Latest posts from the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit blog

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 22/9/2022

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. In the […]

    Blackboard Ultra: Stakeholder Meeting 1

    The Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit is starting to work on our next project: the move to Blackboard Ultra. Over the coming months we’ll be using our blog to communicate project progression as well as important information. Over the next year or so, you’ll probably hear the following phrases: Ultra Base Navigation: the name given […]

    Active Learning Network satellite group

    The university’s APEX learning and teaching strategy emphasises active learning. To support staff in using active learning effectively, we have established an Active Learning Network (ALN) satellite group here at Aberystwyth University. Our aim is to create a community of practice for staff so that you can exchange ideas and support each other in active […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 16/9/2022

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. In the […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 8/9/2022

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. In the […]

    Vevox Update: September 2022

    The University has a site license for Vevox, a polling software, which means that we benefit from regular updates. You can view the March updates on this blogpost. The summary of the updates for September are below: Vevox interface available in Welsh The Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit is pleased to announce that Vevox,  the […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 1/9/2022

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. In the […]

    Vevox Training Session

    Last year, the University procured Vevox as its Polling Tool solution. Since then, we’ve seen lots of fantastic in-class polling activities taking place across the University. For those of you who haven’t used Vevox before or would like some guidance, Vevox will be running a training session: 22 September, 11:00-12:00 Book your place on our Courses […]

    Student Digital Insights Survey Results (2021-2022)

    By Joseph Wiggins Aberystwyth University has once again run the Students Digital Insights Survey, a survey that asks learners the impact of online and technology implemented learning. This year over 600 students at Aberystwyth University took this survey. The Key Metrics The JISC survey has changed in the last year with some of the key […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 25/8/2022

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. In the […]