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…

Guest post – DigiLearn Sector: A ‘Tech and Tactile’ approach to teaching – pandemic update!

Author: Fran Brown-Cornwall – Education Department Lecturer, Staffordshire University On Wednesday 16th September 2020, I was really grateful to head to the DigiLearn Sector community and share my experiences using my ‘tech and tactile’ approach to teaching.  It was a look at how I combine playful pedagogy, digital and creative methods to merge 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…

Guest post – DigiLearn: Building relationships in an online setting

 Author: Sarah Johnson – Lecturer in Midwifery  Imagine the challenge of commencing a professional undergraduate degree online, the same day as the national lockdown; this was the case for the March 2020 midwifery learning community. Learners starting university in the pandemic, missed out on coffee and lunches together, general chit chat, getting to know each other, working together on assignments in the library, drinks at the Read more…