MyPlayer - Anglia Ruskin University MyPlayer - Anglia Ruskin University en-us Wiki Race How to and a couple of examples you can try - presented at the DigiFest 2019 by Dr Martin Poulter Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:44:36 GMT How to book a Workshop on SiSo A walkthrough of how to book a workshop on the Media Services SiSo booking system. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:00:14 GMT No lecture theatres... - Prof Alejandro Armellini part 2 No lecture theatres and no staff offices on our brand new campus. Really? Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:06:43 GMT Active Blended Learning - Prof Alejandro Armellini part 1 Active Blended Learning No lecture theatres and no staff offices on our brand new campus. Really? Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:27:26 GMT How Canvas courses appear in the Student App (Android) Narrated screen cast of how Canvas courses appear in the Student app. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:31:30 GMT Installing the Canvas Student App on Android device Narrated Screencast demonstrating how to install the Canvas student app on an Android device Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:30:07 GMT A staff guide to the Student side of Canvas Student Groups A rather long (7 min) narrated screencapture showing staff what Student Groups look like for students (including self sign-up and student created groups) Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:18:57 GMT Canvas student groups - Self Sign-up Allocation A narrated screencapture on how to create Self Sign-up student groups in Canvas Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:30:16 GMT Canvas student groups - manual set up and allocation A narrated screencapture showing how to set up student groups manually in Canvas Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:17:45 GMT Canvas student groups - automatic allocation Narrated screencapture of how to get Canvas to create a set of student groups for you and to automatically allocate students across the groups. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 17:58:15 GMT Managing appointment slots in Canvas Calendar Narrated screencapture of staff view of booked appointments in Canvas calendar and how to manage individual and groups of appointments Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:02:52 GMT Booking a Canvas Calendar appointment Narrated screencapture showing how a student books an appointment setup in the Canvas calendar Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:57:39 GMT Creating Appointment Slots in Canvas Calendar A narrated screencapture of setting up bookable appointment slots in the Canvas calendar Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:53:40 GMT Using Canvas Inbox to message student groups (8 mins) A longer narrated screen capture on using the Canvas Inbox to message student groups Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:19:46 GMT Using Canvas Inbox to Message Student Groups (short) Narrated screen capture on using the Canvas Inbox. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:14:54 GMT Uploading a video file into Canvas A screencapture of the process of uploading a video file from a PC into Canvas Sun, 02 Dec 2018 20:33:31 GMT Recording screen with PowerPoint MP4 version of Powerpoint Presentation Sun, 02 Dec 2018 19:54:06 GMT Setting Selective Release on Modules A narrated screencapture video of setting Selective Release options on Modules in a Canvas course Sun, 02 Dec 2018 16:48:18 GMT Canvas Quick Wins - Create Discussion A quick guide to creating a Canvas discussion Sun, 02 Dec 2018 10:25:48 GMT Active Learning - integrating research and practice –&#160;a Talking about Teaching seminar Professor Pauline Kneale, Honorary Visiting Professor, Centre for Innovation in Higher Education (CIHE) explores opportunities for creating your own materials. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:10:33 GMT How to report a health and safety incident or near miss How to report a health and safety incident or near miss Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:06:20 GMT Health and Safety Incident Reporting Accident Form Introduction Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:04:11 GMT Digital learning: The two most important skills for building learning online –&#160;a Talking about Teaching seminar Leonard Houx of Cass Business School introduces you to instructional design and usability engineering. He shows how you can use them to make your teaching more engaging, efficient and effective. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:13:15 GMT Confidence is the Pivot to Success – a Talking about Teaching seminar Dr Paul McDermott of the University of East Anglia introduces a format for multiple choice questions (MCQ), implicit in which, are measures of student confidence. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:46:52 GMT You Said, We Did: Students informing the adoption of Canvas Uwe Richter and Dr Julian Priddle The session described how students’ views were used to shape how Canvas has been delivered at ARU. The process started with feedback on sites in the old VLE. Important in this was students’ desire for a standard look-and-feel and structure, which fed into our design of templates for Canvas module sites. As we approached Canvas implementation, we ran workshops with students to find out how they would be likely to use sites and how frequently they used features in the old VLE. This was followed by further consultation once Canvas was live, which in turn will inform future developments. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:38:21 GMT Building a Pedagogic Research Community Dr Simon Pratt-Adams and Mark Warnes A key element in the enhancement of the student experience is to develop and maintain teaching excellence. To this end, since 2016/17, ARU has been building a pedagogic research community. It is supported by a website and online directory, informal monthly seminars across campuses, and writing retreats. The intention is to continue capacity building over the coming years to build funding opportunities, cross-disciplinary networks, shared facilities and resources. Furthermore, the success of the community has directly resulted in the creation of the new Centre for Innovation in Higher Education. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:32:54 GMT The ‘e-factor’: Anglia Ruskin Business School Intern Programme Donna Franklin Anglia Ruskin Business School established an intern programme in 2014. It is built on three cornerstones: a personal mentor, a ‘vital skills’ training package, and work experience opportunities which facilitate students working as collaborators. The aim is to give our students the best possible opportunity to raise awareness of, and develop their skill-set and knowledge of employability…and build their own ‘e-factor’ in a safe and supportive community environment! This presentation will showcase the value and impact of the intern programme and invite discussion around how we can future-proof our students for known (and unknown) future work/life challenges. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:31:43 GMT Tracking International Student Success Rebecca Rowntree and Jason Jerome International students play an essential role in our university. Some embrace the experience and thrive in a new academic climate, but a significant minority struggle and don’t fulfil their potential due to a number of different reasons. This study uses both qualitative and quantitative data to track the success of international students and offers some conclusions and advice on how to improve their experience, both in the classroom and also the wider context of the university. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:30:07 GMT How Critical Reflection develops in an Online Distance Learning Community of Sports Coaching Students Dr Anna Stodter and Ed Cope Research with sports coaching practitioners suggests that ‘reflective conversations’ play a key role in learning from experience, with context an important moderating factor. This project aims to implement theory-led ‘reflective conversations’ between student coaches and a tutor throughout an online distance learning module, and evaluate how reflective skill development can be initiated, supported and sustained. Thirteen reflective conversations were recorded to ‘track’ learning processes across the module. Students reported a positive experience regarding the delivery format. Processes involved in learning will be discussed with the aim of enhancing future evidence-based provision and learning gain. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:28:40 GMT Authentic and Industry-Focused Delivery and Assessment in a Blended Learning Environment Dr Helen Marshall, Professor Eugene Giddens and John Walsh Research argues that authentic assessments focus on students using and applying knowledge and skills in scenarios relating to the real world. The project seeks fluid mechanisms to integrate contributions from industry experts through distance and blended learning. Helen, Eugene and John have worked with industry experts in publishing and creative writing to produce a number of 15 minute videos to be integrated into the digital delivery of the modules. This presentation will report on our key findings on both the preparation of these videos and their integration into Canvas. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:26:35 GMT Adobe Actually Vix Samways and Chris Herbert Vix and Chris discuss the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite offering at ARU: from the applications all students and staff have available on their desktops and in open access spaces, to the specialist systems that support teaching. This session will guide you through accessing many of these applications through the Adobe Creative Cloud Work from Home offering, and where to get the best training and development. There are new apps and services to explore, as well as an outline of some of the widely used systems Adobe has to offer from Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to the new Adobe XD and the lighter phone applications. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:53:29 GMT Improving Retention and Performance through Extended and Holistic ‘Educational Experience’ Approach to Induction Natalie Kite and Nicola Faulkner The HEA’s ‘What works?’ retention project identified that induction impacts retention and success in three ways: a) socialisation, b) developing confidence and academic skills and c) developing relationships with staff, so students are more comfortable to approach them later (Thomas, 2012). Natalie and Nicola's aim was to look at existing induction activities and support offered to new students in the Business School and to see how it can be developed further. They collaborated with Student Services, ARU colleagues, and current students on three specific activities that they piloted during their extended Welcome induction in January 2018. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:15:11 GMT Developing an Employability Tracker Sarah Etchells and Dr Sebastian Rasinger This project aimed to develop an Employability Tracker, which would allow students to track their employability activities throughout their course. It was to be linked to the Personal Tutor system, in an attempt to enhance both systems and make them more purposeful. The tracker was to be based on a modified version of the Researcher Development Skills Diagnostic matrix used by ARU PGR students, which allows mapping of key skills and knowledge at different stages, and integrates an action plan allowing students to improve and enhance their skills. Unfortunately, the project was unsuccessful and, in this session, we explore the reasons why. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:13:32 GMT Taking a Soft Approach to Hard Dissertations Paul Fynn Dissertation processes are as much about students learning as their assessment. In encouraging student independence supervisors risk overlooking students’ legitimate needs for support with processes and practice. Rather than being a hard problem, the author argues that dissertations represent soft problems – neither student nor tutor can fully anticipate what the problem is, or what the solution might look like. Checkland’s Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) offers a range of conceptual devices to help shape agreement. This session explores how tools from SSM can support and guide the required processes of divergence and convergence, to increase student autonomy and heighten success. