Technology Enhanced Learning at Sussex

Workshops and courses

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) provides professional development opportunities for staff on the effective use of technology to enhance teaching, learning and assessment.

For the new academic year, the TEL team have put together a series of workshops that will assist staff with their use of technology in teaching, learning and research. Follow the links below in order to book places on your chosen workshops. All workshops and events are free to attend for University of Sussex staff.

Please note: If you encounter any issues booking onto a course please contact:

Autumn Term 2017/18

Take 5 Digital Productivity

Date/time: Monday 6th- Friday 10th November
Venue: Online

Session overview

This bite-size online course will help you find ways to organise your work in a faster and/or more flexible way using digital tools and services. The format is designed to fit in when you have time and will take approximately 30 minutes each day (with options to explore further). Over the 5 days you will try out a range of options to help you organise and manage tasks, make notes, work in teams and collaborate online

Teaching to large groups with technology

Date/time: Tuesday 14th November 14:00-15:30
Venue: Library training room (Map to training room)

Session overview

This hands-on workshop will look at some ways that technology can help address the challenges of teaching large groups. Participants will be introduced to a range of technologies to encourage participation in large groups and get started with a tool of their choice.

Working together online

Date/time: Thursday 16th November (available all day, should take about 90 minutes to complete)
Venue: Online

Session overview

This online workshop will explore some options for online collaboration that would be useful for teaching and learning. Participants will be guided through online resources and get to try out various tools for working together online such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Box and Slack. 

Media On-Demand

Date/time: Friday 17th November 11:30-13:00
Venue: Library training room (Map to training room)

Session overview

A practical workshop aimed at discovery and use of audio and video resources in teaching, including Box of Broadcasts, Kanopy, Alexander Street Press and a range of podcast sources. We will also demonstrate how these resources can be embedded within Study Direct. This session will be particularly useful for teaching staff who are looking to supply their class with multimedia material in order for them to gain broader knowledge of their subject.

Creating a connected experience for students on placement

Date/time: Tuesday 21st November 10:00-12:00
Venue: Pevensey 1 1B5

Session overview

During this workshop we will explore the challenges and opportunities of supporting students participating in work placements. This workshop will introduce participants to a range of strategies and technologies which can be used effectively to promote communication and reflective practice in a distance learning environment.

Creating multimedia learning materials

Date/time:  Thursday 23rd November 14:00-16:00
Venue: PEVENSEY 1 1B5

Session overview

This practical workshop will share a range of ideas and practical techniques for creating multimedia resources to enrich teaching practice and student learning. Working in small groups, participants will be supported to experiment with a range of devices and applications which might be used to create engaging presentations, learning materials and feedback to suit multimodal approaches to learning.

Building your professional learning network (PLN)

Date/time:  Monday 27th November 
Venue: Online

Session overview

Participants will explore what a personal or professional learning network is. What value it can give to you and how you might go about starting to build your very own PLN. We will also touch on the etiquette of connecting, following, liking and whatever else it is you can do through social networking tools. .

What is flipped learning and why should I care?

Date/time:  Monday 4th December 14:00-16:00
Venue: Fulton Building FUL-201

Session overview

This workshop will be delivered in a flipped style and will introduce participants to how they can use flipped learning in their own teaching. During the session, participants will be guided to plan a flipped lesson, with a focus on considering how to facilitate active learning using technology and methods of peer instruction. Strategies for engaging students with pre-class content will also be explored. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.

Presentation basics - Creating engaging and inclusive presentations

Date/time:  Tuesday 5th December 11:00-12:00
Venue: Pevensey 1 2A1 

Session overview

With so many tools for creating engaging presentations it can be overwhelming to know where to start. This session will look past death by powerpoint and explore how we can use a range of tools to not only make our presentations more engaging but also more inclusive. This will be a hands on session, and give you the know how to enhance student experience by creating engaging and inclusive presentations. .

Peer learning using Values Exchange

Date/time:  Wednesday 13th December 14:00-16:00
Venue: JMS Building 1B1

Session overview

This workshop will introduce participants to ideas and techniques for peer-learning activities which promote critical thinking and discussion. The workshop will illustrate these approaches using the Values Exchange software which assists students to explore practice-based decision-making, enabling deep thinking and offering unique ways of learning from others.

Creating opportunities for students to showcase their work

Date/time:  Friday 15th December 10:00-12:00
Venue: TEL Training Room

Session overview

This workshop will equip participants with the skills necessary to facilitate public presentations of their students work through various mediums such as e-portfolios, blogs, social media, presentations at conferences. As well as being able to identify the challenges and requirements relevant to students when presenting public pieces. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.

Peer Instruction: Just-in-time teaching

Date/time: Tuesday 28th November 10:00-12:00  
Venue: PEVENSEY 1 1B5

Session overview

Want to make your lectures more interactive? Peer Instruction and Just-in-time teaching (JiTT) are evidence-based, interactive teaching methods which complement each other as a model for large group teaching. In this session, you will learn to plan and deliver a teaching session using these methods. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.

Turnitin Feedback Studio taster session

Date/time: Thursday 12th October 14:00-15:00, Friday 15th December 10:00-11:00, Tuesday 19th December 15:00-16:00
Venue:  Various

Session overview

This workshop is designed for staff who are familiar with turnitin and the e-submission process. It will cover the new features of the feedback studio update to Turnitin, please see the TEL feedback studio page for more information. 

Please note: Previous experience of Turnitin will be required 

Marking and assessing with Turnitin Feedback Studio

Date/time: Friday 6th October 14:30-16:00,  Friday 13th October 10:00-11:30, Thursday 14th December 10:00-11:30, Thursday 21st December 10:00-11:30
Venue: Various

Session overview

This workshop is open to all staff involved in the marking process. It will introduce you to the e-submission and e-feedback process and using the Turnitin software to mark work and check for originality.

Portfolio e-submission using Mahara

Date/time: Thursday 7th December 14:00-15:30

Session overview

This workshop will provide an overview of how the e-Portfolio system Mahara works for staff and students. Using example portfolios, we will examine the range of content that can be included in a Mahara portfolio and will also outline the e-submission process for Mahara. Participants will also have the opportunity to try out Mahara in practice, building and sharing portfolios to gain familiarity with the range of material that can be included.

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