Posts by: Matt East

We spoke with Dr Wendy Garnham, Director Of Student Experience (Foundation Year: Arts And Humanities, Social Sciences), at the University of Sussex about her use of Talis Elevate with a large cohort of students. Wendy implemented Talis Elevate into her Foundation module ‘Foundations in Psychology: Applied Psychology’ with a cohort of nearly 200 students to form a collaborative weekly reading task, being used to shape the weekly seminar activity. To date across 5 weekly readings, Wendy’s cohort have made nearly
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The University of West England, Bristol (UWE) has adopted Talis Elevate in the Department of Education and Childhood. In this blog post, we discuss with Susan Hughes (Associate Head of Department of Education (Education Engagement)), and Tim Sanderson (Senior Learning Technologist) about their approach to adoption and rollout of Talis Elevate.

Anyone who’s been involved directly or indirectly will have had a similar experience with a cohort of students. You ask a question to the cohort in front of you and get no response. This can be a really challenging issue for any educationalist regardless of the level of experience you have, and can quite easily railroad any active learning strategy you may have for your content. The critical question here in my mind though, is why do students’ not feel
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In this blog post, Adrian Scruton, Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead (Employability) at Anglia Ruskin University, talks about his experience of using Talis Elevate as part of a peer review activity for ethics submissions. Students’ were asked to review two previously submitted (and anonymised) submissions, and critique the submissions for detail, accuracy, and ethical considerations from the perspective of an ethics panel reviewer. 

Dr Paul Dyer, Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, details how Talis Elevate played a key role in his research project, investigating how students engage with a Learning Research Methods Module. The project looked into how Research Methods could be enhanced beyond a passive, unpopular course in Biomedical science by using a Team-Based Learning Methodology, adopting a number of active learning principles. Talis Elevate was the primary delivery mechanism for resources used in this project. Further research will be looking
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Last month, I attended the ALT East of England Meetup at the lovely UEA campus. The theme of this event was all around gamification in teaching, with a number of examples and use cases from Anglia Ruskin, UEA, and LAL Language. What really struck me at this event was the variety of examples that were shown; everything from quizzes with digital badges, to using Oculus Rifts for training, team-based 360 simulation approaches for Digital Marketing students, to using an escape
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Talis Elevate at ALT-C Event

Every year across the sector, there seems to be a hot topic which emerges. Over the past couple of years, flexible pedagogies such as Flipped Teaching or Team Based Learning arose as real areas of interest.