SAT L&T Discussion: NSS promotion, guidelines and good practice

Tuesday 30th November 2021 12:00 (noon) – 1:00pm

Learning and teaching discussions are informal sessions which provide an opportunity for staff to meet with colleagues from to share experiences and learn from others in a supportive collegiate environment.

In this session Ravinder Bassi, Student Engagement & Enhancement Manager, David Gilani, Head of Student Engagement and Advocacy,  and Neil Bangs, Director of UG LSI Programmes, will start the conversation by outlining how the NSS will be promoted and discuss the university guidelines. This will be followed by a discussion which will allow staff to share their experiences and showcase good practice relating to NSS.

This session will be chaired by Dr Celia Bell, Deputy Dean Education, Faculty of Science and Technology.

Join this session here:

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/96458437004?pwd=aWozcFZRazZHVUpvbFMrNHlWbk9Xdz09

Meeting ID: 964 5843 7004

Passcode: 378423

SAT L&T Showcase:  Research and Publishing in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Thursday 9th December 9.30 -10.30am,  via Zoom

Professor David Boud, Work and Learning Research Centre, Middlesex University.

Research and Publishing in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Being scholarly about ones’ teaching is normal business for us all. For some, this will involve contributing to the scholarship of learning and teaching. This typically involves small scale investigations with colleagues in their own courses, trials and presentations of new approaches and their evaluation, gaining a deeper understanding of their own students’ learning. For a much smaller number, it will involve a further step into becoming a researcher in learning and teaching who undertakes research studies and publishes in higher education journals.

The session will draw on Professor Boud’s extensive experience of collaborating with many staff in a wide range of disciplines in researching learning, teaching and assessment. It will start with an initial focus on the area of the scholarship of learning and teaching and move to what is involved in making the transition to being a researcher of learning and teaching. It will map the territory of the transition and what is involved in it. It will address questions such as: How similar is research in higher education to that in one’s own discipline? How to get started in learning and teaching research? What is involved in getting published in this area?

Join via Zoom:  https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/96458437004?pwd=aWozcFZRazZHVUpvbFMrNHlWbk9Xdz09

Meeting ID: 964 5843 7004, Passcode: 378423

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SAT L&T Coffee and Conversation: HE Practice Based Learning and Teaching Research

Thursday 9th December 2021 11.30-12.30

Learning and teaching coffee and conversations are informal sessions which provide an opportunity for staff to meet with colleagues from across the Faculty to share experiences and learn from others in a supportive collegiate environment.

In this session Dr Emily McIntosh, Director of Learning Teaching and Student Experience, will start the conversation by outlining the importance of LT HE practice based research and its impact and value from a university perspective.  

Dr Celia Bell, Deputy Dean Education, and Dr Sally Priest, Deputy Dean, Research and Knowledge Exchange, will join the conversation and along with colleagues will discuss support and mentoring for publication, funding opportunities, and the development of a HE LT practice based research network.

Dr Alison Megeney and CAPE staff will also be on hand to answer staff questions during the session.

Join this session here:

https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/96458437004?pwd=aWozcFZRazZHVUpvbFMrNHlWbk9Xdz09

Meeting ID: 964 5843 7004

Passcode: 378423

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SAT L&T Showcase: Transforming the classroom experience using digital technology

Thursday 25th November 2021, online via Zoom from Dubai

·         2-3pm GMT

·         5-6pm Dubai time

Engie Bashir,  Senior Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics, Dubai Campus

Arundhati Basu, Lecturer Computer Engineering & Informatics, Dubai Campus

Transforming classroom experience: How the “UX in Design” teaching team used Miro to digitize student interactions and promote group collaboration

Students encountered new challenges and had to adapt to new learning experiences during their transition from in-person to online and then mixed interaction with their teaching bodies and peers. This required the teaching team of the “User Experience (UX) in Design” module to investigate groups change in collaboration and communication styles as well as the changing interaction and attention levels of individual students.

This presentation puts forward Miro’s adoption as a whiteboard and collaboration tool by the UX design teachers to address the changing requirements while engaging and motivating the students to meet their learning objectives. The module follows a design thinking methodology and requires students to work on a UX project remaining in the same group to deliver three phases of the solution as coursework submissions. The students are introduced to brainstorming, ideation, research, prototyping and iteration techniques and change their roles from a research team to a design team, ending as an evaluation team. Miro, a robust and powerful platform, was used to assign course materials, form groups, moderate group discussions, resolve group conflicts and monitor group work progress enabling the module syllabus needs. With student groups collaborating from different timezones, some with limited internet connectivity, the tool supported both synchronous and asynchronous interaction methods while maintaining all activities’ transparency to provide greater visibility into accountability and individual contribution.

This presentation aims to showcase the student and teaching experience using Miro for online and blended learning towards course content delivery, interactivity, and engagement. This session provides guidance on how to change the student classroom experience through a design thinking strategy, and will be informative to those involved with modules where communication and collaboration are required among team members.

Join via Zoom:  https://mdx-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/96458437004?pwd=aWozcFZRazZHVUpvbFMrNHlWbk9Xdz09

Meeting ID: 964 5843 7004, Passcode: 378423