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TEL:US a podcast all about the world of Technology Enhanced Learning and Academic Development across Higher Education and beyond. Brought to you by the TEL team at the University of Sussex.

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TEL:US a podcast all about the world of Technology Enhanced Learning and Academic Development across Higher Education and beyond. Brought to you by the TEL team at the University of Sussex.

    Kevin Merry on UDL at DMU

    Kevin Merry on UDL at DMU

    In this episode, I'm joined by Sussex TEL colleague Matt Taylor (Learning Technologist), Learning Technologist from Brighton Fiona MacNeill and Dr. Kevin Merry, Senior Academic Development Consultant at De Montfort University (DMU).

    Kevin recently gave a seminar at Sussex about the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Journey at DMU. In this show we caught up with Kevin to pick up on some of the themes that came up during his talk.

    Transcript (Box link) 

    Show links:

    Dr. Kevin Merry (Academic Development pages)

    De Montfort University (UDL Pages)

    Fiona MacNeill

    University of Brighton eLEARNING Team blog

    Matt Taylor

    Dan Axson

    University of Sussex Technology Enhanced Learning on Twitter

    CAST UDL Guidelines

    Kevin's talk for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

    • 58 min
    Celia Popovic - Scholarship of teaching and learning and student partnerships

    Celia Popovic - Scholarship of teaching and learning and student partnerships

    Celia Popovic is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University, Toronto, Canada. In 2019 Celia took part in a SoTL project exploring support for faculty and included undergrad students in the process. Prior to recording this podcast, Celia led a seminar for colleagues at the University of Sussex. 

    In this chat we picked up some themes from the seminar and from her published articles on this research.

    Links:

    Celia on Twitter

    Celia's staff profile at York

    Educational Developers Thinking Allowed

    Link to seminar recording (Sussex staff only)

    Get in touch with the show:

    Sussex TEL on Twitter

    Dan on Twitter

    • 29 min
    Chloe Barker: A student's tips for online teaching

    Chloe Barker: A student's tips for online teaching

    Final year Psychology Student also work with the organisation Sussex Writes, penned a blog post about how to teach students online. Aimed at those teaching young people, the guidance though, is equally applicable to higher education. 

    Given that nearly all teaching is now online, I spoke to Chloe about her top tips and her experience as a student during the pandemic. 

    Transcript (pdf)

    Links:

    How to help students over Zoom blog post

    Sussex Writes blog

    Sussex Writes website

    Sussex Writes on Twitter

    Technology Enhanced Learning on Twitter

    Dan Axson on Twitter

    • 30 min
    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with Professor Pam Parker

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with Professor Pam Parker

    In what now seems a distant memory, our last on campus seminar was the first of the DARE to Transform seminars. Sessions to support colleagues who are on the Scholarship track at the University.

    In this session Professor Pam Parker joined us from City, University of London to give an introduction to scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). You can watch a recording of the event here. For more information about the DARE to Transform network please visit the Canvas site here.

    In this podcast Dan sat down with with Pam after her seminar along with our very own David Walker (Head of TEL) to speak more on the topic of SoTL.

    People in this podcast

    Professor Pam Parker

    Dr. David Walker

    Dan Axson

    • 21 min
    Eric Stoller talks Digital Transformation

    Eric Stoller talks Digital Transformation

    In this episode I caught up with Eric Stoller, VP of Digital Strategy for GeckEngage. We talked digital transformation, what that means for digital skills, chatbots, recruitment and much more.

    If you would like to get in touch with Eric, you can do so directly through the GeckoEngage website. 

    Links


    Eric Stoller (Twitter)
    GeckoEngage (Twitter)
    Dan Axson (Twitter)
    Technology Enhanced Learning (Twitter)
    Inside Higher Ed
    The Lego Movie
    Jisc Digital Capabilities

    • 43 min
    Conference round up and Digital Practice Awards

    Conference round up and Digital Practice Awards

    In this show I caught up with fellow learning technologists Matt and Paolo to discuss the various conferences and training events we attended over the last couple of weeks. Including BETT, AUA, Microsoft Teams and the Assistive Technology Network meet up.

    I also chat to our head of Technology Enhanced learning David Walked and relatively new member of staff Faye Tucknott (I may or may not have needed to ask how best to say her surname!) about the Digital Practice Awards (DPAs). The DPAs is our annual grant giving initiative to support and promote innovation in teaching and learning with technology at the University of Sussex.

    As ever you can check out the links below and get in touch with us on Twitter, details below. 



    Sussex TEL

    Dan Axson

    Matt Taylor

    Paolo Oprandi

    Faye Tucknott

    David Walker

    • 31 min

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