How much do you and your students get out of your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)?
Imagine your VLE with the added opportunity to provide real-time feedback to individualised student assessments, test your students on their ability to draw chemical structures, add in complex mathematical notation or introduce engaging and interactive resources to spice up your own content.
With these added functionalities, the opportunities for student engagement and active learning are abundant.
Online assessments are an increasingly integral part of UK higher education. The potential is huge, and the possibilities growing. But digital infrastructure alone is not sufficient for effective online assessment. A foundation of solid pedagogical underpinnings is needed.
Here are five tips to enhance the effectiveness of your online assessment practices.
First year teaching labs have variable digital learning provisions among UK universities, according to a Learning Science survey of delegates at ViCE-PHEC 2017 in York, a leading conference in chemistry and physics higher education teaching.
Welcome to Learning Science’s News Digest for July 2017.
This month we learned about potential new changes to TEF and the pay-packets of vice-chancellors, and the finalists of the Global Higher Education Excellence Awards.
We cover a study on the thinking processes of chemistry students, and a report on how students feel before uni vs during or after. There is news, although it’s not entirely new, that the proportion first-class degrees is greatly increasing at some institutions.
In science, it appears that frogs benefited greatly from the event that killed off the non-avian dinosaurs, and we discover a “charming” new particle.
Learning Science Ltd are delighted to be the main sponsor of this year's Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference (ViCE-PHEC) at the University of York from the 23rd to 25th August 2017.
Welcome to Learning Science’s News Digest for June 2017.
There’s been some moving and shaking since our last News Digest. There’s a new parliament, after a bit of a delay and much ongoing debate. The TEF Year 2 results have also been announced, also after a bit of a delay and much ongoing debate!
Jisc reports findings of a 22,000-strong survey of students and their use of digital learning at their institutions.
We also look at the connection between birds’ egg and wing shape, and how drones could be replanting a forest in the next few years.
We know that you have a lot of pressure and demands on your time. If you spend too much time on repetitive marking why not use Smart Worksheets to help?
Smart Worksheets from Learning Science are designed to improve the student experience whilst making your life easier. Students benefit from live support as they work through their assessment and the system handles the repetitive and time-consuming marking for you. The cost of implementation can usually be offset against your marking budget and can actually save you money over time.
2007 was a big year for Learning Science - it was the year we came into existence! It’s now been a full 10 years of science, technology and education here at LearnSciHQ, the perfect opportunity to both celebrate and reflect.
We’ve planned a series of articles for the coming weeks and months on the past, present and future of our favourite topics: science, technology and education. For example - how has e-learning changed in the last ten years? What myths have been debunked? And what could be the future of Higher Education?
But for now, here’s 10 of our favourite science & tech news stories from 2007: the year of our founding.