Winter School VITAL Workshops 2013

The eLearning Unit Winter School: 8th – 11th January 2013 – 8 sessions planned – full information and booking at the Booking Website here.

The eLearning Unit is pleased to announce the schedule for 2013’s e-learning winter school. As well as the usual introductory workshops for academic and administrative staff, we will be running more advanced sessions for staff already familiar with VITAL as listed below. A new addition this year is ‘VITAL Plus’ where we will explore the lesser-known and utilised tools and facilities in VITAL, along with some tips and tricks for working with VITAL. Also listed are a couple of shorter sessions on the Friday, run in our Studio, where we will have a look at some very specific topics over the course of an hour.

  • Tues 8th Jan (pm) – An Introduction to Technology-Enhanced Learning using VITAL
  • Weds 9th Jan (am) – VITAL Introduction for administrators – NOW FULLY BOOKED
  • Weds 9th Jan (pm) – VITAL Plus (new workshop– NOW FULLY BOOKED
  • Thurs 10th Jan (am) – Wikis, Blogs and Journals
  • Thurs 10th Jan (pm) – Creating and managing electronic feedback (Turnitin GradeMark)
  • Fri 11th Jan (am) – Creating screencasts and podcasts
  • Fri 11th Jan (pm) – Mini-session 1 – Creating online CPD within the University
  • Fri 11th Jan (pm) – Mini-session 2 – Using Xerte to create accessible, online content – NOW FULLY BOOKED

Full information and booking at the EdDev Website here.

As well as these scheduled sessions, the Unit will be happy to run these or other workshops for schools, departments and faculties on many aspects of e-learning and learning enhanced technology by request. Please do approach us about any of your e-learning/VITAL training needs.

Studio Wednesdays

Please also remember our ask-us-anything ‘Studio Wednesday’ drop-in session, run every Wednesday afternoon between 1:30pm and 5pm. Full details on this drop-in are available here.

A note on the winter and summer schools

Last year the eLearning Unit decided to run workshops in a different way by reducing the number of sessions put on during term teaching time and instead to offer these in blocks outside teaching time, in Winter and Summer School formats. It was hoped that  an increased number of staff would then have the opportunity to attend workshops and at a time when they might be planning modules rather than in the middle of teaching. This approach has proved successful and we have seen many more colleagues from across the University come along to find out about what VITAL and the available learning technology at Liverpool can offer them.

We continue to run our usual introductory workshops for academic and administrative staff every term and on request. We also run one ‘focus’ workshop every term, a specialised session on a particular learning technology topic (e.g. feedback) or VITAL tool (e.g. the Test tool). Full details and booking at the booking website here.

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