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Building Resources to Encourage Innovation in Teaching Practice


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Invited presentation for the Leading the Learning Landscape network. The presentation outlines Sheffield Hallam University's project for the national Changing the Learning Landscape programme. Links to some of the resources are embedded in the presentation.

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Building Resources to Encourage Innovation in Teaching Practice

  1. 1. Building Resources to Encourage Innovation in Teaching Practice Graham Holden, University Head of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Brian Irwin, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning Ian Glover, Senior Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning
  2. 2. Context • • • SHU has the technology, but usage can be low Teaching often uses safe, familiar methods Desire to transform student experience o o o o NSS feedback on Q's 1-4 More active learning More varied teaching approaches Better integration of technology
  3. 3. Project Approach • • • SHU-based - covers practice at SHU Grassroots - all academics invited to take part Constant refinement updated from feedback • Project steering group drawn from across SHU, including: o o o Students' Union Academics TEL support staff
  4. 4. Project Development • • Survey -> Workshops -> Draft ‘menu’ and materials Follow-up staff and student workshops to generate further information and refinements
  5. 5. A Look at the Resources • Key resources o o o o • The ‘Menu’ Worksheet to develop action plan Workshop activities Student-developed online version(s) Additional resources o o Case studies Alternative presentation methods
  6. 6. Internal Dissemination • Workshops o • • • o Open to all; or Tailored for specific groups Training Faculty LT staff ‘Restructuring’ TEL activity Promotion through: o o o o Blogs Mail-outs Targeting influencers Presenting to course / subject teams
  7. 7. Next Steps • • • • • Expand current 'menu' Support faculty staff in running workshops Run workshops for other institutions CLL Project 2014 University strategy development and implementation
  8. 8. Discussion