MyPlayer - Anglia Ruskin University MyPlayer - Anglia Ruskin University en-us Transforming in Class and out of Class Student Engagement Through Active Learning Dr John Couperthwaite, Echo360 Many are now questioning the relevance of the lecture in mainstream education as learners seek personalised interaction and feedback, and more flexible ways to study (Buitendijk, 2017). However, the answer is not to replace the lecture, but to reinvent it, using technology to empower both learners and teachers. Evidence is now emerging that use of engagement tools and learning analytics in lectures can have a significant impact on critical learning measures, such as early warning of student failure (Freeman et al, 2014; Samson, 2016), and boosting retention (HEC, 2016), while also increasing learning gain and exam scores (Montpetit, 2016). Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:24:55 GMT Students as Professionals Susan Smith and Mark Fisher, University of Sussex As a pilot study with a group of students on a third year optional audit module, we undertook a pilot designed to help students make the link between the professional environment and the classroom. The students became active by taking on the role of professionals performing an audit as part of the formative assignment. This group assignment involved a variety of steps including interpreting the brief, visiting the client site, interacting with client personnel to obtain information, and preparing and presenting a report to management. The audit complemented the module which involved a series of group case studies designed to encourage students to apply their theoretical knowledge. The experience provided a range of opportunities to develop employability skills in a ‘real life’ environment which cannot be fully reproduced in a class situation. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:57:05 GMT Active learning: Keeping it simple Steve McDonald, Anglia Ruskin University The term ‘Active learning’ can mean different things to different people. However, its meaning covers far more than Team-Based Learning (TBL). While TBL is an excellent and useful active learning method, this presentation will provide you with quick win ideas, based on the work of people such as Biech (2015), Dunlosky et al. (2013) and Wolff et al. (2015), who have identified how active learning can help improve educational outcomes, enabling students to reach their learning goals. Quick win active learning methods can easily be introduced into most seminars and lectures. They will not take you long to deliver or create, but can really enhance the students learning and understanding within a module and subject area. Additionally, this session shared tips and information to help you build confidence in adopting an active learning approach. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:19:23 GMT Active Learning through a Collaborative Digital Learning Project Dr Wendy Garnham and Tab Betts, University of Sussex Learning through collaboration is increasingly recognised as a useful tool for improving engagement in students (e.g. Coorey, 2016). This presentation described the development of the Padlet Project, a collaborative active learning project run in conjunction with Technology Enhanced Learning at Sussex University. The Padlet Project aims to develop student’s digital literacy skills alongside their academic knowledge base. Students enter the seminar room and work in small groups to either consolidate or extend their knowledge of the seminar topic by producing a multimedia post for a Padlet wall which acts as an online noticeboard. Rather than focusing on the seminar papers in isolation, students create a resource bank of interactive activities, extended reading and links to real-world applications as a result. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:00:23 GMT Evaluating Students&#39; Perceptions of Active Learning Pedagogies Dr Helen Kay, Tim Parker, Dr Anne Nortcliffe, Dr Oliver Lewis and Dr Dave Greenfield, Sheffield Hallam University Active learning has been shown to be effective in improving student learning when compared to more traditional lecture-based methods (Prince, 2004; White, 2015) but the link between active learning and better student engagement is still uncertain. Student ‘resistance’ to active learning has been blamed for slow adoption and even discontinuation of this pedagogy (Prince et al. 2014; Finelli et al. 2014; Borrego et al. 2010). This study surveyed 240 students on level 4 engineering and level 5 engineering management modules and was designed to explore students’ attitudes to active learning through SCALE-UP pedagogy. Existing survey scales (Nguyen et al. 2016; Entwistle et al. 2013) were used to explore relationships between students’ ‘perceived value and positivity’ towards active learning and their levels of ‘actual participation’ in SCALE-UP sessions. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:13:35 GMT Team-Based Learning in Chemistry: Inspiration, adaptation and integration Dr Graeme Jones, Dr Laura Hancock, Dr Tess Phillips, Chloe Howe, Dr Natalie Brown and Dr Daniela Plana, Keele University Traditional chemistry teaching consists of instructors working through problems in lectures, followed by students attempting similar problems which are handed in for marking and discussed in problem classes or tutorials. For many students the step from following an instructor tackle a problem to them tackling it themselves is a quantum leap. We decided that team-based learning, with its focus on problem solving in a team, would be an ideal way to help bridge the gap. This presentation will highlight our experience of adapting TBL for chemistry and chemistry for TBL, including the range of styles of MCQ questions developed and the use of visualisers to project team answers during application activities. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:24:40 GMT Tale from the North: Moving away from formal learning spaces to active learning spaces Dr Auðbjörg Björnsdóttir and Ásta Ásmundsdóttir, University of Akureyri, Iceland This session reviews the transformational process of moving from formal lecture rooms to active learning classrooms. The University of Akureyri is located in the northern part of Iceland, with approximately 2,000 students. The University has been leading in co-teaching of distance and on campus students in Iceland. In recent years, the University has moved to flexible learning, with the focus shifting to the professional development of teaching to support staff and students. One of those projects is the creation of developmental classrooms with the aim of turning them into active learning classrooms (ALCs). We will go through the process of moving from formal classroom to an ALC, the different obstacles we faced, the importance of using research-based classrooms in this process and the importance of cooperation with key faculty and students. