York Technology-Enhanced Learning Handbook – Second Edition

York Technology-Enhanced Learning Handbook

We are pleased to announce the Second Edition of the York Technology-Enhanced Learning Handbook is available online now:

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The Handbook is designed for academic staff looking to develop their practice in the use of learning technologies to engage students and propel learning. It can be used by both new and experienced lecturers looking to understand basic principles in how to create learning resources, make content available to students in a structured and inclusive way, and communicate effectively online.

Throughout there are clear examples, pedagogical explanation and links to guides to extend your practice further in the design and implementation of individual and collaborative online learning activities. The developmental approach to the Handbook will help you go beyond the baseline to create innovative active learning experiences, aligned to learning outcomes.

The updated version includes new content to support the York Pedagogy focusing on formative work, new services we support and additional focus on active learning and feedback approaches. Revisions to the Handbook have been informed by the feedback gratefully received from colleagues and the Learning and Teaching Forum. A summary of changes follows.

Your TEL experiences and Handbook feedback

Feedback on the Second Edition is warmly invited. Please use the Feedback form available in the Handbook and help us continue to improve this resource for the academic community.

We also encourage you to share your experiences and questions on the use of learning technologies. Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #YorkTELchat.

Summary of updates

Section 1. Baseline use of Yorkshare

Section 2. Module site design, structure and layout

Section 3. Creating resources

  • 3.4.1 Images, charts and graphs – new page extending previous guidance with new approaches to creating diagrams and infographics.
  • 3.7 Mutimedia – rewritten how to upload multimedia into Yorkshare VLE (York streaming tool deprecated) and separated out different forms of multimedia into new pages with detailed guidance.
  • 3.7.1 Videos – new page on how videos can support learning, including brief overview of flipped classroom and how to construct an activity with video resources.
  • 3.7.2 Screencasting – new page bringing together guides and advice for recording computer screen, including new case study from Education on Screencast Commentary for Formative Feedback.
  • 3.7.3 Animations – new page going beyond narrated PowerPoints with links to new video walkthroughs on Visual Digital Presentation.
  • 3.7.4 Podcasts – new page with links to guides on uploading MP3 files to Replay for streaming to students.
  • 3.7.5 Exploratory resources – new page with new guidance on use of online spaces for digital curation.

Section 4. Embedding online activities within a module

Section 6. Assessment and feedback

Section 7. Evaluation methods

General improvements

  • Description of the different aspects of the Handbook within the York TEL Handbook Features page.
  • PDF copies of the Handbook sections updated to the latest version.
  • YouTube versions of recent webinars now published on the ELDT YouTube Channel.
  • References to Replay Lecture Capture updated to reflect Panopto software and Personal Capture changed to ‘At-Desk’ Recorder.
  • Various links to external resources updated.
  • Quick link to the Handbook now at top of every page on the ELDT website.


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