Creating effective and interesting reading lists

This blog post was written by Edyta Krol, Academic Support Librarian The reading list (RL) is usually one of the core resources of any course and the student’s ability to access it effectively in the format they require can make… Continue Reading →

Staff View: Turnitin App for marking

Pete Cook is a Lecturer in Jazz for the London College of Music at UWL. Listen to why Pete uses the Turnitin app for marking…  

Hashtags, mentions & raising your profile

The week’s topic was Twitter and in both sessions – at Paragon on Wednesday & in Heart today – we discussed hashtags and how Twitter can be used to raise your own or your department’s profile. Hashtags are a way… Continue Reading →

Information security, backups & staying safe online

Graham Hill is Information Security Manager at UWL and he lead sessions looking at how to stay safe online and make sure you don’t lose your data. Why do backups? Around 10 years ago I switched from Windows and bought… Continue Reading →

New year, new TIPs

Happy new year! We’ve got some new and interesting topics lined up between now and May.  All staff are welcome to attend so come and join us for an informal discussion about digital skills in education.  And if you’re already… Continue Reading →

Mobile marking: using the iPad, come along on the 14th/15th!

On the 14th and 15th December, we’re looking at using the iPad to mark Turnitin assignments. If you’ve used it and would like to share your experience (good or bad) and useful tips, or would just like to try it… Continue Reading →

3 ways to use Poll Everywhere to support learning

It was a lively start to the new series of Coffee Break TIPs.  We discussed practical ways to use Poll Everywhere to get students thinking in the classroom and to give feedback to the lecturer. Poll Everywhere is the University’s… Continue Reading →

We’re back!

The series is back for another 30 weeks of topics, discussion and sharing practice We’re really pleased to announce that Coffee Break TIPs is back with another 30 weeks of topics, all themed around developing practical digital skills for use… Continue Reading →

What are Coffee Break TIPs?

Matt Lingard, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at UWL, introduces Coffee Break TIPS in this 2 minute video. Video transcript Coffee Break TIPs are collaborative events Organised at the University of West London by the Institute for Teaching, Innovation and Learning… Continue Reading →

Learning through digital discussions

For this session of Coffee Break TIPs we met to discuss ways of engaging students though online discussions. WhatsApp & Facebook: Students are organising their own discussion spaces A lot of student-led discussions already happen online, albeit informally, for instance through… Continue Reading →

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