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:01:16 GMT The 1-2-3 peer feedback cycle Dr Mike Hobbs and Elaine Brown, Anglia Ruskin University Fundamentals of Design is a core, first year undergraduate module for students in computer science. Focusing on systems analysis and design, pragmatic programming students commonly underestimated the depth of design thinking, and struggled to appreciate the assessment criteria. We structured a set of ‘feedback cycles’ to engage students in feedback as collaborative peer assessment of low-stakes draft work, building towards an individually assessed case study. Engaging in this schedule improved attendance and submission of assessment. Student feedback on the module reflected positively on the timetable of work, interactive environment, collaboration with peers, and perceived clarity of assessment criteria. The activity was seen as an authentic representation of professional practice, and developed the sorts of soft skills sought by employers. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:16:48 GMT Using Team-Based Learning to deliver a consultation skills module Simon Tweddell, University of Bradford Background Bradford introduced TBL to a final year Consultation Skills module to enhance engagement and the development of higher-level thinking skills. TBL is grounded in constructivist educational theory with students engaging with one another to solve authentic problems. Method We used the TBL-SAI instrument to collect feedback from students about their accountability, preference for, and satisfaction with TBL (1). Examination results for two TBL cohorts were compared with two pre-TBL cohorts. Qualitative module evaluation data was analysed for common themes. Results Results from the TBL-SAI showed student preference for and satisfaction with TBL and that students developed accountability to their team. Performance in examinations was 13% higher in the TBL cohort . Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:30:22 GMT Flipped, authentic and problem-based labs Dr Paul Holland and Rhian Kerton, Swansea University Students in the College of Engineering at Swansea University often spend more than a third of their contact hours in laboratories. Generally practical laboratory sessions are only seen as a way of re-enforcing material delivered in lectures. However, careful design of laboratories using a variety of pedagogical approaches deeply develop and enhance students’ practical, design and communication skills in a way that isn’t possible in other delivery formats. This session reports on how a new laboratory based module for medical engineers, ‘Biomedical Instrumentation’, was designed to employ new pedagogical approaches following attendance at a HEA event ‘STEM pedagogies: Best practice considerations’ at Southampton University in July 2016. The motivation for this work was to move to interactive laboratories through real-time collaborative design and problem solving activities to enable deep experiential learning experiences. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:56:28 GMT &#39;So many ideas on how to use the space!&#39;: Creating spaces for active learning Kristian Rogers, Sarah Ney and Peter Bryant, London School of Economics and Political Science LSE has been engaging in a process of teaching and learning redesign centred on supporting students to become active participants in their learning. One of the challenges has been providing spaces for students and teachers to support a variety of modes of active learning. Over the last three years, we have been researching and designing new spaces to support active learning inside and outside the classroom. Extending beyond the use of flexible furniture, this project has drawn on the critical importance of light, colour, technology, the outside world and imagery to support both active learning practices and the motivation of staff to try something different. This presentation shared findings from our pilot studies and provide attendees with a learning-in-action toolkit developed by our institution that supports the collaborative design of spaces for active learning. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:51:08 GMT Keynote: Designs for Active Learning – Active Learning Conference Professor Mike Sharples, The Open University Active learning can increase engagement, retention and performance, but is difficult to achieve online. Learning platforms have been criticised for promoting passive learning from watching videos and reading texts. Professor Sharples will discuss designs for active learning with examples from flexible learning rooms, the FutureLearn platform and nQuire-it, a platform for inquiry-based science learning. These have been developed through processes of pedagogy-led design to support learning through conversation, collaboration, peer review, field work and inquiry. The keynote will describe successes with these platforms, and issues including learner attitudes, sustained motivation and facilitation. We’re now exploring how hybrid courses, formative analytics, reputation management, and dynamic assessment can offer new forms of active learning for campus students in ‘flipped classroom’ mode alongside open access learners. 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After a six-year absence from Anglia Ruskin University, the SPQDN program was re-established in January 2014. There is little national research to understand the value of the SPQDN qualification or to understand students learning and teaching needs. Using a qualitative approach, we conducted four Focus Groups over two years, Cambridge and Chelmsford Campus mapping to QNI voluntary standards and ‘being a student’. Early findings include understanding political and organisational agendas are important for the students, which increases confidence in team working and patient care delivery. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:50:41 GMT RawTag: Art and Education for Sustainability Dr Beatriz Acevedo After many years of teaching ethics and responsible business, it is evident that without a clear personal engagement these ideas tend to be theoretical and abstract. This presentation concerns a proposal merging active learning, student engagement and art in education for sustainability in a project called RawTag. RawTag has two clear dimensions: it's an educational process, where the pedagogical event sparks discussions and transformations, and it has an artistic manifestation: in the pedagogical event and also in a material installation. RawTag has been exhibited in the Cambridge Sustainability Residency (2015) and also recently in Espacio Gallery (London). The next step for us is to use this approach in a core module on Responsible Business, where 250 students will get involved with the RawTag methodology while reflecting on social responsibility, ethics, and sustainable alternatives. