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Adventures of an Online Distance Learning Librarian

by Sarah Ison, Online Distance Learning Manager and Online Distance Learning Librarian Time flies when you’re passionate about your work—or maybe it’s just a side effect of spending too much time on Zoom. This November, I’ll celebrate six years as

Posted in Educational Enhancement, Inclusive teaching, Online Distance Learning (ODL)

Five things you can do right away to make your in person teaching more accessible and inclusive

Accurate transcripts are important for people who need them, whether it be for deaf students, international students or perhaps where there is a lot of technical language. For each of these groups, inaccurate transcripts can be severely impactful when it

Posted in Accessibility, AI, Inclusive teaching

A Framework to Change the World? Introducing the Universal Design for Learning

by Brena Collyer de Aguiar, Senior Learning Technologist, Online Distance Learning, University of Sussex WARNING: This blog is a provocation and probably contains too much hope, romanticism and motivation for change. Many years ago I tried to get a job

Posted in Educational Enhancement, Inclusive teaching, Online Distance Learning (ODL)

Your students don’t know what a RUBRIC is – and maybe you don’t either?

by Sam Hemsley, Academic Developer, University of Sussex One of the first pieces of work I took on when joining the Educational Enhancement team as an Academic Developer in September 2021, was to contribute to the content of a guidance

Posted in Academic Development, Accessibility, Canvas, Educational Enhancement, Inclusive teaching, Marking and assessment, Technology Enhanced Learning

Sharing your pronouns to support trans colleagues and students

This week Caley Yardley, Doctoral Tutor in Physics, talks about how we can support our trans colleagues and students by sharing our pronouns. For many, pronouns can seem a very trivial thing, but I think there is a power in

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Posted in Accessibility, Educational Enhancement, Inclusive teaching

Writing Across the Curriculum in US and UK Higher Education

When I started my English PhD in the US, it was expected that I would teach the introductory composition courses that are required for all first-year students. I was surprised to find that I did not really know how to

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Posted in AI, Inclusive teaching, Learning Design, Uncategorized

LGBT+ History Month: focus on inclusive teaching, learning and assessment

This year’s theme for LGBT+ History Month is ‘Behind the Lens’ and seeks to focus attention on the makers of images. However, everyone is a creator of representations and technology has made a huge contribution by providing the means for

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