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Creative Together: Fostering and Displaying Creativity in Digital Education

Posted on 23 July 2021 by cesi

Written by Dr Dimitra Ntzani, Sharon Magill, Dr Aikaterini Chatzivasileiadi, Hana Deng, Yuge Gao, Kyra Van Den Muyzenberg, Zhujun Yang In the frame of Higher Education, creativity can be a learning objective that presupposes students’ engagement with informal, messy, unpredictable or backstage type of learning environments (studios, workshops, media labs, etc).  But it can also
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Learning and Teaching Conference 2021- My conference experience

Posted on 23 July 2021 by cesi

Written by Bex Ferriday, CESI Digital Education Team I was able to view the CESI Learning and Teaching Conference through a variety of lenses this year, which was quite an eye-opener. ‘Lenses’. ‘Eye-opener’. See what I did there? But enough of the optical allusions…  Sitting on an online committee and helping to organise an online conference was a genuinely refreshing change. The shift to digital
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Learning and Teaching Conference 2021- The Business of Architecture – A Start-Up Journey

Posted on 5 July 2021 by cesi

In January 2020 the Enterprise and Start-Up team proposed a project to the Welsh School of Architecture’s’ “Virtual Studios” programme. Vertical Studios traditionally offers students a range of real-world projects led by colleagues in industry, which students elect to undertake as a structured extracurricular activity. Never before were students given the option of gaining experience
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Learning and Teaching Conference 2021 – Poster Exhibition

Posted on 30 June 2021 by cesi

Poster 1 – The Online Research Group Teaching Model: PhD Students as Research Group Leaders, Mentors, and Role Models (Joseph Askey (corresponding author), Zoltan Sztranyovszky, Gayathri Athikkat-Eknath, Michael Norman, Michael Anderson) View the full poster Poster 2 – Student engagement with pre-recorded and live teaching sessions. (Annabel Cartwright) View the full poster Poster 3- ‘A
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Learning and Teaching Conference 2021- What Happens when Placement Cant Happen?

Posted on 29 June 2021 by cesi

The Disruption Work placements were an essential element of profession-based provision significantly disrupted by the covid pandemic over the summer of 2020.  The cancellation of workplace experience created anxiety for many students and staff about students’ ability to develop practical skills development and employability. This was the case for students studying for Cardiff’s conservation degrees
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Learning & Teaching Conference 2021- Reducing distance through interactive teaching and assessment – student collaboration on the MSc Psychiatry programme during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on 29 June 2021 by cesi

The Covid-19 pandemic has posed particular challenges to higher education systems around the world where programmes had to come up with virtual solutions to learning and teaching rapidly. With students and teaching staff often confined to their homes these days and not sharing a common space, it can be challenging to feel connected and part
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Learning and Teaching Conference 2021- Enhancing the student experience and supporting staff: The creation of a Digital Medical Education Hub

Posted on 24 June 2021 by cesi

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated efforts to establish a comprehensive digital education strategy across the sector. At Cardiff University, the abrupt shift to remote learning has resulted in a university-wide restructuring of our technological support infrastructure. The School of Medicine’s Learning Technology Unit (LTU) has been instrumental in overseeing the provision of e-learning across programmes,
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