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:54:24 GMT Virtual Learning Flipped Professor Eugene Giddens and John Walsh This paper addresses the potentials and pitfalls of flipping the virtual classroom. Eugene and John start with the premise that a modular experience potentially fragments student learning, increasing isolation within a digital campus, especially in competition with other social media. Whilst course-level LMS aim to bring cohesion, our experience under Sharepoint was that such spaces lacked virtual footfall and engagement. Their project, Virtual Learning Flipped, aimed to bring the camaraderie and goodwill found in live course events to virtual spaces, by encouraging English, Writing, and Film students to produce their own virtual enhancement content. Results were mixed, as our paper shows. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:36:10 GMT Recorded Lectures: What impact on student attendance? Dr Egle Dagilyte and John Walsh One of academic staff's concerns at Anglia Law School is whether the drop in student class attendance could be correlated with recorded lectures being uploaded onto the VLE/LMS, should the university decide to adopt an ‘all lectures recorded’ policy. Given that the pedagogic literature on this question is inconclusive, we conducted an online survey with our law students and analysed its results against the student attendance electronic data and the analytics of recorded lectures’ viewing statistics on VLE over two academic years. In this paper, we'll be sharing the preliminary project findings and discuss the impact they may have on our university’s and Law School’s future lecture recording policies. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:58:28 GMT Museum-based teaching and learning in HE Dr Michelle Sheehan Michelle highlights the teaching and learning opportunities arising from collaboration between universities and museums. She focuses on an independent learning module which she's running in collaboration with Wisbech Museum and Cambridge County Council which she hopes to develop into a permanent module. Students visit the museum and town with Michelle and then develop a temporary exhibition for the following autumn based on any topic which falls within the broad remit of language and linguistics. The experience empowers students as subject experts and also encourages creativity as they apply their knowledge and skills to something new. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:28:38 GMT Students’ academic induction and transitions: what does excellence look like? Dr Adam Longcroft This presentation explores how we can help our students manage the tricky transition to university and how we can support them to integrate into our community of scholars. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:55:01 GMT Evaluation of student engagement with feedback: feeding forward from feedback Dr Dan Gordon With the advent of developments in assessment strategies and styles, a range of feedback approaches have started to become more prominent within the University. These range from the traditionally orientated written feedback through to less personal forms such as Grademark where standard phrases are used to facilitate the process. An alternative approach that has been successfully trialled for a number of years within Sport and Exercise Sciences is Audio Feedback. Using a system (Project Lighthouse) metrics will be presented to show how students engage with different forms of feedback and how this information is assimilated and fed-forward. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:47:23 GMT Keynote – Designs for Active Learning – Active Learning Conference Professor Mike Sharples, The Open University Active learning can increase engagement, retention and performance, but is difficult to achieve online. Learning platforms have been criticised for promoting passive learning from watching videos and reading texts. Professor Sharples discusses designs for active learning with examples from flexible learning rooms, the FutureLearn platform and nQuire-it, a platform for inquiry-based science learning. These have been developed through processes of pedagogy-led design to support learning through conversation, collaboration, peer review, field work and inquiry. The keynote describes successes with these platforms, and issues including learner attitudes, sustained motivation and facilitation. We’re now exploring how hybrid courses, formative analytics, reputation management, and dynamic assessment can offer new forms of active learning for campus students in ‘flipped classroom’ mode alongside open access learners. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:07:34 GMT Increasing student engagement by understanding and managing mutual expectations between our students and our University Natalie Kite Students are becoming a more informed group, shaping their university choices and expectations through a range of resources. Many students are becoming more critical and less accepting of institutional sources, placing a greater reliance on social sources to shape their expectations of university life. This case study builds on Bordia, Bordia and Restubog’s (2015) model of the formation of the psychological contract through either institutional or social sources. The purpose of the research is to develop the space between the institutional and social sources through a communication between current and new students to improve transition to Anglia Ruskin University. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:19:42 GMT Anglia Ruskin – an entrepreneurial university? A view from the Enterprise Academy Marcia Baldry and Professor John Thompson There are many (differing) views on what constitutes an Entrepreneurial University. The base definition for this presentation will be three reports from NCGE (The National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship) and associated partner institutions in 2005, 2008 and 2009. Here the emphasis was on student employability, the need for direct interventions in every Faculty, and the value of embedding activities and initiatives within the credit-bearing curricula. In this presentation we will first critique the relevance and merits of these ambitious proposals and discuss what might be implied by a relevant business model – who would be doing what, why and how. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:25:33 GMT Prep for Pro Practice Preparation for Professional Practice Module 11 Presented by Jan Lovelle Guide to assessment - good luck everyone<p><br>Original contributor Jan Lovelle</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:37:57 GMT