This year, the Learning and Teaching Academy is introducing a new area of activity: Open Scholarship. By engaging in and with Open Scholarship, colleagues can not only enhance their own professional skills but raise their profile: open access articles are estimated to have a citation advantage over non open access of between 35% and 200%, … Continue reading Open Scholarship
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and the Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE) are organised and run by Advance HE since 2000 (NTF) and 2016 (CATE) respectively. Advance HE “is a member-led, sector-owned charity that works with institutions and higher education across the world to improve higher education for staff, students and society” (Advance … Continue reading Celebrating teaching excellence at UHI…again!
On 05 May Jane Steele and Alex Walker from the LTA attended the annual Learning and Teaching Symposium organised by the University of the Aberdeen (UoA). This year was the first hybrid event and was titled: University of Aberdeen Global Communities: Building Communities and Improving Collaboration. This blog captures Jane’s and Alex’s reflections and summarises … Continue reading The University of Aberdeen Learning and Teaching Symposium
Image by Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/images/id-1968077/ Short courses, digital badges, micro-credentials, MOOCs; these terms have been used in the last few years to refer to units of learning that are smaller than universities' standard offerings of courses lasting one year or more. Scott Connor from the LTA guides us through the landscape of the tiny. Introduction Recently … Continue reading Small is beautiful: Are micro-credentials the future for learning?
What comes after winning an AdvanceHE teaching award? Managed by AdvanceHE, the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) (1) and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) (2) are amongst the highest profile awards in the UK sector for innovation and excellent practice in higher education learning and teaching. UHI submitted their very first applications for the NTFS and … Continue reading From celebration to collaboration
Ann Tilbury & Scott Connor Following the success of the inaugural symposium in 2020, the focus of our second educational leadership symposium 2021 was ‘educational leadership in times of change’. This was chosen to reflect the significant changes underway across the sector and the University, as a new strategic plan and major change programme gather … Continue reading Educational Leadership Symposium 2021
Image by Harish Sharma from Pixabay Dr Rob Bray from Argyll College UHI gives his personal reflections on the Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference On 07 July I (virtually) attended the second day of AdvanceHE’s annual Teaching and Learning conference (thanks to the LTA for enabling this). The conference theme was Teaching in the … Continue reading Teaching in the spotlight
Image by 5598375 from Pixabay The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and the Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE) are organised and run by Advance HE since 2000 (NTF) and 2016 (CATE) respectively. Advance HE "is a member-led, sector-owned charity that works with institutions and higher education across the world to improve higher education for staff, students and … Continue reading The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence: Celebrating teaching excellence at UHI!
Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay Alex Walker Synchronous technology, which allows real-time participation from multiple locations, is well established and becoming increasingly widely used in tertiary education to support student and staff needs: in contemporary learning and teaching and professional development, in widening access to education and continued professional learning opportunities, and in increasing … Continue reading Mentoring spotlight month post #3: Using synchronous technologies in a distributed university to support mentoring
Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay Heather Fotheringham from the LTA considers what makes a successful mentoring partnership The University Mentoring Scheme pairs up individuals who wish to progress their practice in learning and teaching, research and scholarship or by achieving a professional recognition (such as HEA Fellowship, or CMALT). Colleagues signing up to the … Continue reading Mentoring spotlight month post #2: Mentoring across disciplines