Suffering from lecture lethargy? Break free and create an escape room

Authors: By Emma Gillaspy @egillaspy, Abhi Jones @AbhilashaJones, Gemma Spencer @gemmawhite84 and Julia Robinson @JuliaRobbo73 (UCLan) What? Did you know that escape rooms are a growing phenomenon? They usually involve a group of people locked in a physical or virtual room, often based around a chosen theme. The overall aim is to escape from the room, but to achieve this they must work Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn Sector: Scaling up learning and teaching – a migration to online teaching delivery

Author: Dee Vyas – Technology Enhanced Learning Adviser, Manchester Metropolitan University The UK Higher Education sector has been through a period of intense transformation at a rapid pace in response to the necessary changes prompted by the pandemic (Jisc, 2020). The approach for many universities was similar to the scene Read more…

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The value of money

Author: Dr Richard Davies, Higher Education Research and Development Lead, CCL For good or ill, and it is for both, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) has reoriented the social practice of academic research. Its most recent iteration, with a focus on assessing the research culture and support for research of Read more…

Guest post – DigiLearn: Save Time with ‘snippets’ in Text Expander 

Author: Fiona Bledge, Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Justice  As educators and support professionals, we all lead busy lives that involve a myriad of responsibilities. Although much has been documented about the distraction that digital tools can encourage, if harnessed in the right way, some tools can go a long way to alleviating some of that busy-ness and one of Read more…