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CPD Sessions

The Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning offers a range of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for academics, research and professional services staff. Details of the sessions available, and links to Skills Forge for registration are provided below. 

All classroom sessions for the academic year 2017-18 will be held in Room 3/6 Waterloo Bridge Wing, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus.

NEW FOR 2017/18: Webinars/Online Sessions

These short lunchtime sessions will be delivered online, using Adobe Connect. Participants can attend the session online from their own desk.  

Webinar: Introduction to Digital Education at King's

Description: New to King’s or keen to know more about how to support and enhance Digital Education? This online lunchtime session will provide a brief overview of the core Digital Education tools (e.g. KEATS/Moodle, Turnitin, Echo 360); the availability of other technologies (e.g. Poll Everywhere, Office Mix) and the support and guidance available throughout the college.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand what core tools are available to support Digital Education at Kings
  • Have a basic knowledge of the range of additional tools that are available to support teaching and learning
  • Know what Digital Education support and guidance is available for individuals throughout the college

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Tuesday 19 September, 12.30 – 13.30
  • Wednesday 27 September, 12.30 – 13.30
  • Tuesday 24 October, 12.30 – 13.30
  • Thursday 11 January, 12.30 – 13.30
  • Tuesday 6 March, 12.30 – 13.30

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Webinar: Getting started with KEATS (Moodle)

Description:  KEATS (the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment used by the College) is a key tool used to support students teaching and learning. This online lunchtime session will provide a brief introduction to KEATS, focussing on the basics of delivering content, communicating with students and facilitating assessment and feedback. 

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand how KEATS is used in King’s to support teaching and learning and where to locate further guidance
  • Know how KEATS can deliver content to students
  • Understand the range of communication tools available in KEATS
  • Know the tools KEATS can use to support assessment and feedback

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Thursday 21 September, 12.30 – 13.30
  • Friday 06 October, 12.30 – 13.30
  • Thursday 01 February, 12.30 – 13.30
  • Friday 23 March, 12.30 – 13.30

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Webinar: What’s new in Turnitin Feedback Studio

Description:  Turnitin Feedback Studio (a new look interface for Turnitin) was launched in Summer 2017. This online lunchtime session, designed for those familiar with Turnitin, will provide an overview of the changes to the interface and highlight the best practice in using Turnitin to provide high quality online feedback.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand changes in the Turnitin Feedback Studio interface
  • Understand how Turnitin can be used to provide high quality feedback

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Monday 13 November, 12.30 – 13.30
  • Monday 27 November, 12.30 – 13.30
  • Tuesday 22 May, 12.30 – 13.30

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

 KEATS (Moodle) & Turnitin

KEATS 1: Introducing Moodle to enhance teaching delivery

Description: New to King’s or wanting to learn more about how KEATS (Moodle) can enhance your teaching delivery? This hands-on session, the first a series of three, introduces KEATS and provide guidance on making the most of your KEATS courses. Participants will gain a general understanding of KEATS users, structure and modules, best practice in uploading content and easy ways of communicating with your students.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand what KEATS is and how it can be used to enhance teaching and learning
  • Understand the KEATS Dashboard, how to navigate and search for content
  • Be familiar with the basic set-up of a KEATS course, labels, sections, block, activities and resources
  • Have the basic editing skills to upload and embed content and make it available for students
  • Understand the basics of how to communicate with students via KEATS announcements

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Wednesday 13 September, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Monday 25 September, 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 02 November, 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 17 January, 14:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 16 March, 09:30 – 12:30

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

KEATS 2: Engaging students in innovative and active learning in
Moodle

Description: KEATS (Moodle) is a key tool in supporting the active learning of students. This hands-on session, the second in a series of three, provides participants with information on how to use KEATS to support engaging and innovative learning. During this session, you will learn how to use KEATS to manage student meetings and interactions, facilitate communication and reflection, create and deliver quizzes and manage engagement by controlling access to resources by individual or group.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand how to use KEATS to effectively support the active learning of students
  • Understand how to create and deliver KEATS quizzes with a variety of question types
  • Know how to create groups in KEATS and selectively release content to individuals or groups
  • Understand how to schedule and setup appointments and sessions with students
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Choice activity as a decision making, voting or comprehension checking tool
  • Understand how Forums can support feedback and student engagement

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Thursday 14 September, 09:30 – 12:30
  • Wednesday 08 November, 14:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 19 January, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday 19 March, 09:30 - 12:30

