Learning Technologies for 2015/16 – what’s the plan?

Each year we review how our work fits with the university strategies, for this academic year (2015/16) the eLearning team have identified 4 Focus Areas:

1. Electronic Management of Assessment Consistency and Improvements

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• Online Exams – piloting improved processes and technical solutions for managing online exams at Eastbourne
• Grade Centre Consistency and Workflows – SITs and Blackboard Grade integration, consistent use of Grade Centre and MyGrades
• Digital Processes – making forms such as extension requests electronic
• eFeedback – reviewing the student experience regarding feedback online

2. Supporting digital developments in the classroom

Examples of work in this area include:

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Student Learning Technology Ambassadors supporting academic staff with tools such as Nearpod and ActionBound

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Pop-up eLearning labs, AppleTVs and presentation from Mobile Devices

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Mobile support and #Appswaps

3. Supporting Communication, Collaboration and Engagement

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A Twitter workshop

Other examples in this area include supporting tools such as ConnectTxt, Mediastream, EduBlogs and studentfolio.

4. Systems development projects

The team are involved with many projects, particularly looking at improving the student experience and supporting the student portal project.

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New features on studentcentral providing better access to Timetables and the Library

Plus, as always, the team will also be continuing to support and advise colleagues on the integration of technology into learning and teaching.

If you are interested in the work of the team, please take a look at our review of activity in 2014/15.

For more information contact Katie Piatt.

Katie is fascinated by the intersection of technology, games and learning and a core member of the ALT special interest group for Games and Learning. Dr Katie Piatt is the eLearning Services Manager at the University of Brighton.

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