LTI Innovation grants Last academic year seven applicants were successful in their bids to be awarded grants to develop teaching and learning with technology. Some of the winning projects detailed below, demonstrate the variety of ways that individuals are rethinking traditional teaching models by flipping lectures and gamification, and getting students to think about lecture content through the use of social media. 2013 Awards included:
A project to examine the use of mobile devices as inclusive accessible technologies for students with disabilities. http://tinyurl.com/pzmlb2n Simon has developed surveys for students and teachers asking them about student use of mobile devices for learning. Questions asked include how students currently use technology to help them organise their studies and how teachers regards the use of technology in the classroom by students. The survey is currently open and ongoing. Along with Sebastiaan Eldritch-Boersen, Simon has developed a short course comprising of four sessions that will start at the end of October, finishing with a revision and review session in the lent term. More details can be found on the training and development system: http://tinyurl.com/LSEHappyAppy
Business Transformation and Project Management
Dr Susan Scott and Dr Ela Klecun – (Department of Management)
Dr Scott and Dr Klecun enhanced the MG208 course through the use of a flipped-lecture format, computer-based simulation,scribing (collective note taking which was collated along with photos of concept map discussions) and self-assessment via Moodle quizzes. They produced a series of filmed interviews with industry experts, which were delivered to students in advance of taught sessions as preparation for structured Q&A’s with the invited speakers. A class field trip to the Level39/Innotribe innovation lab at Canary Wharf was filmed for the benefit of future cohorts.The various teaching approaches that were tried were evaluated by capturing student feedback. If you are interested in flipping your lectures LTI run workshops on Flipping, go to the Training and development system to book see when the next session is planned and book your place: https://apps.lse.ac.uk/training-system/ More information on flipping can be found here: http://youtu.be/4a7NbUIr_iQ/
Developing video resources for active learning in MY421: Qualitative Research Methods
Dr Flora Cornish & Dr Elena Gonzalez-Polledo – (Department of Methodology)To bring vivid practical examples to the lecture theatre, Dr Cornish & Dr Gonzalez-Polledo, with the help of LTI technical expertise, created videos for students to observe and analyse. Following the course theme of urban environments, they made a film of customer interactions at a fruit and veg stall at Ridley Road Market, Hackney. This provided material for a student exercise on making observations and writing participant observation field-notes. Further footage was also recorded of participant interactions in research focus groups. Both films have been used in taught sessions on MY421 and the intention is to continue with, and further develop, their use.The success of the project has meant that further work is planned to capture a short interview with the market stall holder from Ridley Road.