TLC at the UCISA Good Practice Event (Salford, Dec 11)

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TLC at the UCISA Good Practice Event (Salford, Dec 11)

  1. 1. Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU <ul><li>Teaching and Learning Conversations (TLC): Flexible bite-size staff development by, with and for academics </li></ul><ul><li>Chrissi Nerantzi, </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Developer, University of Salford </li></ul>presented at UCISA event, December 2011 University of Salford
  2. 2. Why? Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU Palmer (2007, 148) stresses that “we must spend more time talking to each other about teaching”.
  3. 3. Talk and share ideas! Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU <ul><li>In your group talk about any blended learning staff development opportunities you have supported/engaged with </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges? </li></ul>
  4. 4. the TLC idea <ul><li>Prof. Huw Morris, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) </li></ul><ul><li>to enable engagement with the PGCAP </li></ul><ul><li>revised learning and teaching strategy (ASPIRE) </li></ul><ul><li>offered to facilitate further webinars </li></ul><ul><li>open it up to all staff by staff </li></ul>Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU
  5. 5. What is it? <ul><li>Informal bite-size CPD (1h) </li></ul><ul><li>Theme based </li></ul><ul><li>blended for more flexibility (Littlejohn & Pegler, 2007) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>face-to-face lunchtime sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>evening webinars using Elluminate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>by staff for staff </li></ul><ul><li>different locations around the campus </li></ul><ul><li>resources available on website afterwards </li></ul><ul><li>no registration </li></ul><ul><li>by the ADU in partnership with the wider academic community </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.adu.salford.ac.uk/html/events/tlc_programme.html </li></ul>Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU
  6. 6. why <ul><li>create communities of practice (Wenger, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>enhance the quality of teaching </li></ul><ul><li>new Learning and Teaching Strategy (ASPIRE) </li></ul><ul><li>more engagement in CPD needed </li></ul><ul><li>more flexible and accessible programme </li></ul><ul><li>open programme not well attended </li></ul><ul><li>use available technologies </li></ul><ul><li>make use of staff expertise from all disciplines and professional areas </li></ul><ul><li>networking opportunities, collaborations </li></ul>Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU
  7. 7. Agenda 8.15pm Tech-check 8.30pm Welcome 8.30pm Introduce Presenter 8.35pm Presentation and integrated discussion 9.20pm Reflections and final questions 9.30pm Feedback, Closure ADU <ul><li>25May 11, 8.30-9.30pm Presenter: Prof Martin Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching in a world of social media: what’s different? </li></ul>
  8. 8. TLC Programme, series 1 Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU Dates time/ 1h mode location facilitator theme 9 Feb 8.30pm webinar Elluminate Prof. Huw Morris Developing a new learning and teaching strategy in partnership 2 March 12pm seminar Derwent Room University House Lower Ground Floor Donna Berwick Students as Professionals 23 Mar 8.30pm webinar Elluminate Dr. Chris Smith Enhancing teaching and learning at Salford through peer observations 4 May 12pm seminar Mary Seacole MS3.02 Neil Currant Portfolio-based learning 25 May 8.30pm webinar Elluminate Prof. Martin Hall Teaching in a world of social media: what’s different? 22 June 12pm seminar Pankhurst Room Faraday House Chrissi Nerantzi The language of feedback
  9. 9. feedback from facilitators Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU “ Some good aspects but I found it hard to keep with the texts coming in at the end and shame people could not use the mic more. Too much of me talking and without people taking the mic there's a limit to the value of it being mainly messaging.” “ It was a pleasure, and I enjoyed it. ” “ I found delivering the TLC webinar very useful to get views from many people and to be able to record them to listen and read later.”
  10. 10. feedback from participants informative, and a great way to connect with others Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU Good to share practice, nice to be consulted. It was interesting to see the technology in action, and to get some idea of its possibilities and limitations. I couldn’t hear it. Good to see the interaction with this medium.
  11. 11. benefits <ul><li>improved active engagement </li></ul><ul><li>brought staff across the university closer together </li></ul><ul><li>strengthened links between ADU, academics and Prof. Services </li></ul><ul><li>Created shared ownership of CPD activities </li></ul>Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU
  12. 12. Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU
  13. 13. issues <ul><li>we need to understand: less is more! </li></ul><ul><li>interaction and video link </li></ul><ul><li>timing of webinars </li></ul><ul><li>face-to-face attendance lower than online </li></ul><ul><li>training and staff development for webinar facilitators and participants </li></ul><ul><li>technical support during webinars </li></ul><ul><li>cost! -> Elluminate/Blackboard Collaborate </li></ul>Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU
  14. 14. Now what? <ul><li>TLC to become part of the CPD Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Explicit links to UK PSF </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate of facilitation and participation </li></ul><ul><li>OERs, uploaded to USIR and JORUM </li></ul><ul><li>Extend offer TLC Wednesdays > every second Wednesday </li></ul><ul><li>More webinars! </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter presence and Wednesday #TLCwed </li></ul><ul><li>Lunchtime sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with other Institution to create TLC for All </li></ul><ul><li>Trial open source tool - Big Blue Button </li></ul>Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU
  15. 15. references <ul><li>Littlejohn, A. & Pegler, C. (2007) Preparing for blended e-learning , Oxon: Routledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Palmer, P. J. (2007) The Courage to Teach. Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life , San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. </li></ul><ul><li>Wenger, E. (2006) Communities of practice, a brief introduction, available at http://www.ewenger.com/theory/index.htm [accessed 26 July 2011] </li></ul>Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU
  16. 16. open source Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU
  17. 17. JISC offer Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU
  18. 18. also http://moodle.rsc-wales.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=238 Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU
  19. 19. Teaching and Learning Conversations TLC series 1 Feb- June 11 ADU <ul><li>Chrissi Nerantzi, Academic Developer </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@chrissinerantzi </li></ul>

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