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DLTE Events 2019/20​

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BLOGPOSTS FOR SUPPORTING AND ASSESSING STUDENTS' WRITTEN WORK

Dr Rachel Shanks, University of Aberdeen

Monday 27 January 2020

Sighthill 3.D.03, 12noon–1pm

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This presentation shows how blogposts can be used to support students by incorporating peer feedback loops as well as to assess their written work. The assessment of three undergraduate courses has been changed to be wholly or partly based on blogposts uploaded within the university’s virtual learning environment. Students upload separate blogposts and provide peer feedback to each other, they can then revise their blogposts until the summative assessment deadline. Students’ work has become more focussed as they cover topics more succinctly in each blogpost. In course evaluations students have been very positive, stating that this method of assessment enabled them to structure their work, break it down into manageable chunks, helped with time management, and made them feel more confident. Students’ results have also improved.​


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PANEL MEMBERSHIP TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Katrina Swanton, Quality & Standards, DLTE

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The University’s Quality processes rely on the support and engagement of internal peers from across the University and we are seeking to extend our pool of academics who can contribute to panels. Panel Membership training sessions are now being delivered over the next few weeks.

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Monday 27 January 2–4pm, Sighthill 3.D.13

Thursday 30 January 11am– 1pm, Craiglockhart 2/06

Monday 10 February 9:30–11:30am, Merchiston F6​

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If you are interested in attending, please email dlte@napier.ac.uk

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WALL OF SUPPORT: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON STUDENTS' USE OF GRAFFITI

Mabel Victoria, Languages and Intercultural Communication, Edinburgh Napier University

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Craiglockhart 1/09, 12noon–1pm

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What compels students to solicit personal advice from strangers by writing inscriptions on the toilet wall? Why resort to graffiti to cope with depression, deal with the fear of ‘coming out’ or even to express their (dis)satisfaction with the university/university life? This exploratory study draws insights from current theorising in sociolinguistics and linguistic landscapes to examine how latrinalia or messages and pictures written on restroom stalls, collected over a period of nine months in one of Edinburgh Napier’s campuses, might reflect the larger context of the university. I analyse how contextual factors such as anonymity, the gender-segregated space and the public/private nature of toilet stalls play a role in this community of users. Based on latrinalia in the men’s and ladies’ toilets, I also discuss the differences in communication patterns between male and female writers, which confirm previous studies. I then explore how the existing latrinalia can be mined to generate invaluable insights about the needs and opinions of the student body. Lastly, I invite the audience to reflect: why might some students prefer to express their feelings by writing on the toilet stalls rather than filling in online satisfaction surveys, talking to their student rep/personal development tutors or using the SSLC to voice out their concerns?

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DLTE IS GOING ON THE ROAD

Come and speak to us about anything learning, teaching or quality related


MONDAY 23 MARCH 2020

Sighthill LRC1 9:45–11:15am

Merchiston Foyer 12:15–1:45pm

Craiglockhart Foyer 3–4:30pm​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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