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Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 25 - the one with the jewellery fraudTreasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 25 - the one with the jewellery fraud

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 conferenceReflection on Digital Universities UK - 2023 conference

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 InclusionCohort Belonging and Inclusion

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 penaltyTreasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 24 - the one with the death penalty

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 ClicksCanvas Help for Staff: More help - Fewer Clicks

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 boxTreasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 23 - the one with the magic box

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

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 22 - the one with the card gameTreasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 22 - the one with the card game

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 22 - the one with the card game

In Episode 22, our lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, included getting students engaged in cases that use personal connections, storytelling, card games where students can overwrite the rules and taking a course/programme-level approach to formative assessment; coming full circle back to campfires to tell, read and create stories that sustain us.

Posted on: 5 December 2022

Liverpool Learning Summit 2023: Pre-EventLiverpool Learning Summit 2023: Pre-Event

Liverpool Learning Summit 2023: Pre-Event

The University of Liverpool’s popular Learning Summits, which take place every January, are designed to provide a flexible, welcoming and collaborative space to explore innovative teaching practices in Higher Education, discuss pressing concerns or contemporary issues across the sector, and to generally challenge ourselves to think about university education in new or interesting ways – particularly what we can do, as teachers, to help improve our students’ overall experience.

Posted on: 16 November 2022

Go Deeper with On Demand CoursesGo Deeper with On Demand Courses

Go Deeper with On Demand Courses

There are some hidden gems that you might not be aware of which we would like to tell you about. Deep down in your Canvas Dashboard amongst your plethora of courses, you may not have noticed the CIE On Demand course tile.

Posted on: 14 July 2022

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    Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 25 - the one with the jewellery fraudTreasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 25 - the one with the jewellery fraud

    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