Author Archives: lydiaarnold

Curriculum design checklist

In considering course design, the 2015 PgC Teaching & Supporting Learning in Higher Education group have compiled a list of factors that should be considered when designing HE learning programmes. I thought it was useful to share as a checklist … Continue reading

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Research seminar resources: Using technology for student feedback: Lecturer perspectives

After presenting some of my doctoral research to colleagues at the Harper Research Forum here are the slides, a link to the thesis from which the presentation was derived and a copy of the poster shared at the internal Learning … Continue reading

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Course level assessment – nice idea, but what does it really mean?

It is increasingly clear that thinking about curriculum in the unit of ‘the course’ rather than the unit of ‘the module is conducive to cohesive course design. It avoids repetition, ensures the assessment journey makes sense to the student and … Continue reading

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Children, parents and social media use

Recently I have been involved in developing learning objects which offer practical advice on how students can manage their digital footprint . The resources encourage students to build a positive online identity (known as ‘brand ‘me’). Such a positive presence typically … Continue reading

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Releasing slides before lectures – is it really a good idea?

I’ve recently been considering the risks and benefits of sharing presentational slides before lectures, and the effect it has on both attendance and performance. Some conclusions from my scoping are shared below. This review is not a recommendation that linear … Continue reading

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Viva preparation

Having survived my doctoral viva on the EdD programme at the University of LiverpooI, I wanted to share some of my own experiences in the hope that they might be useful to others. To prepare for my viva the first … Continue reading

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Feedback technologies – benefits and limitations

A part of my doctoral literature review I endeavoured to collate the benefits and limitations of different technologies for use in student feedback. The file below briefly summarises the findings. This can be used as a reference point for anyone … Continue reading

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