Tag Archives: Teaching

October 2017

In October, we considered the important issue of induction. Our conversation was structured around these questions: How long does induction last? How do students understand the ‘rules’ here? What are our expectations for new students and how are they shared?

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading