VIDEO: USING INNOVATIVE technology and digital learning spaces to drive student engagement was the focus of a LITE Masterclass.
Dr Lee Campbell, Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, delivered his interactive lecture: ‘Technoparticipation – Digital Realia Possibilities for Practice and Pedagogy’, which showcased aspects of his digital pedagogy.
He specifically explored innovative technology enhanced learning methods developed during Fine Art modules at Lincoln and Academic Support at Central Saint Martins in London.
Dr Campbell says: “This lecture is part of a research informed teaching project I set up in 2015; the result of being the recipient of the Loughborough University Teaching Innovation Award.
“It focuses on interdisciplinary practice; combining disciplines often related to Performance and Fine Art and thinking across boundaries.
“The lecture aims to knit together theory and practice relating to interdisciplinary working and collaboration together; and explore generating creative performative works that lie formally and conceptually between established media.”
Dr Campbell also explored applications as everyday digital realia – objects from everyday life – such as Skype, Textwall and Google Docs amongst others – to consider the benefits and drawbacks of using digital realia in the classroom.
This was the latest in a series of Masterclasses co-organised by Organisational Development and Professional Learning (ODPL), and the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence.
The Institute, now in its second year, provides funding, time and support for current and future student education leaders to develop their profile at the University and to carry out research and innovation projects with internal and external impact.
LITE Director Raphael Hallett, says: “We are in a privileged position at LITE to be able to introduce and showcase an array of prestigious academics and teaching innovators who are the cutting edge of their pedagogical fields.
“Dr Campbell is an award-winning academic in performative teaching and learning in the arts and his seminar on digital pedagogy and technology-enhanced learning will be of great interest for both staff and students.”