This Wednesday’s #LTHEChat was the first of this new semester’s joint monthly get togethers with the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The topic was connection for student retention (or student resilience as Vincent Tinto prefers to call “retention” which he regards as an institutionally focused word). As usual there was a lot of useful sharing. Here’s the Storify:
Assessment is definately on my agenda at the moment, and I’ll need some time to reflect on my own thoughts on this topic. But themes that seemed to emerge from the chat was that assessments that engage students need to be be authentic, aligned to the learning outcomes, and negotiated with the students that we are assessing.
#LTHEchat continues to go from strength to strength and is my primary way of topping up my enthusiasm for teaching. Why not join me, next Wednesday at 8:00 pm BST?
I am humbled at being made the 5th recpient of the prestigious #LTHEChat Golden Tweeter Award for
[my] continuous commitment, valuable contributions and creative energy to the weekly LTHEchat as both a member of the community and as a volunteer member in two organising teams, from January to June 2016.
My thanks to the LTHEChat community for this recognition!
#GuildChat takes place every Friday at 2:00 pm EST (7:00 PM BST).
#LTHEchat takes place on Wednesdays (during term time) at 8:00 PM BST. More information is to be found at LTHE.com.
What’s a Tweet Chat?
Tweet chats are an excellent way to build a professional network and to engage in “bitesize” Continuing Professional Development (CPD). For more information on the benefits of and how to participate in a tweet chat, I recommend Introducing Tweet Chats by #LTHEchat co-founder and colleague Sue Beckingham (@suebecks).
My first job will be to create the Storify for LTHEchat 45 (the first bilingual LTHEchat) which has guest facilitator Julie Tardy (@jtardy81). It takes place at 8:00 pm GMT on Wednesday 10th February. Looking forward to it.
If you want to join me, these instructions may be helpful.