Flipped learning – ‘In-class flipped’

Ed Tew shares the ‘in-class flipped’ idea and explores ways to apply it in an online platform such as Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

Want your students to succeed? Then help them to interpret their grades

Dr Sonia Hood, Study Advice Manager, writes how helping students’ to understand their grades is key to their success.

Working in partnership with our lecturers to redesign language marking schemes

Sian Wells (BA French and Italian) and Sophia Acton (BA Italian and Spanish) During the Spring and Summer term of 2019, we participated in a project within the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies (MLES, now Department of Languages and Cultures) with the aim of redesigning the marking schemes used for oral and written […]

Look After Your Mate: promoting student mental health and peer support within the School of Politics, Economics and International Relations

Vicki Matthews, School of Politics, Economics and International Relations, v.matthews@reading.ac.uk Context Student Minds is the UK’s Student Mental Health Charity, and was RUSU’s charity of the year for 2018/19. Student Mind’s aspiration is to ensure students have the skills, knowledge and confidence to talk about their own mental health and look out for their peers.  […]

Drawing on our Study Smart success at AMOSSHE

Dr Michelle Reid, Study Advice michelle.reid@reading.ac.uk Dr Paddy Woodman, Director of Student Services p.e.woodman@reading.ac.uk Paddy and Michelle ran a workshop showcasing our online transitions course, Study Smart, at the AMOSSHE Student Services conference recently. The workshop, attended by over 50 delegates, highlighted the ways we’d used Study Smart to increase student confidence and create a […]

HEA STEM Conference 30-31 January 2019

Natasha Barrett, School of Biological Sciences   n.e.barrett@reading.ac.uk Having attended a few Advance HE (HEA) conferences, this was my first time presenting at an external T&L conference.  I was quite nervous in advance – swatting up on the T&L literature, preparing fully copyright compliant materials (they publish your ppt) and rehearsing the talk to nail the […]

University of Reading custom QuickMarks: 21 new comments to help students act on feedback

Emma Mayhew, Academic Director, EMA Programme e.a.mayhew@reading.ac.uk Geoff Taggart, Academic Partner, EMA Programme and Associate Professor, Institute of Education g.taggart@reading.ac.uk Michelle Reid, Study Advisor, The Library michelle.reid@reading.ac.uk When the EMA Programme ran a staff survey earlier this year, we were really interested to see the response to the use of the QuickMark function on Turnitin […]

Discovering and developing our diverse Library collections

Kerry Webb, Associate Director (Academic Liaison and Support), The Library                                                                    k.j.webb@reading.ac.uk  New Library LGBT+ research guide We’re all working hard to make our […]

Implementing the Curriculum Framework – how can the Library help?

Karen Drury, Dr Kim Shahabudin, Kerry Webb, Library and Study Advice In a world of constant new teaching and learning initiatives, implementing the Curriculum Framework might seem like one more job to do. If you’re thinking that you could use all the help you can get, we have good news: the Library have done some […]

Attention Workshop

Florian Roithmayr, School of Art and Communication Design                                                                                                […]

Curriculum Framework review in Classics

Barbara Goff, Department of Classics, School of Humanities                                                                                                […]

What a cultural adventure: Moving from a career in industry to academia!

Shelen W. H. Ho, Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia                                                                           shelen.ho@henley.edu.my “Academia isn’t for everyone!”  I was warned […]

Update on making Word and PowerPoint accessible

Richard Mitchell, Computer Science, r.j.mitchell@reading.ac.uk Preamble Earlier in the year, Laura Bennett and I wrote a blog on making Word and PowerPoint accessible, which reflected our experience of implementing the University’s policy on Inclusive Practice in T&L, which is available here. Since that blog was written, the University has included Ally into Blackboard, which provides […]