2016 Events

CILT Events: 2016

Past workshops 2016

21 June 2016 Short evaluation and presentation slides - Reflections on using videos as a learning tool Documenting vulnerability through digital storytelling - Read more
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31 May 2016 e-Assessment Seminar and Workshop - Read more
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26 May 2016 Inside the tutorial - Designing the tutorial experience - Read more
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19 May 2016 Exploring Altmetrics: What are they and how can we use them? - Read more
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05 May 2016 First stir and then blend it! Lessons learnt from a pilot programme in architecture - Read more
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21 Apr 2016 Academic Blogging in a risky world - Read more
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10 Mar 2016 Open Education @ UCT: global context, support, grants and adding resources to OpenUCT - Read more
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Past seminars 2016

   

Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education

This series of five sessions offers an introductory perspective to key issues in the current teaching and learning landscape. The sessions may be attended individually, or as a series. The series is intended to support the initial engagement of tutors, teaching assistants or educators.

Time: Mondays, 13:00-14:00
Venue:  CILT Green Room (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Building, Upper Campus

15 Aug - Exploring the higher education context
22 Aug - Learning theories as a tool
29 Aug - Instruction and Pedagogic strategies
05 Sep - Key debates in Assessment Theory
12 Sep - Planning for Evaluation

Reflections on using videos as a learning tool: Documenting vulnerability through digital storytelling

This presentation looks at the experience of getting 3rd year Environmental and Geographical Science students to produce videos as part of their practical sessions. The tool of digital storytelling was used by groups of students to produce videos that captured the story of one person or group’s vulnerability to an environmental or health stress. Students were expected to find their own subjects to interview for the video. All the videos were shown at a class “video festival”, where the videos were evaluated by the student groups and a group of lecturers. Individual questionnaires were completed after the video exercise and then a practical session was spent reflecting on the process. Both of these sets of reflections, along with the lecturers input, have helped uncover the challenges and strengths of the video exercise.

This seminar will be presented by Gina Ziervogel.

Date: Tuesday, 21 June, 1-2PM
Venue: CILT Green Room (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Building, Upper Campus

- See more at: http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za/cilt/teaching-technology#sthash.R9dKbuGk.dpuf

Reflections on using videos as a learning tool: Documenting vulnerability through digital storytelling

This presentation looks at the experience of getting 3rd year Environmental and Geographical Science students to produce videos as part of their practical sessions. The tool of digital storytelling was used by groups of students to produce videos that captured the story of one person or group’s vulnerability to an environmental or health stress. Students were expected to find their own subjects to interview for the video. All the videos were shown at a class “video festival”, where the videos were evaluated by the student groups and a group of lecturers. Individual questionnaires were completed after the video exercise and then a practical session was spent reflecting on the process. Both of these sets of reflections, along with the lecturers input, have helped uncover the challenges and strengths of the video exercise.

This seminar will be presented by Gina Ziervogel.

Date: Tuesday, 21 June, 1-2PM
Venue: CILT Green Room (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Building, Upper Campus

Sign up here

- See more at: http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za/cilt/teaching-technology#sthash.R9dKbuGk.dpuf

Reflections on using videos as a learning tool: Documenting vulnerability through digital storytelling

This presentation looks at the experience of getting 3rd year Environmental and Geographical Science students to produce videos as part of their practical sessions. The tool of digital storytelling was used by groups of students to produce videos that captured the story of one person or group’s vulnerability to an environmental or health stress. Students were expected to find their own subjects to interview for the video. All the videos were shown at a class “video festival”, where the videos were evaluated by the student groups and a group of lecturers. Individual questionnaires were completed after the video exercise and then a practical session was spent reflecting on the process. Both of these sets of reflections, along with the lecturers input, have helped uncover the challenges and strengths of the video exercise.

This seminar will be presented by Gina Ziervogel.

Date: Tuesday, 21 June, 1-2PM
Venue: CILT Green Room (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Building, Upper Campus

Sign up here

- See more at: http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za/cilt/teaching-technology#sthash.R9dKbuGk.dpuf

Reflections on using videos as a learning tool: Documenting vulnerability through digital storytelling

This presentation looks at the experience of getting 3rd year Environmental and Geographical Science students to produce videos as part of their practical sessions. The tool of digital storytelling was used by groups of students to produce videos that captured the story of one person or group’s vulnerability to an environmental or health stress. Students were expected to find their own subjects to interview for the video. All the videos were shown at a class “video festival”, where the videos were evaluated by the student groups and a group of lecturers. Individual questionnaires were completed after the video exercise and then a practical session was spent reflecting on the process. Both of these sets of reflections, along with the lecturers input, have helped uncover the challenges and strengths of the video exercise.

