Playful and Creative Learning

LD@3 – Using Google cardboard to engage students

Published: 27/02/2021 - Reading Time: 2 min

Categories: Events | Playful and Creative Learning | Technology Enhanced Learning |

Date / Time: Tuesday 2nd March – 3pm  Location: Online via Zoom – Meeting ID:  872 3622 6036 – Passcode: ncb97=TS Presenters: Debbie Holley and Heidi Singleton, Department of Nursing Sciences, Bournemouth University  Description:  The JISC ‘Student digital experience insights survey’ was recently released, summarising the experiences of over 20,000 HE students at a range of 28 HE institutions. One surprising finding was that only 20% of students gain any ‘real life’ simulation experiences as part of their degree, and these tend to be in engineering design and healthcare. However, our experiences show that with very basic equipment (a SMART phone with internet …

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LD@3 – Create a meme to build digital skills

Published: 27/02/2021 - Reading Time: 2 min

Categories: Events | Playful and Creative Learning | Study Skills | Technology Enhanced Learning |

Date / Time: Thursday 18th February – 3pm Location: Online via Collaborate Presenters: Arielle Redman, University of York Description:  Processing, understanding, and remembering information is often aided by combining images with text or keywords. These are the two essential ingredients of the majority of memes, which are, by definition, widely shared and enjoyed. Come prepared with a piece of research or key idea you have heard, read, or written. Enjoy a whistle-stop tour through the history and purpose(s) of memes, what makes one successful for your chosen audience, where memes have been used malevolently, and how you can positively contribute to making the internet …

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The word Meme in magazine letters pinned to a cork notice board. Meme is used to describe a piece of information or an element of culture in various media.

#Take5 #52: The best way to … generate ideas?

Published: 29/10/2020 - Reading Time: 9 min

Categories: Playful and Creative Learning | Take5 |

Using superheroes for structured problem solving and ideas generation The week’s #Take5 blog is brought to you from Dr Katharine Jewitt, a Learning Designer at Heriot-Watt University. The Superheroes ideas generation techniques were designed by Grossman and Catlin to provide a playful group atmosphere during idea generation. Students work in groups and assume the identity of different Superhero characters and then use the characters as stimuli for sparking ideas and problem solving. ‘Superheroes’ produces unique ideas because of its use of unrelated stimuli. This activity also works well in a diverse classroom because students can adopt a superhero of their …

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#Take5 # 43 The best way to game-ify Learning Development?

Published: 30/04/2020 - Reading Time: 8 min

Categories: Learning Spaces and Learning Communities | Playful and Creative Learning | Take5 |

This blog post is brought to you by Craig Morley, a Learning Developer at the University of Manchester Library, whose Source Top Trumps resource won the LearnHigher prize draw at the ALDinHE 2019 Annual Conference – and which we are really happy to celebrate during this alternative version of the ALDinHE Conference: LD@3! We open with a brief overview of LearnHigher, indicating how you might offer your own resources for consideration. That LearnHigher experience Learn Higher supports learning developers by promoting and facilitating the development and dissemination of high quality, peer-reviewed resources for learning development. To further support our successful …

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#Take5 #36 The Best Way to Tell Our Stories?

Published: 31/10/2019 - Reading Time: 4 min

Categories: Playful and Creative Learning | Study Skills | Take5 |

Stortelling in Learning Development This #Take5 blog post is brought to you by Anne-Kathrin Reck co-organiser of the recent ALDinHE one-day regional symposium at the University of Portsmouth: ‘Storytelling in Learning Development’ (September 12th 2019). This turned out to be a day filled with fun, informative and participatory sessions, covering presentations, workshops, show & tells and a world café session. The speakers were recruited from the university with subject areas ranging from law to gaming, maths and performing studies. The presenters were learning developers, lecturers, librarians, and a faculty dean! What’s the story morning glory? Storytelling is undoubtedly powerful and …

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#Take5 #32 The Best way to have a conference?

Published: 25/04/2019 - Reading Time: 5 min

Categories: Education | Learning Spaces and Learning Communities | Playful and Creative Learning | Take5 |

ALDinHE Conference 2019: Critical perspectives of learning development practice – and hills This #Take5 blogpost is brought to you from Lee Fallin – the phantom tweeter of #aldcon 2019 – you know, the one who produced all those beautiful, illustrated visual notes… The 2019 Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) Annual Conference was hosted by the University of Exeter. This was my sixth ALDinHE conference, and my first time in the lovely city of Exeter. This blog post will provide my reflections on the conference and a summary of the keynotes by Dr Liz Morrish (Tuesday) and Professor …

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#Take5 #30 The best way to get the message across?

Published: 16/01/2019 - Reading Time: 7 min

Categories: Playful and Creative Learning | Study Skills | Take5 |

Using Cartoons to Support Learning Development Happy New Year All! And a belated thank you to JACQUI BARTRAM from the University of Hull and the Association of Learning Development in HE (ALDinHE), who has prepared this beautiful blogpost for us – and which for many reasons (let’s blame #Brexit) has taken us way too long to publish. Cartoons are us Who doesn’t love a cartoon? Anything that looks like it will add a bit of light relief to a subject will usually draw the attention of even the most diligent reader. Cartoons don’t just have to be a bit of …

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Cartoon of a presenter

Take5 #17 – #creativeHE 16-20 January – Join in if you dare!!

Published: 11/01/2017 - Reading Time: 3 min

Categories: Playful and Creative Learning | Take5 |

*** STOP PRESS: #creativeHE new run: 16-20 Jan!! *** A new version of #creativeHE with a focus on creativity, play, narrative & storytelling and making will be offered by MMU’s CELT in collaboration with London Metropolitan University’s CPED 16-20 Jan 2017. Participants are invited from across the sector – such that colleagues from both institutions and elsewhere will have the opportunity to learn and develop together within a diverse and distributed community of higher education practitioners. Get together with colleagues who are involved in teaching, supporting learning or development of others with an interest in creative teaching and learning, who …

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Take5 #9: It’s Autumn 2015/16 – and we’re getting creative with Chrissie Nerantzi

Published: 28/09/2015 - Reading Time: 4 min

Categories: Education | Playful and Creative Learning | Take5 |

Welcome back to Take5 – the user-friendly staff development blog from CELT at London Metropolitan University. This autumn we are launching Take5 by joining in with Chrissi Nerantzi’s open course: Creativity for Learning in HE. Like everybody else we are much too busy … BUT if we don’t make time for some creativity – then what’s it all about anyway? So – we are sharing this invitation with you and hope that you too will make the time – take the leap – and join us… Come on in… the water’s lovely!! Tips: If you are from LondonMet and would like …

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Take5: Blog#8: Digital Storytelling

Published: 05/05/2015 - Reading Time: 4 min

Categories: Playful and Creative Learning | Take5 |

The digital age is predicated on the notion of student as producer (of knowledge) – as opposed to earlier education ages that appeared to position the student (only) as a consumer of knowledge. If helping your students to become digitally capable and proficient, why don’t you set students the challenge of making digital artefacts and/or telling digital stories? Here are some strategies for developing Digital Storytelling that we have used. SEE: http://edtechteacher.org/tools/multimedia/digital-storytelling/ – for school examples to inspire and resource your own practice. Join #ds106 and sign up to the teaching blog roll DS106 – or digital storytelling 106 – …

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