Digitally Ready requests the pleasure of your company at our lunchtime ‘Show & TEL: Progress with Digitally Ready’ on 1 March, 12.30–2.00 here at Reading. This session is open to all Reading staff with an interest in using digital technologies in Teaching & Learning. Digitally Ready’s small project funding scheme is making a difference in Schools and departments across the University. Join us to hear from selected project partners and have a chance for discussion with like-minded colleagues over a light lunch.
Here’s the line-up:
- ‘Back to work: Existing and Emerging Biotechnologies Framework’, Sam Holton (School of Biological Sciences)
Undergraduate student Sam Holton has been working with academic staff in the School of Biological Sciences to develop the Existing and Emerging Biotechnologies (EEB) Framework, initially as a placement student under the University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme and now funded by Digitally Ready.
- ‘Introduction to interactive sculpture’, Kate Allen (Department of Art) and Nic Hollinworth (School of Systems Engineering)
Art students at Reading are introduced to the potential of digitally-enhanced sculptures and installations through a series of hands-on workshops.
- ‘Keeping tabs on Blackboard’, Guy Pursey (Centre for the Development of Teaching & Learning)
Blackboard is due another upgrade in the summer. Find out how we will use the new e-Learning Support tab to cover key areas while this goes on.
- ‘Getting it right: our new PGCAP’, Clare McCullagh and Nina Brooke (Centre for Staff Training and Development)
An update on what has been happening behind the scenes to more effectively prepare new lecturers and support staff in meeting the diverse challenges of their new role within a research-intensive university.
- ‘WordPress-based coursework monitoring and feedback’, Gerry Leonidas (Department of Typography & Graphic Communication)
Wordpress-based blogs enable students to post progress online and staff to post comments and annotations on work undertaken as part of Typography’s Real Jobs scheme.
Vicki Holmes, the new(ish) Acting Director of the Centre for the Development of Teaching & Learning, will be on hand to give us an update on the University’s new TEL Strategy Group, chaired by Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching & Learning Gavin Brooks.