Welcome to the Talking about Teaching Blog Site

This blog is where we showcase the University of Brighton’s current projects and initiatives in  learning and teaching and digital technology, highlighting some case studies of innovative practice from across the university. For University of Brighton staff, further information can be found on our internal webpages.

Licensed Generative AI tools at UoB

When it comes to the use of AI in teaching and learning, we are still in the exploratory stage in higher education with best practice and emerging use cases. The applicability of AI is also heavily dependent on subject area/discipline and what licensed AI tools are available to an institution. Introducing Microsoft Copilot What was…

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GAAD – The Global Accessibility Awareness Day

On May 16th, we will be celebrating the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day. GAAD is a day where we collectively attempt to engage everyone in thinking about inclusion and access in digital spaces by everyone, including the 1 billion people on the planet with known disabilities and/or impairments.  At the university of Brighton, we’ve been…

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Interactive tools in teaching at the University of Brighton

Recently, staff from the University of Brighton attended (and presented) at the Global Festival of Active Learning, run by the Active Learning Network (ALN). The event offered a diverse range of interesting activities that could be included within your teaching, in order to engage and motivate students with the topic materials. Providing learners with active…

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Classroom engagement ideas using Padlet’s new features

You may already be familiar with the collaborative teaching tool, Padlet, and have particular ways of using its features in order to engage with your students. For both new and established users of Padlet there are some recent additions to the tool that might provide ideas and possibilities in the classroom and beyond, some which…

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An introductory course in learning and teaching in HE

The Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (HE) two-day course at the University of Brighton is delivered by the Learning and Teaching Hub. Lucy Chilvers, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader and Marina Trowell, Lecturer, facilitate the course. The 2-day course provides an introduction to teaching, learning and assessment in HE, preparing colleagues to undertake a…

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Alternative assessment and assessment for learning

The Learning and Teaching Hub sharepoint pages (available for University of Brighton staff) has a new section offering resources and advice on choosing and using alternative assessment tasks. We are also running some Talking about Teaching workshops on this topic in December – scheduled to help colleagues to consider any module assessment changes in time…

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UoB Active Learning Network satellite group

University of Brighton sets up satellite group of the Active Learning Network We are delighted  to be establishing a satellite group of the Active Learning Network (ALN) at the University of Brighton. The ALN is a global network of academic colleagues, both individual members and other satellite groups, who are interested in promoting active learning…

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Digital Learning Partnership project – podcasts

Top image: Recording of a podcast in the Sound Studio The following four Projects Podcast episodes about the Digital Learning Partnership Projects have been hosted and produced by interns Phoebe Fields and Davina Twumasi who worked in the Learning and Teaching Hub in the summer of 2023.   These podcasts provide a snapshot of the projects…

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Taking a first approach to generative AI in learning and teaching

There is already much online and offline noise about the topic being addressed in this latest post, that of generative AI tools and their impact (positive, or otherwise) upon assessment. With this in mind, and a desire not to unnecessarily add to the chatter, we shall briefly talk about practical, non-technological methods of detecting whether…

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