DigiFest 12 September – Chelmsford

12 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Chelmsford campus

Programme

Time  Activity Location
 11.00–12.00 Badge for Digital responsibilities digital literacy Disconnecting: Switching off mentally and digitally – Sadie Hopson (Euthenia Touch)  SAW 104
 12.00–12.30
Badge for Finding, using and managing information digital literacy Innovation project – Peer support in Canvas – Julia Carr (FHSCE)
 SAW 104
 12.30–13.00 Badge for Creating digital content digital literacy eDevelopment toolkit - Christina Harbour (Library)
 QUE 117
 13.00–13.30
 Break
 13.30–14.30
Badge for Finding, using and managing information digital literacy MARC (Degree calculator) – A digital tool for student progression – Damien Murray (Academic registry)
Badge for Finding, using and managing information digital literacyBadge for Creating digital content digital literacy Team-Based Learning – Uwe Richter and Dr Rachel Berkson (AL&T)
 QUE 117
 MAB 013
 14.30–15.00
 Charting new territory: Constructing a new horizontal Canvas landscape for the School of Medicine – Lindsey Goldsbrough and James Hull (FMS)
Badge for Finding, using and managing information digital literacyBadge for Creating digital content digital literacy Team-Based Learning (continued) – Uwe Richter and Dr Rachel Berkson (AL&T)
 QUE 117
 MAB 013
 15.00–15.30
 This way or that way? Decision-making to support deep understanding using BranchTrack – Lindsey Goldsbrough and James Hull (FMS)
Badge for Finding, using and managing information digital literacyBadge for Creating digital content digital literacy Team-Based Learning (continued) – Uwe Richter and Dr Rachel Berkson (AL&T)
 QUE 117
 MAB 013


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Disconnect: Switching off mentally and digitally – Sadie Hopson

Abstract

The way we communicate in a digital world has transformed working behaviours, compelling people to be plugged in 24/7 and having a direct correlation with stress, anxiety and burnout. This informative workshop will provide attendees with the powerful insight into the impact of working in a connected world where failing to switch off poses a very real risk to our mental health. The workshop will reveal the ways it is possible to proactively reclaim a sense of work life balance using practical strategies to address existing habits and learning to unplug digitally and mentally for a healthier and happier life.

Bio

Sadie is a consultant and trainer specialising in employee mental health. She has extensive academic and professional experience and works with clients ranging from councils to FTSE 100 companies. She is widely recognised in the industry as being a leader in her field.

Innovation project: Peer support in Canvas – Julia Carr

Abstract

This research project developed from discussions with Year 1 BA Education students about how they felt they could have been better supported before starting their course and during their first few weeks at ARU. These discussions focused on the concept of current BA Education students supporting those joining the course after them.
Much of the research for this project has been undertaken by two current BA Education students and is focused on developing a platform for peer support. It is hoped that the research may have a practical output and enable the implementation of a peer support system.

Bios

Julia is a Senior Lecturer and course leader in Education, based on the Chelmsford campus. Her main area of research is autism issues. However, her role as course leader involves supporting students in a variety of ways and she is always encouraging students to support each other academically, socially and emotionally.
Alicia Smith and Katie Fajga are engaged and dedicated students who are about to start the second year of the BA Education course on ARU Chelmsford campus.

eDevelopment toolkit – Christina Harbour

Abstract

Explore resources for creating and developing digital resources at ARU. Maybe you want to create better presentations? Perhaps having a list of video editing software would be handy? The eDevelopment toolkit is a reference for useful links, some best practice and guidance to useful tools for many topics, including eLearning, graphic content, polls and quizzes, videos and more. Maintained and updated by library staff, the guide continues to grow.

Bio

Based in the library at Chelmsford, Christina is a Subject Librarian for Nursing and Midwifery and manages ReadingLists@Anglia. She is currently Co-chair of the library’s eDevelopment group.

