All posts tagged teaching

Free online courses: Preventing Zika and Eliminating Trachoma

Our next free online courses
The School’s next free online courses will be available in July and September 2016.

The first, produced by School staff and arctec, is titled Preventing the Zika Virus: Understanding and Controlling the Aedes Mosquito. The course considers the science behind the current Zika outbreak…

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Accessibility within Moodle

School websites and systems should be accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of specific needs or disabilities. This post provides information regarding the different accessibility and assistive technology features available within Moodle, and an individual’s operating system or web browser.
Moodle Accessibility Block
The Accessibility block appears on…

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Upgrade to Moodle 2.8: New Features

Upgrade to Moodle 2.8
The annual Moodle upgrade to version 2.8 will take place on 30th July 2015. On this day the site will be accessible, albeit in ‘read-only’ mode, meaning that while students and staff will retain full access to most resources during the upgrade, no…

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Clicker tool PollEverywhere now available to staff

A “clicker” tool or Personal Response System called PollEverywhere is now available to staff at the School.
What are clickers?
Clickers, or Personal Response Systems (PRS), give tutors the opportunity to pitch questions to small or large groups of students in a classroom or lecture theatre, with the answers pulled…

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Upgrade to Moodle 2.6: New Features

Introducing Moodle 2.6
On 31st July we will be upgraded to Moodle 2.6, and, despite being a small, ‘incremental’ upgrade, you’ll notice a few new features and changes to the interface. Information on these changes are outlined below.
User interface

Collated activity and resource editing tools
Editing…

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at LSHTM

From the Dean of Studies, Prof. Sharon Huttly:

As some of you know, the School has become a partner in FutureLearn – the UK’s main MOOC platform – as part of its strategic development of online/e-learning. We’re holding an open meeting on Monday 16th June at 12.45…

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53 Powerful Ideas All Teachers Should Know About by Graham Gibbs #53ideas

53 Powerful Ideas All Teachers Should Know About
SEDA, or the Staff and Educational Development Association, is the professional body for staff and educational developers in UK higher education. It aims to promote innovation, disseminate best practices, and develop a network of like-minded professionals across the country.

Graham Gibbs…

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How to… Add a Twitter feed to your Moodle course

I recently delivered two instances of An Introduction to Twitter for the School’s Lunchtime Bitesize Series, and one of the questions I was asked was around how staff might go about adding a Twitter feed to their Moodle course page. Good question! Adding a Twitter feed, or indeed any…

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Event: Shaking up teaching by flipping classrooms

This Bloomsbury Learning Environment event is due to take place Wednesday 21st May 2014, and focuses on the ‘flipped classroom’.

Key information
What does it mean to “flip a classroom”? What are the drivers that are leading to new ways of delivering teaching and shaping learning? Are academics ready to…

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Event overview – Online learning: Developing trends

This lunchtime seminar, presented by Myles Runham, Head of Online at the BBC Academy, demonstrated how and why the BBC utilises social media in its delivery of online learning and educational content, in addition to the benefits of doing so.

Some key points I took away from the seminar are…

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