💖 Sharing admiration for the Teaching Online Reading Group: @EHU_TORG.

The journey so far – blog number 1…

In the beginning…

In 2020 the Teaching Online Reading Group (TORG) for academic staff members was launched, via MS Teams by Dr Claire Hawkins, Senior Lecturer in Primary Computing Education and Sonia Edwards, Academic Engagement Manager in Library and Learning Services.

The aim is to provide a space to discuss user-friendly, research-based articles about online teaching and learning. Providing a valuable opportunity to actively and critically consider what it means to teach in a virtual world.

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An Introduction to Publications- widening your research horizons

On Friday, 2nd December the next workshop in the series aimed at research staff and students will take a fresh look at less well known sources of information.  Participants will have an opportunity to explore:

 

  • Open access journals

 

  • Institutional repositories

 

  • Theses & dissertations

 

  • Image archives

 

There will also be an introduction to research libraries and how to access their extensive collections.  Tailored to the subject areas of those attending, you will have expert help in searching and identifying those resources which can be “off the beaten track”.

 

Places on the workshop are still available on Friday, 2nd December 10:00am – 12:00 noon.

 

For more information and to book visit the Staff Development Wiki: https://go.edgehill.ac.uk/wiki/display/hr/Introduction+to+publications+-+print%2C+electronic+and+other+media

 

Game changer or hype: Does the iPad change anything/everything?

As part of the Emerging Technologies programme, on the 20th May the spot light will be on the iPad…

The original iPad was a landmark product that created a step change in the market for mobile devices. The phenomenal sales success of this device carries on with the recent introduction of the iPad2, and many other tablet manufacturers are enjoying success by association. These devices provide ready access to information with ease of use and portability, a very appealing combination for students who are increasingly balancing their studies with other commitments.

If you’re new to the world of tablet computing or you have a device you’d like to use to better effect, if you feel your students’ experience could be enhanced or you’ve got experiences you wish to share with others, this 1 hour lunchtime session is for you.

Including findings from a recent EHU project investigating the potential of eReaders/iPads, and the 2010 EHU Student eLearning survey, the session is available for Edge Hill University staff on:

Friday 20 May 2011 from 1pm to 2pm. Click here to book a place