Digital Pedagogy

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We're available to help you evolve your teaching into digital spaces, supporting your students in connecting and collaborating online within and beyond the curriculum.

‘The digital’ is much more than a set of tools. It can be a space where we engage, inspire and connect students. Many courses around UAL have worked with us to develop innovative ways of using online platforms to evolve their approach to teaching and learning. This includes:

  • Making student work more visible across a cohort and to industry
  • Developing critical reflection and discourse
  • Undertaking group work and collaboration
  • Extending opportunities for students to promote and discuss their work
  • Receiving detailed assessment feedback quickly online, enabling advice to ‘feed forward’ into the development of new work.

If you would like to discuss your aspirations for teaching and the digital or if you’d simply like to find out more e-mail John Jackson at j.d.jackson@arts.ac.uk

You can also take a look at some case studies we have gathered of great examples of digital pedagogy from around the University.  

Although we're often approached with the request “I/we want to know more about X (insert your digital platform of choice)” we prefer to work with course teams holistically. This means engaging with colleagues to understand what it is they really want to achieve and then exploring various options. This exploration may lead to teams testing and then possibly introducing new digital platforms and ways of working into their courses. Depending on the circumstances, the Technology Enhanced Learning team will work in-depth with the course team and students and gradually withdraw, while still monitoring and offering further advice and support as required. Some interventions may be shorter, for example offering specialist advice and support at decisive moments during the genesis or life cycle of a course or project.

Course teams often recommend UAL services or digital platforms such as ‘Workflow’. This means that practice originally developed by a particular course working with us can be adopted and/or adapted by other course teams for new purposes. This also further enhances the skills and knowledge of the TEL Team. Everyone benefits - especially the students!

We have recently started to interview key people involved in interesting and inspirational TEL initiatives around the university. These audio podcasts form the basis of the case studies below.

The case studies are in podcast form and organised by overall approach rather than discipline as this tends to be the key factor in the way in which the technology is used.

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    Sharing and showcasing work

    Sarah Day, Acting Course Leader, BA (Hons) Footwear discusses sharing and showcasing work digitally.

  • Birds eye view of students filming an interview
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    Developing research skills

    Matthew Hawkins, Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Photography, discusses developing research skills.

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    Research and reflective practice

    Georgia Steele and Tim Meara, CSM, Foundation talk research and reflective practice.