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 →

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 →

Appointments and events with Doodle and Eventbrite

In this coffee break tip, it was Eventbrite and Doodle‘s turn to be discussed over biscuits and coffee. We were joined by Janne Mantykoski; Rosey Stock and Bronach Hughes, all from School of Human and Social Sciences. Eventbrite So to set things off, we… Continue Reading →

Using twitter to promote a project

Yesterday’s coffee break tips was about how to use Twitter for Learning, Teaching and Research. There’s lots of interesting stuff we could have talked about, how twitter is used in the classroom, or how it can be used to study… Continue Reading →

Twitter: the basics

Last week INSTIL held two Coffee Break TIPs sessions, one at Paragon and one at St Mary’s Road. It was inspiring to see how staff are currently using Twitter and how they were so eager to share this with their… Continue Reading →

Giving all students a voice with questions and surveys

This was a really inspiring and interesting session where colleagues shared two very different uses of Poll Everywhere which have brought benefits for teachers and students in the London School of Film, Media and Design, and the London College of… Continue Reading →

Taking control of communicating with students

Today we met for our first Coffee break TIPs discussion; 30 minutes of sharing ways to ensure our students get our essential messages, and how we manage their queries. Nick Pearce (Senior Lecturer, Integrated Foundation Provision) described how he uses… Continue Reading →

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