Learning and Teaching Matters

Archive for September 2008

The deadline for the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Fund bids is looming ever closer.  Expressions of interest should be receieved by LATEU no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 15th October.

The funds can be used for projects of varying scale and nature. Ideally, the intention is to free up staff time for an agreed period so that effort can be focused on developing learning and teaching. Staff may collaborate with colleagues from their School, other Schools or Professional Service.

The criteria that will be used to select projects to be funded are:

  • Alignment with the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy
  • Enhancement of the student Experience
  • Transferability across disciplines
  • Value for money
  • Sustainability of the project
  • Collaboration with other Schools
  • Evaluation of Outcomes & Impact
    – a clear method to evaluate the success, outcomes and impact of the project

See our website for full details of the funds and application procedures

LATEU hosted a Second Life Seminar on Tuesday 23rd September.  Over 20 people attended with a range of Schools and Professional Services represented.  There were presentations from Academics on how they have been using Second Life for both research and teaching.  Helen Aspell from Communications gave a presentation on the new University Island and explained that it would be launched at the end of October.  Helen told the group that the Island will be open for use by Staff and Students at the University. LATEU will be responsible for coordinating enquiries from Schools and Services who wish to use the Island.   More details about the launch will be posted here.