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VR as a Tool for Career Success

Students attending an interview or assessment centre for the first time are often unsure of what to expect and lacking in confidence. With this in mind, the Careers Service at the University of…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 30 plays 0  

Using Adobe Connect to bridge the gap between geographically dispersed students

The aim of this session from Pirashanthie Vivekananda-Schmidt and Michael Nelson from the University of Sheffield demonstrate how Adobe Connect can support communicating and teaching students in a…

From  Victoria Hughes on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 21 plays 0  

A programme-level approach to supporting student development using PebblePad

The session from Dr Emma Gregory focuses on the development of a PebblePad workbook which aims to support the personal, clinical and professional development of speech and language therapy students…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 28 plays 0  

Tightrope Walkers: Social Media, Equity, and Educational Practice

This keynote talk is by Dr David Webster - Head of Learning & Teaching Innovation at The University of Gloucestershire. Social Media is touted as a panacea for course engagement. As generational…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 283 plays 0  

Active learning: engaging and supporting the new generation of student learners

This session from Gareth Bramley & Kate Campbell-Pilling from the University of Sheffield focuses on the use of technology to ensure active and engaging learning for students. Specifically, the…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 57 plays 0  

Student Designed Active Learning for Private Pilot Instruction

The Aerospace Engineering degree programme has for a number of years offered a module on private pilot instruction. This involves students taking all of the exams necessary in order to obtain a…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 13 plays 0  

Using breaks to boost student creativity

This talk is based on recently published research carried out by Dermot Breslin, Sheffield University Management School. In the first part of the presentation, findings from an experimental study…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 47 plays 0  

A flipped classroom approach to teaching basic maths skills

Although numerical competence is essential for success in the biological sciences, a number of students at this institution and others struggle with their maths skills and confidence. Rebecca Barnes,…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 37 plays 0  

Creative Media as an Alternative Assessment Tool

With the Universities Learning and Teaching strategy championing methodologies that foster inspiration, engagement, communication skills - while encouraging innovation and the use of technologies,…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 22 plays 0  

Live-editing the past

Wikipedia is now unquestionably the world’s most used repository of historical knowledge, heavily relied on by students, print and broadcast media, members of the public and indeed academics. …

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 16 plays 0  

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Enhancing the quality, consistency and efficiency of assessment feedback using Turnitin

The 2016 NSS indicates that the University of Sheffield’s performance on indicators relating to the quality and timeliness of feedback is lagging behind the national average. However,…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 71 plays 0  

Danger of written feedback: In-the-moment video feedback for online counselling students' role play assessment

Although written feedback has several advantages, it lacks being able to convey spoken emotions (e.g., Mehrabian's communication studies). Despite the importance of emotions and feedback in…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 67 plays 0  

Using virtual classroom technology to bring together distance and face-to-face students

This session explores a specific scenario where on campus students attended a teaching exercise with distance students at the University of Sheffield Information School. The case study is a 2hr…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 29 plays 0  

Audio Feedback: Students’ and Tutors’ Perspectives

Giving effective feedback is a constant challenge for educators, and it is important to develop methods that students find useful and engaging. TurnItIn’s feedback studio allows markers to…

From  Tom Foster on July 3rd, 2018 0 likes 31 plays 0  

Implementing a VLE framework

In 2017, Studygroup implemented a 3-tiered VLE Framework. Following a recent audit, the University of Sheffield International College has met the baseline of this framework, and we are now…

From  Tom Foster on July 2nd, 2018 0 likes 32 plays 0  

Medical Careers advice: combatting accessibility challenges

The University of Sheffield Medical School has over 1250 medical students registered on the MBChB medicine degree with many of the students in the later years undertaking their clinical placements…

From  Tom Foster on July 2nd, 2018 0 likes 26 plays 0