This seminar will be presented by Gina Ziervogel.

Date: Tuesday, 21 June, 1-2PM
Venue: CILT Green Room (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Building, Upper Campus

Sign up here

- See more at: http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za/cilt/teaching-technology#sthash.R9dKbuGk.dpuf

Reflections on using videos as a learning tool: Documenting vulnerability through digital storytelling

This presentation looks at the experience of getting 3rd year Environmental and Geographical Science students to produce videos as part of their practical sessions. The tool of digital storytelling was used by groups of students to produce videos that captured the story of one person or group’s vulnerability to an environmental or health stress. Students were expected to find their own subjects to interview for the video. All the videos were shown at a class “video festival”, where the videos were evaluated by the student groups and a group of lecturers. Individual questionnaires were completed after the video exercise and then a practical session was spent reflecting on the process. Both of these sets of reflections, along with the lecturers input, have helped uncover the challenges and strengths of the video exercise.

This seminar will be presented by Gina Ziervogel.

Date: Tuesday, 21 June, 1-2PM
Venue: CILT Green Room (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Building, Upper Campus

Sign up here

- See more at: http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za/cilt/teaching-technology#sthash.R9dKbuGk.dpuf

    

Reflections on using videos as a learning tool: Documenting vulnerability through digital storytelling

This presentation looks at the experience of getting 3rd year Environmental and Geographical Science students to produce videos as part of their practical sessions. The tool of digital storytelling was used by groups of students to produce videos that captured the story of one person or group’s vulnerability to an environmental or health stress. Students were expected to find their own subjects to interview for the video. All the videos were shown at a class “video festival”, where the videos were evaluated by the student groups and a group of lecturers. Individual questionnaires were completed after the video exercise and then a practical session was spent reflecting on the process. Both of these sets of reflections, along with the lecturers input, have helped uncover the challenges and strengths of the video exercise.

This seminar will be presented by Gina Ziervogel.

Date: Tuesday, 21 June, 1-2PM
Venue: CILT Green Room (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Building, Upper Campus

Link to video recording and PowerPoint slides of this presentation

*Please note that this seminar has been postponed*

e-Portfolios in Higher Education classes

ePortfolios have been used in Higher Education for more than a decade for course assessments and to support the accreditation of professional degrees. More recently, ePortfolios have been used to prepare students for the workplace and allows them to showcase graduate attributes. This workshop will consider the development opportunities that ePortfolios as both a technology and an approach can offer  improve learning opportunities and experiences for students.ePortfolios allow students to curate different forms of evidence using a variety of media in an online space. What makes ePortfolios unique are their portability and the ability to tell a story about one’s learning journey in a time-stamped way that a paper portfolio is often unable to do. They can also be shared online with an audience beyond the University, such as with potential employers.

We will locate ourselves and interests in relation to a spectrum of broad uses of ePortfolios, followed by more targeted considerations:

  • Whether ePortfolios will offer added value in your course?
  • What to think about when choosing a tool to create an ePortfolio?
  • How to integrate the use of ePortfolios to support course objectives and assessment?

*Please note that this seminar has been postponed*

  

31 May - e-Assessment Seminar and Workshop 31 May and 2 June

This two-part offering will focus on the contemporary affordances and challenges of assessing students and student work in the online learning environment.

The first part (Tuesday 31 May from 13h00 - 14h00 in the Green Room, PD Hahn Building) will focus on the overarching issues that are and should be of interest to us all:

  • The higher education environment and the need for e-learning policy
  • The extent to which policy can support and provide the enabling conditions for e-learning and e-assessment
  • Policy and the regulatory environment
  • The extent to which policy supports or interacts with contemporary online teaching and learning issues, such as the ‘unbundling’ of higher education teaching and learning and the offerings of private higher education online learning providers

The second part of the offering (Thursday 2 June from 11h00 - 13h00 in 3A, Hoerikwaggo Building) will focus on e-assessment practices and address the following questions:

  • ‘Doing assessment’ online - is it a case of transferring face-to-face assessment to an online environment?
  • The affordances and challenges of online assessment - a continuum from formative to summative assessment?
  • Online assessment practices - issues of purpose; format; grading; feedback; teaching and learning

Associate Professors Laura Czerniewicz and Alan Cliff will facilitate the seminar and workshop. Laura will enable the broad policy discussion and Alan will locate the practices discussion in the context of the policy.

Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions. However, the sessions will function as stand alone offerings to allow for people with specific interests to attend one or the other.

Link to presentation slides or Link to presentation recording

    

26 May - Inside the tutorial - Designing the tutorial experience

Students widely describe tutorial sessions as valuable, and even as the place where they feel most engaged in learning. Yet, despite local research in the practices of tutorial sessions across various universities, the tutorial experience and the tutor receive limited attention in review and evaluation processes. In particular, the selection, training, support and evaluation of tutors remains a poorly attended to area of teaching practice at this and many other South African universities. Tutors, even more so than academic staff, have poor access to professional development opportunities in relation to their teaching practice.  This seminar reviews some of the experiences of tutors, lecturers and students across UCT. Drawing on this understanding and theories of  learning, we seek to identify a series of principles and associated actions which may integrate the tutorial experience more deliberately into the course structure. We identify the consequences of such choices for our tutors experiences of  teaching.

Date: Thursday, 26 May, 1-2PM
Venue: CILT Green Room (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Building

Link to presentation slides

     

19 May - Exploring Altmetrics: What are they and how can we use them?

We live in a world where research outputs are increasingly (and sometimes, exclusively) available online. While citations are still used to assess these outputs, online technologies enable the use of alternative metrics (altmetrics) as a complementary measure. This session will briefly introduce the concept of altmetrics as well as how it is being and can be used in the scholarly communication field. A brief practical guide to using the Altmetric.com bookmarklet will also be covered - please bring a laptop with Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser installed. 

Date: Thursday, 19 May, 1-2PM
Venue: CILT Green Room (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Building

Link to PowerPoint slides of this presentation

    

05 May - First stir and then blend it! Lessons learnt from a pilot programme in architecture

To enable working individuals and other non-traditional students with limited means and located in outlying areas, to advance their qualifications, traditional offerings should be interrogated. Alternative pathways to qualification must be sought, employing thoughtful learning design process and optimising available technology that is accessible, practical and sustainable.

In response to the need to transform the architectural profession, to promote broader access and address issues of affordability and proximity to the campus, an existing curriculum was redesigned. The new blended BTech programme in Architectural Technology is offered through a University-Industry collaboration by means of on-campus block release, office-based mentoring and online engagement. The studio methodology, which is closely associated with architectural education, remains at the centre of the learning agenda, although through different modalities and implemented across time and space. In this presentation, lessons learnt from a pilot programme that successfully produced its first graduates in April this year, are shared.

Date: Thursday, 05 May, 1-2PM
Venue: CILT Conference Rm (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Building

Link to video recording and PowerPoint slides of this presentation

    

21 Apr - Academic Blogging in a risky world

Once upon a time, people scribbled notes about their teaching on napkins, on little black hard cover books, on the mist on shower walls. And while many people still do all those things, they also blog about their teaching. Unlike napkins, prone to landing up in the bin, a blog stays right where you left it, and while little black books are notoriously hard to find ideas in, blogs are imminently searchable. But blogging is also scary and potentially dangerous. But that’s no reason not to use it strategically to improve learning - both for you and your students!
 
This seminar focuses on blogging for learning. We’ll identify the pitfalls of blogging and balance that with a consideration of the gains. From looking at some of my favourite academic blogs and bloggers (if you have any favourites, bring them along to the session too), we’ll try to determine how to make blogging work for you in your context with your particular goals. After a whizz bang tour through some tools that facilitate the blogging process, the session will wrap up with thinking about how our awareness of learning through blogging might impact on how we structure our students learning.

Date: Thursday, 21 April, 1-2PM
Venue: CILT Conference Rm (7.63), Level 7, PD Hahn Building

Link to video recording and PowerPoint slides of this presentation

    

10 Mar - Open Education @ UCT: global context, support, grants and adding resources to OpenUCT

This seminar will introduce the various components of Open Education at UCT and will include a brief overview of Open Education internationally. It will focus on what is happening at UCT and where you can find support and advice about Copyright and/or Creative Commons and preparing your teaching materials for contribution to Open UCT.
 
In these times of transformation and calls for free Higher Education, one way where we really can make a difference is to contribute our teaching materials as OER for all students to access. Glenda Cox from CILT, and Jill Claassen from the Library, will show you how we can help to take the first steps towards opening up education for all.

Date: Thu 10 Mar (13:00-14:00)
Venue: Green Meeting Room (Rm 7.69), PD Hahn Building, UCT Upper Campus

 
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