Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA)

This study block sees the first phase of the Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) project having been kicked off. The Educational Technology Team are working closely with Quality Assurance and Enhancement (QAE) and SPA, this phase of the project focuses on improving clarity of grading and summative assessment feedback.   It was clearly highlighted in the last NSS that students have significant challenges in terms … Continue reading “Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA)”

Preserving Guest Lectures on MA Illustration: Authorial Practice

Overview This case study looks at one way in which guest lectures are being preserved by Steve Braund, course coordinator for MA Illustration: Authorial Practice. By using tools available to all members of staff, Steve, working with the Educational Technology team, is able to offer students 24-hour access to valuable course materials from experts in … Continue reading “Preserving Guest Lectures on MA Illustration: Authorial Practice”

Flipping the Classroom on BA(Hons) Creative Advertising

Overview This case study exhibits an innovate flipped classroom approach used by Lucy Cokes, Senior Lecturer for BA(Hons) Creative Advertising as part of a final year module. A flipped classroom reverses the traditional teaching structure by asking students to learn material outside of the classroom in exchange for more meaningful face-to-face activities. Through careful planning … Continue reading “Flipping the Classroom on BA(Hons) Creative Advertising”

New accessibility regulations: what they mean for Learning Space

What’s occurring? New UK regulations on accessibility became law in 2018 and content made available on Learning Space needs to be compliant by September 2020. What does it mean for Falmouth teaching staff? You will be responsible for making your Learning Space compliant by 2020. You will need to become familiar with the regulations; learn … Continue reading “New accessibility regulations: what they mean for Learning Space”

Student digital experience survey: results and actions

Thanks to the 680 students who recently provided valuable feedback and suggestions on their digital experience while at university: we have listened! This was the second year the survey has been run and findings include: students make good use of digital tools and have a positive attitude to the use of technology in learning and … Continue reading “Student digital experience survey: results and actions”

Student Digital Experience Survey Prize Draw Winner

From mid-December to mid-January we surveyed Falmouth students on the quality of their digital experience while at University. 680 students took part and the prize draw winner was Ben Watkins, who is in the final year of his BA (Hons) in Marine and Natural History Photography. Congratulations Ben! We will publish our analysis of the … Continue reading “Student Digital Experience Survey Prize Draw Winner”

New Learning Space

A new project has begun to update the Learning Space. This post explains the project and how it will affect you. Why? Due to Falmouth’s ambitious expansion plans, Learning Space is being increasingly used to facilitate teaching and learning for campus based and distance students. This project will provide: A better, more resilient and secure … Continue reading “New Learning Space”

Journal, a shiny new thing

For a while now courses at Falmouth have been asking for a blogging/portfolio platform for students and staff to use for all sorts of reasons. EdTech have now implemented CampusPress and are running it as a pilot this year. It’s essentially a WordPress multisite set up, with some added extras provided by EduBlogs the company … Continue reading “Journal, a shiny new thing”

Falmouth Staff Excellence Awards Evening

Last Thursday saw Mark, Steph and myself don our finest and head out to the annual Staff Excellence Awards. We were fortunate enough to have been shortlisted for the Exceptional Contribution to the Student Experience award. As a team we are really proud to be nominated for this award. Student experience is at the heart of … Continue reading “Falmouth Staff Excellence Awards Evening”