MARC (Degree Calculator) – A digital tool for student progression – Damien Murray

Abstract

MARC (Module Average Result Calculator) is an online tool that allows students to calculate their current average mark and indicates what average mark they need to attain in remaining modules in order to obtain a given degree classification. MARC was piloted as part of a research project with Level 6 students from the Anglia Law School and the Department of Psychology. We'll present the outcomes from the research project, as well as providing an opportunity to examine the potential benefits of this type of tool. We'll explore how this tool can support the progression and achievement of our students, as well as offering delegates the opportunity to:

  • Test the efficacy of the degree calculator tool in its current format
  • Discuss the potential impact of the tool on academic performance, with consideration to the perspective of staff and students.

Bio

Damien has worked at Anglia Ruskin University since May 2008, in a number of different roles. He first had the idea for a degree calculator whilst working as a student adviser in 2011, and the MARC research project has afforded him the opportunity to fully explore a concept he has been developing in his own time and with his own resources.

Team-Based Learning – Uwe Richter and Dr Rachel Berkson

Abstract

This workshop will introduce the Team-Based Learning (TBL) approach to Active Collaborative Learning. Participants will have an opportunity to experience learning using TBL. The participatory workshop will cover the principles of how TBL is structured and the rationale for using TBL. We will introduce approaches to writing and evaluating effective questions, pre-session learning materials and application exercises. We will discuss team formation and peer evaluation of team performance. Additionally, we will consider some of the digital tools and technology available to support TBL.

Bios

Uwe Richter is Academic Lead for Distance and Online Learning at Anglia Learning & Teaching. Uwe has led on TBL since 2015 including the initial pilots and is a co-investigator of the OfS project evaluating the impact of scaling up TBL.
Dr Rachel Berkson is Academic Developer for Active Collaborative Learning, funded by the Office for Students project within Anglia Learning & Teaching.

Charting new territory: Constructing a new horizontal Canvas landscape for the School of Medicine – Lindsey Goldsbrough and James Hull (FMS)

Abstract

Our first School of Medicine cohort will start in September 2018. Due to the large volume of content, Canvas needed to be structured to permit students to follow their learning narrative via a chronological timetable and a thematic path. Currently, the native Canvas tool comprises only vertical navigation. To this end, and following significant testing, we have introduced Anglia Ruskin’s first new Canvas LTI plugins: Atomic Curriculum Tools and Search. Together, these tools permit inter/intra document search, tagging and, importantly, horizontal navigation (grouping of files/pages/assessment into a logical navigational construct).
In this session, we will show the outcomes of using these new tools to build our School of Medicine Canvas content. This session will be particularly useful for those designing courses which require an alternative approach to learning path design, and following this pilot may lay the foundation for ARU Canvas in the future.

Bios

Lindsey is a learning technologist in the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care at Anglia Ruskin. She has taken a lead role in developing and embedding the use of learning technologies across our Faculty. She also represents our Faculty to support our university’s digital strategic aims to enhance learning, teaching and assessment.
James is a learning technologist in the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care at Anglia Ruskin. James has had a significant role supporting our Canvas rollout by planning and conducting training, developing eLearning materials and supporting academics.

This way or that way? Decision-making to support deep understanding using BranchTrack – Lindsey Goldsbrough and James Hull (FMS)

Abstract

We are surrounded by decisions. Decisions we make ourselves, those we inform, and those we are impacted by. The requirements for good decision-making are complex, requiring the integration of knowledge, skills, literacies and experiences. The erudite nature of decision-making can be taught online thus supporting deeper understanding and the development of attributes indicative of higher cognitive processes.
Cognisant of the above, in this workshop we will show the outcomes of using decision-based software for learning and teaching using BranchTrack. This software promotes timeline-based, critical pathway learning constructs whilst resonating with learning outcomes and reward-based pedagogical theory. Specifically, students are presented with a narrative and navigate through their decision-making processes.

Bios

Lindsey is a learning technologist in the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care at Anglia Ruskin. She has taken a lead role in developing and embedding the use of learning technologies across our Faculty. She also represents our Faculty to support our university’s digital strategic aims to enhance learning, teaching and assessment.
James is a learning technologist in the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care at Anglia Ruskin. James has had a significant role supporting our Canvas rollout by planning and conducting training, developing eLearning materials and supporting academics.

Event Details

When:
12 September 2018, 11:00 - 15:30
Location:
Chelmsford campus
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