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Joanne Shiel, Director of Year 1 of the Leeds-SWJT Joint School and Director of Languages for Engineering Programmes, has been awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) for her leadership and contribution to learning and teaching in higher education. Joanne becomes the sixth colleague at Leeds to achieve Principal Fellow status, and the…
Louise Banahene MBE, Director of Educational Engagement at Leeds, has been awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) for her leadership and contribution to learning and teaching in higher education.   Louise becomes the fifth colleague at Leeds to achieve Principal Fellowship in recognition of her work leading the University’s access and student success…
Congratulations to six of our University of Leeds colleagues who have graduated from the University’s  Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). They have all taken part in the course designed to reflect and enhance their teaching practice and to deliver a pedagogical research project. As a result, they have also been awarded a Fellowship of the…
Applications are now open for our University of Leeds Teaching Awards 2022.  The awards celebrate excellent practice in student education and offer wide recognition of outstanding work, as well as a cash prize to support professional development and scholarship.   Applications are open to any colleague at Leeds involved in teaching or supporting the student learning…
In this article, I suggest supporting students through a variety of digital technologies to help achieve the main learning outcome of the module: application of key enterprise processes to the development of a new enterprise proposal.  To achieve this learning outcome, students were asked to generate a business idea that they could develop into a new enterprise proposal for…
This is an example of how to integrate a module fully into a hybrid or online setting using TopHat. Using TopHat, combined with Blackboard and MyMediasite, emphasised active learning and constant student engagement. During the semester, students watched over 200 days of videos and submitted over 100,000 answers to questions.  What did you do? Why did you do…
To support the implementation of our curriculum redefined priorities for assessment and feedback, Professor Alice O’Grady (Dean for Student Education Quality) is chairing a series of assessment and feedback matters webinars with invited external guest speakers, supported by OD&PL.    The way we think about assessment at Leeds is changing. The pandemic has given us an opportunity to try new approaches and…
Due to Covid19 we have all used many more online, self-paced, learning materials over the past year. How do we ensure that the materials we use are relevant, accessible, and add value for students, and are not simply an overload of YouTube videos and similar materials?  The Rapid Review Tool gives a framework for academics to conduct rapid…
The online and self-paced course from OD&PL provides information and advice to those new to teaching at Leeds, or new to teaching. The course is self-paced and is delivered online, with no time limit to complete it. The core of the Foundations in Teaching course is estimated to take 3 hours, with an additional 2-4…
This article suggests a method for improving student engagement and criticality through generating paired peer feedback in breakout rooms.  What did you do? Why did you do it?    This activity made use of Flipgrid, a video recording software which is an office 365 app and available as an optional tab on Teams.  Prior to the live…