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The Birmingham Project

Active Learning for Employability Preparing undergraduates for the rapidly changing and increasingly technological world of work is a challenge for any higher education institution. I recently came across an interesting entrepreneurial project being run by Birmingham University designed to do just this. The Birmingham Project is an attempt to bring together undergraduate students from different… Continue reading The Birmingham Project

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Spotlight on…The Virtual Land Law Field Trip Project

A guest blog by Dr. Verona Ní Drisceoil, Lecturer in Law, Sussex Law School The concept The Virtual Land Law Field Trip Project, supported by an Innovation in Teaching Award, grew out of a desire to take land law students out of the lecture theatre and provide a space and platform within which to challenge and… Continue reading Spotlight on…The Virtual Land Law Field Trip Project

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APT Conference 2017, University of Greenwich

“The future ain’t what it used to be: inventing and re-imagining higher education practice” On 4th July, the fifteenth annual Academic Practice and Technology conference took place at the University of Greenwich. The theme of the conference this year was to explore some of the challenges and opportunities emerging from the changing landscape in Higher… Continue reading APT Conference 2017, University of Greenwich

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Empowering students in a digital age

Are undergraduates taking a backward step in digital learning when they enter Higher Education? For many students, the transition to Higher Education and its onus on independent learning can be a struggle leading to the all-too-frequent question "Do we need to know this for the exam?" being repeated. Working with students to research and investigate… Continue reading Empowering students in a digital age

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Spotlight on…the Padlet Project

What is the Padlet Project? The Padlet Project is an active learning initiative developed by Wendy Garnham in conjunction with the Technology Enhanced Learning team at University of Sussex for use with Foundation Year Psychology students. Why was the project developed? Traditional seminars were dominated by one or two more confident students whilst a number… Continue reading Spotlight on…the Padlet Project