Come and work with us!!

We’re very excited to have two new Learning Technologist vacancies in the TELStA team at the moment! Both are located in St Andrews and are fixed term for 2 years. We’re looking for one post to start in Autumn 2019, and the other in Spring 2020. We’re a small, friendly team – and there are lots of edtech developments afoot at St Andrews! Full job description and application details are available here. Applications close on Friday 4 October 2019.

Learning Analytics Workshop, 2nd May

St Andrews colleagues! Do we have a shared understanding of Learning Analytics?  We are running an interactive workshop on 2nd May (1400-16:00) which gives staff an opportunity  to explore potential definitions and uses from the perspective of various user groups. The event is also the launch of our TELStA Gateway space, and afternoon tea is provided! Book on PDMS.

Improve TEL – sign up for a Design Sprint!

The TEL Project is currently exploring the how to better integrate the systems that support learning and teaching within the university, with the outcome of improving students’ online experience and making it easier for academic staff to access and use a broader range of online teaching tools. Critical to the success of the project is having the input of both students and academics. You are invited to a design sprint workshop, where participants will be briefed on the outline plans for the integration of current and future technology-enhanced learning systems, and have the opportunity to help refine the emerging designs so that they can best meet the needs of academic staff and students. The process is interactive and facilitated, and no previous design experience is required. Following the design sprint, the project team will use participants’ input on designs to improve and enhance future technology-enhanced learning systems.

Please book by emailing digitalcommunications@st-andrews.ac.uk

Staff: Wednesday 20 March, 12:00 – 17:00, Gateway Lecture Room 2

 

New TELStA Space coming!

Next semester will see the launch of new space for TELStA activities in the Gateway Building (formerly Seminar Rooms 4 & 5 in the basement of the building). This will be a specially developed and supported space where staff can come and try out new technologies to enhance their teaching, on their own or with small groups of students. Watch this space for more news on this exciting development!

We’re looking for a name for the TELStA space – you can make your suggestions here.

All our technologies are designed to support one or more of the learning activities described here.

Here’s a taste of one of the technologies you’ll be able to try out: the SmartKapp mobile whiteboard.

 

 

For more information, please contact learningtechnology@st-andrews.ac.uk.

JISC Student Digital Experience Tracker 2018

This year, we are participating for the first time in the JISC Student Digital Tracker.  This annual sector-wide survey will provide us with useful evidence from students as we seek to develop technology enhanced learning across the University. It will also allow us to benchmark ourselves against the sector. Please encourage your students to access the survey at http://tracker.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/uosta.

New Team Member!

TELStA welcomes Daryl Haynes to the team as Lecture Capture Co-ordinator. Daryl joins us on a one-year secondment from Media Services (so he will already be a familiar face to many of you). He will be working on technical implementation, training and communication around the Lecture Capture service. He is also happy to advise on other classroom-based technologies. Daryl can be contacted on dkh3@st-andrews.ac.uk, or learningtechnology@st-andrews.ac.uk.