Development Opportunities


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We provide development opportunities supporting individuals and programme-level development in the use of learning technologies across a range of themes. We offer:

  • Individual consultations
  • Programme team training and workshops
  • Departmental strategy consultations
  • Lunchtime webinars
  • Cross-institution seminars and faculty discussions

For an introduction to Yorkshare, you can complete the online, self-paced Getting Started Tutorial. Colleagues wishing to undertake a structured development programme can participate in our PGCAP sessions or our supported CMALT portfolio scheme. Contact us to find out more about these formal development opportunities or to arrange an individual consultation.

Lunchtime webinar series

We will be running a series of lunchtime webinars throughout the academic year, using Blackboard Collaborate. The sessions will take the format of a 20 minute presentation followed by the opportunity for questions and discussion. Times and dates for upcoming webinars are listed below.

Date and time Theme Sign up
Wed 22nd February

12:30-1:30pm

Debunking Myths and Preconceptions about Lecture Capture

Drawing upon impact studies undertaken here at The University of York this webinar will explore a number of prevalent misconceptions that surround ‘Lecture Capture’. This session will also look at ways in which staff can make use of their captures to enhance their teaching, to extend rather than replace class-based attendance.

Sign up to the Debunking Myths about Lecture Capture webinar here.

For recordings of previous webinars, see our Lunchtime Webinar Archive or visit our YouTube channel.

For more information on Blackboard Collaborate and how to set it up in advance, visit our dedicated Collaborate page. Joining instructions will always be emailed to registered attendees the day before the webinar.

Development Themes

The Development Themes listed below are indicative of the type of training and consultation we can provide to individuals and departments.

Getting Started with Yorkshare and Baseline Approaches

eldt-site-case-study-nextsteps-38This can be tailored to an academic or support staff context, specific to your use of the VLE in your role. Ideal for those who are new to using Yorkshare or who may need a refresher on certain tools and functionality. Section 1 of the York TEL Handbook also covers recommended good practice for baseline use of Yorkshare. As well as 1:1 consultations at the modular level, we can tailor this session to programme teams for a more holistic overview.

Learning Design: Using Technology to Support Student Work

eldt-site-case-study-methodology-38We can offer advice on planning and creating online content, blended learning design and flipped classroom approaches. We can consult with individuals and departments to advise on how you can embed technology into your learning design across programmes and within modules. Section 4 of the York TEL Handbook covers recommended approaches to using technology to support student work.

Yorkshare Collaborative Tools and Online Group Work

eldt-site-case-study-reflection-38We can advise module leaders and assistants in the appropriate selection and use of learning technologies. We can show you how to facilitate collaborative group work online with tools such as Yorkshare Blogs and Google Sites. Section 5 of the York TEL Handbook also has guidance on facilitating online activities.

In-class Technologies: Polling and Bring-Your-Own-Device

GuideWe can provide guidance on the use of in-class technologies, such as polling clickers, and how students’ own devices, such as mobiles and laptops, can be used to enrich classroom teaching. In the 2015/16 academic year we are running a pilot of in-class polling tool ResponseWare, which can be used on students’ own devices in class. Contact us at vle-support@york.ac.uk to take part in the pilot or to arrange a consultation.

Formative and Summative Assessment: Tools and Approaches

Icon_BlueCircle_200x200_DocumentsPileWe can provide assistance and recommend workflows for how technology can be used to support assessment and feedback processes. We have experience of working with departments at a strategic level to support summative and formative assessment activities. Section 6 of the York TEL Handbook has further guidance on how Yorkshare tools and other technologies available at York can support assessment and feedback.

Multimedia for Learning: Student and Staff Created Video and Audio Resources

Icon_BlueCircle_200x200_FilmCameraOne-to-one and group consultations can be organised to show staff how audio, video and multimedia can be created, sourced and deployed to support learning and teaching, considering tools and approaches within the VLE and other supported technologies. Replay offers an institutional platform for narrated slides and podcast creation in addition to lecture capture facilities. Section 3 of the York TEL Handbook has a chapter on the learning benefits of using multimedia.

Evaluating Technology-Enhanced Learning

eldt-site-case-study-overview-38We can advise staff on a variety of approaches for the evaluation and development of technology enhanced learning that can benefit your learning and teaching activity, departmental approaches to the use of learning technologies and your own professional development. Contact us to arrange a consultation or visit Section 7 of the York TEL Handbook to learn more about evaluating technology enhanced learning.

Yorkshare Administration

Icon_BlueCircle_200x200_MouseAndCursorArrowYorkshare Administration training is for departmental administrators who need to create and manage Yorkshare module sites and content system privileges. To arrange a training session please contact Andrew Parkinson (ext 1140).

Write-ups on past workshops can be found in our blog. For more information or to arrange a consulation, contact us.