Next colloquium

Wednesday, 31 August at 3 pm

Niall Barr (Glasgow)

What a learning technology developer can do for you

In this talk I will introduce my role as a learning technology developer by describing some of my current and recent projects. These include YACRS, a classroom response system which was widely used at the University prior to lockdown, an experimental Adaptive Comparative Judgement (ACJ) tool, which has a lot of potential for both fair marking and peer evaluation, and, ErysNotes, a simple Python notebook application that runs on a fairly standard Web server, and which is particularly appropriate for introductory courses.

I will also describe some tools I have been working on to improve the efficiency and quality of teaching video production.

A major advantage of internally developed tools such as days is that they can be adapted to suit the needs of different lecturers relatively quickly, and are driven by pedagogy rather than marketing interests. I will be keen to hear any ideas for improvements to the existing tools. 

I will discuss how close collaboration between lecturers and the developer leads to significantly better outcomes for learning technology, and how working with the learning technology developer can also help the lecturer with Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoTL).

One of my areas of interest is interoperability standards for education, and I will also discuss how making use of open standards can improve sustainability and flexibility of educational material.

Colloquia 2021/22

2021

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

 Video link

17/11/2021

3 pm GMT 

Iacopo Carusotto (UniversitĂ  di Trento)

Quantum Fluids of Light

Stream link

1/12/2021

3 pm GMT 

Christopher Monahan (William & Mary)

Peering inside the proton

Stream link

15/12/2021

3 pm GMT

Janet Anders (Exeter)

tba

 

2022

 

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Video link

26/1/2022

3 pm GMT 

Hannah Price (Birmingham)

Quantum Simulation with Synthetic Dimensions

 

09/2/2022

3 pm GMT

Tom Hayward (Sheffield)

From Stochasticity to Functionality: Harnessing Magnetic Domain Walls for Probabilistic and Neuromorphic Computingtba

 

27/4/2022

3 pm BST

Chabdralekha Singh (Pittsburgh)

Facilitating thinking and learning in and beyond the physics classrooms using research-validated pedagogies and tools

Stream link

24/8/22

3 pm BST

Emily Nordmann (Glasgow)

The place and case for lectures and lecture capture in the new normal Stream link

32/8/22

3 pm BST

Niall Barr (Glasgow)

What a learning technology developer can do for you