Stuart Hepplestone & Ian Glover
The Changing the Learning Landscape Programme is an initiative from the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. It encourages universities to change their culture and to increase the use of educational technologies. Sheffield Hallam University’s engagement in this initiative focusses on increasing, and enhancing, the use of existing tools and technologies.
This workshop is an opportunity for you to begin engaging with the ‘Changing the Learning Landscape Menu’ that has been developed in consultation with academic colleagues at SHU. The ‘Menu’ is a framework that will assist academic staff in identifying different teaching strategies and the technologies that can support and facilitate these strategies, enhancing existing provision or as part of designing and developing new courses.
Activities presented, and resources available, within this session will support and encourage participants to work together:
- reflect on their current teaching approaches
- consider the use of technology to enhance teaching approaches
- explore the balance of teaching approaches and use of technology across modules
- develop an action plan of how they will enhance their teaching approaches.
Beyond the session, individual participants will be encouraged to follow up on their action plan. The session facilitators will retain copies of action plans produced to assist participants in continuing to work on their next steps. Due to the nature of the session, the outcomes will likely enhance teaching approaches at an individual module level. Participants, therefore, will be strongly encouraged to take this initiative back to their teaching teams so that they consider enhancing