Cross Cultural Communications Training Session | 28th Feb

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The University environment is one where there is a diverse range of people from different nationalities and backgrounds and as such, it is understandable that some staff could feel wary of cultural differences and the possibility of causing offence.

The ‘Cross Cultural Communications’ training session is a bite size session that aims to raise awareness of cultural differences in attitudes and behaviours which you may come across in day to day social interactions. The session will offer an insight into cultural differences and social norms, including British culture and suggest reading material to further increase knowledge. The course is available to all staff with the next available session taking place in the Minerva Building on the Brayford Pool campus on Wednesday 28th February.

To book a place, please click on the link below and select ‘Cross Cultural Communications’: https://ps.lincoln.ac.uk/services/hr/development/BookProgrammes/SitePages/Home.aspx

#DigiEd18 Event Series

Following the success of the LALT Showcase: Education in a Digital Age event, the Digital Education team are starting a new series of short themed events called ‘#DigiEd’. The events are aimed at academics who want to enhance their learning and teaching strategies and elements of technology that are used to support: collaboration, inquiry etc.

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Next Event – Presentation and Demonstration

Wednesday 24th Jan – 12:15 – 13:00 – DCB1111 – Flipped Learning

Academic: Jasper Shotts

Title: Developing collaborative partnerships for flipped learning

Abstract: This session will look at a variety of different methods for creating collaboration between students and staff. It will also focus on using flipped learning to help and support students via collaborative work.

Visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digied18-demonstration-24th-jan-developing-collaborative-partnerships-for-flipped-learning-tickets-41944705744?aff=DigiEd18jasper to book a place on the course.

Future events

We are currently looking for academics, with interesting uses of technology, to be involved in these events. If you know someone who would like to be involved then please contact dwakefield@lincoln.ac.uk

Below we have a list of the themes for both the future presentations and marker space events.

Presentations

21st Mar 12:00 – 13:00 SSB0102 Assessment and Feedback
23rd May 12:00 – 13:00 DCB1111 Discussion

MakerSpace

21st Feb 12:00 – 13:00 SSB0102 Interactivity in the classroom
18th Apr 2:00 – 13:00 DCB2111 Students as producers (creation)
20th Jun 12:00 – 13:00 MB1020 Video – based learning

Benefits to staff

• Short sessions
• Innovative new uses of technology to enhance pedagogy
• Solve pedagogical problems
• Sharing of information between colleagues
• Led by academics for academics

Below is some information about each type of activity that will take place inside the #DigiEd series.

Demonstration and presentations

The purpose of this event is to share current examples of good practice with other members of staff. It will be a chance to share different experiences with digital technology and how it is used by different academics to deliver a pedagogical outcome or solve a teaching challenge.

Makerspace

The purpose of these events is to support colleagues in creating a resource/or to gain new skills to create resources for their learning and teaching. These are ‘hands-on’ sessions and designed to be very practical and enabling.

Video Case Studies

A series of video case studies that are designed to promote elements of good practice across the university.

University Staff Now Have Access to Lynda.com Online Learning Platform

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All University staff can now use Blackboard to access Lynda.com, the leading online learning platform for professionals looking to develop their digital technology and creative skills.

Lynda.com is a library of thousands of video support tutorials covering a range of topics relevant to higher education professionals, from how to get the most out of Microsoft Office 365, through to creating engaging presentations and teaching online.

The platform has been delivering professional e-learning resources for 20 years and, now part of Linkedin, is currently used by more than 10,000 organisations around the globe.

The University of Lincoln has an institutional subscription to Lynda.com giving free access to all staff.

To start exploring the resources available, log in to Blackboard as normal, then click the Lynda.com link in the right hand corner of the top navigation, next to Bb Help & Support. You will need your University network username/password to create an account and log in to Lynda.com; full instructions can be found on Blackboard.

More information is available from the Digital Education team in the Lincoln Academy of Learning and Teaching (LALT).

LALT Showcase: Education in a Digital Age | 7th Nov

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The Lincoln Academy of Learning and Teaching (LALT) is hosting a community showcase event in November, and are looking for your submissions. 

LALT Showcase – Education in a Digital Age

A showcase event to support academic colleagues to share, inspire and discover simple and effective approaches to digital teaching and learning.

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