Day three dawns with the battle on Goosechase still in full swing. Always chance to earn more points with new challenges too.
The day kicked off with two parallel sessions. In Technology-Enhanced Learning to Support Fieldwork, Bob Johnston and Graham McElearney explored how to to enhance the experience of learners undertaking fieldwork, introducing a range of ideas for engaging students in the field, including flipped learning elements, the use of mobile devices, apps and augmented reality.
TEL to Support Classroom Teaching, Tom Jolley and Simon Warwick introduced a range of technologies that can be used to increase student engagement during the delivery of classroom teaching. Exploring tools that can be used to support group based discussions, like response systems such as clickers and LectureTools they also gave a live demo of Adobe Spark to give a really good idea of how to capture student ideas, by recording feedback from the room live at the same time as replaying it in the room.
To wrap up the morning, Mark Morley chaired the Online Learning Case Studies session, and Peter Holdridge and Stephen Pinfield of the iSchool presented their distance learning programme 'Critical Factors in delivering the LISM (Library and Information Services Management) and explored how the programme was developed and the design and delivery (both technical and pedagogical) of the content using a variety of technologies. Alongside them, Angie Rees from the School of Health and Related Research talked about the experience of moving their MSc Health Informatics programme to an online-only course.
Lunch, as ever, was the perfect chance to chat to colleagues about the morning sessions, and much more, before heading into the lunchtime debate on Lecture Capture.
Marie Kinsey chaired the session and the panel of Nik Reeves-Mclaren from Material Science Engineering, Brian Coleman from the Student Disability Support Service, Gareth Bramley from Law and special guest, Stuart Phillipson from the University of Manchester presented the arguments and merits of Lecture Capture.
Wednesday finished off by acknowledging Learning from Failure - It’s OK to Make Mistakes. Farzana Latif, Pete Mella and Andrew Clayden led the session through examples and experiences where the use of technology hasn’t worked well and where it has worked particularly well.
Another great day in The Diamond.