What can you learn? TEL training out now!


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To start the new academic year, Technology Enhanced Learning have revamped our programme of staff development workshops with a brand new list of sessions for the Autumn term.

From ‘Learning by creating with smartphones’ to ‘Augmented reality and virtual reality in the classroom’ this range of workshops aims to provide you with the tools and ideas to help you make the most of technology in your teaching and prepare for the term ahead.

This term’s workshops pick up on themes that we have been hearing about across campus for example the implementation of the flipped learning approach or how to better engage international students. Below are three new workshops that we have picked out to tell you more about:

Flipped learning: from transmission to active engagement

Wednesday 28th September 14:00-16:00
Venue: Jubilee 155

This workshop will provide an introduction to flipped learning. The session will be delivered in a flipped style to give participants the experience of how this would work in practice. During the session, participants will be guided to plan a flipped lesson, with a focus on considering how to facilitate active learning using technology and methods of peer instruction.  Strategies for engaging students with pre-class content will also be explored.

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Reaching out to international students through technology

Tuesday 4th October 15:00-16:30
Venue: 133 Essex House

It is often difficult to help international students to integrate into Higher Education teaching contexts in the United Kingdom. This session will give participants the opportunity to explore ways of catering for different international students through language learning technologies and alternative social media platforms. We will try using a variety of relevant apps and discuss ways in which these could be used to improve learning outcomes for different groups of students. If you want to learn about Weibo, WeChat and digital text analysis for language learning, as well as a range of other tools, then come along.

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Engage learners using Twitter, Storify, Periscope and Vine

Thursday 20th October 10:00-11:30
Venue: 133 Essex House

This workshop will show you how to use a range of free social media platforms and online tools to create digital artefacts to engage more with your learners. Tools that we will explore include: Twitter, the popular microblogging service; Storify, a tool to create curated stories; Periscope, a live streaming service; and Vine, the six second video creation tool. A fun workshop with an opportunity to create your own digital artefacts for learning and sharing.

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Full list of training

And here is the full list of training opportunities for Sussex staff this term:

  • Technology in teaching spaces
    12th September 14:00-15:00; 14th September 14:00-15:00 and 22nd September 14:00-15:00
  • Run your own webinar with Adobe Connect
    23rd September from 9:30-11:00 and 18th October 15:00-16:30
  • Learning by creating with smartphones
    26th September 10:00-12:00 and 14th December 14:00-16:00
  • Introduction to Poll Everywhere
    27th September 10:00-11:00
  • Flipped learning: from transmission to active engagement
    28th September 14:00-16:00
  • Blended learning using Study Direct
    30th September 9:30-11:00 and 6th December 10:00-12:00
  • Reaching out to international students through technology
    4th October 15:00-16:30
  • Working together online
    11th October 10:00-12:00 and 14th November 14:00-16:00
  • Augmented reality and virtual reality in the classroom
    13th October 10:00-12:00
  • Engage learners using Twitter, Storify, Periscope and Vine
    20th October 10:00-11:30
  • Multimedia enhanced teaching and learning
    21st October 10:00-12:00 and 12th December 14:00-16:00
  • Improving feedback with Turnitin
    7th November 14:00-15:00 and 8th December 10:00-11:00

Join us

TEL workshops are a great opportunity for staff to play with and evaluate new technologies before using them in the classroom and provide staff with a space to experiment. 

All TEL workshops are free and are open to all University of Sussex staff.

If you have any questions about any of the sessions please don’t hesitate to contact tel@sussex.ac.uk. To view all sessions and to book visit our workshops page.

We are always keen to hear about new technologies and ideas for teaching and learning at Sussex. If you have any suggestions for future workshops or would like to let us know about a technology that you are using then please contact your school’s Learning Technologist or email tel@sussex.ac.uk.


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