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:11:56 GMT Education strategy workshop and closing address Professor Aletta Norval Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:10:28 GMT Developing Reflective Pedagogical Practice with 360-Degree Video Dr Nicola Walshe This session will explore how the use of 360-degree video supports reflective pedagogical practice. Nicola will begin by presenting findings from research undertaken with education students in which they reflected on their practice whilst watching 360-degree video recordings through a VR headset. Results suggest that the immersive experience of reflecting using 360-degree video becomes an intermediary to real-life classroom settings, supporting students to produce reflections which show a better appreciation of pupil engagement and learning. Nicola will suggest that 360-degree video has significant potential to transform the way we reflect and go on to explore implications for practice in HE. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:08:42 GMT Evaluating the Effectiveness of Designing a Novel Active Learning Curriculum Aimed at Improving Student Engagement and Retention in Foundation Year Cohorts Nicky Milner The need to improve student engagement is an important issue in higher education. Reasons for poor student engagement are not fully understood and often rely on anecdotal evidence, such as poor attendance. Understanding the learning and attendance behaviour of students helps to create a stimulating learning environment where students want to become actively involved in learning activities both inside and outside of the classroom. The aim of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of a implementing a novel active learning curriculum, which includes Team-Based Learning and personalised learning logs, on improving engagement in foundation year student cohorts. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:07:12 GMT Course Design Challenge (Course Leader Conference 2018) Keynote speaker: Dr Graham Holden Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:05:46 GMT ARU+ Transforming the Lives of Learners Dr George Evangelinos The ARU+ project aims to explore the implications of establishing a design approach in documenting the interactions of learners with the various ‘learning opportunities’ offered by the institution in terms of the formal curriculum and co-curriculum. Establishing a systematic approach in designing, delivering, assessing and accrediting these learning opportunities could significantly enhance the student experience of an ARU graduate. This added value can be realised by defining a broader set of criteria in a variety of developmental dimensions and accrediting learner engagement and attainment. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:04:09 GMT Developing an ePortfolio for Degree Apprenticeships Tom Taylor and Glen Campey Degree Apprenticeships typically contain elements that are outside a “normal” degree course – for example the requirement to demonstrate progress towards the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected in the apprentice’s profession, or the expectation of a three-way partnership between the university, apprentice and employer. Some of these elements can be delivered via an ePortfolio. This session explores how the LDS Distance Learning team have used MyShowcase to develop an ePortfolio for apprentices. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:02:31 GMT How do I Compare Thee? An evidence-based approach to the presentation of class comparison information to students using Dashboard Dr Annelie Harvey and Dr Helen Keyes The student engagement Dashboard tool allows students to compare their level of engagement with the course average. Conflicting research suggests that upward social comparisons (i.e. a comparison with someone performing better) either has positive (i.e. inspirational) or harmful effects (i.e. decreased academic self-competence) on students. In our ALT- funded project, we asked ARU students to imagine a fictional Dashboard display that was a reflection of their own engagement and report their predicted grade. Students were either presented with data showing they were performing above, below or the same as the course average. We measured students’ self-esteem and their motivation to engage. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:00:36 GMT Keynote – Reimagining Higher Education in the digital age Professor Neil Morris, University of Leeds Neil will discuss some of the major changes impacting on Higher Education as a result of digital technology, including unbundling, blended learning, flipped learning, changing use of learning spaces and mobile learning. He will draw on evidence from the literature and from work at the University of Leeds and across the sector. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:42:43 GMT Meeting the educational expectations of students, employers and government – how can we balance the many demands? Professor Iain Martin Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:02:22 GMT Explain Everything A powerful app that allows you to capture as you create and present on your iPad. Search for 'Hip Flask defence' video within myplayer to see the app in action. Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:12:46 GMT Using personalised learning logs for self monitoring of engagement and performance Using personalised learning logs for self monitoring of engagement and performance Nicky Milner (FMS) Active Learning TeachMeet 2018 Chelmsford Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:39:08 GMT Active learning pedagogies to generate learning gain and confidence gain in the classroom Active learning pedagogies to generate learning gain and confidence gain in the classroom Keynote by Dr Fabio Arico, University of East Anglia Active Learning TeachMeet 2018 Cambridge and Chelmsford Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:36:18 GMT The challenges (and triumphs) of module development The challenges (and triumphs) of module development Christopher Kerry (LAIBS) Active Learning TeachMeet 2018 Cambridge Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:57:16 GMT Utilising Canvas to create a collaborative learning environment Utilising Canvas to create a collaborative learning environment Dr Mat Timmis (FST) Active Learning TeachMeet 2018 Cambridge Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:46:37 GMT Team-Based Learning in an Optics module Team-Based Learning in an Optics module Dr Marta Vianya (FST) Active Learning TeachMeet 2018 Cambridge Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:30:06 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