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MASSIVE open online courses or MOOCS are increasingly being used as a flexible alternative to face-to-face teaching. As part of her project LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Dr Natasha McKeever, has designed a MOOC to teach students the basic principles and ideas behind research ethics. Here Dr McKeever presents her top...

With the march of internationalisation and an increasing growth of online distance learning, the implications of the different academic, cultural and experiential backgrounds of students has made the transition to postgraduate level study more challenging than ever. LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Helen Durham, discusses how her project can aid...

In this third blog diary of a five-part series, LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, examines some communication nuances of the desktop capture process. My project is going well. I believe I have achieved a lot so far. I have given three presentations in London and Leeds, I am preparing...

DATA permeates most facets of modern living and its rapid growth now and in the future will have a huge bearing on graduate employment.  LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Dr Luke Burns, introduces his final project report here and asks if universities are doing enough to ensure students are equipped...

ARE students too rigid in their understanding of their subject matter when they join university and would an initial learning level assessment aid their learning journey? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leader, Nimesh Mistry, writes here about some of the findings from his project and investigates further. How many times in your life...

DOES CHILDHOOD learning hold the key to helping higher education students grasp challenging concepts? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leader, Nimesh Mistry, writes here about some of the findings from his project here and explores the concept further. From the day we are born we learn about the world around us by interacting...

It was with great pleasure that I recently accepted the offer to become the new Director of Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence on an interim basis. I believe that from LITE’s successful beginnings, it is now timely to review and re-energise the work and impact of the Institute. I bring...

In this second blog diary of a five-part series, LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, casts his net wider to look at how others are, and could be, using desktop capture as a way of giving feedback. Over the last few weeks I’ve been talking to colleagues about my...

In the first of a five-part series of blog diaries, LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, explores the trials, tribulations and triumphs of using screen-capture feedback with his students. Blog diary One: Screen-capture Feedback We all agree that it is the needs and aspirations of students and educators that should be...