Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Some creative things to explore – and to use in your workshops

Here are some more creative ideas that my students are using

Challenging activities/tasks that can be adapted & built into your workshop – or any teaching:

This has lots of ideas from the Creative Teaching & Learning Toolkit – again – have a look to see what you could adapt for your own session:

This slideshow could be viewed as a visual essay:

Stephen Fry animation – on self pity. Useful for seeding a talk on some of the emotional aspects of studying:
The Challenge Toolkit provides 50 different activities to stretch and extend students' thinking. They can be used for all ages and subjects. From Guardian Teach
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Authentic assignments, student engagement and all that

This is such a strange time for HE. Everybody is talking about student engagement – without actually speaking with or listening to what students want. There is a huge push for e- or blended learning – but surely it can be more than online submission or yet another online quiz? These are some useful vidcasts, sites and examples that I am sharing with my students to seed debate.

Shot by: Jim Davies "Don't Waste Student Work" In this TEDxOttawa talk, Dr. Jim Davies describes how to make student assignments m...

Authentic assignment potential: Real interviews animated by our students: Why I had an FGC (w/subtitles)

Uploaded student's Z-A of University - produced as part of our Tell us the secret of your success project

Student engagement? Not if they don't... 'Listen to the heart'

6 Ways To Make Online Education More Inviting | Edudemic

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

E-Library for Performing Arts - wants feedback


Dear all,
ECLAP - the e-library for performing arts - is a European project and
Best Practice Network that is bringing together the most relevant
performing arts content (videos, photographs, texts, essays, etc.)
from cultural institutions across Europe, that were never before
accessible via the Internet. They are now available on

We would like to find out what you think of the current version of the
ECLAP portal, so we can further improve it to suit your needs. Two of
our partners (namely the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision and
the University of Amsterdam) have therefore prepared two surveys. If
you haven't visited the portal before, please go to and
go through it before returning to the survey. If you do not have time
to do so and if you are involved in performing arts education as a
teacher, researcher or student, you can also opt to fill out the ECLAP
educational survey. This is specifically aimed at identifying needs,
interests and use of digital heritage in Performing Arts education and
for which prior knowledge of the ECLAP portal is not required.

• A general survey aimed at all target users of ECLAP with the
aim of evaluating the current version of the portal and to collect new
requirements from all types of users =>
• A specific survey aimed at the educational and research target
users with the aim of making an inventory of performing arts
educational practices and which role online resources and tool are
used for these practices =>

We will randomly give away three Amazon €50 gift vouchers to those
that complete one or both of the ECLAP surveys! You can leave your
contact details at the end of the survey if you are interested if you
want to participate in the prize draw.

For questions about this survey or other remarks, please contact Lotte
Belice Baltussen (
Many thanks for filling these surveys and see you soon on the ECLAP portal!

Best regards,
CĂ©lyne van Corven
La Bellone, House of Performing arts in Brussels
ECLAP dissemination activities coordinator"