Can students learn study skills?

Interesting. I got to meet Graham a couple of times before I left Winchester, and he’s producing some really interesting content (as is the FASTECH project): So what does “improving ­students” actually consist of? “How to” guides on study skills – how to take notes, how to structure an essay and so on – contain what appears to be sound enough advice (although the similarity between them is both striking and s­uspicious). However, attempts to Continue Reading →

Large Class Sizes Affecting NSS/Assessment Grades?

Professor Graham Gibbs, who I worked with whilst working on the FASTECH project at Winchester – writing a series of pieces for Times Higher Education – this one on class sizes – worth reading: Average school class sizes are used in international league tables as indicators of national commitment to education. And school classes of a similar size to those in UK higher education are rarely found outside developing countries. The effects of class size are Continue Reading →

#FASTECHUK Storify

[View the story “#FASTECHUK Development Day” on Storify] Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

Promotion: Senior Fellow in Learning & Teaching

I have just received a letter confirming that as from 1st July I will be ‘Senior Fellow in Learning & Teaching’ at the University of Winchester, having proved my value. No change in job, but (good) change in salary. The application I submitted is here. This has surprisingly posed me an interesting dilemma that I need to pray about/resolve in the next 24 hours … drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Continue Reading →

Workshop: Meet the Students Where They Are: Facebook

Running this morning: Copy of Meeting the Students Where They Are: Facebook on Prezi Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

#JISCDigLit Storify

[View the story “#JiscDigLit” on Storify] #JiscDigLit Knowledge Exchange Day for JISC Digital Literacies Programme Storified by Dr Bex Lewis · Wed, May 16 2012 05:32:42 This is the formal page for the project Developing digital literacies : JISCOverview Many learners enter further and higher education lacking the skills needed to apply digital technologies to education. As 90% of… Videos from the range of projects: Programme Meeting (May 2012)YouTube This is the particular project that Continue Reading →

iMovie

Finally, necessity has forced me to get to grips with iMovie, and this video gave me enough tips to get going on the editing… I’m currently trying to export the video, so let’s see if it becomes viewable… Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

Application for Senior Fellow in Learning & Teaching

I think this knowledge is already in the public domain (this would be a promotion with my current University of Winchester role), so let’s give the work of the past few days a wider audience:  Supporting Statement Dr Bex Lewis: 9th May 2012 Person Specification I have studied and worked in the HE sector for 18 years, in the position of lecturer for 14 of those, undertaking my first lectures alongside my PhD: ‘The planning, design Continue Reading →