It seems like the threat of hail, rain, gales, cold and snow has passed, so what better to time to announce the full schedule for the eLearning Unit’s 2012 summer school?
Running from Monday 25th June to Thursday 5th July we will be offering:
- our introductory workshops for administrators and for academic staff
- many of the ‘focus’ workshops run over the last academic year
- a morning of shorter sessions on topics from Xerte to creating CPD modules at the University
- a ‘drop-in’ afternoon session where you can follow-up on any of the summer school session or any other technology-enhanced learning question you have
- a new session on getting formative feedback from students using technology
- a new session on the current set of online self and peer assessment tools available at UoL.
We are also offering a ‘request session’ on the Thursday afternoon. It’s a bit of an experiment but the idea is that we’ll open this up to suggestions by email, ‘phone or a comment on this blog post, and if we get a lot of requests for one particular item, a session on Turnitin for instance, then we’ll book this in for the afternoon. Contact the eLearning Unit (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your ideas as soon as you can. (The request for a workshop in which the eLU sing the Blackboard user manual to the showtunes of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ will not, sadly, be possible this academic year).
Full details on each session and booking can be found at our booking site linked to here, look for sessions prefixed ‘E-learning summer school’. Below is the current full schedule and brief descriptions of each session (available in other formats – please email).
The sessions will generally be a mix of hands-on practical work, application to your learning and teaching, and case studies of practice at the University. The introductory workshops are most suitable for staff who have not used VITAL at all. The main pre-requisite for the other summer school sessions is that you are familiar with VITAL and using its main facilities, but please contact us if you want to discuss the suitability of any of the sessions. You are welcome to book on as many sessions as you wish, although we would request that you let us know as soon as possible if you find yourself unable to attend as the demand for places can be quiet high.
Please note that we can only run these sessions with a minimum of 5 attendees. If we have to cancel a workshop that you have booked then we will arrange to run the session with you on a one-to-one/small group basis at another time convenient to you. We will confirm all workshops by Thursday 21st June.