highereducation Archive

SocialMet in Spring 2012

As we begin the new semester we’re really excited about where SocialMet is going next. We’ve had fantastic support and reaction so far from everyone, and right up to the top too – Malcolm Gillies, our esteemed leader, has shown support for us, bot…

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My students need to be more motivated!

This article first appeared in my inbox, as private comments made by an undergraduate programme lecturer. It is of such interest that I thought a wider audience should consider it. Many lecturers may feel like this, but it is difficult to know whe…

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The State of SocialMet Play

I’m not afraid to say, this SocialMet thing is a lark. London Met is now bristling with shiny new feedback posters, growing SocialMet statistics, and a way of bringing content to our crowd (read students, staff, other) that maybe hasn’t been done …

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Feedback, Assessment and Student Expectations

Students need to not only expect to be given feedback, but may also have to ask for it. How best should we go about this? Sometimes feedback is viewed negatively by students, but in part that could have to do with the fact that students perhaps do…

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News from the Frontline

We are one week into the campaign. We have 99 likes as I write this article, so we have nearly reached the first milestone. I’m compiling a list of questions which I will post up to this site, so people can comment on which of them they may feel m…

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