Teaching Excellence and the Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi)

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Staff are invited to register for the inaugural HEFi Conference, HEFi18, and proposals are invited for conference sessions on the theme 'research on practice'. Read More

The Digital Education Debate – by Jane James (HEFi)
This term’s theme for the Big Conversation is Digital Education. Over the next ten weeks, you will have the  opportunity to discuss and reflect on a range of articles around the Digital Education debate. This takes us to the inaugural HEFi conference on the 29th June at which the Birmingham Digital Education team within HEFi will … Continue reading "The Digital Education Debate – by Jane James (HEFi)"

Supporting students with vision impairment in higher education – by Rachel Hewett (School of Education)
Since 2010, researchers at Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research in DISN, School of Education have been following the post-16 transition experiences of a group of 80 young people with vision impairment. The study has focused in particular detail on the experiences of over 30 participants who made the transition into higher education. Some … Continue reading "Supporting students with vision impairment in higher education – by Rachel Hewett (School of Education)"

What is an inclusive approach to the development of academic literacy? By Gale Dawson (Learning Enhancement Team, Library Services)
The Library’s Learning Enhancement Team is currently discussing what constitutes an inclusive approach to the development of academic literacy. Wingate (2015) describes academic literacy as ‘the ability to communicate competently in an academic discourse community.’ So, how do our students learn what constitutes good academic practice? Is this something we can leave students to learn … Continue reading "What is an inclusive approach to the development of academic literacy? By Gale Dawson (Learning Enhancement Team, Library Services)"

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Posted 23 April 2018

MicroCPD: Digital Capabilities

This week Henry Chapman talks about staff and students using digital technologies effectively for learning, teaching and research.

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