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LATEU is running a lunchtime session about TeamPoll, an online peer feedback system, on Tuesday 13 October from 12.45 to 2.00 in the LATEU training room (25/3077). A buffet lunch will be provided for all people who book a place – please email lateu@soton.ac.uk and note that we are limited to 20 places.

TeamPoll is an online peer-review system that enables students to provide the other members of their group with feedback on their teamwork. It uses a simple traffic-light analogy to indicate overall performance and also requires the selection of two comments that provide more specific feedback, such as “good attitude” or “better contributions needed”. It should be noted that each student has to rate their own performance as well as that of their team members. The feedback generated can be used in a formative way to encourage improved performance, and/or summatively to modify the final grade achieved by each student.

The session will start at 12.45 with lunch, a short presentation and discussion about the peer review process. From 1.15 until 2.00 there will be a hands-on session that shows the process by which a tutor creates a poll, students vote and all view the feedback that results.

TeamPoll was developed by Dr Kenji Takeda (Engineering Sciences) using a grant from the University’s ‘Learning and Teaching Enhancement Fund’. If you cannot make the session, more information is available at http://www.elearning.soton.ac.uk/guide/peer_review.htm including three short videos that show how the system is used. It also includes details on how you can request an account and use TeamPoll in your teaching.


Telic (Greek for purposeful action) is a new blog by Adam Warren of LATEU about Technology Enhanced Learning (i.e. the topic formerly known as e-learning) which offers a combination of news, advice, ‘how-to’s and discussion. You can find it here – and linked from the Blogroll on the right.



University of Southampton Island in Second Life

University of Southampton Island in Second Life

The May edition of activity from the University Island and beyond has just been mailed to all on the second-life mailing list. If you would like to be added to the list, please visit the majordomo website (http://www.lists.soton.ac.uk) for further information.


Don’t forget – the next Second Life seminar will be on September 23rd in the LATEU training room. All the projects that are active in SL at the moment will be presenting or available for comment. Please get in touch with Fiona Grindey (AV: Kashmir Bimbogami) if you have anything to contribute. fg@soton.ac.uk

Everyone welcome to attend a meeting of minds to discuss issues/processes around ‘Creating an online Masters’. we have gathered together people from across the University who are actively involved in creating masters programmes for online delivery. The meeting will be on July 6th and is organised by Fiona Grindey. Please contact fg@soton.ac.uk for further information.