Guest post – DigiLearn Sector: The future of education?

Author: Ian Wilson – Senior Lecturer in Education, York St John University   The future is unknown but, as Abraham Lincoln stated – “’The Best way to predict the future is to create it’? As we look to the future from a point within the current situation where the end is hopefully in sight, I have been thinking about whether we are preparing learners for the future and whether, our roles as educators will still be needed or Read more…

Kahoot: Art of War

Author: Phil McMillan – TELT Let’s set the scene, you are on the home straight, the medal and all the accolades that come with winning are within sight. You are primed, poised and powering through your rivals, many of whom you considered friends merely minutes prior. Everything hurts but you need to just keep pushing… Then your phone notification pops up, <buzz> <buzz> it says you are 2nd. Worst of all you lost to Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn: From ‘Floating heads’ to simulated prisons: Reflecting on the endless possibilities of the DigiLearn Sector for Technology-enhanced learning (TEL)

Author: Sam Pywell – Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Central Lancashire This blog is being written on the back of initiatives which have arisen from being a part of the DigiLearn Sector community. These have included: ‘Floating heads’ – the start of using video calling clinical practitioners from a physical classroom, the ‘SIMulated Hospital’ and subsequent chatbots work, and now the construction of a simulated prison – which may connect Read more…

Padlet – My new best friend!

Author: Amy Parkes – Lecturer Practitioner in Physiotherapy, University of Central Lancashire  Since stepping through UCLan’s doors just over 2 years ago, I like to think I have been somewhat akin to a sponge, absorbing ideas from everyone I meet and catching on the coat tails of other’s innovation and good practice (please don’t judge – hopefully one Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn: A double portion of ‘TLC’: Teacher Learner Connectivity and Tender Loving Care

Author: Louise Speakman – Lecturer in Midwifery  I joined UCLan the day the UK entered lockdown. This was the same day that a new cohort of student midwives commenced their midwifery programme of study; and we quickly (and affectionally), established ourselves as the covid-cohort and covid-lecturer. As the world adjusted to this unprecedented reality, one phrase I often Read more…