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

KEATS 3: Personalising the learner experience in Moodle

Description: KEATS (Moodle) is a key tool in supporting teaching and learning at King’s, and can be used to effectively personalise the learning experience. This hands-on session, the third in a series of three, provides participants with guidance on how to use more of the advanced KEATS features to provide a more tailored learning experience for students. Participants will learn how to use tools like ‘Database’ to build collections, ‘Lesson’ to create branching scenarios, understand how students’ progress can be personalised and tracked, creating badges for incentivising progress. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand how KEATS can be used to provide a more personalised and tailored experience for students
  • Be able to create a Database activity, enabling you to build a collection of web links, books, journals or contact lists
  • Be able to create a Lesson activity, enabling you to create a quiz, scenario or branched case study
  • Be able to add a Condition to an Activity, enabling you to hide resources from participants until specific conditions have been met
  • Be able to add an Activity Completion condition, enabling users to mark resources or activities which have been viewed or completed
  • Be able to create and add Badges to KEATS as an extra incentive to students for accessing content or completing an activity

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Monday 18 September, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday 21 November, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Friday 26 January, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Thursday 22 March, 14.00 - 16:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Analysing Student Behaviour Online with KEATS (Moodle) logs

Description:  What do students do when they access your KEATS (Moodle) course? Which resources are more popular? Which students are most engaged? In this hands-on session, we attempt to answer these and other questions on student behaviours and interactions through the use of the KEATS activity logs and basic learning analytics.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the reports produced by KEATS to analyse students' behaviours
  • Be able to answer questions on students’ habits, engagement and interactions
  • Utilise the Excel based analytics tool developed by CTEL and A&H to overcome the native limitations of KEATS functionality and explore more intuitive insights into behaviour 

 Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Wednesday 15 November, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 07 March, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Friday 15 June, 14:00 - 16:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Turnitin Feedback Studio: Encouraging innovative and high quality
online feedback

Description: Turnitin is a key tool used in KEATS to support the submission, plagiarism checking and marking of student work. In this hands-on session participants will understand how to best use Turnitin to provide innovative and high quality online feedback, enabling staff to make the most of all functionality in marking online student submissions and accessing grades via KEATS.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand how Turnitin can be used to provide innovative and high quality feedback
  • Be able to access and navigate between Turnitin submission areas and assignments
  • Confidently use Turnitin Feedback Studio functions to provide comments and feedback to submitted assignments
  • Use Feedback Studio QuickMark comments to enhance online marking and feedback
  • Have a basic understanding of Turnitin Rubrics
  • Understand how to finalise student feedback and marks in KEATS

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Thursday 09 November, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Wednesday 14 February, 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 16 May, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Monday 04 June, 09:30 - 12:30

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Digital Education Pedagogy

Creating and designing interactive online learning environments

Description:  Embedding interactive online learning successfully in your practice is a designed activity and not simply a matter of putting your resources online. This workshop will help you to identify the key considerations in creating and designing interactive online environments; translate your disciplinary content into a technology-enhanced learning opportunity and ensure resources are usable, accessible and have an impact on your students’ learning.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the basic practical principles of e-Learning design
  • Become familiar with the process of formalising online learning design with the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) model.
  • Be aware of the necessary considerations of resource design, such as audience, timing, assessment and learning objectives. 

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Thursday 14 September, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday 07 December, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Tuesday 20 February, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 21 March, 14:00 - 16:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Bringing technology into your lecture

Description: What makes for a great learning experience is not only the disciplinary content, but the way a discipline is taught. This hands-on session will present teaching practitioners with guidance on enriching the students’ experience and increasing learning and engagement by leveraging technology before, during and after your lecture. Participants will examine ways of enhancing the interaction, communication and collaboration aspects of face-to-face sessions through innovative use of technology such as social media, Lecture Capture, voting and reflection tools.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the aspects of a lecture (e.g. participation, communication and collaboration) which can be enhanced by the effective use of technology
  • Know how different tools/approaches can utilised before, during and after a lecture to facilitated engagement and understanding
  • Reflect upon on the applicability, academic concerns and management process of each technology/approach. 

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Friday 13 October, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Thursday 15 February, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Wednesday 23 May, 14:00 - 17:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Creating accessible learning resources

Description: Including accessibility and inclusive design approaches in your teaching can improve the use of learning resources for all students, irrespective of disability/learning approach. In this hands-on session participants will become acquainted with the types of assistive technologies that individuals may use when engaging with their studies; gain an understanding of how to create accessible resources and assess the accessibility of content by applying the principles of Universal Design.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of inclusivity and Universal Design principals
  • Understand the different types of assistive technology used by students in their studies
  • Understand the importance of creating usable and accessible learning resources for everyone
  • Become familiar with the appropriate tools and practices to create and review the accessibility of content

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Wednesday 29 November, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 14 March, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 06 June, 14:00 - 16:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Delivering Effective Online Courses

Description: This workshop provides a practical introduction to the social, administrative and pedagogical techniques of teaching online. Focused specifically on teaching, rather than on designing or developing online courses.

This course will introduce you to the role of the online tutor, explore the online learning environment; identify the responsibilities and practical skills required by online tutors; look at techniques for managing and facilitating online activities; and consider the challenges of teaching online.

