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Supporting innovation in teaching, learning and learner development at Roehampton

UR 1st ‘eLearningMeet’: What did you miss?

Random Name Picker from eLearningMeet 10-JUN-14eLearning Services held its first eLearningMeet in the morning of June 10th 2014.

What is an eLearningMeet?

Our ‘eLearningMeet’ is an opportunity for lecturers to come together from a variety of disciplines to share examples of innovation and good practice using technology in teaching, learning and assessment.

What can you do?

The format of the eLearningMeet is based on Roehampton’s School of Education’s ‘TeachMeet’, where staff come along to give a micro-presentation, chat, comment, report or reflect for just 7-minutes on some innovation or practice that they have used, (usually for better but sometimes for worse) in their teaching.

You don’t have to present, but if you’ve got something to share, we’d love to hear from you. Presentations are informal, so you can simply come along and tell a story or start a conversation about what you’ve done.

You don’t even have to be with us in person (although we hope you will be) since you can present virtually (live or via a recording) if you can’t make it to the event.

What happened?

Twelve Roehampton academics signed up to present for 7 minutes on their use of technology to aid teaching and learning. This post provides an overview of these presentations and other posts (linked to below) will provide more detail about the 7 that went ahead, listed below in order of appearance:

  1. Andy Hoang – Bringing Code Club to Vietnam (Code Club : An after-school club run by coding volunteers and how you can get involved)
  2. Jen Mayer – Innovative ways to incorporate Qualtrics into teaching and research practices
  3. Stacey Prickett – Moving theory, virtual dancing : The transformation to distance learning in an MA module
  4. Julian Hargreaves – Using Socrative to take a student exit poll
  5. Jacqueline Page – Integrating video skills across the French curriculum
  6. Miles Berry – Google Apps – tools for collecting data and collaborating
  7. Jonathan Skinner – “Lived-through learning”: Phenomenological elicitation pedagogies in medical students’ simulation learning

Due time constraints on the day the following academics were unable to present the topics listed but hopefully, we will hear from them at future eLearningMeets as we hope it will become an annual, or better yet, a bi-annual event.

  • Robert Manderson – e-books and their use by students and lecturers, especially in relation to blended learning and Moodle
  • Michele Wood – Making, keeping and reinforcing connections – using blended learning to strengthen the training of art psychotherapists
  • Peter Kemp – What makes digital makers? A case study of a 3D animation summer school
  • Ali Messer – Approaches to digital learning in History using Moodle and Mahara, etc. (see related information)

Sequencing the ‘acts’

Running online egg-timer screenshotWe used two handy online tools to manage this event which may be of interest to you for organising student presentations in class, for example. One of these tools was the Random Name Picker depicted above and the other was an graphic Egg Timer. Both were projected on a screen so the audience could watch with baited breath to see who would be next and see how the presenters were doing for time. For more detail about these online tools please see: Online Tools for Ordering Presenters and Timing Presentations

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