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Teaching Forum

Welcome to the Teaching Forum!

The Teaching Forum has been established as a place to think about, learn about and discuss teaching. The aim is to organise one session per term around topics of interest.

Organiser for 2018-2019: Nayia Constantinou (email: p dot constantinou dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk)

2017-2018 Sessions:

Date: 13th December 2017 (Wednesday)
 Time: 11.00-12.00
 Location: A1.01, Zeeman Building

Presenter: Dr Ric Crossman

Title: “In Kahoot!s: Strategies for Utilising Spontaneous Electronic Feedback in Lectures”.
Abstract:
Kahoot! Describes itself as “a free game-based learning platform for teachers of awesome and classroom superheroes”. Who among us wouldn’t want to be a teacher of awesome? Kahoot! allows for real-time input from any student in your lecturer with access to a laptop, iPad, or smart-phone, allowing you to run polls and quizzes inside lectures, or even generate material for them to tackle outside the lecture.
In this session I shall introduce you to Kahoot!, and offer suggestions as to how you can include this learning tool in your own teaching in ways that are both pedagogically sound and appreciated by your audience.


Date: 21st March 2018 (Wednesday)
 Time: 11.00-12.00
 Location: A1.01, Zeeman Building

Presenter: Dr Elke Thonnes
Title: The Connected Curriculum
Abstract:
Undergraduate research features prominently in the upcoming university education strategy. In this seminar I will be presenting and discussing the connected curriculum approach developed by UCL that provides a framework of linking student’s learning with their participation in research as well as connections between disciplines, years of student and between staff and students.


Date: 30th May 2018 (Wednesday)
 Time: 11.00-12.00
 Location: MS.05

Presenter: Dr Pier Guarniero
Title: Crash tutorial on lecturing/presenting with an iPad: Learn how to use remarkable features with no stress.
Abstract:
Last August I was preparing to lecture my first module. Very excited, overly keen and quite anxious I asked myself: “What is the best way to do it?”. I resolved I needed the possibility to use two screens simultaneously and to interact with both of them. After thorough research I decided to take the risk and I bought an iPad.

It turned out that not only I could do what I had planned fairly easily (split-screen) but also many more possibilities, ideas, features and APPs were there to support my work.

Possibilities related to lecturing/presenting such as:
• easily interact with pdf slides
• annotate on R output in real time
• save all the work done during lectures and share it instantly afterwords,…

Possibilities related to the lecturer work beyond the lecture theatre such as:
• easily take and store notes from seminars and conferences
• annotate on students’ work
• edit pdf files without tex source
• sign documents,…

In this informal session I will share my experience of lecturing with an iPad and point out the features and APPs which I have found most useful this year. I will set aside some time for you to try the iPad out if you like. Your suggestions and feedback will be extremely welcome.