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LearnHigher is a network for promoting and facilitating the development and dissemination of high quality, peer-reviewed resources for learning development in the higher education sector. We aim to support the development of such resources as well as conduct and disseminate research into the use and effectiveness of learning development strategies and materials.
Learning development in the higher education sector
LearnHigher is a network for promoting and facilitating the development and dissemination of high quality, peer-reviewed resources for learning development in the higher education sector.
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This workshop activity facilitates participants to practice their groupwork skills whilst negotiating a response to a given scenario. It provides the opportunity to plan and film responses to create more groupwork opportunities and discover new digital skills. The outputs of these could be edited into a more formal video should you wish to develop them into future teaching material, but consent would need to be gained from each participant for this.
There are 5 scenarios (one for each group of students) in the Group work skills MS Word document and one MS Word tutor guidance sheet.
● To practice groupwork skills
● To understand common reasons why groupwork projects fail
● To develop employability competencies
● To learn filming and editing techniques
Activity time: 60 minutes
Types of media: Worksheet, Lesson Plan, Handout/s
This material introduces students to basic strategies for reading in digital and print formats. It encourages them to consider the advantages and challenges of each one, and the different learning contexts for which they may be most appropriate.
There are 6 strategies:
• Copy and paste function
• Digital annotation tools
• Split screen and working with multiple documents
• Support reading with online tools
• Using a mixture of mediums
• Word search function
Each document is designed as a flip-card of a strategy. One side outlines what the strategy is, and then poses questions for the student/s to think about. The second side outlines the advantages and challenges in relation to shallow and deep learning. We hope this will encourage students to reflect upon the choices they make when reading, and make purposeful and informed choices.
Following this, there are 2 scenarios provided as a separate document. Students are asked to select from 3 given responses to the scenario and then reflect upon the advantages and limitations of the response/s. This should allow students to situate the strategies within a real-world scenario.
These materials could be used within a number of learning settings, including a workshop or a one-to-one appointment.
These resources were developed from an ALDinHE funded research project into how students read for their studies, focusing on digital and print mediums. The selection of strategies and guidance given is based upon focus groups conducted with students at Lancaster University.
Types of media:
This resource offers guidance for students on achieving the best possible marks in assessments. Tips include understanding the question or brief, practicality, an awareness of assessment criteria, planning and previous feedback.
Activity time: 20 Minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Webpage, Helpsheet