Durbbu 2016: Creating failure opportunities

The Durham Blackboard User Conference (#durbbu) this year encouraged learning from failure and through this theme enabled a more critical discussion of what works and what doesn’t when using learning technologies in higher education. From the sessions I attended, skills development and the role of learning technologies for this stood out the most. My tweeting … Continue reading Durbbu 2016: Creating failure opportunities

Recording videos for incoming students and the transition to higher education

As part of an institutional-wide project on the Transition to Higher Education, I presented a few months back on an approach to create videos to help students understand what a subject entails at university-level. One of the biggest challenges that some subjects have is that they are not taught at A Level, which means for the vast majority of their students they are starting from scratch. Simply getting a basic understanding of what the subject is, and more importantly why it is relevant for today’s society (and careers), is a key part of both the recruitment and transition experience.

Addressing information literacy collaboratively (FELT Conference Poster)

Innovations and Collaborations in Information Literacy and Academic Skills. Poster for University of York Forum for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching Conference, 25 May 2011 Matt Cornock (SPSW) with Sue Cumberpatch (University Library and Archives), Robert Gunn (Social Work) and Katy Mann (ASO) Download Poster [PDF] Sumbitted abstract This poster presentation will summarise how close collaboration between … Continue reading Addressing information literacy collaboratively (FELT Conference Poster)