JISC Change Agents Network Webinar

Copied from JISC email: CAN Webinar:

“There is still time to register (https://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/change-agents-network-webinar-series-24-nov-2015) for the first CAN webinar of this academic year. On 24 November 2015 from 12:30-1:30 – “What will a successful student-staff partnership look like in 2020?” will be an hour of  discussion and activities led by Peter Chatterton and Clare Killen.  This webinar will explore what successful student-staff partnerships will look like in 2020, what the challenges are and how the Jisc Developing successful student staff partnerships online guide and associated resources, can be used to stimulate thinking about how these challenges can be overcome.

 Starting with a discussion around impact of student-staff partnerships, we’ll look at how impact is being measured, what criteria are being used and whether there is any current evidence of success that can support sustainability.

 Looking ahead to 2020, we will then explore the future for student-staff partnerships and how these will impact on the everyday lives of students and staff.

 In the final part of the webinar we’ll discuss how student-staff initiatives can be sustained beyond initial funding cycles and some of the ways of navigating anticipated hurdles.

 CAN Blog Webinar page and links to recordings of previous webinars:http://bit.ly/1utgYDu and you can access the Developing successful student-staff partnerships online guide: http://bit.ly/1L5Upko “

See you there,

Moira

 

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Links to Dr Doug Belshaw’s keynote

To follow up from the IoE TEL SDD, here are the links to the keynote and free book offer.

 

Marie Stowell also circulated these links that you might like to explore:

Making Student Engagement a Reality: Turning Theory into Practice

http://www.guildhe.ac.uk/blog/making-student-engagement-a-reality-turning-theory-into-practice/

Learning design has greatest impact on student satisfaction

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/newsroom/learning-design-has-greatest-impact-on-student-satisfaction#.VlRNAVRFDcs

SAP Projects 2015-2016 Developing Student Digital Literacy sub-group

We were successful in being awarded 3 Student as Academic Partners TEL projects this year- summaries below

Interdisciplinary SAP project 1 2015-2016
Developing Digital Literacy and Employability
Nominated Project Lead(s):

Moira Savage, Senior Lecturer (IoE)

Dr Anthony Barnett, Senior Lecturer (IoE)

Kira Butcher (student- Chair of Enterprise team)
We would really like more colleagues and students to join us- please email m.savage@worc.ac.uk and/or come along to the next meeting:

Developing Student Digital Literacy sub group on Tuesday 24th November at 2.45- 4.45 in BY1147

Proposed by the University of Worcester Developing Student Digital Literacy sub-group in response to the Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy 2015-2019 in relation to development priority C. Developing the digital skills and capabilities of students. Projects are intentionally interdisciplinary and focus upon elements of the student digital experience whilst studying at the University of Worcester.
Ongoing support for the project is available from the group:

Chair: Moira Savage, University of Worcester Learning & Teaching Fellow & Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Students Union: Lewis Arnold (Vice President Education) & David Tomkins (Communications Coordinator)

Student Services: Ellen Williams (Student Achievement Officer), Adela Cragg (Careers- The Worcester Award) & Patrick Clark (Specialist Learning Support Service Manager,

Disability and Dyslexia Service)

Information and Learning Services: Dr Sarah Pittaway

Learning, Teaching and Technology Unit: Libby Symonds

Academics: David Hunt & Gareth Hunt (IoE)

The importance of equipping our students with the appropriate 21st Century digital capabilities, for the transition into the world of graduate employment, is reflected in the current QAA Higher Education Review themes of Student Employability and Digital Literacy. Leeds Metropolitan University and Oxford Brookes University are two examples where the digital literacy component has been formalised within graduate attributes and/or curriculum design frameworks.
We would like to collaborate with students to explore and identify where opportunities currently exist, or could exist in the future, to support employability related to generic digital literacy skills. If appropriate, we could explore how digital Open Badges could be attained and added to your LinkedIn profile related to your studies.
Interdisciplinary SAP project  2 2015-2016
Mapping the digital experiences of students at the University of Worcester.
Nominated Project Lead(s):

Dr Paul Golz, Senior Lecturer (ISES)  

Moira Savage, Senior Lecturer (IoE)

Francesca Ellis (Student WBS)

