Author Archives: lydiaarnold

Lecturers: Find your rockstar!

Much has been written about the value of lectures: It is not clear whether they will endure, or if instead they are dated and doomed. Either way though I don’t see them going away any time soon. While the lecture … Continue reading

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Living scholarship

During a workshop on teaching recognition at Harper Adams University, I was involved in discussion with colleagues about ‘what is scholarship in the context of teaching and supporting learning?’ This discussion is not new of course. Boyer’s four types of … Continue reading

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Journal club for lecturer development

One of the ways in which we have been sharing practice on the PgC Teaching & Supporting Learning in Higher Education is through a series of journal clubs. These sessions are optional, and individuals are encouraged to attend sessions that … Continue reading

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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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