A catalogue of projects which the Academic Technology team have offered support to, for use as inspiration and to show you what we can do!
Degree Apprenticeships Digital Learning 2018
Through Degree Apprenticeships, we are looking to diversify our educational offer, align ourselves with key national government policy changes and respond to a changing external landscape to ensure that we contribute to regional and national employment needs.
Leads: Amber Thomas and Darron Halsall Project Site
Personal Response Systems Next Steps 2018
PRS is now well embedded into teaching at Warwick, with almost 400 users of the Turning Technologies ResponseWare system. This project is reviewing the use of ResponseWare, examining alternatives, and looking at how we might usefully widen and deepen the adoption of PRS approaches in teaching. For example, how might it be used more systematically for in-class and post-class learning/learner analytics?
Lead: Robert O’Toole Project Site
Kickstart the use of VR for Outreach 2018
Following on from the successful Kickstart VR at Warwick project, we realised that there is great potential for the use of VR in the university's outreach, public engagement and widening participation activities. Warwick staff working in these areas could take VR kit, with preloaded apps, into schools and to events, for use by children and the public. What could we do to make this cheap and effective? What might be the tech-management implications?
Lead: Robert O’Toole Project Site
Module evaluation 2017-2018
During 2017/18 at Warwick University we are taking a fresh look at our Module Evaluation approach. This will be governed by the Student Learning Experience and Engagement Committee SLEEC. The lead for the Technical Working Group is Amber Thomas amber dot thomas at warwick dot ac dot uk Technology aspects can't be looked at in isolation from the overall pedagogical and policy context, so this project page also links off to other areas of the review work.
Leads: Amber Thomas Project Site
Kickstart the use of VR at Warwick 2017
Our aim is to demystify this emerging technology as it hits the mainstream, give lots of people experience of VR headsets, and to give some people experience of creating VR videos through google cardboard and/or 360 cameras.
Leads: Amber Thomas and Rob O’Toole Project Site
Monash Warwick Alliance Education Project (Alliance TEL) 2015-2018
One World. Two Universities. Infinite Opportunities
The Alliance Education Strategy exists to bring together the best of teaching and learning activities and resources from Monash and Warwick in order to ‘enhance the proficiency and vision of our graduates in becoming active and connected citizens in a globalised world’.
The Academic Technology team is currently supporting a number of specific TEL projects which are intended to help the Education Strategy to achieve this aim. These include building a repository of shared learning objects, our new Blackboard Collaborate web-conferencing service. and developing video resources.
Leads: Ross MacKenzie Project Site
Student Champions 2012-2016
Student Champions are great! In the resource constrained and time limited world of the university, having an extra-eager student with spare energy, time and knowledge to give is a wonderful thing. In return, being a champion provides the student with rare opportunities to work on design and development projects with experienced people using professional methods. We are working with students and support services to design and implement a Student Champions scheme at Warwick.Lead: Robert O’Toole Project Site
The Extended Classroom 2015-continuing
This multi-service initiative reframes learning technologies and spaces as tools and techniques for “extending the classroom”, supercharging the capabilities of teachers and students. Get a teacher and at least one student in an empty room and you have a minimal classroom. Add to that technologies, techniques and learning designs to sustain and amplify the value of their interactions, then you have an extended classroom. Go further, using 21st Century technologies for enriching the classroom and widening access beyond the here and now, and you have the Warwick Extended Classroom.Lead: Robert O’Toole Project Site
Minimal module specification 2014
In Summer 2014 we benefitted from the Warwick Undergraduate Internship Programme funding Kritz Yeoh (MORSE student) to carry out a module audit project.The report recommended that the University should set a minimal module specification and that to enable that, every module should have a VLE presence.Lead: Amber Thomas Project Site
Digital Humanities Projects Database
The Digital Humanities Academic Technologists in the Arts Faculty work with researchers to improve their research. This database enables you to explore the types of projects they support, spanning web projects, database co-design, google analytics, skills development and advice on the technology elements of funding proposals.Lead: Steve Ranford
Undergraduate Research Student Support (URSS) system 2010-2016
The URSS (based in Student Careers and Skills) provides funded opportunties for over 250 students to undertake research projects that go beyond the curriculum. It is a keystone component of Warwick's research-based learning approach. The students attend training sessions and are mentored through a scaffolded self-development process. They record and reflect upon their experiences and plans using carefully designed forms, with feedback from experienced research mentors (who are able to track their progress). This builds into a professional-style research homepage, of the kind used by researchers across academia. Initially developed in 2012, the next phase of work will transfer the system into the Moodle platform.Lead: Robert O’Toole