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Effective Management of the Minerva Page for Modules

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Minerva is extensively used to facilitate innovative teaching practices but there has been less attention to the quality. Evidenced by numerous positive feedback from students, the blog shows how a module builder could enhance their Minerva page by considering students’ perspectives, the interconnectivity among different learning materials and some pedagogies.   What did you do and...

University of Leeds Teaching Awards 2023 winners announced 

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The winners of the 2023 University of Leeds Teaching Awards have been announced.  In their third year, these prestigious accolades are a celebration of excellent practice in student education, as well as the work and innovation of colleagues to deliver high-quality teaching and learning at Leeds. The panel of judges was incredibly impressed by the...

Embedding Formative Assessment for Skills Development

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Within a wider institutional context where academics are asked to reduce points of summative assessment within modules, embedding formative assessment opportunities tailored to the needs of students gains importance. Students have reported increased levels of anxiety when the whole mark for a module hinges on a single point of assessment. The school is therefore making...

Is the Dissertation Past its Use-By Date?

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The research process of the dissertation – discovering, collating, and critically analysing information – remains a valuable learning experience. However, with progressive introduction of capstones across the University and the emergence of AI tools, the dissertation as a written output is, in my view at least, at its sell-by date, with its use-by date fast...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools as a Starting Point for Inclusive Assessment

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The rapid growth of tools such as ChatGPT has sparked ongoing discussions across the education sector. The Charted Association of Business Schools (CABS) recently published a post that raises the question of whether ChatGPT signals the end of assessments. As a social scientist specialising in technology development and utilisation, I have researched the potential of...

Introducing the TIPS Special Series on Inclusive Assessment

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The TIPS blog is pleased to share a collection of six articles on inclusive assessment. Jenny Brady, Inclusive Learning and Teaching Manager at the University of Leeds, introduces this special collection by explaining a little more about inclusive assessment at Leeds: Why is it so important to think about inclusive assessment? In higher education, we've...

Developing Interdisciplinary Team Working Competencies

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This post provides evidence-based practical tips for academics to use when creating or improving interdisciplinary team learning experiences for students.  Importance of Interdisciplinary Team Working  Globalisation and other factors have led to graduates increasingly being required to work in interdisciplinary teams.  In terms of the labour market and interdisciplinary employability skills, there is a growing...

Celebrating our PGCAP Graduates - April 2023

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Congratulations to 15 of our University of Leeds colleagues who have graduated from the University's Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). They have all completed the course run by OD&PL which provides the opportunity for colleagues to reflect on and enhance their teaching practice whilst delivering a pedagogical research project. As a result, they have...

Microsoft Sway for example-based learning?

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Example-based learning (EBL) is a successful and time-efficient instructional strategy to introduce new content to learners. The learners are provided with various examples along with problem solutions provided by an expert to illustrate the new content and has a lesser cognitive load on the learners. Multimedia learning based worked examples amplify the benefits of EBL...

Hybrid at Scale: Leeds Student Education Conference 2023

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In the first week of January, the LITE Team hosted the Leeds Student Education Conference 2023- an event for over 450 people where we held four plenary sessions and two sets of parallel sessions, each with five concurrent panels. Delegates and presenters were able to choose whether they would like to attend the sessions in...