Technology Enhanced Learning

It is now commonplace that we use technology to plan, develop, implement and evaluate educationally effective learning, teaching and assessment using digital learning technologies. This includes designing learning activities and assessment tasks and exploring emerging and innovative approaches to learning provision.

For guidance and resources about the University of Liverpool Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching provision:

  • The eLearning Unit who support and guide staff, with expertise in how to use educational technologies to promote excellence in learning and teaching.
  • SPARK for staff to explore and share new technologies for learning and teaching.
  • VITAL ‘how to’ staff guides for practical guidance on using the tools and facilities in the university's virtual learning platform: 'Virtual Interactive Teaching at Liverpool' (VITAL).
  • VITAL Baseline and guidance to create an effective basic VITAL module.
Title Description Discipline
Strategies for engaging large cohorts – Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Dr John Marsland teaches 300 students and outlines the importance of involving students, good quality teaching materials and effective lecturing to promote student engagement. He advocates using the technology to provide student learning support mechanisms and as an assessment management tool.

Duration: 3.50 minutes

Electrical Engineering and Electronics
Audio Feedback – better feedback?

A case study of how audio feedback was used in an exam in a final module in Life Sciences.

Duration: 19 minutes

Life Sciences
Strategies for engaging large cohorts – Mathematics Dr John Moriarty from Manchester University summarises the benefits of using e-learning with large cohorts.

Duration: 3.46 minutes

The Ning thing- using a social network to support the year abroad

Supporting students when they are abroad has presented a range of challenges, and this presentation describes one innovative strategy to manage some of the communication issues and barriers, in Modern Languages. 

Duration: 20 minutes

Modern Languages
Use of blended learning to deliver a 4 week elective

A case study of how a range of blended learning approaches produced successful academic achievement in professional skills development.

Duration:  20 minutes

Veterinary Science
A quick guide to clickers

An introduction to the educational application of classroom response systems or 'clickers.'

A quick guide to e-lectures, screencasts and podcasts

This guide provides the key technical and learning and teaching issues associated with using e-lectures, screencasts and podcasts in your teaching. Includes links to case studies and research.

An evidence-based model to enhance programme-wide assessment using technology: TESTA to FASTECH

This is a JISC webinar (2011) about the collaborative work of four UK universities.  ‘Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment’ is an evidenced-based National Teaching Fellowship project that explores assessment strategies and patterns, using a programmatic focus. 

Duration: 60 minutes.

Engaging with students in podcasts or in person

Explores the differences between watching podcasts and meeting the service users face to face Clips describe the organization of the module, the processes used, and the pros and cons of both approaches.

Duration: 23 minutes

Innovating Pedagogy 2014 From The Open University this series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This report proposes ten innovations that are in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.  
Social Media in Eductaion

A summary of some ways in which social media can help teachers and researchers to develop a digital identity, to promote, collaborate and disseminate academic activities as “21stcentury public intellectuals”. 

Duration:  3 minutes

Strategies for engaging large cohorts – Working with students at a distance Dr Anne Marie Gallen from the Open University outlines the way in which technology supports distance learning students with an emphasis on group work across cohorts.

Duration:  6 minutes

The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition

This report is produced by The New Media Consortium and The Educause Learning Initiative in the United States.  This 12th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching and creative inquiry in education.  The report aims to provide insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of educational technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership and practice.

Using two-staged online tests to improve feedback in large classes

An outline of the purpose and benefits of using a novel approach of two-staged tests to support feedback on student learning.

Using the nominal group technique with clickers to research student experiences of e-learning: a project report

An ELESIG project that explores how The University of Liverpool researched and trialled text-entry clickers in order to establish their use in carrying out student feedback sessions. This includes the incorporation of the Nominal Group Technique.