Watch the sessions from Talis Insight Europe 2018 from our Talis Aspire User Group (TAUG) Committee. In this post, you’ll find session recordings on all things ‘academic engagement’, from using the LTI tool with Talis to reading list adoption policies.

The University of Surrey introduced Talis Aspire in 2013 and currently have reading lists for all modules at the university, with around 2600 lists held on their system. Although initial uptake was promising, they identified a need to further promote reading lists as a tool for pedagogical gain. Their presentation explores how they approached reading lists engagement for academics and shares their best practice advice, ideas and experiences.

Watch the session from Adam Hill and Ellie Roberts, Faculty Engagement Librarians at the University of Surrey:

In a similar way, Aberystwyth University identified a need to encourage academic staff to create reading lists in Talis Aspire for their modules in 2014, and are now approaching full coverage of reading lists across all modules. In this session, Joy Cadwallader, Learning & Teaching Librarian at Aberystwyth University shares what worked and what didn’t as they made the case for online reading lists, and how they measured their success.

Watch the session below:

The University of Hertfordshire are a newer customer and presented in our technical track, on the topic of using integration between reading lists and their VLE to support pedagogical change. Their session was on their implementation of Talis Aspire as part of a Guided Learner Journey, “which aims to provide consistent access to information resources by embedding them at the point of need”. Jane Bilson, Information Manager and Sarah Halliday, Content and Collections Consultant from the University of Hertfordshire discussed their implementation project and how they evaluated the success of the rollout.

Watch the session from the University of Hertfordshire below:

Jo-Anne Watts, Academic Services Manager at Keele University tackled the “spoonfeeding vs scaffolding” debate in her session on the topic of helping students to read. In her talk, Jo-Anne identifies this as ‘not just a library issue’, but something that should be tackled across many teams, focussing on how academics can encourage students to develop their information literacy and critical reading skills. She explores how Keele University tackled this issue alongside academics.

Watch the session below:

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