedagogic research as a discipline over the last decade. Much of this activity is driven by practitioners evaluating teaching practice within their own discipline and in their own institution.  This book explores the key qualitative and quantitative research and data collection…

BYOD4L Workshop at the CHERP 4th Annual Conference

Space Meets Pedagogy: Shaping Active and Collaborative Learning Environments at Ulster The following workshop will be delivered as part of the 4th Annual Conference  on the 22nd January. Register here to attend the conference. Bring your own Device for Learning: Using Smart technology to transform learning spaces Smart technology is transforming the way we engage…

BYOD4L January 2015

The Collaborative Open Online Course, Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L) will be offered again during the week of 12-16 of January 2015. I will be facilitating the course with friends and colleagues across Northern Ireland in both the HE and FE sector. On each day of the one week course we  use a…

Project Outputs

The project to develop an Open Educational Resource with students at Ulster is coming to an end. The resource is now available here: OER The students delivered a Pecha Kucha presentation at the HEASTEM event in Edinburgh in May, the slides are available here: Pecha Kucha slides presentation An augmented reality poster was presented at…