From the 19th – 23rd November we have our doctoral study week for continuing candidates with a variety of workshops to support and enhance your doctoral journey. Although this week is specifically geared to candidates in their 2nd year (full time) 3rd/4th year (part time) the sessions are open to all candidates at whatever stage … Continue reading Researcher development update November
In the week of 5-9 November, CAP will be hosting Dr. Klodiana Kolomitro, who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, and an educational developer, at Queen's University in Kingston Canada. On 9 November (10.15-11.15) Klodiana will run a workshop for QMU staff on Active Learning in the Classroom. Sign … Continue reading Visiting Professor at QMU
Presentation at the Teaching Excellence Network at the University of Glasgow by Susi Peacock and Christine DePlacido Last month, Susi and Christine visited the University of Glasgow to present at their inaugural event of the Teaching Excellence Network for Senior and Principal Fellows and Teaching Award winners. The Network seeks to establish a trusting, collegiate, … Continue reading Developing a Network to Support Change.
Building Student Resilience Two workshops were run at QMU on 30 August by Abby Shovlin (Wellbeing Coach, and also an academic developer at the University of Edinburgh). The first workshop focused on learning and teaching approaches which help students build resilience and well-being, and the second took the perspective of professional services support. To find … Continue reading Learning & Teaching update October
It was wonderful to meet and greet all of our new doctoral candidates last month, I hope you are settling well and making good use of all of the supportive resources that we offer. The first submissions for the Dcert in READ have been marked and moderated and the standard of work has been exceptional, … Continue reading Researcher development blog post
Blackboard Ally is a tool that offers staff advice on the accessibility of the resources they upload to Blackboard, and offers students those same resources in a number of alternative formats. Ally provides feedback to staff on the accessibility (for example to a student using a screenreader) of the content they upload, and advice and … Continue reading Blackboard Ally
At the beginning of October, Roni Bamber ran 5 days of workshops for Metropolitan College collaborative partner staff in Thessaloniki and Piraeus. The Piraeus workshops were held in the brand new MC campus, south of Athens. 35 people who are starting to teach on a range of QMU programmes (Business, Dietetics, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, … Continue reading Workshops in Greece
EPortfolio dropins start today. They are every Wednesday now until 5 December 2018, except for 31 October 2018. They are held in the Effective Learning Services room (ELS room, 1153) in the Library.
From the start of this academic year, Queen Margaret University has adopted online marking using Turnitin. The Turnitin Summit provided us with an opportunity to meet with the Turnitin management team and discuss community feedback. Turnitin is currently used in 160 countries for checking Academic Integrity, Online Marking and Feedback. Over the last 12-months, there have been … Continue reading Turnitin Summit – September 2018
Three-years-ago I visited Kathmandu to lead the rollout and required staff development of the Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) software, processes and practices. This resulted in 100% of eligible submissions and feedback being digitalised, creating a transparent and efficient approach to marking whilst benefiting students with the timely delivery of detailed in script feedback. The efficacy of the EMA approach … Continue reading Visit to Kathmandu – August 2018