Summits and Horizons

Summits and Horizons

The event, a joint venture between CALT and E-LE, is a series of lunchtime events looking at new e-learning in UCL in which two or three speakers discuss how they've used new technologies in their teaching.

These sessions are open to all UCL staff.

Previous sessions in the series:

"Integrating virtual and physical spaces"

Jane Britton (MSI), Matt Whyndham, Jane Burns and Vicki Dale (ELE) will share the work of their LectureTools project.

In this session we will show how we've made lectures more interactive by using LectureTools, a cloud-based electronic voting system which also provides facilities for students to take notes, flag problematic presentation slides and submit questions to the teacher during live teaching. We'll also show the outcomes of an initial evaluation and present a list of alternative tools as well as a list of considerations for staff wanting to experiment with interactive classroom technologies.

"Media-Savvy Teaching"

Following from a successful two-day workshop on ‘the media-savvy academic’ in June, organised by Paul Walker (CALT), Graham Roberts (Computer Science) will discuss lecture-flipping and Jane Burns-Nurse (MSI) will talk about ‘Media-savvy UCL’

"Award-Winning e-learning"

Two Provost’s Teaching Award winners, Adrien Desjardins (Medical Physics and Bioengineering) and Adam Townsend (Mathematics) will discuss their use of videos and social media to help students learn.

"Grants for e-learning: current projects and future ideas"

An opportunity to find out about the latest e-learning ideas supported by UCL's popular E-Learning Development Grants and meet some of the innovators.

"Strategy into Action: the E-Learning Strategy one year on"

An opportunity to find out about the latest e-learning ideas supported by UCL's popular E-Learning Development Grants and meet some of the innovators. 

"New uses for tablets and iPads"
Margot Finn and Zubin Mistry will show how History are using iPads to help students gain a better conceptual grasp of the subject in the revised first year undergraduate curriculum.

"(social) Media for better teaching"

Timothy Mathews, Georgia Panteli (both SELCS) and Felicity Stafford (AH / SHS Faculty Office) will share their expertise on making podcasts and using social media in one of UCL’s largest departments.

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