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Claire Humphreys talking about using collaborate for active learning

Padlet as a tool for collaboration and active learning

Padlet is a great mobile learning tool that easily allows collaboration between students in the classroom, enabling peer learning to take place, and co-creation of resources. The finished Padlets can then be shared, allowing them to be posted to Blackboard for future reference. In this Video Claire Humprheys from the University of Westminster’s Faculty of […]

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Supporting student group work

This resource came about as a result of a Westminster Change Academy (WCA) Project “Supporting Student Group work” lead by John Begg in the University of Westminster Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. It is intended to provide guidance for staff using assessed group work. Rationale At an institutional level, the WCA project is […]

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Digital literacy training for students

Digital literacy is a key skill students must develop both to succeed at University and to thrive in our digitally connected, global society and Academic librarians have long provided teaching sessions to equip students with the research skills they need. These might be scheduled as one-off sessions in the library but are more effective and have greater […]

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Digital literacy amongst students joining higher education courses.

Digital literacy in students new to HE

Digital literacy is the ability to effectively and critically navigate, create and evaluate information using a range of different technologies and there is acknowledgement that students need support with some areas of practice, particularly in academic contexts. It commonly assumed all students new to higher education naturally possess digital literacy skills, with this group often […]

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