Embracing Interactive Learning - H5P at the University of Liverpool
Posted on: 10 November 2023
Catching up about Canvas Connect
Just over six months ago Canvas Connect was established to support colleagues making the transition to the University’s new virtual learning environment (VLE). Now boasting nearly 200 members collaborating and sharing all things Canvas, we caught up with the two colleagues driving this collaborative space, Dr Tya Asgari and Will Moindrot, from the Centre for Innovation in Education (CIE) to find out more.
Posted on: 25 September 2023
COVID-19 and Educational Transitions Conference Report
The COVID-19 pandemic had a serious effect on the experience of students at every level of education. With the move to online teaching taking place almost overnight, the loss of in-person interaction, and the advent of digital technologies that now seem almost essential to our everyday lives, there has been a lasting effect on the HE sector.
Posted on: 7 August 2023
Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 25 - the one with the jewellery fraud
In Episode 25, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion included the value of incorporating creativity and reflection into teaching practices, encouraging a lighter and more lighthearted approach to learning, the value of incorporating arts and crafts to engage others as well as the concept of a time machine to slow down time, enabling teachers to teach effectively while incorporating enjoyable and interactive elements.
Posted on: 19 June 2023
Reflection on Digital Universities UK - 2023 conference
It was during ‘Metaverse and collaboration: Art of the Possible’ at Digital Universities UK conference last week that I found the chance for some solitary reflection. Guide and curator Layla Bloom (University of Leeds) had concluded an insightful tour of the Leeds special collections, facilitated within a quirky digital gallery space, and in which I was still exploring.
Posted on: 27 April 2023
Cohort Belonging and Inclusion
A feeling or sense of belonging and inclusion within a cohort can significantly contribute to a student’s experience of university life. Additionally, research provides evidence that clarifies how belonging and inclusion can impact on students’ academic performance, their mental-health and wellbeing, and even effect their social interactions with peers.
Posted on: 18 April 2023
Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 24 - the one with the death penalty
In Episode 24, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion included getting students to examine and debate issues, concepts from different perspectives to develop their criticality and nurture inclusivity in our classrooms, using playful learning or technologies in creative ways to the importance of physical exercise for a healthy body and mind.
Posted on: 13 March 2023
Canvas Help for Staff: More help - Fewer Clicks
Canvas Help for Staff has been a supportive shoulder for many of you as we waved bye-bye to VITAL and welcomed our shiny new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Canvas, to the institution in 2021. Providing you with just-in-time guidance and information on all aspects of Canvas and it’s integrations, CIE now launches a new and improved version of the course, complete with a more intuitive structure, refreshed interface, and more constructive up-to-date content.
Posted on: 6 March 2023
Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 23 - the one with the magic box
In Episode 23, our lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, included team roles and skills, allowable weaknesses, facilitating students to ask their own questions, using creativity and playfulness, online collaboration tools as well as using cameras for reflection, and bringing a magic box full of surprises to inspire new connections for learning.
Posted on: 16 January 2023