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International Visiting Teaching Fellows preparing learners, educators, librarians and administrators to collaborate, teach and think with digital technology

Funded by WIHEA and hosted by IATL, Sean Michael Morris, Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Instructional Designer, Middlebury College, USA and Dr Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching & Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington are visiting Warwick to inspire educational approaches based on critical digital pedagogies, policies and practices and address the types of challenges teachers and learners face when working digitally.

The main events during their visit are listed below but for further details on each and booking form to reserve a place, please follow this link.

  • Student Agency in Digital Spaces Workshop

Monday 20 October 2017, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Teaching Grid (for UG and PGT students)

  • Innovative Approaches to Assessment in Digital & Hybrid Pedagogies Workshop

Thursday 24 October 2017 at 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Teaching Grid (for staff)

  • Critical Instructional Design Workshop

Friday 27 October 2017, 9.30am to 2pm, Collaboration Area, Teaching Grid (for staff)

  • Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Public Lecture

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 1pm to 2pm, OC1.01 The Oculus (open to staff, students and public)

  • Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 9.30am to 11.30am, Teaching Grid (contact IATL for more information)

  • Digital Pedagogy Lab Warwick

Friday 3 November 2017, 10am to 5pm, Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid (WIHEA Fellows and staff)

For further information and to reserve a place at any of the above events please follow this link.
Mon 16 October 2017, 15:22

Prof Shân Wareing's Seminar on Guidance & Resources page

Prof Shân Wareing, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, London South Bank University (LSBU), presented an exclusive seminar to WIHEA members on the topic of "Widening participation: student journeys, building lives" on 6 June 2017 - you can now watch the seminar on our website!

Wed 19 July 2017, 15:42

Learning Technology Tools at Warwick; where to go for individual support and advice

Extended Classroom Wednesdays

Every Wednesday between 14.00 and 16.00 The place to go for individual support, advice and training in using Warwick's suite of learning technology tools (we call it The Extended Classroom). Meet the experts from the Academic Technology and Audio Visual Services teams. Get one-to-one assistance and guidance for Moodle, Responseware, AV equipment and more. Join the discussion in our Extended Classroom user groups. Come to a TEL Forum and find out about how others use learning tech at Warwick and beyond.

Drop-in Support

Moodle, ResponseWare, H5P, Lecture Capture and more. On most Wednesdays, the drop-in session runs from 14.00 to 16.00 and you do not need to sign up to attend. On user group days, drop-in will run from 14.00 to 14.30 and then again from 15.30 to 16.00. If you can't make those times, you can always contact us through the IT Services Help Desk.

User Groups

On two Wednesdays each term we have our user group meeting, at which we learn about new features, share advice and experiences, and feed back to the people who run our tools and services. Each meeting will include some general news and reporting, as well as looking at a specific theme. Limited spaces, sign up as soon as you can. Term 1 themes: presentation tools and e-assessment. Sign up now for the session on 25th October(14.30 to 15.30) – this user group meeting may be of special interest to Fellows considering or joining the Space Learning Circle, as it is on presentation tools.

TEL Forum

Once a term, working with LDC, IATL, the Library and Academic Technology, the Teaching Grid hosts one of these bigger events, to think more deeply and broadly about the use of technology to enhance learning and teaching. We have showcase presentations, design activities and external speakers. More details coming soon.

See the full program, with dates and sign-up forms here.

Wed 18 October 2017, 15:42

2017 Teaching Excellence Winners

Our Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence and WATE PGR winners have been announced – see who makes the difference in learning and teaching!

Tue 04 July 2017, 19:06

Positive result in the Teaching Excellence Framework

Our University has been awarded silver status in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

This award defines Warwick as a university that “consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education” and achieves “excellent outcomes for its students…with an institutional culture that facilitates, recognises and rewards excellent teaching”.

Tue 04 July 2017, 17:28

Next steps: 2017 Institutional Teaching and Learning Review

Since the ITLR in January 2017, Teaching Quality have been doing some detailed analysis to identify themes for development across the University. These were considered by the University Senate on 15 June 2017 and key outcomes can now be shared with the broader University community.

Tue 04 July 2017, 17:26

Congratulations to Ande Milinyte, Graduate Placement Unitemp of the Year 2017

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Ande Milinyte, Case Studies Co-ordinator started her initial temporary contract with WIHEA through Unitemps on 1 March 2017. It became apparent very quickly that Ande's excellent range of skills and attitude to her work would be a valuable contribution to the WIHEA team and wider community.

Ande has worked on the development of a web-based guidance resource, designed around the very recently developed Warwick learning and teaching ‘narrative’ which describes the student learning experience. Ande has interviewed academics and professional service staff, filmed their interviews and edited these to ensure good short case studies were developed to illustrate various aspects of teaching and learning. Ande was on top of the brief incredibly fast, worked at a highly independent rate on the guidance development and received positive feedback from colleagues following the release of the case study videos. It has been a technically challenging project but in addition to this, she has also revised and improved our existing website greatly and introduced some new features that are of great use to us for the next few years. Nothing phased her and she even managed to throw in a very professional performance when invited to contribute to a royal visit that took place at short notice. We felt Ande was fully deserving of this award and are delighted her contributions have been recognised by Unitemps. Well done Ande!

