CEDaR Centre for Educational Development and Research
Handbook for StaďŹ€ 2011/12
Contents Introduction Who we are
How we can help you Supporting Learning, Teaching and Research Training Advice and Development
CEDaR on Blackboard
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Introduction Introducing CEDaR CEDaR is part of the Academic Engagement Hub at Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln. The Hub also incorporates Student Support and Learning Advice, Library Services, Student Recruitment and Admissions, Quality Assurance and Student Data, and International activity. CEDaR works with students and staff to enhance and develop learning, teaching and research. Our services reflect an ethos of openness and collaboration; a professional approach and respect for the individual underpin everything we do. Ways in which we can work with you This handbook outlines the services that we offer. We are keen to work with teaching colleagues and we find that this works best when what we do is tailored to course contexts. We can work with you 1:1 or with a whole course team; with specific technical issues to do with the VLE or by exploring pedagogical approaches to improve learning and teaching opportunities more generally; or through a comprehensive researcher development framework. We have tried to offer a broad range of development opportunities, but if there is something you would like to explore that we have not covered, please let us know. CEDaR Conferences Spring conference Summer conference Autumn Conference
29th March 2012 10th July 2012 12th - 13th September 2012
SCEI and STD hold school-specific development events. Details are on the college calendar. Page 3 Centre for Educational Development and Research Handbook 2011/12
Who we are Dr Claire Taylor
Dr David Barber
Dean of Students and Academic Engagement
Head of e-Learning
Skinner Annexe Rm 131A e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skinner Annexe Room 10A e: email@example.com t: 01522 583791
t: 01522 583778
Professor John Sharp Head of Research and Doctoral Studies Skinner Annexe 2nd Floor e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Pearce Learning Technologist Skinner Annexe Room 10A e: email@example.com t: 01522 583697
t: 01522 583771
e-Learning Resources Developer
Learning Systems Support Technician
Skinner Annexe Rm 10A e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skinner Annexe Room 10A e: email@example.com
t: 01522 583911
t: 01522 583697
PA to the Dean of Students and Academic Engagement
Hub Administrative Assistant
Skinner Annexe 2nd Floor e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skinner Annexe 2nd Floor e: email@example.com t: 01522 583724
t: 01522 583921
Dr Kate Adams EdD Coordinator Skinner Building Room 111 e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: 01522 583644
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How we can help you CEDaR staff are responsible for covering a range of induction and development issues, and new staff are encouraged to contact us if they have any anxieties or aspirations relating to e-learning systems, learning and teaching or research, even if they feel that they have been already addressed by or fall outside the remit of the formal induction programme. We are able to provide technical advice when related to Blackboard and also for specific I.T. applications related to teaching and research such as SPSS, Nvivo, Prezi, Camtasia and others. We can often offer our own time in the form of tangible assistance and can help to identify opportunities for collaboration where these exist. Supporting Learning, Teaching and Research CEDaR staff can make direct contributions to module teaching, or provide training sessions for students on relevant tools or services, where they relate to specific assessed or formative assignments. In addition to this David Barber and Caroline Pearce can support academic staff when certain learning technologies, such as those found in the TALOS room, are required. Students can also come to us for further one-to-one assistance if needed in relation to technologies they are using for assignments or assessed work.
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How we can help you Training, Advice and Development One-to-one Individual staff members are welcome to approach us for one-to-one instruction on specific learning, teaching or research tools at any time. This training can cover any area of e-learning related activity, including refresher sessions on any relevant issue, however basic or well covered they may seem. CEDaR Events Join us every Wednesday at 1pm for the CEDaR events programme. Team Training Schools, departments and programme teams can also request training. We are hoping to increase this kind of activity this year and will be contacting groups of staff with a view to identifying the most important training needs.
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CEDaR on Blackboard CEDaR on Blackboard The CEDaR section on Blackboard contains further information related to: Resources Assessment and feedback Plagarism Scanning and digitisation Finding and using images online for use in your teaching Prezi Inclusive practice Staff Development Reports from external events attended by colleagues Services provided by the CEDaR New Lecturersâ€™ Programme Induction PARtners Administration If things are working well you ought not to notice any of the administrative tasks that we perform. However, if anything goes wrong with the Blackboard academic suite or with any of the tools associated with that software, or with the enrolment of students into the relevant courses, then you need to contact either Caroline or David as quickly as possible.
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Staff Development Supporting New Staff Information for new academic and academic-related staff can be found on Blackboard: CEDaR - Staff Development - Induction for new academic staff. In addition, the New Lecturersâ€™ Programme is available to staff with less than 3 years HE teaching experience. Successful completion of the course results in a PG Cert (Professional Studies in Education) and FHEA. Please contact Claire Taylor if you are interested in this. Staff Development and Research The CEDaR team administers staff development and research funding for academic and academic-related staff. The relevant forms are available on the website under admin services. If you are unsure about the procedure for applying for staff development funding, please contact the CEDaR administrative team - Rachael Burnett or Ellie Foster.
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Doctoral Study Doctoral Study CEDaR hosts BGâ€™s PhD and EdD programmes - full details are available on the University College website. If you are interested in doctoral study please talk to John Sharp or Kate Adams. BG staff candidates are normally eligible for discounted fees and additional financial support.
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A handy guide to services provided by the Centre for Educational Development and Research (CEDaR). This handbook contains information regarding staff development, research, learning, teaching and assessment.
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A handy guide to services provided by the Centre for Educational Development and Research. This handbook contains information regarding staf...