Celebrating Learning and Teaching at GCU #GCULT15

This week is our annual celebration of learning and teaching, with events taking place to celebrate and share the excellent practice across each of our three schools.

The week started with  the Principal giving out her annual wards from leaning and teaching at a cross institutional event at GCU LEAD, followed by a number of speakers sharing the vision and the practice of working for the common good.

On Tuesday the focus was on our School of Health and Life Sciences, yesterday (Wednesday) it was the turn of the School for Engineering and Built Environment, and today (Thursday) we wrap things up with Glasgow School for Business and Society – follow #GSBSlt15.  It’s been fantastic to see all the innovation and effective practice that is taking place across the university, and a great way to round off the academic year before we all go on our holidays.

To get a taste of some of the activity you can follow #GCULT15, or explore our Twitter archive.   You can also check out this Storify to get an overview of Monday’s event.

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New Case Study: Using Storyboards to Flip the Classroom

Following on from this post, we now have a new blended learning case study:

Using Storify to Flip the Classroom 

The case study provides an overview of the approach the Mental Health team in SHLS have taken in flipping their lectures by using storify to create directed study “storyboards”.

You can also access this case study and others via our open blended learning site.

GCU Launches OER Policy

Great news, the OER policy Marion Kelt spoke about at one of our recent coffee club meetings, has been approved by the University Executive.

The policy applies to all GCU staff and students who create, or publish OERs to support learning and teaching and gives advice on licencing and citing resources. More information on OERs is available from the library website.

The Library is also developing a repository that will facilitate the storage and sharing of OERs. It will be called EdShare@GCU and is due to launch in the autumn.  We’ve been promised a preview at a coffee club meeting so watch this space.

Marion will also be talking about the policy at the next ALT Scotland meeting being held in GCU LEAD on 18 June, you can register for this free event here.

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