Filming peer group learning morning

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BSMS Learning Technologist

The BSMS Learning Technologists recently joined with other learning technology advisors from Brighton University, Sussex University, and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) for a ‘show-and-tell’ peer-feedback event. The purpose was that each Learning Technologist would bring along examples of their work to learn from each other and help improve our future work. The content was varied and created very helpful round-table discussion that will benefit our video projects.
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The flipped classroom at BSMS – What happened at a recent workshop

Dr Julia Montgomery
Director of Assessment & Feedback and Senior Lecturer in Medical Education

We recently ran a one-day workshop, titled “Do you want to flip?”, for BSMS teachers interested in learning more about this approach and have a go at developing pre-lecture material. Here is a quick report back on how it went.

What is the flipped classroom?

The ‘flipped classroom’ approach to teaching is relatively new, emerging as a term around 2010.

The first principle is that students are given pre-lecture work to do that covers the basic/fundamentals of the subject so that the time within the actual lecture with the lecturer can be used to explore the subject in greater depth and thus moving the student from a receiver of facts to the higher stages of Bloom’s taxonomy of learning, the application of knowledge and critical thinking.

The second principle is the use of blended learning both before and during the lecture time. Blended learning involves the use of both on line digital media (videos, podcasts, animations, quizzes, narrated slides) as well as face-to face-teaching. Continue reading

Using images for creating resources

  Jil Fairclough, Medical School Librarian and Technology Enhanced Learning Lead

The BSMS Library Service often gets asked to advise on what images can be used when creating online learning resources. Here is a quick guide on finding and using images.

Questions to ask yourself are:

  • Is it free?
  • Do I need to get permission to use?
  • Do I need to credit the image in a particular way?
  • Are there any restrictions on how I can use the image?
Creative Commons is a widely-recognised and easy-to-use means of applying copyright licence to works, including images

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