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The University of Southampton

Going online to enhance face-to-face teaching’ Seminar

16:00 - 17:00
15 October 2014
Building 27, Room 2001 University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please email David Read at .

Event details

We are delighted to welcome Prof Simon Lancaster (UEA) to the department on the afternoon of Wednesday 15th October to deliver his RSC Higher Education Teaching Award Lecture titled ‘Going online to enhance face-to-face teaching’.

Professor Lancaster was the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Higher Teaching Education Award in 2013 and also became an HE Academy National Teaching Fellow in the same year for his innovative use of technology to engage, challenge and enthuse students by blurring the boundaries between the lecture theatre and the internet. He was an early pioneer of lecture capture and led a programme to record the majority of first year undergraduate lectures.

Building on these foundations, he founded Chemistry Vignettes as a platform for academics to host edited interactive screencasts available as open educational resources. He is currently exploring means to engage students as partners in producing vignette-like teaching resources funding by a Higher Education Academy grant. Combining screencasting with audience response technologies, Professor Lancaster has demonstrated a facile entry into the 'flipped' teaching mode, which is proving to be engaging for students and liberating for lecturers. Simon is a prolific user of Twitter and has also been involved in the development of MOOCs at the University of East Anglia.

Speaker information

Prof Simon Lancaster,Dr Lancaster is a dedicated and innovative teacher and has been rewarded by UEA’s Sir Geoffrey and Lady Allen teaching excellence award. His application of technology to support student engagement has been supported by Teaching Fellowships and funding from both the Higher Education Academy and the University Annual Fund. He is the recipient of the 2013 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Higher Education Award and in 2013 was recognised by the Higher Education Academy as a National Teaching Fellow. He is an external examiner at Hull University.

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