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Welcome

Welcome to the Digital Education Blog

The purpose of this blog is to provide a centrally supported space to capture and share digital education practice from across King’s College London. It’s a community contribution blog for individual and teams working in this area and provides an opportunity to promote initiatives to a broader audience, both internally at King’s and externally across the sector. 

At its core is the goal to acknowledge both good and bad experiences in our use of Digital Education. The comments are open, so we encourage discussion with the intention to provide a balanced view

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Evaluation and Reflection

Lessons learned and looking forward: reflecting on online assessment in the IoPPN during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the university cancelling all in-person examinations and offering alternative online exams. As a collaboration between the IoPPN and King’s Academy, we wanted to gain a snapshot of the impact these changes had on PGT students.  The focus at King’s is often on UG students and so we wanted to explore the views our PGT students across a number of programmes. As King’s considers a move towards more online submission and marking of coursework, the introduction of alternative assessments in a digital format and, of course, the use of online examinations software tools, we hope that this data on what students think and feel and think about the approaches taken during 2020 will help inform the best way forward.  Continue reading “Lessons learned and looking forward: reflecting on online assessment in the IoPPN during the COVID-19 pandemic”

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Tutorials for Educators

In March 2020 we found ourselves needing to transition to online education as a primary means of delivering our teaching at King’s. Whilst using online resources for teaching was not new to us (we have, after all, been using Keats, Blackboard and Lecture Capture for many years to support education) it was a challenge for many of us to become accustomed to the new way of preparing and delivering education to our students. Hundreds of academics at King’s had to adapt to using Teams, chunking their lectures and uploading material in new formats to Keats; and this is even before we have to consider developing an online curriculum.  Continue reading “Tutorials for Educators”

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Technologies

Using Mahara e-portfolio across Arts and Humanities

Mahara e-portfolios are used across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (A&H) to broaden the assessment diet, support practical and situated learning and build digital literacies. Increasingly, teaching in A&H lends itself to the use of Mahara as both a site for a product of student learning. This will be of interest to colleagues who are interested in exploring and developing the use of e-portfolios in their own areas.  Continue reading “Using Mahara e-portfolio across Arts and Humanities”

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Evaluation and Reflection

Education Elevenses – colleagues who teach face the pivot online together

Education Elevenses are faculty-wide, peer-led, centrally supported regular meetings in which colleagues share practice and ideas about the pivot to online teaching. Continue reading “Education Elevenses – colleagues who teach face the pivot online together”

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Evaluation and Reflection

Co-creating through staff-student partnership to increase student employability skills: A case study at the University of Derby

At the University of Derby, the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) media team have been creating video content alongside academics to add and enhance their teaching materials as well as their students’ overall experiences. Continue reading “Co-creating through staff-student partnership to increase student employability skills: A case study at the University of Derby”

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Careers & Employability: Creating a KEATS hub

Purpose

Clutter is never fun, be it when it’s the reason you can’t find an email or a long-lost t-shirt, sometimes you need to have a good sort through and re-organisation! Over the years, we had been gathering and developing a lot of careers information and as we accumulated more and more resources across over 10 individual KEATS careers courses, it was time for a de-clutter and sort! Continue reading “Careers & Employability: Creating a KEATS hub”

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Technologies

The Do’s and Don’ts of PeerMark

Feedback is a vital component of the assessment process. Providing meaningful feedback to students is central to developing both learner competence and confidence and is, in the words of Hattie & Timperley (2007), “the most powerful single moderator that enhances achievement”. However, figures from the National Student Survey (2019) show that many students across UK universities are largely unsatisfied with the feedback they receive on their work. Teaching staff are therefore often tasked with finding new and innovative methods of increasing both the quality and quantity of student feedback as a way to enhance the learning experience.  Continue reading “The Do’s and Don’ts of PeerMark”