Flex Appeal – How technology creates flexibility for University staff and their students

Chris House and Christian Stevens

1University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, Mount Pleasant Campus, Swansea, SA1 6ED;  chris.house@uwtsd.ac.uk

2University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, Mount Pleasant Campus, Swansea, SA1 6ED; christian.stevens@uwtsd.ac.uk

24th  March 2016

Abstract

This workshop will identify how learning technologies can open up a range of pedagogies that not only provide a learning experience which complements the variety of student needs and preferences for learning, but also unlocks a toolbox of methodologies for lecturers to teach their subject their way. It also represents an opportunity to feed into a discussion which will help shape an action plan for development in this area.

 The workshop will be in three parts:

Part 1 - An overview of key learning technologies and how they support flexible teaching and flexible learning.

Part 2 - An interactive session to identify any barriers, issues or problems in using technology in teaching and learning.

Part 3 - A discussion to propose solutions to some of the barriers, issues and problems raised in Part 2.

The workshop will be led by Associate Professor Chris House from the school of Architecture, Built and Natural Environments  and Christian Stevens from the Technology Enhanced Learning team, bringing together perspectives from both academic and support sectors at UWTSD.