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: Connection for Retention- building effective learning relationships.
Robert Dragan (@robert_dragan) and Dawn Alderson (@dawn_alderson) led a very lively tweet chat yesterday on Assessment and Student Engagement. Despite Twitter itself playing up, colleagues discussed the following six thought provoking questions and you can read the full record that was captured in Storify. Here is the TAGSExplorer visualisation.
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 were 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 recipient 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!
Because I couldn’t attend last Wednesday’s LTHEchat on using music creatively to enhance non-music teaching faciliated by Chris Wiley (@chris_wiley) I made a Storify of it.