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Engaging Academics Through
Improved Training
Rachel Fell, MMU
EQAL change programme
2010
Simpler curriculum
Better organised courses
courses
Seamless personalised
online experience
Reading list policy
Limits to:
-3 items to purchase
-10 essential readings
readings
-20 further readings
Embedded into EQA...
Pilot project
What changed?
 Reading List
challenge
 Programme
reviews
 Academic Staff
Updating Sessions
The Plan…
Group sessions
Nice short
workshee
t
Help Guide
Marketing & Promotion
Group training sessions
Getting people registered tricky
tricky
Installing bookmark button
Explaining bookmarking journal
...
“The training session was
very useful and
informative and, as a
result, I felt confident to
experiment with the
“It was a very useful, a
very hands-on training
session that really
helped me get going
with Aspire.”
“A great way of making
essential reading easily
accessible.”
“The session was
incredibly useful.”
Aspire
Moodle
plug-in
Next steps
• Assess review process
• More group sessions
• Promote Moodle plug-in
• Create short video tutorials
Currently these lists are created by library staff
but in the medium/longer term, the lists will be
created by lecturers u...
Rachel Fell – r.fell@mmu.ac.uk
Oliver Hammond via Flickr
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Rachel Fell from Manchester Metropolitan University presents at Talis Insight 2015

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Engaging Academics through improved training

  1. 1. Engaging Academics Through Improved Training Rachel Fell, MMU
  2. 2. EQAL change programme 2010 Simpler curriculum Better organised courses courses Seamless personalised online experience
  3. 3. Reading list policy Limits to: -3 items to purchase -10 essential readings readings -20 further readings Embedded into EQAL EQAL Straw Polls Infoskills
  4. 4. Pilot project
  5. 5. What changed?  Reading List challenge  Programme reviews  Academic Staff Updating Sessions
  6. 6. The Plan… Group sessions Nice short workshee t Help Guide
  7. 7. Marketing & Promotion
  8. 8. Group training sessions Getting people registered tricky tricky Installing bookmark button Explaining bookmarking journal journal articles Staff intensive Mixed abilities Fun Academics help each other Good liaison opportunity
  9. 9. “The training session was very useful and informative and, as a result, I felt confident to experiment with the
  10. 10. “It was a very useful, a very hands-on training session that really helped me get going with Aspire.”
  11. 11. “A great way of making essential reading easily accessible.” “The session was incredibly useful.”
  12. 12. Aspire Moodle plug-in
  13. 13. Next steps • Assess review process • More group sessions • Promote Moodle plug-in • Create short video tutorials
  14. 14. Currently these lists are created by library staff but in the medium/longer term, the lists will be created by lecturers using Talis Aspire (intuitive reading list software, designed for use by teaching staff rather than librarians), coded with the unit code, and published in the portal and the VLE and via the library catalogue. Reading List Policy Review
  15. 15. Rachel Fell – r.fell@mmu.ac.uk Oliver Hammond via Flickr

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