Venture Matrix awarded the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Charmaine Myers and the Venture Matrix team, who have been awarded an Advance HE Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).  The CATE recognises and rewards collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning, and highlights the key role of teamwork in higher education.  Read the announcement of this year’s…

The Expectation Gap: New research published on the student experience through and after Covid

New research from Pearson and Wonkhe suggests that though students have found learning during Covid-19 painful, improving online learning will have the most direct impact on students’ future wellbeing, engagement and motivation. From almost 3.500 students surveyed, two fifths of respondents said they have struggled to manage their wellbeing and one third cited challenges with new…

News: New Lecture Remotely website launched

A team of academics based at De Montfort University have launched Lecture Remotely, a new website for higher education lecturers and institutions to find and share resources and support for remote teaching, assessment and student support in response to Covid-19. It is intended to be a “one-stop shop” to host useful resources from across the sector and further contributions are invited.

The SEDA Journal – Innovations in Education & Teaching International (IETI) – community of peer reviewers

The SEDA journal – Innovations in Education & Teaching International (IETI) Aims to promote innovation and good practice in higher education through staff and educational development and subject-related practices. With the ever growing reputation of the journal,  we are seeking expressions of interest to join our community of peer reviewers. Why become a peer-reviewer? It…

NEW! Online course (MOOC) for Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom

Cornell University’s Centre for Teaching Innovation is offering a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom, which guides instructors in exploring frameworks and strategies for building and sustaining inclusive learning environments. February 17 – March 23, 2020 on edX.org U.S.-based and higher-education-centred, the five-week course is for anyone…

News: Microbiome research within Sheffield: SHU and TUOS collaboration

As part of a collaboration between: Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology (CeBSAP) Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics – SHU Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SiTRaN) – University of Sheffield we have developed a collaborative microbiome research partnership based on our ongoing work with PD patients and the microbiome at SHU and their specialism…