Introducing Digital Media for Flipped Active & Blended Learning

Andrew Middleton & Graham McElearney This post introduces the FAB strand for our forthcoming Toolkit in a Day MELSIG event in Sheffield. Similar posts on the Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes and the Social Media for Learning strands will follow. This toolkit will explore the role of digital media to support student-centred active learning. It is … More Introducing Digital Media for Flipped Active & Blended Learning

Meet the toolkit hosts for Enhancing Practice with Digital and Social Media

We have quite a team who have come together to take us through the process of building our Toolkits in a Day on the 21st June. Let me introduce you, in no particular order: Deb Baff @debbaff Deb is a keen advocate of social media for learning. A Senior Academic Developer at Swansea University and … More Meet the toolkit hosts for Enhancing Practice with Digital and Social Media

Voices of Innovators

You may be aware that the MELSIG community is crowdsourcing toolkits to support academic innovation. On the 21st of June we are running the next MELSIG event in Sheffield using Toolkit in a Day methodology. One of the secrets to that is to encourage people to submit useful materials beforehand. This call goes out to the … More Voices of Innovators

Call for Examples of Good Practice

Participants at the MELSIG event later this month in Sheffield are building three online toolkits to share and inspire good innovative teaching practice with digital and social media. Have you experience and knowledge to share? These open toolkits will focus on: Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes Social Media for Learning Flipped Active & Blended learning (FAB) … More Call for Examples of Good Practice

Global Twalkday

Global #Twalkday Wednesday 3rd October 2018 Theme: Doing, being, becoming, belonging and connecting Time: 3pm GMT (but options for other time zones to be decided) What is Twalkday? The Twalk will be co-ordinated globally and is planned to coincide with the start of a new academic year. It provides teachers with an opportunity to think … More Global Twalkday

Our next event: Enhancing Practice with Digital and Social Media

The next MELSIG event will take place on 21st June at Sheffield Hallam University. The day will have a practical focus looking at three approaches to enhancing academic practice with digital and social media. We will explore three ideas together side-by-side, whether we are new to using digital and social media for teaching and learning … More Our next event: Enhancing Practice with Digital and Social Media

Update on the mini-twalk and the Twalk Toolkit!

On Tues 19th December 2017 we conducted the #minitwalk in the afternoon joined by colleagues attending the Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference as well as small groups from the University of East London and Edge Hill University.The #minitwalk contributed to our understanding of the #Twalk (Walking, Talking, Tweeting, Thinking) method. (see the Storify) Again we … More Update on the mini-twalk and the Twalk Toolkit!