Technology Enhanced Learning at Sussex

TEL Workshops

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.

 

Run your own webinar with Adobe Connect
Date/time:  Friday 23rd September from 09:30-11:00 and Tuesday 18th October 15:00-16:30
Venue: 133 Essex House

Session overview
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate to users how they can use Adobe Connect to run webinars for online meetings or tutorials. Webinars can be a great way to provide pedagogical support to students, especially those who are off campus on placement. Other uses include providing an opportunity for guest speakers to connect with students in seminar time or to collaborate with colleagues on research projects from all over the world. There will be an opportunity to try a webinar as a host and a participant.

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Learning by creating with smartphones

Date/time: 26th September 10:00-12:00 and 14th December 14:00-16:00
Venue: 133 Essex House

Session overview
Mobile devices are often seen as being for consumption of content, rather than creation. This workshop lets you explore some practical ideas for using students’ smartphones and other mobile devices as part of a creative learning process that develops digital capabilities alongside subject knowledge and understanding.  Participants will be given the opportunity to try out a range of mobile apps including AudioBoom, YouTube, Flipboard and Thinglink.

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Introduction to Poll Everywhere

Date/time: Tuesday 27th September 10:00-11:00
Venue: Jubilee G23 

Session overview
This workshop will introduce staff to Poll Everywhere, an interactive polling application which takes advantage of mobile devices to increase student engagement in lectures and seminars. There will be some mobile devices available for staff members who attend but we would also encourage participants to bring their own mobile device for the interactive demonstrations.

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Flipped learning: from transmission to active engagement

Date/time: Wednesday 28th September 14:00-16:00
Venue: Jubilee 155

Session overview
This workshop will provide an introduction to flipped learning. The session will be delivered in a flipped style to give participants the experience of how this would work in practice. 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.

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Blended learning using Study Direct

Date/time: 30th September 9:30-11:00 and 6th December 10:00-12:00
Venue: 30th September Pevensey 1 1B5 and 6th December Library Training Room

Session overview
Study Direct can be so much more than a repository for resources. This session will introduce some ways to make your Study Direct site an interactive learning space for students. We will look at some activities within Study Direct, such as the quiz, glossary and database as well as options for embedding external content such as RSS feeds.

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Reaching out to international students through technology

Date/time: Tuesday 4th October 15:00-16:30
Venue/spaces: 133 Essex House 

Session overview
It is often difficult to help international students to integrate into Higher Education teaching contexts in the United Kingdom. This session will give participants the opportunity to explore ways of catering for different international students through language learning technologies and alternative social media platforms. We will try using a variety of relevant apps and discuss ways in which these could be used to improve learning outcomes for different groups of students. If you want to learn about Weibo, WeChat and digital text analysis for language learning, as well as a range of other tools, then come along.

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Improving feedback with Turnitin

Date/time: Thursday 6th October 10:00-11:00 and Monday 7th November 14:00-15:00
Venue: 133 Essex House

Session overview
This workshop will look at methods for providing clear and consistent feedback by introducing a criterion referenced assessment model to align feedback to your module’s intended learning outcomes. This will focus on how the features of Turnitin can be effectively used to facilitate and enhance feedback using this model.

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Working together online

Date/time: 11th October 10:00-12:00 and 14th November 14:00-16:00
Venue: Library Training Room 

Session overview
Collaborative working online is an important skill for students and staff. This workshop will introduce popular tools such as OneNote, Trello and Padlet for working on documents together, sharing resources and managing team tasks. Participants will be supported to try out the tools for themselves and  applications in educational contexts will be discussed.

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Augmented reality and virtual reality in the classroom

Date/time: Thursday 13th October 10:00-12:00
Venue: Library Training Room

Session overview
In this session, participants will explore how technology can enable learners to interact with their environment in new ways. They will have the chance to investigate how to: 1) create a digital scavenger hunt for students to complete using their phones; 2) decode foreign languages using a camera; 3) create 3D models using a phone or tablet camera. The use of these apps will be framed within a practical discussion focusing on how augmented reality and virtual reality applications could be applied to our learning context at Sussex.

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Engage learners using Twitter, Storify, Periscope and Vine

Date/time: Thursday 20th October 10:00-11:30
Venue: 133 Essex House

Session overview
This workshop will show you how to use a range of free social media platforms and online tools to create digital artefacts to engage more with your learners. Tools that we will explore include: Twitter, the popular microblogging service; Storify, a tool to create curated stories; Periscope, a live streaming service; and Vine, the six second video creation tool. A fun workshop with an opportunity to create your own digital artefacts for learning and sharing.

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Multimedia enhanced teaching and learning

Date/time: Friday 21st October 10:00-12:00 and Monday 12th December 14:00-16:00
Venue: 133 Essex House

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.

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