Examples of technology-enhanced learning at AU

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On this page, you will find case studies of technology-enhanced learning at Aberystwyth University. Case studies are listed with the newest at the top. To sort the list by column, click on a column header. To view just selected case studies, fill in the filter boxes you wish and clicking the Filter button (or press Enter).

An indexed list of teaching cycle reports submitted through the PGCTHE programme can be found in the institutional repository, Cadair. 

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We are always looking for new case studies. Please complete the Case Study form and return it to is-alto@aber.ac.uk with any attachments. Case Study form in English (Welsh version awaiting translation).

Academic YearTitleDepartmentStaffDescription
2015Using Panopto video capture to provide feedback on oral presentationsIBERSDaniel LowUsing Abercast Panopto to provide feedback on student presentations.
2014/15Instructional video for enhancing student learningGeography and Earth SciencesTom HoltUsing video to deliver instructions from a teacher to a learner without the need for one-to-one personal interaction.
2014/15Students as Lecture Content Creators: Recording short student presentations with the use of lecture capture softwareIBERSMarco ArkesteijnUsing video when teaching muscle density to large undergraduate groups.
2013/14Using Socrative app to aid discussion-led lecturesSESDaniel LowUsing both Qwizdom and Socratic App to engage students in discussion during lecture
2012/13On-line teaching of statistical methodsIBERSBasil Wolf and Malcolm LeitchDeveloping an on-line course to teach statistics to large class sizes.
2012/13Teaching through remote attendance at global meetingsInternational PoliticsDr. Madeline CarrTeaching through remote attendance at global meetings.
2012/13Facebook Use For Student SupportInformation ServicesKarl DrinkwaterUsing Facebook to Enhance Student Support
2012/13The use of Wikis to Enhance Student Learning in Tourism EducationSMBMandy TalbotUsing Wikis to Enhance Student Learning
2012/13Co-Create - Life Long Learning Up-Cycled Clothing CourseSELLAlison PierseModules aimed at addressing employability within small rural communities that are delivered in collaboration with small businesses and local venues.
2012/13Engaging students on study toursIBERSIan KeirleUsing digital cameras on residential study tours to allow core concepts to be developed in the wider environment outside of the University.
2012/13Supporting students with directed learning resources: advantages of private studyIBERSDr Hazel DaveyWebsite, Blackboard tests
2013/14Designing Online ModulesLawGareth NorrisUse of AberLearn Blackboard for an online learning module
2012E-book, print and online materialsDISJohn Nelson, Anoush SimonComparison of e-book, print and online materials
2011Tablet PCs for MarkingSELLPrysor DaviesUse of ezPDF and tablet PCs to provide feedback on assignments
2011Using blogs to enhance reflective journal writingTFTSAndrew FilmerUse of AberLearn Blackboard journal (private blog) tool to promote reflection and linking theory to practice
2011Enhancing Fieldwork LearningDGESPeter Bunting and Carina FearnleyUnderstanding the potential new roles for mobile computer technologies for teaching Geography fieldwork: using GIS and social networking to enhance learning opportunities
2011Quizzes for Formative FeedbackSESEd ChadwickUsing Online Quizzes through Blackboard to Teach Biomechanics
2011Emergent Learning Outcomes: acknowledging complexity for liberated learning in International PoliticsInterPolDr Elena Korosteleva and Mr Giles Polglasea pilot study of modularised learning and formative assessment using an online survey
2011Learning and Teaching Action Research Conference, 17 June 2011SELLDr Joanne MaddernPresentations by PGCTHE candidates
2010/11From D to E: a journey of compromise and detoursDISJuanita Foster-Jones and Dr Allen FosterA paper accepted for the Higher Education Academy Information and Computer Sciences Subject Centre annual conference, 2011
