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Bridging the Gaps: Insights from Digital Accessibility Conference 2024

by Mark Thomas, Learning Technologist The Digital Accessibility Conference (DAC) 2024 hosted by Nottingham University last week was my first experience of a “distributed conference”. It brought together an international audience, with 20+ institutions taking part. The welcome session made

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Five Tips for Using PORTFOLIOS in Assessment for Learning

by Laura Clarke, Academic Developer, University of Sussex When I taught in my previous institution, we used portfolios as a summative assessment for students as well as a means to evaluate instruction. We scored the portfolios based on a rubric

Posted in Educational Enhancement, Learning Design, Learning theory, Marking and assessment

Academic Developers ‘Conference Special’ December round-up

Conference call for papers round up  Conference season’s coming, Conference season’s coming… While not quite as exciting as the imminent arrival of Santa, there’s been a flurry of calls for papers for teaching and learning conferences in 2024, many with

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Academic Developers November round up

AI CoP The first meeting of the AI Community of Practice is scheduled for 2-3:30 on Monday 4th December.   The session will feature Professor Michael Luck (UoS Provost and AI expert), quick fire examples of practice in teaching and assessment

Posted in Academic Development, Educational Enhancement, Learning Design, Learning Technologies, Professional Development, Technology Enhanced Learning

Global citizenship, technology and Collaborative Online International Learning

Global learning and citizenship are at the heart of Sussex’s Strategic Framework, and many educators are looking to online collaboration as a cost-efficient and sustainable approach to internationalisation in education. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is one example of how

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The quest for alternative assessment

Formal exams and essays have formed the backbone of academic assessment for centuries, but they are far from perfect, and they don’t suit everyone – tutors and learners alike. Alternative assessment methods have been growing in popularity. Could it be the

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Playful Learning: The seriousness of fun

’Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.’ Albert Einstein In today’s blog post we

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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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