TEL Week 2020

Celebrating the present, preparing for the future

Technology enhanced learning (TEL) refers to ‘the use of technology to maximise the student learning experience’ (Advance HE). 

The inaugural TEL Week 2020 is an internal event to showcase work happening in the Trust as well as an opportunity to look at what the future holds for the use of learning technologies in higher education. 

Most important of all, it is an opportunity to bring our students into the centre of how we engage with technology in the courses we offer. 

Attendance is free and all sessions are open to students and educators alike, regardless of the theme. All sessions will be live streamed through Zoom. Contact for the Zoom meeting details. Virtual attendance is encouraged!  

Please join Jas, Amrik, Simon, Horatio, students and teachers from around the Trust for our inaugural TEL Week 2020, 17-20 February. Use the link below to let us know if you can come. 

TEL Week 2020 Moodle page (login required): 

Session 1: 11.15-12.15, SR8

Students as Partners 

Simon Kear

This session explores how TEL can work more closely with our students as partners. This will feed into other student-focused events held during TEL Week. 

John Leah (Enhancing learning and teaching In Higher Education, 2015) offers three categories where partnership with students can have a significant impact – as teachers; as scholars of teaching and learning; and as change agents.

We want to work with our student body as change agents to further embed TEL in training and education at the Trust.

Session 2: 12.30-13.30, SR8

Proposal for a DET Learning Technology Advisory Group (LTAG)

Simon Kear

LTAG will provide an informal forum for sharing knowledge about learning technologies that are used in other institutions and which might be of interest to us. Anyone interested - student, teacher, IT etc. - is invited to pop in and share. TEL will provide the biscuits!

Session 3: 14.00-15.00, SR8

Champions Case Study: Embedding Zoom video conferencing in the professional doctorate programme

Contributions from the IPD team

This is an opportunity to explore how Zoom fits into the Tavistock Model of Teaching. We know it has huge benefits for flexible working. Do these translate into flexible teaching?  Is the student experience diminished or enhanced? This is an opportune moment to pause and reflect on Zoom's position in our technological kit-box.  

Session 4: 10.15-12.15, Lecture Theatre

Student focus groups: personalising your Moodle experience

Jas Dahele, Amrik Perera, Kara Florish and Maisam Datoo

TEL will be holding a student focus group to help students engage with and personalise Moodle to enhance their learning. 

Session 5: 12.30-13.30, SR8

TEL drop-in session

TEL Team

This will be an opportunity for students and educators to get advice from TEL on any technology-related issue that helps learning, including MS Office for Windows.

Session 6: 13.45-14.45, SR8

Champions Case Study: Promoting dialogue through discussion forums and student-created videos

Emma Kennedy and M4 Students

Students and staff on Child, community and educational psychology (M4) will talk about their experiences around the innovative use of technology in the course.

Session 7: 10.00-11.00, Lecture Theatre

Student stories: harnessing technology for learning

Our Students

TEL are inviting students to share how they manage their learning with the array of technologies available to them, Trust or otherwise. Topics might include online notebooks, referencing software, Linked-in and Academica.Edu, communication platforms, managing a digital footprint, collaboration tools, MS Office 365 and so on.

Session 8: 11.30-12.30, SR8

Technology and inclusivity 

Intisar Abdul-Kader and Simon Kear

An open exploration led by TEL of how technology can both enable and hinder inclusivity and the steps we can take – as users and creators – to ensure we are mindful of a broad range of users. This will touch upon relevant legislation.

Session 9: 13.30-14.30, Lecture Theatre

MOOCs and open educational resources (OER): expanding access

Maisam Datoo and Simon Kear

A practical, TEL-led tour of the amazing, high-quality resources available to learners and educators as part of the open education movement. This will also touch on copyright for YouTube and other resources on the Web. We will tell you what you can and can’t use.

Session 10: 10.15-12.15, SR8

Preparing and submitting your essay through Moodle

Jas Dahele, Amrik Perera and Simon Kear

The first half of this session covers what you need to do before formally submitting a summative assignment – compressing pictures, managing line spacing, adding a coversheet and so on. 

The second half looks at the submission of a draft assignment to Turnitin and offers guidance for interpreting the Turnitin Originality Report generated in the Draft Submission Area.

Session 11: 12.30-13.30, SR8

Champions Case Study: online marking with Turnitin Feedback Studio

Brinley Yare and Janna Admiraal (Turnitin UK)

Feedback Studio takes online marking to the next level by offering a far easier and much richer marking environment. No more downloading scripts from Moodle. This session provides an overview of Feedback Studio and focuses on the enhanced feedback mechanisms that provide a rich learning experience for our students.

Session 12: 14.00-15.00, SR8

Sandbox session: Turnitin Feedback Studio

TEL Team

We close TEL Week 2020 with a chance to get down and dirty with Feedback Studio in our safe sandbox environment. Have a go at marking the essays submitted by our Bogus virtual students.