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'Frame yourself': an illustration by Mike Howarth

A selection of tips to help create professional-looking, powerful videos that complement face-to-face teaching.

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Formal recognition for HE teaching is available through the UCL Arena scheme. 

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Anthony Smith: It's personal (tutoring)

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Professor Anthony Smith, UCL's Vice-Provost (Education)

The Vice-Provost (Education) discusses the importance of personal tutoring in helping boost students' employability, as well as their wellbeing.

Learn media-savvy ways of using video in teaching

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Professor Bert De Reyck talks to UCL students

A workshop called ‘Media-savvy teaching’ will run on 10 and 21 June 2013 with the aim of helping UCL staff improve the quality of recorded material used for teaching.

Using Mozilla Open Badges to reward achievements in a university context

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Mozilla Open Badges

With Microsoft, NASA and Disney already using Mozilla’s Open Badges system to recognise employees’ skills and achievements, the potential of the idea is indisputable. Ele Cooper reports on an event exploring whether badges could also be used to reward UCL students.

New technical training college founded in East London with UCL support

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The latest University Technical College to be approved by the Government will be built in East London by the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in partnership with UCL, Prospects Learning Foundation and Ford. Other industry partners who will assist in the design and delivery of the curriculum include BP, National Grid and Network Rail.

What is the role of social media in academia?

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Man using iPad. Image by C Regina.

Peter Phillips reports on the 'Social media for academic purposes' workshop, discussing the ways in which the presenters use Twitter and blogging to complement their research, teaching and learning.

CALT unveils full 2013 Teaching and Learning Conference programme

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Three students on graduation day

The UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) has released details of all the speakers and papers that will be covered at the 'Embedding Skills and Employability in the Curriculum' conference, which will be held on Friday 19 April 2013.

Town hall invitation: Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy

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The UCL portico on a sunny day

At 4pm on Thursday 21 March there will be a Town Hall event for all UCL staff interested in learning more about the BEAMS School’s exciting new endeavour on science, technology, engineering and public policy.

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