DEL best practice: using video tutorials and its impact on the student’s learning.


Integrating technology in the teaching process using the video tutorial and its impact on the student’s learning.

DATE: 09/05/18

TIME: 1 to 2pm

ROOM: T303

Presented by Abas Hadawey – Senior Lecturer

Abas will give a short demonstration on how he integrates the use of videos in his Engineering teaching and how it impacts on the students learning.

No need to book – open to all LSBU staff.


*Podcast* interview with Martin Compton about cloud tools, social media & academic development


Martin Compton is Senior Lecturer in Teaching, Learning and Professional Development, within the Educational Development Unit at the University of Greenwich. Amongst a range of CPD, teacher education and research responsibilities, he is programme Leader for the Award in LTHE, course leader on the online PGCert HE and tutor to an international cohort.

*Video* Anonymous/Blind marking in Moodle


*Podcast* Interview with Sue Beckingham – developing a professional online presence and effective network.


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DELcast #8 Interview with Sue Beckingham – developing a professional online presence and effective network.

“I am an Educational Developer in Higher Education and a Principal Lecturer in Business Information Systems and Technology within the Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University. As LTA (learning teaching and assessment) Lead for the department I take an active role supporting staff in technology enhanced learning (TEL) and academic development. I co-ordinate and facilitate a variety of workshops, seminars and conferences which provide opportunities for peers and students to learn about and share innovations in teaching and learning within higher education.

To disseminate and share good practice I develop and curate digital educational resources that can be openly shared with colleagues. This includes my blog ‘Social Media for Learning’ I use Twitter as a conduit for communicating information about learning and teaching, tweeting as @suebecks.

As a passionate advocate of the exploration of new and emerging technology, and the use of social media and its use in teaching and learning to enhance the higher education student experience, I regularly present this work both within my own institution and beyond; and have been invited to give keynotes both nationally and internationally.

I am a National Teaching Fellow, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), a Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (FSEDA) and Executive Committee Member, and a Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology (CMALT).”


Workshop: Using Onenote file templates as an e-portfolio for laboratory practice.

School of Engineering/CRIT –  DEL Best Practice Workshops


Date: Weds. 02/05/18

Room: T303

Presented by Oswaldo Cadenas – Senior Lecturer

Oswaldo will show real examples of actual Lab Logbooks in Onenote format, including templates and samples of submitted work.


Open to all LSBU staff – no need to book – just turn up!

*Video* Setting up group assignments in Moodle


*DelCast* Interview with @fechtbuch – Library Manager @BPPLibrary : ‘Somewhere in between: my experience of Twitter as a tool for continuous personal development’



Interview with Andy Horton – Library Manager at BPP University: ‘Somewhere in between: my experience of Twitter as a tool for continuous personal development’





Reflections on #pressEdconf18


Last week I took part in a really interesting conference that was done entirely on Twitter. The overall theme of the conference was using WordPress blogs in education and research. Throughout the day presenters were given a 15 minute slot and then they could tweet out their presentation over a series of tweets. This usually meant they sent 15 tweets in total and then people following the presentation could ask questions or make contributions. As long as they used the conference hasgtag #pressEdconf18 everyone can follow the twitter converstions and make further contributions over the course of the day (or later if they wanted to).

Like most conferences there was a schedule of presentations including several keynotes from eminent scholars in the conference theme; Gurminder K Bhambra, Jana Bacevic, Mark Carrigan, Derek Roberston, Pat Thomson and Jim Groom. Hope i didn’t miss anyone! I was really busy on the day with my day job so could only dip into these conversations to see what was happening. I suppose that was the beauty of the Twitter conference – even though I was so busy I could still check out these presentations, maybe not in full but at least get a flavour of their content. I certainly couldn’t have attended a f2f conference or even have time to check out any online presentations via webinars.

My own presentation was on ‘Setting up a WordPress site from scratch’. I spent the previous couple of days preparing the tweets. First making sure their content was within the tweet character limit. Next, adding further links to relevant information, mainly other websites that included the details I could not include in my tweets. I also made sure all of my tweets had some visual content, either a photo, image or GIF. I genuinely found it surprising how much information could be contained in one tweet and thus over the 15 tweets the content of my presentation was quite extensive.

It is difficult to fully evaluate such a presentation in a Twitter conference. I suppose one measure could be how many people viewed my tweets. I’m not sure how accurate these figures are but here are my ‘Impressions’ (tweets sent that actually generate interaction or replies from others online):


Tweet 1-15:

1: 648 2: 263 3: 233 4: 383 5: 533 6:224 7: 232 8. 100 9: 380 10: 172 11: 266 12: 143 13: 164 14: 345 15: 214

So as you can see the numbers vary alot but it does suggest quite alot of people are checking out the tweets. Also, during and after the presentation there were quite a few replies to my tweets:

Tweet_1 Tweet_2


Many thanks to the organisers Natalie Lafferty (@nlafferty) and Pat Lockley (@pgogy) for a great day and overall the experience of the Twitter conference was both interesting as an event in itself but it also gave my plenty ‘food for thought’ about maybe doing something similar in the future Link to all the presenters Tweeter moments is here too. It would take a degree of organsiation but given my experience of the day I think it might be worth doing!

DELcast #6 – Interview with Julie Hall about Leadership and Social Media

DELcast #6 – Interview with Julie Hall (Deputy Vice Chancellor at Southampton Solent University) about Leadership and Social Media

*DELcast* Interview with Neil Withnell about Health Care and Social Media



DELcast #5: Interview with Neil Withnell (Associate Dean Academic Quality Assurance at Salford University) about Health Care and Social Media: