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: Connecting ThingLink to Microsoft Teams for synchronous content options in online simulation

Connecting ThingLink to Microsoft Teams for synchronous content options in online simulation Authors: Sam Pywell – Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Central Lancashire Dr Abhi Jones – Phase 2 Evidence Informed Practice of Medicine Theme Lead and Clinical Lead for Interprofessional Education, University of Central Lancashire Thanks to colleagues 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…