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

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A student research project has solved the mystery of the Robert Noel heads

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Robert Noel plaster cast research based education

“No.34 Murderer.” These few words, handwritten on a tag attached to one of 30 plaster cast heads, represented the first clue for a group of Museum Studies students.

Three quick tips for creating better educational resources

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Prepare for the learning journey - Three quick tips for creating better educational resources

Ahead of his EduMedia workshop, former BBC producer Dr Mike Howarth shares three simple ideas that help him produce effective resources

How to keep students engaged - lessons from the UCL Global Citizenship Programme 2014

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Shivani Singh global citizenship student engagement

Shivani Singh shares what she learned from leading a voluntary summer school course

Without the carrot of a qualification to dangle before participants, the UCL Global Citizenship Programme has to work extra hard to attract and retain students. One of the chief ways course leaders do that is by developing ever more engaging methods of teaching. And according to the numbers, the hard work is paying off.

Dr Elisabete Cidre sees her students as partners. Here’s why

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Elisabete Cidre Moving Narratives student change agents

Provost’s Teaching Award winner Dr Elisabete Cidre invited post-graduate students to create online resources for undergraduates

What I wish I knew before I flipped my lecture

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Helen Wilson flipping lecture UCL maths

Lecture flipping helped Dr Helen Wilson, UCL Maths, generate a seven per cent boost in student marks. She offers advice to others keen to try the technique

Q&A with Professor Jane Holder

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Jane Holder interview

UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award winner Professor Jane Holder, UCL Laws, shares her views on teaching

Your chance to share your teaching practice

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UCL Arena Teaching Learning Conference 2014

UCL staff who teach or support learning are invited to submit their presentation ideas for next academic year's UCL Arena Exchange sessions.

The Art of Teaching: Theatre Techniques for the Classroom

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art of teaching theatre workshop with Jo Tomalin

Professor Jo Tomalin from San Francisco State University will be at UCL in July to host a series of theatre training workshops designed to help staff develop their teaching.

The supernova story and research-based education

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Dr Steve Fossey research-based education supernova discovery

Dr Steve Fossey reveals what he learned about research-based education from the supernova discovery

Teaching-based promotions - a SLMS event on 9 July

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Hear from UCL colleagues who have been promoted based on their teaching practice 

The issue of teaching-based promotion comes under the microscope at this SLMS event on Wednesday 9 July.

Introducing EduMedia – video producer Dr Mike Howarth’s new teaching resource workshop

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Mike Howarth EduMedia workshop

“We have the technology, but what can we do with it?” asks Dr Mike Howarth. Find out at his 24 July workshop

A look into the future of teaching and learning

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horizon report future learning technology

The latest set of Horizon Report predictions inspired a group of UCL technophiles to discuss what’s around the corner

5 useful (but underused) online teaching tools, as selected by E-Learning Environments

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Top 5 online teaching tools for you to try

A quick roundup of five lesser-known web tools available to all staff at UCL

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From Tumblr to Scribus – A digital art project makes the most of free web technology

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stand in for a solid digital art project

Dr Cadence Kinsey, UCL History of Art, brought two sets of students together to produce a piece of web-based art using free online tools

Help improve the Portal and you could win £100 of John Lewis vouchers

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John Lewis vouchers competition portal redevelopment survey

The Teaching and Learning Portal – UCL’s one-stop shop for information about teaching – is soon to be redeveloped.

As it happened: The Provost's Teaching Awards 2014

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Provost's Teaching Awards

Colleagues, friends and family gathered at the Child Institute of Health on 9 June to congratulate winners of the 2014 Provost's Teaching Awards and UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards. 

10 tips and tricks for completing your UCL Arena application

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Mat Jenner Arena application tips

Senior Fellowship applicant Matt Jenner, E-Learning Environments, offers his advice for writing a UCL Arena Fellowship application

Q&A with Anne Welsh

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Anne Welsh teaching Q&A

Anne Welsh, UCL Library and Information Studies, explains why iMovie is her most invaluable teaching tool and predicts what the future holds for higher education teaching

Dr Steve Fossey presents Undergraduates as Researchers: A View from the Observatory on 19 June

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supernova steve fossey research-based education

Also known as: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Thermonuclear Stella Bomb which Exploded my Course Planning

Would a student travel 270 miles to write an essay? How video assignments can boost student engagement

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video documentaries student assessment

Professor Marcos Martinon-Torres, UCL Archaeology, presents an experiment in video that can easily be transferred to any discipline

Student Object-based Research – a UCL Arena event on 12 June

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Object based learning arena session research

Museum objects can be used in teaching in a variety of ways. This UCL Arena Exchange seminar promises to help participants learn how objects can enhance subject knowledge and support research-based education.

What Will You be Using in Five Years’ Time? A UCL Arena and E-Learning event on 9 June

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Horizon Report 2014 summits Horizons event future teaching technology

Get a glimpse into the future of learning technology at the final Summits & Horizons event of the academic year.

The Bartlett to stage MOOCs conference on 1 July

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MOOCs elearning conference Bartlett

UCL staff and students are invited to reserve their places at the 2014 Bartlett Future Pedagogy Conference.

The topic at this year’s event is MOOCs, E-learning and Beyond: Exploring the Future of Virtual Built Environment Teaching.

“Leaders in education must receive the same rewards as leaders in research”

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Dilly Fung CALT Director UCL Arena Connected Curriculum

CALT Director Dr Dilly Fung shares her views on the promotion debate, good teaching and what it will take to push education forward at UCL

Watch highlights of the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014

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President and Provost Michael Arthur UCL Teaching Learning Conference speech

Speeches given at the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014 are now available to watch online.

The Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, which organised the April conference, has collected footage of several key presentations on its website.

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