The TEL Me More Seminar brought together colleagues from education and support staff to share best practice using TEL tools available at the University of Worcester.
CHAT: Congenital Heart Assessment Tool Delivered by Articulate Rise
Dr Kerry Gaskin and Gerry Beattie
This presentation demonstrated the kind of tools that the TEL team can develop for colleagues. In this instance, Articulate Rise was used to gather materials together in a package that is easily presented online for Midwifery students and NHS staff.
Any tutors who require bespoke content building are welcome to contact the TEL Unit to discuss their needs at TEL@worc.ac.uk
Using PebblePad to record student achievement for Sports Coaching
Glyn Harding and Nathan Caesar
This section demonstrated the capabilities of PebblePad for the creation of portfolio-based work.
The benefits of Pebblepad discussed included:
- Unlocking students’ creativity
- Introducing students to the fundamentals of multimedia and web design
- Provides opportunity for continuous development and review
- Integration with Turnitin
- Use of free Pebblepocket smartphone app allows students to update work wherever they are
Engaging masters students though Blackboard Collaborate
Dr John Francis
This section covered the use of Collaborate for remote learning. Students with travel issues, conflicting engagements and even students from overseas have all benefited from John’s use of Collaborate within his masters course.
John shared some excellent tips and advice on using Collaborate, including:
- Utilising a split screen to see both your session and your notes or resources
- Not being afraid of silences and giving students time for reflection
- Keeping the chat channel open for students who are reluctant to use their mic
Delegates were invited to discuss how they were using technology within their courses and what technologies, in an ideal world, they would like to see the University invest in.
The results can be viewed on the TEL Me More Padlet page, where readers are welcome to add their own suggestions.
It was widely agreed that the event was a very way of finding out how colleagues are using technology within their courses, as well as for sharing tips and advice. If you would be interested in presenting at similar future events, please email the Technology Enhanced Learning Unit at TEL@worc.ac.uk
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