Fri 16 June 2017, 12:09 | Tags: Staff Recognition

HEFCE funding success: Student engagement and interdisciplinary learning

 

Dr Georgia Kremmyda and Dr Volkan Degirmenci have won funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund for their project Developing a student-driven educational model between, beyond and across disciplines.

The project will develop a conceptual model for exploring the ways in which students act as co-producers of learning, and how they might work beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. Project partners are Professor Gwen Van der Velden (Warwick International Higher Education Academy), Dr Nicholas Monk (Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning) and Professor Colin Eddie (UnPS Ltd). With a total value of £99,490 the project will take 18 months to complete.

Chris Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) commented:

Considering the competitive nature of Catalyst Funding, I really want to congratulate the team on this achievement. It's an imaginative bid on both student engagement and interdisciplinarity and therefore fits in very well with the key characteristics of a Warwick education. Humanitarian Engineering itself is already a highly innovative field, but this bid adds a whole new dimension to interdisciplinary curriculum development."

Find out more about Humanitarian Engineering or join the Warwick Humanitarian Engineering community.

Wed 10 May 2017, 12:00

Visiting Educator Schedule for Dr Craig Hassed, Associate Professor, Monash University (10 June to 1 July 2017)

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Our next WIHEA visiting educator being funded through the Monash Warwick Alliance Visiting Educators Scheme will be Dr Craig Hassed, Associate Professor from Monash University. The visit is being hosted by Prof Sarah Stewart-Brown, Professor in Public Health at Warwick Medical School.

Dr Hassed was one of the pioneers of mindfulness teaching in medicine, who embarked on the development and delivery of a wellbeing and mindfulness module in the late 1990's at the same time as one or two pioneers in the US. Although starting with elective modules for both students and GP's as the US pioneers were doing, Dr Hassed went on to develop a core curricululum course for the first two semesters of the medical school course. He was first in the world to do this and has been instrumental in introducing a variety of innovations into medical education and practice in Australia and overseas, with an emphasis on the application of holistic, integrative and mind-body medicine in medical practice.

Date & Time

Activity

Location

15 June

9.30-4.30

(Lunch Provided)

For mindfulness facilitators and students at Warwick Medical School only.

This free workshop specifically focusing on Mindfulness in Medical Education. To attend please complete the on-line booking form.

GLT4

16 & 17 June

(Delegate Rates)

Two Day Conference on Mindfulness in Health and Higher Education

Alongside other international experts in the field, Dr Hassed will provide a Keynote, workshop, contribute to two panel discussions and a brief performance as the Mindful Bard at the conference Dinner. For information on delegate rates and booking, please follow this link.

Scarman House

19 June

Keynote at the Universities’ UK Conference on Mindfulness in The HE Sector

London

28 June

12-2 (lunch provided)

and 2-4 (refreshments & snack provided)

WIHEA Masterclass: for all staff across the University

12pm for staff relatively new to Mindfulness

2pm for staff interested in or wanting to teach Mindfulness within any discipline.

To attend either or both sessions, please complete the on-line booking form.

Teaching Grid, The Library

29 June

9.30-4.30

(Lunch Provided)

For anyone teaching or interested in teaching Mindfulness in Midlands based Medical Schools

To attend this one day free workshop please complete the on-line booking form.

SO. 09.

30 June

Key Note lecture at Honourable Society of Inner Temple Conference Wellness for the Legal Profession

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

If you wouyld like to find out more about Dr Hassed's itinerary during his visit or potential collaboration opportunities, please contact Prof Sarah Stewart-Brown at Sarah.Stewart-Brown@warwick.ac.uk

Thu 04 May 2017, 10:11 | Tags: Visiting Educator

Monash Warwick Alliance: Intercultural Communication

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Dr Sophie Reissner-Roubicek (Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick) teaches on the MSc in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions and the BA in Language, Culture and Communication. In addition to designing and delivering blended intercultural training for professionals and students across disciplines and international, Dr Reissner-Roubicek's expertise in intercultural competence in applied settings is highly relevant to current work at Monash University. In particular, the focus on developing interventions to increase students ability to apply and articulate intercultural competence.

Funded through the Monash Warwick Visiting Educator Scheme, Dr Reissner-Roubicek's visit to Monash University at the begining of May 2017, will extend the collaboration with Dr Normand-Marconnet which was formed through the Monash Warwick Alliance Intercultural Competence project in 2016, when a three-stage training programme for students on study abroad was piloted and the project created a Train the Trainer resource for educators. The visit supports the continuing rollout of this training at Monash by building capacity in the post-experience section of the programme to help students' articulate their learning outcomes to employers and also contribute to the Monash Intercultural Competence Strategy by sharing a model of curricular skills development in intercultural teamwork that is applicable to educators in quantative disciplines.

During her visit, Dr Reissner-Roubicek will deliver a workshop to staff to introduce the interactive, digital learning resource and attend a networking breakfast for staff and students which will feature Intercultural Competence and Graduate Employability. The visit will provide Warwick with an insight into current approaches at Monash, including the delivery and evaluation models for the co-curricular training programme 'Leap into Leadership - Connecting across Cultures module as well as pilot projects taking place in the Faculties of Arts, Law and the Business School.

Tue 18 April 2017, 14:41 | Tags: Visiting Educator

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