Learning and Teaching in Action: Open Issue

Student in language lab

 

News from the Faculties

 

Humanities, Law and Social Science

The School of Law has received further funding from the City Solicitors Educational Trust towards the creation of an e-learning suite to support staff engaged in developing media-rich learning materials. The money will be used for a combination of hardware and software with a particular emphasis on podcast and videocast production. The grant is a follow-up to the School's successful bid for funding for an educational developer post over three years. Emily McNicholl joined the School in this role in December 2008.

MMU Business School

Ruth McQuater was recently appointed SLTF in the Business School. Ruth will particularly be looking at assessment practices within the Faculty.

Science and Engineering

 

The Faculty will be holding its annual learning and teaching event on Tuesday 30 th June. The title is ‘The VLE Challenge

The provisional Programme (subject to change) includes:

  • Mark Stubbs …… Setting the Scene; the MMU perspective
  • Gabriel Hanganu ( Oxford) Open Source VLEs
  • Keith Pond (Loughborough) electronically mediated peer review
  • Workshops on:
  • Reusable Learning objects (Peter McKenna)
  • Peer assessment
  • Camtasia and clicker voting (Rod Cullen)

 

The Faculty is also participating in the Festival of Employability (week beginning 8 th June) and its programme of events is shown below. Contact Dawn Nicholson (d.nicholson@mmu.ac.uk Ext 6232) for further information

Employability Festival June 8-12 th 2009

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Programme

Day

Time

Lead

Title

Room

Mon

1200-1300h

Penny Renwick (Associate Dean Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care)

Academic achievement and employability skills: the role of the academic? (employability curriculum framework and passport)

C0.14

 

1300-1330h

Sheena Murphy (Department of Computing and Mathematics)

What employers want

C0.14

 

1330-1400h

Richard Cameron (Department of Computing and Mathematics)

Numeracy and employability

C0.14

 

1400-1500h

Emma Rayner (Faculty Student Support Officer)

Online skills resource: Drop-in and staff evaluation

C1.03

Tue

 

Careers Service

Psychometric testing

n/a

Wed

1200-1300h

Fiona Hughes (Library)

InfoSkills for employability

E419

 

1300-1400h

Emma Shaw (Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences)

PebblePad and placement students demo

E419

 

1400-1500h

Sheena Murphy (Department of Computing and Mathematics)

Designing for employability in the curriculum

E401

Thu

1000-1300h

Job Navigator

Job Navigator career decision–making tool

T0.03

 

1200-1230h

Mark Langan (Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences)

Consultancy projects in Environmental and Geographical Sciences

E419

 

1230-1300h

Pauline Hearn Combined Honours and Foundation Studies)

Employability in Combined Honours and Foundation Studies

E419

 

1300-1400h

Jan Moore and Nicola Fraser (Careers Service)

Destinations and longitudinal surveys

E401

 

1400-1500h

Hazel Doyle and Nicola Critchlow (Careers Service)

Career resources

C1.03

Fri

1100-1200h

Emma Rayner (Faculty Student Support Officer)

Online skills resource: Drop-in and staff evaluation

C1.03

 

1200-1300h

Fiona Hughes (Library)

InfoSkills for employability

E419

 

1300-1400h

David Nelson and Tahira Majothi (Careers Service)

Assessment centres

E401

 

Institute of Education

 The Institute of Education is holding a one day European conference on Technology Enhanced Language Learning on 3 rd July 2009 . It is a one day international conference demonstrating the use of new technologies in language learning in Primary Schools. A high profile keynote speaker will outline the broader national and international context of the role of technology in language learning. The aim of the conference is to promote and celebrate the outcomes of a European project involving England , Spain and France . Please visit the website for further details.

Spring 2009
ISSN 1477-1241