Let's Get Digital | Datblygu'n Ddigidol

Different members of staff from all areas of the university spoke at the Let’s Get Digital events on particular ways they had used, or provide support for, technology to help enhance learning and teaching. We hope these stories can help inspire you with ideas of how you could apply the same ideas in your own teaching. If you need support with any of the tools mentioned then please get in contact with the CELT Learning Technology team who will be happy to help.

Please note: These recordings are only available to staff and students in the USW Group.

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Nurturing enthusiasm using social media by Rachel Grainger (FCI).

Nurturing enthusiasm using social media.
Presentation delivered at the CELT: Let’s Get Digital event at Treforest Campus on the 22nd June 2017.

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PR crisis simulations for assessment using the Hydra Suite by Mike Parsons (FBS).

PR crisis simulations for assessment using the Hydra Suite – how the simulation event was planned and run, the positive student reaction, and lessons learned.
Presentation delivered at the CELT: Let’s Get Digital event at Treforest Campus on the 22nd June 2017.

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Using Office 365 in the Cloud by Miguel Sousa (FLSE)

We live in a digital age where the internet is a big part of our daily routines. Most of us use the Cloud regularly even without knowing it. What is it, and how can we use it in education? Microsoft 365 is the Cloud based platform we will be using at USW for most of our tasks.
Presentation delivered at the CELT: Let’s Get Digital Event at Treforest Campus on the 22nd June 2017.

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Online reading lists and other tools – Gill Edwardes (Library)

Reading Lists Online: Helping Students Discover Resources

Students not doing the required reading? Find out how to collaborate with the library to ensure that the resources you recommend to students are in the right place at the right time using reading lists online.
Already doing that? Find out how to take your reading lists to the next level by including in your practice:

  • resources from FINDit and BoB;
  • your own annotations to guide your students reading;
  • monitoring use of resources using the dashboard.

Presentation delivered at the CELT: Let’s Get Digital event at City Campus on the 28th June 2017.

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Wikis as platforms for developing digital literacy in higher education by Tom Lambourne (FCES)

New Spaces for Learning: Using Wikis as platforms for developing digital literacy in higher education. Presented as part of the CELT: Let’s Get Digital event at Glyntaf Campus, 26 June 2017.

With a focus on creating highly skilled graduates, it is crucial that we consider how to provide students with diverse and rich learning experiences. Wiki’s, including Wikipedia, are often discredited in academia and beyond, as potentially unreliable sources. This presentation focuses on how we can use Wikis as a tool to enhance student learning through creating a new and dynamic space of learning. This is based on work undertaken with undergraduate Geography students at USW, and explores their journey throughout the course of a module, focusing on the learning experience, challenges and outcomes of creating a Wikipedia page as a group summative assessment.

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Collaborative tools to facilitate individual assessment within large group projects by Mike Reddy (FCES)

Use of FREE cloud-based collaborative tools to facilitate individual assessment within large group projects. Presented as part of the CELT: Let’s Get Digital event at Glyntaf Campus on 26 June 2017.

Work-based learning provides a useful experience of the “Three Es” (Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Employability), but such activities are hard to arrange for all students or any award, even those that are vocational, due to the demands and lack of opportunities for placements and internships. Work simulations – getting large groups of students to work on live briefs or problem based learning tasks – requires technical support for encouraging collaboration and fair assessment of individual contribution. This session will explore the use of Trello, Github and Google Docs for tracking of unique contributions by students over time.

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The Digital Makeover for a Traditional Police Assessment by Helen Martin (FLSE)

The Digital Makeover for a Traditional Police Assessment. Presented as part of the CELT: Let’s Get Digital at Glyntaf Campus, 26th June 2017.

For many years Police recruitment and training have relied on the traditional, tried and tested ASSESSMENT CENTRES. A typical Assessment Centre activity is the INTERACTIVE ASSESSMENT during which trainee officers are required to react and make decisions based on limited information and in a short space of time.

This session shows how this traditional method of assessment can be augmented through the introduction of digital technology. We will see how this type of assessment can be run for large cohorts of students and how their feedback can be presented to them quickly and effectively. Hopefully this session could help you think about how some of your traditional assessments could get a 'digital makeover’.

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Social media and employability for students by Ella Bradley (Careers)

Social media and employability for students. Presented as part of the CELT: Let’s Get Digital event on Glyntaf Campus 26 June 2017.

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The collaborative benefits of the digital classroom by Annie McCartney (FBS)

The collaborative benefits of the digital classroom in enhancing the student learning experience. Presented as part of the CELT: Let’s Get Digital at Glyntaf Campus, 26th June 2017.

The potential of the digital classroom to enhance a more collaborative approach to student learning enabling students to take collective control and responsibility for their own and their peers learning experience. The focus of this presentation will primarily concentrate on the student’s experience but I will also explain how the digital classroom facilitates my collaborative teaching philosophy.

Useful reading:

  • “The Learning Wheel, A Model of Digital Pedagogy” by Deborah Kellsey and Amanda Taylor, 2017, Critical Publishing.
  • The HEPI Report 2017

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Cefnogi Dysgu ac Addysgu Drwy Gyfrwng y Gymraeg by Catrin Evans (Coleg Cymraeg)

Cefnogi Dysgu ac Addysgu Drwy Gyfrwng y Gymraeg.
Byddwn yn tynnu sylw i adnoddau digidol gall helpu staff a myfyrwyr Prifysgol De Cymru a chefnogi dysgu ac addysgu drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.
Bydd cyfeiriad at ystod o adnoddau Prifysgol De Cymru a’r Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, megis llwyfan e-ddysgu’r Porth, Llyfrgell adnoddau, hyfforddiant ar-lein, apiau defnyddiol, Blackboard cyfrwng Cymraeg, adnoddau sgiliau astudio ar-lein, ilyfrau a mwy.

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Resources for Supporting Learning and Teaching Through the Medium of Welsh by Catrin Evans (Coleg Cymraeg)

Resources for Supporting Learning and Teaching Through the Medium of Welsh (This talk is available in Welsh under the title – Datblygu’n Ddigidol – Catrin Evans) Presented as part of the CELT: Let’s Get Digital at Treforest Campus, 22nd June 2017.

We will draw attention to digital resources that can help staff and students at USW and support learning and teaching through the medium of Welsh.
There will be a reference to a range of USW and Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol resources, including the E-leaning Portal ‘Y Porth’, digital library, online training, useful apps, Welsh medium Blackboard, online study skills resources, ibooks and more.
Useful links:

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Reflecting on Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning by Andy Pearsall (FCI)

Reflecting on Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning.
Presentation delivered at the CELT: Let’s Get Digital event at Treforest Campus on the 22nd June 2017.

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Self and peer-review tools for formative assessment by Jo Smith (FLSE)

Using self and peer-review tools for formative assessment and development of student understanding.
Presented as part of the CELT Let’s Get Digital event at Atrium Campus on 20th June 2017.

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21st Century Assessment Design by Mick Conroy (FBS)

21st Century Assessment Design.
Presented as part of the CELT: Let’s Get Digital event at Glyntaf Campus, 26 June 2017.

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