#LTHEChat: Managing Negative Use of Social Media and Cyberbullying

This Wednesday, at 8pm (GMT), join the #LTHEChat conversation on Twitter as we discuss the topic of “managing negative use of social media and cyberbullying”.. a topic that pretty much everyone I meet has an opinion on. Read the introduction to the topic (and after the event, the collected storify) on #LTHEChat. This was the most difficult […]

[WEBINAR] What are undergraduate students telling us this year about their learning and teaching experiences?

Introduced by Helen May, HEA https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/workstreams-research/research-and-policy https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/research/surveys https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/research/surveys/ukes-uk-engagement-survey/take-part-ukes Presentation by Jason Leman https://handouts-live.s3.amazonaws.com/293fba2d124a403da0d35e9703389223?sessionId=2586471732310502412&participantId=200009 Application of methods not really changing so it’s a change in perception Confidence in asking questions, language barriers – expect less questions in STEM subjects Staff accessibility is important, identity other routes of communication, e.g. email, especially regarding language fluency. Not just about […]

Fears for the Humanities in British Universities.

Interesting article in the Guardian this weekend – always lots to think about when we think about the purpose of the humanities and/or the way it is funded: Currently fixed in the crosshairs are the disciplines of the humanities – arts, languages and social sciences – which have suffered swingeing funding cuts and been ignored […]

Traditional Lecturers replaced by Online Mentors?

I’m not sure if the following is dystopian or utopian… I really hope that universities still value the skills of their staff and reward appropriately – and recognise what works online and what doesn’t: Traditional lecturers may soon be replaced by networks of online mentors working for several universities, a new study predicts. In the […]

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 […]