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A blog with an optional soundtrack (hyperlinks to the music are in bold) Dr Mona O’Brien, LEADS, University of Glasgow Every so often I remember snippets of my undergraduate essays, when my glasses are a little rose-tinted, I call them passionate; other days, I think they sounded a bit angry, especially where I tried ‘critiquing’…Keep reading
By Siri Barrett-Lennard, The University of Western Australia – As Academic Language and Learning Developers, we know that for learning to be inclusive it needs to be accessible. We also know that Universal Design for Learning (UDL) benefits all students. But when it comes to making our online learning resources accessible, do we know how…Keep reading
by Andrew Struan, University of Glasgow ‘Our students can’t write.’ ‘What are they taught at school, anyway?’ ‘Why can’t they write properly?’ ‘It’s a comma and not a piece of decoration for the page!’ We’ll all have heard complaints about students’ writing. These complaints can range from a focus on the mechanical element of writing…Keep reading
by Lindsay HeggieAcademic Skills and Writing Specialist (Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada) and International Relations Director, LSAC Board of Directors Every time I see an advertisement for a workshop on resilience, I think, “oh fantastic, just what I need to better support my students!” And a little voice in my head says, “I hope there’s…Keep reading
By Carina Buckley and Kate Coulson, ALDinHE Sound and vision: introducing leadership As a Learning Developer, how do you influence University policy and practice? “Influencing”, “Visions” and “Strategy” – all seemingly ethereal concepts when you are fresh out of school or university. We wish we had been offered a module as undergraduates which had equipped…Keep reading
Dr Alexander Cuthbert, University of Strathclyde. External Liaison and Committee Member for ScotHELD email@example.com During the summer of 2021, as part of the redevelopment of our Study Skills provision into a Learner Development Services centre, I started building a new VLE to house our learning and research resources. As part of this project, I wanted…Keep reading
Maintaining lines of communication and relationships have become increasingly important over the past year. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen many of us locked down, working from home and isolated from our day-to-day interaction with colleagues. Ironically, though, the shift to a largely online environment has also provided unexpected opportunities to broaden connections.…Keep reading
On 21 May the ICALLD Symposium-Over-Time featured Dr Sally Ashton-Hay, Alex Barthel and Dr Amanda Müller speaking about updating the Australian University Register of Academic Language and Learning (ALL) Centres/Units. The table of ALL centres and units captures the structures in which we work, the contexts in which ALL happens and the practices that we…Keep reading
This week, ScotHELD opened its Summer Conference and plenary session to learning advisors throughout the ICALLD network, and many of us took up the opportunity to attend (albeit some of us in our pyjamas). During my “visit to Scotland”, as I have affectionately come to refer to these sessions, I was particularly struck by Andrew…Keep reading
24/25 June 2021 from 10am-11.30am NZST Evaluating the impact of Tertiary Learning Advice Consultations on student learning and development: A discussion of a recent pilot study TJ Boutorwick and Kirsten Reid (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) Learning advisors at Student Learning Te Taiako regularly evaluate our Tertiary Learning Advice Consultations (TLACs), workshops and programmes,…Keep reading
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