Join us online for #MELSIG_SHU 21 June 2018

Our #MELSIG_SHU event is happening all day 21st June. There are several ways you can join us through the day as we address the theme Enhancing Practice with Digital and Social Media and build three toolkits together using our Toolkit in a Day methodology. We will have 100+ people with us in Sheffield following this programme. … More Join us online for #MELSIG_SHU 21 June 2018

Flipgrid – sharing ideas about media-enhanced learning

Deb Baff (@debbaff), one of the facilitators of the Social Media for Learning strand of this week’s #MELSIG_SHU event Enhancing Practice with Digital and Social Media, has been using Flipgrid.com for collecting ideas and sharing experience around academic innovation. It’s a perfect fit for our toolkit building endeavours. It’s a social video app – you … More Flipgrid – sharing ideas about media-enhanced learning

Introducing Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes

The Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes focus provides us with an opportunity to revisit MELSIG’s roots and the widespread interest of innovators in the role of the recorded voice to supported learning, teaching and assessment. In this strand, we will take a broad view of the idea of podcasting and identify ways in which the ‘digital … More Introducing Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes

Open Badges to recognise contributions

MELSIG is a voluntary association dependent on the collective energies of people who engage with it. With our commitment to making and sharing knowledge in the form of toolkits through co-production, Open Badges allow us to recognise the contributions of participants. MELSIG now has three badges it will award to recognise participation in building our … More Open Badges to recognise contributions

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