Dr John Butcher, Senior Academic Development Advisor from DeltaE (http://www.northampton.ac.uk/departments/learningteaching/) facilitated a session on assessment and feedback in the morning. There was also some examples of good feedback practice from within the school highlighted, at least one from each division.
In the afternoon Rachel Fitzgerald, Learning Technology Manager from Information Services lead a showcase session on Technology Enhanced Learning , with examples from within and outside of the school. Presenters included:
- Jonathan Adams discussing learning objects, illustrated with his work on produced learning objects for creativity and problem-solving with engineering students.
- Paul Cox discussing the use of VLEs and other technologies for the delivery of distance learning material for waste management stduents.
- Scott Turner presenting some first year computing students presentation work using alternatives to powerpoint (http://apslandt.blogspot.com/2010/02/alternatives-to-powerpoint.html)
- Kennedy Mdaki from the School of Health discussed the use of hand held voting systems (clickers) in the classroom (link to some of his work in this area: http://www2.northampton.ac.uk/learning-technology/learn-tech-home/showcase-events/health/kennedymdaki)
- Chris Powis, Information Services, discussed his experiences of using audio feedback with students.
These sessions helped to highlight some of the good practice and interesting work that is going on within the School of Science and Technology.