Delivering Student Conferences: Avril Buchanan and Louise Buckingham

Avril and Louise explained the reasons for and benefits to students learning for the development of academic skills.  After evaluation of student feedback and communications they decided to develop a conference with a variety of skills for academic success, whereby … Continue reading

Dyslexic Learners: Julie Lowe

Julie discusses the importance of supporting students at DMU as the university has a high proportion of students with learning differences. She evaluates the importance of inclusivity at DMU especially in the regard to the government changes in funding to … Continue reading

High Street the VLE Community: Dr Rob Weale & Bernadette Gregory

Rob discusses the technical development of High Street as a Virtual Learning Environment built within Blackboard platform. It is a flexible tool that can be continually adapted to include updates in the field of the NHS and Social Welfare. The … Continue reading

e-Learning with Large Groups: Jenny Carter

Jenny discusses how she is implementing the distance learning pedagogic approaches to the large on site groups for MScs in Intelligence systems and Robotics.  She is basically expanding the use of Lecture Capture, and resources through blackboard and specialist computing … Continue reading

e-Portfolios and Reflective Journals: Ros Lishman

Ros discusses how Reflective Journals are embedded into the professional Housing courses and how they are used to evaluate real work scenarios and enhance skills.  These journals are a compulsory element of her courses but they are now in the … Continue reading

Reflective Academic Practice for Policing Students: Stephen Christopher

Stephen examines the development of the use of reflective journals on the Policing Degree.  Reflective e-journals are embedded into the Practice route, which allows the training police to reflect on their experience in the field. The use of the e-journal … Continue reading

Threshold Concepts: Rachel Wells

Rachel reflects on the barriers to learning challenging language and use of knowledge in the stressful profession of Midwifery. She discusses the use of Experiential Learning in a safe environment in developing student progress over Thresholds to enable Transformative learning. … Continue reading

Assessment & Feedback e Grid and Lecture Capture: Matthew Dean

Dialogues of communication between the teacher and student have been enhanced via the e Grids used within Matthew’s courses.  This on-line method enables students to receive faster formative assessment feedback and encourages greater reflection and communication on progress. It enables … Continue reading

Visual Learning: Julia Reeve

Julia illustrates how the creative art students develop the academic writing and critical awareness through the Writing Pad blogging and the Reframing Research techniques. These methods allow a deeper engagement by the students to overcome  barriers to learning relating to … Continue reading