Debbie Doyle (Student)
We would really like more colleagues and students to join us- please email m.savage@worc.ac.uk and/or come along to the next meeting:

Developing Student Digital Literacy sub group on Tuesday 24th November at 2.45- 4.45 in BY1147

Proposed by the University of Worcester Developing Student Digital Literacy sub-group in response to the Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy 2015-2019 in relation to development priority C. Developing the digital skills and capabilities of students. Projects are intentionally interdisciplinary and focus upon elements of the student digital experience whilst studying at the University of Worcester.
Ongoing support for the project is available from the group:

Chair: Moira Savage, University of Worcester Learning & Teaching Fellow & Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Students Union: Lewis Arnold (Vice President Education) & David Tomkins (Communications Coordinator)

Student Services: Ellen Williams (Student Achievement Officer), Adela Cragg (Careers- The Worcester Award) & Patrick Clark (Specialist Learning Support Service Manager,

Disability and Dyslexia Service)

Information and Learning Services: Dr Sarah Pittaway

Learning, Teaching and Technology Unit: Libby Symonds

Academics: David Hunt & Gareth Hunt (IoE)

Students have a diverse array of digital platforms and service available to them during their study at UW. Many of these are bespoke solutions created independently by individual stakeholders, such as academics, administrators, Registry, IT, LTTU, ILS, Student Services and the Students Union. With such a wide range of platforms students report issues around locating the particular service they require and how to use the service once it is found. Bespoke solutions typically engender a higher learning curve in both understanding purpose and accessing content anyway and this may be exasperated by the sandboxed nature of the services.

The main aim of this project would be to produce a dynamic map for existing and new students to signpost who does what and how to access and understand those services. Where existing guides exist these can be linked into the map. As well as being useful to existing students we would aim to create a guide available for use in induction next year to assist new students. The master guide would be deployed to each institute and could be tailored appropriately.

Interdisciplinary SAP project  3 2015-2016
Inbox Overload? Understanding the scale and scope of automated and en masse communication from the university to students.
Nominated Project Lead(s):

Moira Savage, Senior Lecturer (IoE)

Dr Paul Golz, Senior Lecturer (ISES)

Francesca Ellis (Student WBS)

Debbie Doyle (Student)
We would really like more colleagues and students to join us- please email m.savage@worc.ac.uk and/or come along to the next meeting:

Developing Student Digital Literacy sub group on Tuesday 24th November at 2.45- 4.45 in BY1147

Proposed by the University of Worcester Developing Student Digital Literacy sub-group in response to the Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy 2015-2019 in relation to development priority C. Developing the digital skills and capabilities of students. Projects are intentionally interdisciplinary and focus upon elements of the student digital experience whilst studying at the University of Worcester.
Ongoing support for the project is available from the group:

Chair: Moira Savage, University of Worcester Learning & Teaching Fellow & Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Students Union: Lewis Arnold (Vice President Education) & David Tomkins (Communications Coordinator)

Student Services: Ellen Williams (Student Achievement Officer), Adela Cragg (Careers- The Worcester Award) & Patrick Clark (Specialist Learning Support Service Manager,

Disability and Dyslexia Service)

Information and Learning Services: Dr Sarah Pittaway

Learning, Teaching and Technology Unit: Libby Symonds

Academics: David Hunt & Gareth Hunt (IoE)

Email communication is used extensively by UW, both automated system communications (e.g. Blackboard), en masse emails as well as personal communications from tutors. The project seeks to understand the typical scale and scope of communication from the university to students.
Communication is an essential part of the relationship between the University and the students and often features in the analysis of NSS scores. It is important to research the attitudinal understanding the students have towards these various types of email communication in order to define best practices for use of this medium.
This project has two goals: to understand the volume and nature of email communications from UW, and to improve (where possible) our mailing strategy. An action research approach will be taken to investigate what options are available within systems and associated apps (e.g. Blackboard Learn Mobile) to manage the flow of communication in line with personal preferences.

Helen Beetham- UKPSF statements with a digital perspective

As many of you may be thinking about the Worcester Scheme for HEA Fellow applications this year you mind find the following information and link below helpful. Helen Beetham will be at the university running a Share and Inspire session later this year 3/2/2016.

Moira

‘Helen Beetham at Jisc is adapting the UKPSF statements with a digital perspective.
Helen is inviting feedback on her work via the Google doc below. Just go into the document and edit, and it will automatically ‘track change’ your comments. This is intended as a framework to help teachers and leaders develop their digital practice. It is not a replacement for the UKPSF statements’ (V Rolfe JISC).

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m6OGk15ZEb3ul3LGvBZjwd6kARWtVRmnNU1WuQwzK4E/edit#

Primary Centre TEL projects 2015-2016: Collaborative Pinterest boards

Several individuals and subject teams in the Centre for Primary Education recently expressed an interest in setting up collaborative subject Pinterest boards as their TEL project this year.

Sue Scott has kindly taken this forward for Primary Computing and we have set up some collaborative boards- see https://icteducationsupport.wordpress.com/primary-subject-pinterest-boards/ for examples. We have also embedded these within our ICT Support website to collate them in one place for students. Our next step is to invite students to be part of the co-construction process- update to follow on that part.

Sue and I are now ready to start working with you on creating any subject Pinterest boards you would like to collaboratively create with your subject teams and students on our courses. If you would like join in this TEL initiative here is what you need to do:

  1. Decide on the title(s) for your Pinterest boards e.g.: Primary Computing: coding etc. or Primary PE: gymnastics etc. When you have a list of titles for boards email them directly to Sue.
  2. Decide which subject colleagues you would like to collaborate with and email Sue their names.
  3. Next Sue will create the boards in Pinterest and use your university email address to invite you to collaborate. This will keep everything separate from any personal Pinterest accounts you may have. You will need to login to/register with Pinterest using you university email address and accept Sue’s invitation in the alerts. These boards will then appear in your area and you can start pinning to them.
  4. Sue will then create you a subject page on our WordPress site and embed your Pinterest boards so they are visible.
  • I am currently working with Sue to find a time efficient manner to invite students as collaborators. We will do this for you.

If none of the above makes any sense but you would like to get involved please do ask!

Not sure what Pinterest is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QkMOdW0Kyc

Regards

Moira & Sue

New IoE ICT in Education Support website by Sue Scott

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Sue Scott, our ICT Education Support Officer has created a fantastic WordPress site to keep all colleagues and students up to date on resources and software. Please see https://icteducationsupport.wordpress.com/. If you have any resources you would like Sue to look after and list please contact Sue directly.

Contact details:
Tel: 01905 855161
email: s.scott@worc.ac.uk
Location: EE1103

Working hours (Term time only):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7.45/8.00am-1.15/30pm
Wednesday 7.45/8.00am – 3.30pm

IT in Teacher Education Research Fellowship Programme- invitation to apply for a Research Fellowship

The University of Worcester is an institutional member of ITTE (the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education).

INVITATION TO APPLY for a RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

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ITTE Fellowships worth up to £1000 are available to support a Research Fellow to lead a team in the review and synthesis of existing research on a topic of interest within the field of digital technologies in educational settings. Projects should support ITTE’s main aim which is to enhance the use of digital technology in all phases of education through effective teacher education and training and across the range of any UK curriculum.

Applications for a Research Fellowship are welcomed from ITTE members who are Teacher Educators or Researchers in Higher Education or any related teacher training provider, including  staff in Teaching Schools (Alliances, School Direct, Teach First, Strategic Partnerships etc.).

An application must include at least one team member in addition to the Research Fellow.

To Apply for a Fellowship please complete this application form.

Closing date Friday 25th September 2015

For the 18 month period of the award, the Research Fellow will be entitled to use the title ‘ITTE Research Fellow in <the topic>‘ and use the special ITTE logo. If team members are involved (who are not required to be ITTE members) they will be entitled to use the title ‘ITTE Educational Researcher‘ and use the appropriate special ITTE logo.

Project teams will be supported by a dedicated online collaboration workspace provided by Knowledge Hub.

The final outcomes of the Fellowship to be completed within 18 months are expected to be:

  • a research review to be submitted for publication as an academic article in the Association’s journal Technology, Pedagogy and Education;
  • a summary of the findings of the review published as a MESHGuide and written in a form accessible to practitioners;
  • a presentation about the project at an ITTE annual conference in the year of completion.

The outcome of the Phase 1 application round will be announced in October 2015.

To find out more please visit: http://www.itte.org.uk/kms