This is an excerpt from a post that was originally published on Medium, in the publication Integrated Interdisciplinary Innovations in Healthcare Sciences. In this month’s instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at the work I have been doing at The University of Manchester on using a micro-learning approach to develop RLOs for teaching… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 8: Using a micro-learning approach to develop RLOs for teaching and professional development
Last week some of the @1minuteCPD Colin, Kate and I delivered an immersive escape room style professional development workshop as part of the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Festival of Learning. It aimed to enable participants to experience using the technology we advocate, as they would be used by students. Participants worked in small teams to complete… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 7: Escape rooms for professional development
A common complaint we hear from our academic colleagues, is how to manage a never-ending tide of student emails. In this #5MinuteReflection we cover some tips to help move students away from emails and onto more efficient communication methods. What are our students saying? Every year at Manchester Met, the TEL team conducts a thematic… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.
“How do I embed digital literacy into my curriculum?” This is a question we are being asked more and more frequently and as such, I felt it would serve as a good topic for a #5MinuteReflection. In this post I’m going to cover some key things to consider when redesigning your curriculum to include more… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 5: Embedding digital literacy through your curriculum
In this fourth instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Video resources to aid student achievement. Within the Science and Engineering faculty at Manchester Metropolitan University, we’re now two years into a project, initiated by the faculty PVC, Prof. Andy Gibson, to enhance the range of video support materials (aka screencasts) to support… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 4: Video resources to support student achievement
In the third instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Open Educational Resources (OERs). Open educational resources (OERs) are ‘free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes‘. They can be in any format, and they can range from individual items to full courses. #1minuteCPD… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)
In this second edition of our monthly #5MinuteReflection, we will be looking at why and how you can make sessions interactive. #1MinuteCPD has covered a range of tools that enable interactive sessions and we thought it would be useful to pull these together into one handy article! An interactive session is one where the students… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 2: Interactive Sessions