2010/11SELL Presentation WorkshopSELLAntonio Barriga RubioWorkshop given to SELL tutors in the use of Prezi, Wordle, Tagul and Edraw
2010/11Blogs - Psychology Dept Case StudyPsychologyI-Chant ChiangUsing blogs to engage students outside the classroom
2010/11Blogs and Online SurveysInterPolCarl DeathBlogging and online surveys to encourage critical reflective learning
2010/11Video activitiesSELLAntonio Barriga RubioA workshop about Video activities in Modern Foreign Languages
2009/10Teaching & Learning innovationsInterPolJenny MathersExperimenting with learning and teaching methods, including e-learning enhancement
2009/10Facebook, Blackboard and groupworkTFTSAndrew Filmer & Tom PayneUsing Facebook groups and Blackboard for student groupwork
2009/10Podcasts as interactive feedbackTFTSSteve GreerUsing podcasts in conjunction with "muddiest point" feedback from lectures to help students with areas they find more difficult
2009/10Flipcam UseInternational English CentreJanice De HaaffThe use of Flipcams with international students
2009/10Teaching Excellence AwardInterPolAyla GolAyla has recently won the Teaching Excellence Award
2009/10Teaching Excellence AwardTeaching Excellence AwardSMBSangeeta KhoranaSangeeta has recently won the Teaching Excellence Award
2009/10IMETI 2010InterPolAyla GolAyla presented a paper on e-learning technologies at IMETI 2010 (International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation)
2009/10E-learning Techniques in PracticeInterPolRichard JacksonThe use of AberLearn Blackboard, Journals, Discussion Boards and Wikis
2009/10Wimba Create ModulesCareersVariousThe use of Wimba Create to easily create self-help modules for students on their website
2009/10Learning and Teaching Action Research Conference April 2010 ReportVariousVariousThis conference at AU displayed some really interesting and innovative practice that is taking place within Aberystwyth University
2009/10Learning and Teaching Action Research Conference January 2010 ReportSELLJo MaddernA report on the AU conference from January 2010
2009/10Lifetime Award for Excellence in TeachingDISJudy Broady-PrestonThe Lifetime Award for Excellence in Teaching is an annual award given by the Higher Education Academy
2009/10New Technology Innovations DayInformation ServicesVariousInformation Services presented a range of innovations
2009/10Welsh Repository NetworkVariousVariousA collaborative venture between Welsh Higher Education Institutions funded by JISC, updated to include links to their new learning objects made using Wimba Create
2009/10Podcasting and WordleSELLAntonio Barriga RubioThe use of podcasting and Wordle in language teaching, with a follow-up report by Ursula Byrne, Welsh tutor
2009/10Using Papershow for Interactive group workInterPolElena Korosteleva-PolglasePapershow is a new plug-and-play technology that continues the evolution from blackboard-and-chalk-piece to digital drawing tools and the interactive whiteboard
2008/09Blackboard Grade CentreInterPolAyla GolThe use of the Grade Centre for Electronic Learning Portfolios, assessment and feedback
2008/09Expo LX Wiki tool for e-PDPCareersJulie KeenanUsing the Blackboard Wiki tool to develop e-PDPs
2008/09SMS messagingTFTSJackie SayceUsing SMS messaging in the department
OlderBlackboard Virtual ClassroomEnglishLouise MarshallUsing the Blackboard virtual classroom
OlderDepartmental ModulesDGESRosa SotoThe aims of the modules are to provide on-line resources to staff and students under one central location and to increase the use of Blackboard
OlderMP3 Recordings of LecturesIMAPSAndy BreenUsing MP3 lecture recording to aid students
OlderMP3 Recordings of Lectures and PDF Lecture NotesIMAPSNicolas LabrosseUsing online slides with mp3 recordings to aid revision
OlderMP3 Recorders in IRS LecturesIBERSBasil WolfCreating audio recordings of lectures
OlderAssessed Discussion BoardsDGESMark WhiteheadAn assessed Blackboard discussion forum focusing on themes of one course and a film
OlderDiscussion BoardsTFTSMikel KovenThe use of non-assessed discussion boards to promote student feedback
OlderGroupsInterPolAlistair ShepherdThe use of Blackboard to aid group working
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