Shared Practice Sessions – Thursday afternoon

CULC High Flyers Programme
Session: Thursday 26th June, 14:00 to 14:40
Room: EC1-23

The aim of the session is to:

• Appreciate the background for the need to develop a postgraduate High Flyers programme at CULC to enhance the student experience;
• Explore how the programme was developed and delivered in partnership between academic and employability teams;
• Examine the feedback and evaluation from students, teaching fellows and employers as well as future developments for the programme.

The session will be an interactive session including a short presentation, student experience video and open discussion forum.

From attending the session, we hope that you will be able to engage in the debate about streaming students and the development of bespoke solutions. We would also welcome your feedback and suggestions about how this approach could be extended to undergraduate students and future collaborations across the Group.

Contributors: John Watkins, Jo Blissett

Digital platforms in studio practice
Session: Thursday 26th June, 14:00 to 14:40
Room: ECG-14

The Fashion Team at Coventry University London Campus have identified a wide range of Digital Platforms and have started to embed them within our teaching and learning strategy.

The platforms range from the ubiquitous Facebook, using highly developed Google analytics to support students research to the Coventry University Mahara platform which we use as a way to both develop and evidence their research methods and thought processes. In addition we have used Pinterest and Instagram to give a more dynamic dimension to customer profiling and trend analysis.

In the session we will show how we have embedded the platforms in our assessments and the classroom giving you an opportunity to experiment with these platforms within your own discipline.

Contributor: Ella Sharp

Echo360 – Event Capture
Sessions: Thursday 26th June 14:00 to 14:40 and 14:50 to 15:30
Room: EC1-21

This session will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the benefits of using the suite of Echo360 tools. Drawing on the experience of the session facilitators, from Coventry University and Echo360, the session will provide a forum for sharing ideas on making best use of video capture using Echo360.

Contributors: Amanda Hardy, Damien Green (Echo360)

Internationalisation of the Curriculum – The Online International Learning Approaches
Session: Thursday 26th June, 14:00 to 14:40 (repeated session from morning)
Room: EC1-02

This first part of the session will review various forms of international experiences available to students and sketch opportunities for staff also to become internationally mobile through international project developments. Specifically, the session will focus on Online International Learning [OIL] projects, from preparatory visits abroad to project implementation and assessment. In the second part of the session, the audience will also have more opportunities to ask practical questions to presenters, both on project development and on reward mechanisms for international engagement.

Contributors: Dr Jean-Bernard Adrey, Dr Alexeis Garcia-Perez, Mr. Neville Clements, Mr. Stephen Austin, Ms. Amela Bogdanovic

The Centre for Academic Writing: A whole-institution approach to writing development
Session: Thursday 26th June, 14:00 to 14:40
Room: EC1-03

This session showcases the work of Coventry University’s internationally acclaimed Centre for Academic Writing (CAW). Through presentation and discussion, CAW lecturers and staff participating in the session will explore CAW as a physical and virtual hub for writing development at our university. The session will focus on CAW’s three-pronged mission to support students in becoming scholarly writers, to support staff across the University in teaching writing, and to support postgraduates and staff in writing for publication.

Contributors: Dr Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams, Dr Erik Borg, Dr Catalina Neculai

Using digital storytelling as an assessment mode
Session: Thursday 26th June, 14:00 to 14:20
Room: EC1-22

A brief introduction from Academic staff regarding the idea behind using digital storytelling as an assessment mode in OT and how it fits within the subject area (Occupational Therapy – The Professional Context: Employability and Entrepreneurship), the predetermined aims and outcomes/what was wanted of students to get out of the task, the results (student exemplar sample will be shown); while Learning Technician Simon Cheung talks about the introductory session to students when we went through the “how to guide” and the other technological challenges and possible resolutions.

Contributors: Simon Cheuing and Karen Scorer

It’s not what we do, or say, it’s the way we make them feel
Session: Thursday 26th June, 14:30 to 14:50
Room: EC1-22

A brief insight into what we can do as lecturers to enhance our students’ experience, emphasising that what we actually do has far less importance than how we make our students feel, considering their journey with us, from application to graduation and beyond. Participants will learn about our values and how we work with our students to further develop their caring and compassionate attributes.

Contributors: Annette Dix and Nicky Knowles

Business simulation as an alternative to the traditional dissertation
Session: Thursday 26th June, 14:50 to 15:30
Room: EC1-23

Rethinking the end of programme project (traditional dissertation) especially for business students has become inevitable hence the adoption of other options such as internship and consulting project.

Today, the use of business simulation tools for students to engage in decision making in simulated business environment have become useful in proffering institutions and students unique opportunity to explore new and value adding option.

The aim of this session is to highlight some of the ways business simulation experience can be effectively adopted and delivered on a programme as final project.

The session will primarily be a presentation from a team of colleagues that have adopted different simulation tools on different programmes. Each member will take Q&A at the end of the presentation on simulation tools relating to their subject area and share their experiences.

By the end of the session participants will have gained knowledge of different types of useful simulation tools and learnt different modes of adoption and design.

Contributors: CULC Business Simulation Team

International students and the assessment process
Session: Thursday 26th June, 14:50 to 15:30
Room: EC1-02

This workshop will explore different challenges international students face whilst undergoing assessment in UK Higher Education, especially with regard to academic writing. Drawing on case studies and participants’ individual experience, it will provide practical advice on how lecturers can support international students through the assessment process. Among the topics covered in the session will be: assessment literacy of home and international students; formative and summative assessment; timing, types and role of feedback.

Contributor: Dr Dimitar Angelov

Online submissions – Turnitin and more
Session: Thursday 26th June, 14:50 to 15:30
Room: ECG-14

A demonstration followed by a question and answer session. It focuses on Turnitin but deals with both Moodle and Turnitin online submissions explaining which should be used for which type of submission. It will cover post dates, rubrics, feedback (text and audio) and the common mistakes that tutors make when using online submission.

Contributor: Andy Syson

Task-Based Intercultural Learning for Internationalisation
Session: Thursday 26th June, 14:50 to 15:30
Room: EC1-03

This interactive session reports on the lessons learnt from the engagement with and evaluation of large-scale online intercultural international exchange projects involving the use of English as a Lingua Franca. It illustrates how internationalisation was embedded into the curriculum of the Department of English and Languages and how all year one students (150 in each academic year) engaged with intercultural collaborative tasks that were assessed as part of their mandatory module Introduction to Studying English and Languages at University (100DEL). The session will also discuss the problematic issues encountered with some ‘reluctant global citizens’. It will finally illustrate how the OIL project was documented in the CQEM process.

Contributor: Marina Orsini-Jones

Making the most of promises books
Session: Thursday 26th June, 15:00 to 15:20
Room: EC1-22

Books are provided as part of ‘promises’ or ‘no hidden extras’ to most UG students at the University. This is a significant cost to the organisation and it is important that we use this resource effectively. We want to use this session to give staff some ideas of how colleagues have built using the books into their teaching and learning and to get more examples from attendees that we can then share more widely. So come along if you are doing something interesting or innovative with books or if you’d like to get some ideas for how to use them better.

Contributors: Val Cox


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