Mary Jacob

Mary Jacob


e-Learning Advisor
Information Services
email: mhj@aber.ac.uk
extn: 2473

Open Door Session

Open Door Session

Effective Lectures: Engaging All Learners

Co-taught with members of Student Support Services, this session uses a visually-rich and highly interactive approach to teaching.

PowerPoint need not constrain tutors or inhibit student participation. Tips and tricks for breaking away from the default presentation structure and promoting student-centred teaching will be demonstrated. Visual and structural design principles can enhance the impact of your PowerPoint presentations. Similar principles can be extended to design of web pages and print material. Examples of good and poor design will be presented for participants to analyse. Discussion of accessible learning is included.

This is a demonstration/discussion session. There will be short presentations followed by small group work in which participants apply the principles to plan a learning activity or teaching material, after which there is time for sharing observations. Although some technical questions may be answered, this is not a course on technical ‘how-to’ but rather instructional and visual design.

Training information can be found on Nexus:http://nexus.aber.ac.uk/xwiki/bin/view/Main/training




Area of Teaching

Areas of Teaching

Technology-enhanced learning and educational practice

Biography

Biography

Mary Jacob’s main area of interest is the pedagogy of technology-enhanced learning. She specialises in methods of interactive, multi-modal teaching involving visual as well as verbal elements.
 
In 2013, she was awarded the AU Learning and Teaching Fellowship. She has been E-learning Advisor since 2006, developing and delivering training sessions in the use of technology to enhance learning. She has played a key role in projects such as Aber Academy, AU Exemplary Course Award, HEA e-learning benchmarking, HEFCW Gwella, JISC Building Capacity, and Techdis HEAT4Wales. She has presented at conferences including HEA Future Directions, Blackboard Teaching and Learning, the Association for Learning Technology, e-Assessment Association, and the UCISA Innovation Forum. Her qualifications include: PGCTHE, CMALT (Certified Membership in the Association for Learning Technology), and FHEA (Fellow in the Higher Education Academy).
 
Prior to coming to AU, she was a lecturer in Chinese language and literature at UC Davis, where she developed media-rich interactive materials and learning activities for her students. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing.

Awards

Teaching Awards and Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in HE (PGCTHE, 2014)
Aberystwyth Learning and Teaching Fellowship Award (2013)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA, 2011)
Certified membership in the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT, 2009)

Open Door Availability

Open Door Availability

 

These sessions are open to all staff for booking through the CDSAP booking page: https://stafftraining.bis.aber.ac.uk/is/list_courses.php
 
Contact: mhj@aber.ac.uk or ring 2473