Learning Landscape Tools and Resources
Learning Activity Design
The new learning spaces on our campuses give us a great opportunity to reflect on our practice and enhance it by taking advantage of the opportunities they provide through:
- Sequencing of learning activities: Week by week and in session
- Planning for out of classroom activities
- Encouraging on campus learning
- Technology-based self study
- Using all spaces available, both formal/informal and physical/digital
Below you will find a number of resources that will help you design learning activities.
Active Learning Activity Cards
CHERP have developed a range of cards to help manage expectations of students and staff around a number of pedagogic topics that are aligned to our Learning and Teaching Strategy and CHERP's Learning Landscapes activity.
- View Overview Card
- View Teaching and Learning Card - View our Learning and Teaching Strategy
- View Active Learning Card
- View Flipped Learning Card
- View Enquiry Based Learning Card
- Large Group Teaching
- Apps for Active Learning
- View Learning Spaces Card - View our learning spaces on our campuses
- View Inclusive Practice Card
- View our Recipe for Success Info Graphic
CCBYNC Richard Beggs, CHERP, Ulster University
Integrated Curriculum Design Framework (ICDF)
CHERP's ICDF provides staff with templates and guidance around curriculum design, in particular the Module Design Planner offers opportunities for staff to reflect on and enhance their learning outcomes and plan their activities both in class and out of class over a 12 week semester identifying the learning environment required, contact time, reading lists and study time activities on campus.
CCBYNC Colette Murphy, CHERP, Ulster University
Find our more about digital capabilities and why they are important; along with information about the Jisc Digital Capabilities Framework, role profiles and the Jisc Discovery Tool, to reflect on and develop your digital capabilities.
Large Group Teaching
Need some inspiration on how to manage a large group and embed activities into your learning design? Look at our Large Group Teaching Infographic.
Download PDF version CCBYNC Richard Beggs, CHERP, Ulster University
Apps for Active Learning
Technology can enable us to adopt active learning even in some of the more traditional spaces.
Appropriately identify and utilise learning technology in your teaching through learning design and learning sequencing with ViewPoints Cards, Mapping of Learning Technology available at Ulster and storyboarding techniques.
Watch a video presentation on the pilot below:
Watch Video ' Technology for the sake of it, I don't think so' by Richard Beggs
Further info contact Richard Beggs
Ulster Learning Technologies:
- www.nearpod.com - Further info contact Richard Beggs
- www.mentimeter.com - Further Info contact Richard Beggs
- https://www.turningtechnologies.eu/turningpoint/ - Further info contact Chris Hamill
- www.Office365.com - Further info contact Chris Hamill
- Office for Digital Learning and VLE - Further info contact Andy Jaffrey
Other Useful links:
- The Pedagogy Wheel - view a range of apps aligned to Bloom's Taxonomy
- SAMR Model - Substitute, Augment, Modification, Redefinition
Flipped Learning support at Ulster
Flipped learning is a blended approach to learning and teaching that uses online resources such as video lecture, PDF or article for students to review, so that passive learning is done prior to class. Lecture time is then used for activities based around that week's topic.
- View resources
- Create online self-paced, interactive lectures with www.nearpod.com - Further info contact Richard Beggs
- Record a video lecture using Panopto (Blackboard Integration) - Further info contact Antoine Rivoire
Listen to some student digital stories that reflect on their Higher Education journey, the challenges they faced and over came.
- Caitlin O'Dowd - Give Up
- Tony McGovern - Not Knowing What to do
- Christopher Mitchell- My HE story
- Watch a video exploring what being a student at HE is, created by Tony McGovern, a student studying Interactive Multimedia Design at Ulster University