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Wednesday 11 October, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday 23 January, 14:00 - 16:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

 Content creation and tools

Flipping the classroom: Using the Recording tab in PowerPoint

Description: Make the most of your face-to-face time by providing core content for your students access outside of a session. Using the freely available Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in Office Mix you can ‘flip the classroom’ by creating narrated or annotated PowerPoint. In this hands-on session participant will be shown how to use Office Mix to record audio, video and handwriting, and insert interactive elements like quizzes, online videos, web pages and screen captures in your existing PowerPoint.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the concept of the ‘flipped classroom’ and how tools like Office Mix can support more engaging and collaborative face-to-face interactions
  • Be able to create narrated and annotated PowerPoint presentations using Office Mix
  • Be able to embed interactivity and quizzes into your presentations
  • Know how to export your Office Mix presentation, store it online in your Mix library and embed directly within KEATS

Sessions for 2017 - 18: 

  • Thursday 02 November, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Friday 16 February, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Monday 21 May, 14:00 - 16:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Active Learning: Using Poll Everywhere for real-time audience
interaction

Description:  Interactive lectures support active learning and bring numerous pedagogical benefits to staff and students. Audience Response Systems like Poll Everywhere facilitate this interactivity and wider student engagement. In this hands-on session participants will learn how to use Poll Everywhere to help them engage with their class, identifying ideas and misconceptions and offering real-time feedback whilst allowing students to respond using their own internet connected device.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Recognise the benefits of using polling software to support active learning and lecture interactivity
  • Understand how to use Poll Everywhere to create and edit a range of questions
  • Know how Poll Everywhere can be integrated into Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Be able to administer and deliver a live poll

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Thursday 12 October, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday 11 January, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday 01 March, 14:00 - 16:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Video Edit and Screen Cast with Camtasia

Description: Videos and screen casts can be excellent resources to add to the teaching and learning experience. This hands-on session will introduce participants to the basic concepts of video production and show them how to produce their own videos and screen casts. Using Camtasia participants will understand all stages of video production, from capturing and editing to publishing a video online.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand how video and screen casts can be used to enhance the educational experience
  • Be able to record a screen capture and import it into Camtasia
  • Understand how to edit media using tools such as: cutting, transitions, callouts closed captions and effects
  • Be able to produce a video that is ready to be viewed in a player and uploaded to the internet

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Wednesday 22 November, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 21 February, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 16 May, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Monday 11 June,14:00 - 16:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Capturing and co-creating the educational experience with Mahara e-Portfolios

Description:  ePortfolios can be used to capture evidence of work and collaborate on initiatives and activities. Creating and maintaining a portfolio of work can also be an excellent development and reflection experience for anyone. In this hands-on session participants will understand how Mahara, the King’s ePortfolio, can be used to create and maintain an online presence, create a profile, pages and artefacts and share collections for collaboration.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand what an ePortfolio is and how can be used in different educational contexts
  • Have a basic understanding of Mahara, how you access it and build your profile and create your own portfolio
  • Understand the range of artefacts/resources available for the ePortfolio
  • Have access to example e-Portfolios and useful tips with regards to ePortfolios

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Thursday 23 November, 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 21 February, 09:30 - 12:30
  • Wednesday 02 May,14:00 - 17:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Blogging for communication, research and engagement

Description:  Blogging can be an excellent tool in supporting individuals or groups in communicating and engaging, both inside and outside of the College. In this hands-on session participants will explore the basics of setting up and maintaining a blog using Wordpress (the College’s blogging service) and understand the educational benefits of student and research blogging.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the basic concepts of blogging and how it can be effectively used in Higher Education.
  • Have created a WordPress account and produced/published their first blog and blog posts.
  • Be able to evaluate how useful blogging will be when applied to their own needs
  • Understand how to customise a blog, add themes and additional content

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Monday 04 December, 14:00 - 16:00
  • Monday 05 March, 14:00 - 16:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

Audio in Education: Podcasting to enhance teaching and learning

Description:  Audio recordings can be an excellent way of engaging students and enhancing teaching and learning. Using simple tools like Audacity you can create content that people can download, subscribe to and listen to on their own devices. In this hands-on session participants will understand the best practices of podcasting, create and edit audio using Audacity and publish their podcast for others to access.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the ways in which audio can be used to enhance teaching a learning
  • Be able to produce podcasts from start to finish and publish their first podcast
  • Evaluate how useful podcasting will be when applied to your own needs

Sessions for 2017 - 18:

  • Thursday 30 November, 10:00 - 12:00
  • Wednesday 18 April, 10:00 - 12:00

Book online for this session (via Skills Forge) 

 

Bespoke Training Sessions: In addition to our published events we also design bespoke courses and provide consultancy.To discuss your (Department’s) specific needs please contact us at ctel@kcl.ac.uk.

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