Celebrating teaching excellence at UHI…again!

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!

The University of Aberdeen Learning and Teaching Symposium

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

Small is beautiful: Are micro-credentials the future for learning?

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?

From celebration to collaboration

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

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence: Celebrating teaching excellence at UHI!

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!

Mentoring spotlight month post #3: Using synchronous technologies in a distributed university to support mentoring

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

Mentoring spotlight month post #2: Mentoring across disciplines

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