Month: May 2016

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A visit to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam…

While on a short trip to Amsterdam, I visited the Van Gogh Museum. It's a must-see, especially if one appreciates Van Gogh's works of art and related art/artists from his era. The museum is quite popular, so it can be a bit busy but it is worth it. I didn't have to wait in line very ...

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Facebook for Peer Assisted Learning

Today I gave a presentation in which I shared scholarship that has been done by Shazia Ahmed, Sarah Honeychurch and Lorna Love from Student Learning Service and the Learning & Teaching Centre of the University of Glasgow on virtual peer assisted learning groups organized on Facebook. Project background & issues The groups support first year undergraduate students, ...

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Notes on ‘How we answer the questions’

Event overview I attended an event called 'How we answer the questions' on the ALDinHE mailing list and though that it would be a good event to attend in order to get insight into how staff at other programmes address the issues related to questions that students bring to tutorials and also for me to better understand ...

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First time (again)

So this is my first post for this WordPress site. I have previously had one that I used for learning and teaching purposes that I enjoyed using with my students but I didn't use it for very long... Time to start afresh! The aim for this WordPress site is for me to present and discuss ...