waterside readiness - new suite of resources
Have a look at our new 'Waterside Readiness' page which collates all our resources and sources of help for staff in the process of redesigning learning and teaching for a blended delivery mode.
Call for Bids: Learning Enhancement and Innovation Bids 2016-17
University of Northampton staff from all academic schools, faculties and professional services departments are invited to bid for funds that will enable them to run projects in the field of pedagogic development, research and innovation.
The deadline for submission is Monday the 12th September 2016.
Detailed information about the Call and how to submit a proposal is provided in this bidding document.
Puppy hugs help reduce exam stress
As part of the First Year Experience project, NBS offered some Puppy Hugs to help reduce students exam stress.
Watch their video (click on the image):
Paperwork for the Intermediate Award Outcomes is now available!
Please click here. The Change of Approval Panel is on the 14th June so please ensure that the completed paperwork, with External Examiner sign-off, is received by Quality at least a week earlier.
Quality have also produced an FAQ sheet which you can access at the link above. If you can't find the answer to your question, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask and we will add both your question and the answer to the FAQs so everyone can benefit. Please put ILOs in your subject line. Thank you.
Outside the Box: Assessment and Feedback Practices, Issue 2 is published
Download Issue 2 here:
CAN Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change - New Issue Published
The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change has just published the third edition and is available to download in PDF, ePub and Kindle formats here.
Editor: Simon Walker from the University of Greenwich and Sarah Knight, Senior Co-design Manager
Jisc provide an introduction, The strategic importance of working together with our students, with a preface from Liz Dunne, University of Winchester, Design Thinking: A framework for student engagement? A personal view.
The quest for student satisfaction - a report by Eduserv is released...
This report, commissioned by Eduserv, investigates the ‘live’ issues facing universities
around the provision of IT and library resources against the backdrop of pressures
to improve the overall student experience.
- The changing expectations of the modern day student around the availability and application of key learning resources.
- The biggest challenges facing universities in the delivery of student learning resources.
- The significance of digital innovations versus traditional forms of learning in delivery.
Jisc Report: Technology for Employability is now available...
The report identifies that many universities and colleges are missing vital opportunities to better equip students with the digital skills, confidence and experience needed. It provides practical recommendations to adopting a whole-institution approach to changing practice, and stresses the need to integrate the development of student employability, employer engagement and use of technology into programme design and assessment through concepts such as ‘connected curricula’.
In a nutshell the report includes:
- The findings from the research into the challenges faced by universities and colleges and the benefits that technology can offer.
- An overview of the key skills employers are looking for and the opportunities offered by universities and colleges to provide those skills.
- A 5–dimensional model that helps to make sense of the many ways that technology can be used to enhance the development of student employability.
- Recommendations and guidance to programme teams, institutions and sector bodies on enhancing student employability with technology.
- Effective practice examples from 20 universities, FE colleges and skills providers which include highly creative uses of technology, for example in enabling student engagement with peers, staff and employers e.g. in solving real-world problems.
We've been busy! ILT staff have recently published several journal papers. Have a look