Learning development in a creative faculty A faculty-based learning developer (LD) must accommodate the full range of subjects and types of learners in their specific contexts. The ‘design thinking’ (DT) five basic stages of ‘empathise, define, ideate, prototype, test’ that …

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Last year we launched a popular series of posts promoting a variety of apps useful to support your learning and productivity.  We have been looking at apps this year that are variously useful for study and life in general but for anyone new this …

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If you are an avid collector of Pokemon, or indeed just have a passing familiarity with Pokemon Go, you may be interested in how the game concept has been used by a university in Thailand to teach children in rural communities about the …

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Have you ever wished someone had given you more support and advice on developing research and study skills?  If so, this is your opportunity to shape the development of a new online learning package to do just that.  We are …

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A few months ago, you may remember me telling you about the regular training sessions we have for staff here in the Library. I reflected on a referencing session, and why it was important for us to both update our …

2014-15: All served up on a commemorative plateful of learning… Read more »

Had the pleasure of attending the launch of the East Midland’s WritingPAD Centre on 26th June.  It was an opportunity to share experiences and practice in visual and kinaesthetic learning techniques with academics, librarians and learning developers. It involved visually …

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The Academic Skills Unit (ASK) memory and revision workshops recommence on Wednesday 23 April, followed by two more on 30 April and 1 May.  For more details, visit the workshop pages at: http://www.port.ac.uk/students/academic-skills-unit/workshops/ where you can also book online. Please note that …

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Yesterday we had ’47 tips’ today we have a list that plans to list 100 good learning tools – but you need to contribute them! http://janeknight.typepad.com/pick/2010/06/help-me-build-the-top-100-tools-for-learning-2010.html Phil Bradley has also suggested some here: http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2010/06/top-100-tools-for-learning-2010.html Two that leap to mind from …

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