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E-Learning Newsletter – November 2017

4 December 2017 Posted in: News Tagged: By: Manoj Singh

Final Reminder : Winter Showcase Event – 6th December

From 2pm on the 6th December we will be running an event on the Mile End campus showcasing our E-Learning Production Scheme. This scheme provides staff with assistance on a small e-learning project, it has now been running for almost 4 years and has funded nearly 50 projects across all the faculties.

At this event we will be sharing information about these projects with short presentations from some past recipients and providing an opportunity for discussing experiences of being involved. Please come along to find out how you might be able to get assistance with an e-learning project of your own and help shape the future of the scheme.  Places are limited so reserve your place now.

Baseline standards for e-learning

The E-learning Unit has been working on a baseline standard for e-learning at QMUL. The purpose of the baseline is to:

  • Ensure consistency of provision of core information and resources in QMplus for all students across QMUL.
  • Help the university achieve its strategic objective around teaching, learning and the student experience.
  • Support schools in delivering a quality online learning experience to their students. Read more.

Funding available for small scale e-learning projects

Lots of coins

Do you have an idea for something you’d like to do with technology in your teaching but you don’t have the time or resources to pursue it? The E-Learning Unit is looking for mini-project proposals as part of the E-learning Production Scheme. The deadline for applications is Monday 4th December 2017. Read more.

Case Study: Understanding Clinical Governance using interactive content

This E-Learning Production Scheme funded project developed a module which enables students to consolidate and enhance their understanding of ‘Clinical Governance’. The subject of clinical governance appears currently in various places within the curriculum and the aim of this e-learning module was to bring these elements together in an interactive and engaging way. This module was designed using a blended learning methodology to integrate with current elements of face to face teaching. Using this approach we also introduced the students to SJTs (situational judgement tests) a relatively new assessment approach being adopted within clinical disciplines. Read more.

Q-Review recording indicator lights

We have recently installed Q-Review recording indicator lights in the David Sizer LT and the Mason LT. The indicator lights display a colour based on whether a recording is taking place or not. It is mounted on the podium and visible to the presenter and students. It is also possible to press the light to pause the recording. We hope you find the indicator light useful as some users are unsure as to when/if a recording is taking place. Read more.

Should you have seen or used these lights and wish to provide feedback, please email us at elearning@qmul.ac.uk

Q-Review Tip – When recording using an Apple Laptop

When using a MAC (Apple Laptop), please use a VGA cable with a MAC adaptor in order for the computer’s screen to be recorded. If you use a HDMI cable, the Q-Review blocks the signal – this is a copyright security feature to prevent content such as DVD playback from being recorded. If an HDMI cable is used by mistake, you will see a blue triangle with an exclamation mark in place of where you are expecting to see your screen content. You can contact the AV Team for more information or to get support.

Staff development opportunities in December

Workshops

Our final Getting started with QMplus workshop for 2017 will take place on Wednesday 13th December from 1-3pm. Please see our online booking system for more information about this session and to book yourself a place.

Drop-ins and Book a Learning Technologist

Our staff drop-in sessions continue to run every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2pm on the Mile End campus for any member of staff who needs help with their use of technology in their teaching. Our last drop-in session will be Tuesday 19th December. Sessions will resume on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 and will run every day from 1-2pm that week to provide support for staff preparing for semester B teaching .

If you’d like to discuss something in more detail, appointments are available through our Book a Learning Technologist service. Book a one hour appointment with a member of the team to discuss your use of technology in more detail.

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