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Think Better, Learn Better: Six Ways Reflection Can Transform Higher Education

by Dr Laura Clarke, Academic Developer supporting Online Distance Learning As the summer assessment period brings the academic year to an end and the halls and schools empty out and the library falls… well, silent, so it is that many

Posted in Academic Development, Educational Enhancement, Learning theory

How I Survived Distraction Overload and Created the Ultimate Online Learning Blueprint

by Helen Todd, Learning Technologist, University of Sussex So I’m trying to write a blog post about engagement while WFH but I keep getting distracted. I select the perfect track to relax but also focus the mind on Spotify, have

Posted in Educational Enhancement, Learning theory, Online Distance Learning (ODL)

Engaging Minds: How “Subject Talks” Can Re-energise Higher Education Pedagogy

by Simon Overton, Educational Enhancement Co-ordinator, University of Sussex Picture a glass jar filled to the brim with dice. My question is simple: how many dice do you think there are in the jar? Take a minute to think and

Posted in Academic Development, Educational Enhancement, Learning theory

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

5 Myths and misconceptions in learning theory

There are a number of common myths surrounding learning theory that arise time and time again. In this post we’ll be separating some of the facts from the myths.

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