This year our Technology Enhanced Learning Festival (TELFest) will be taking place between 3 July - 7 July 2017.
This week long event consists of a range of sessions designed to help those that deliver and support learning and teaching make the most of technology as part of their delivery. Topics covered in the past include social media, flipped learning, MOLE, electronic assessment, mobile learning, Google Apps and much more. The week offers a variety of opportunities to share practice with colleagues across the institution.
The format of sessions in previous years have included workshops, bitesize practical sessions, case studies, panel discussions, debates and games, and this year we will be introducing poster displays, as well as our regular Innovation Corner exhibition, which showcases the cutting edge of learning technology.
"Digital technologies can play a major role in enhancing the way we teach and also the way in which students learn. However there can be a reluctance on the part of teachers to engage with learning technologies due to lack of skills or understanding of their application in different settings. By showcasing what our colleagues are doing with learning technologies across the University, TELfest offers a great chance to reduce some of the apprehension and fears around technology, explore what is being done and to highlight the positive ways in which teaching and learning can evolve. The sharing of ideas around learning and teaching is a major means of supporting the excellence agenda in the new Learning and Teaching Strategy and I look forward to hearing about the work my colleagues are pursuing in this area."
- Wyn Morgan (Vice-President for Education)
To share your practice during TELFest or to suggest an idea for a session, please complete this form by Friday 28 February 2017:
For more information about TELFest please go to:
or contact Farzana Latif Technology Enhanced Learning Manager email@example.com
Workshop on Subtitling and Dubbing in Foreign Language Teaching Saturday 11 February 2017 9:30 – 15:00
The main aim of these workshops is to provide teacher training in the use of subtitling and dubbing techniques for foreign language acquisition purposes.
Both workshops will provide a general overview of the different possibilities for the use of these audiovisual translation modalities in class, as well as practical exercises that you will be able to use with your students. Content includes subtitling to enhance listening comprehension, motivation, group projects; dubbing to improve oral expression; adding voice to a clip for narration purposes; karaoke. As a secondary objective, the workshops also aim to provide an alternative to practising ‘translation’ in preparation for A-level exams due to the changes in the legislation.
The material provided is of intermediate level (B1-B2) and can be used for different language combinations (English, Spanish, French, German). Accordingly, if you are an A-level or undergraduate languages teacher, you are more than welcome to join us!
For further information, please contact FLAME@mmu.ac.uk
Film in Language Teaching Association
Campus Industries are looking for creative and hardworking students to work as Brand Ambassadors for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Successful candidates will be involved in one of the FCO's major PR and marketing campaigns.
What does an FCO Ambassador do?
- Writes and publishes interesting and relevant articles/content
- Organises and runs events that help to communicate foreign travel advice to students.
- Raises awareness of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's ‘Know Before You Go’ campaign; a campaign aimed at making sure travellers research their destination and are prepared before they leave the UK.
What are the benefits?
- Invaluable work experience for University Students
- Highly competitive rate of pay
- Flexible work designed to fit around your workload
- Great opportunity for anyone interested in writing/journalism or a career at the FCO
Successful candidates must:
- Be conscientious, resourceful and organised
- Have an interest in travel and/or foreign politics
- Have some form of journalistic experience, for example writing for a student media outlet or producing their own blog
- Be a full time student for the academic year 2016/17
How to apply?
Enrol on a language course this Spring at the Modern Language Teaching Centre at Sheffield University.