Bethany Witham

#LTSUReads: An introduction to ChatGPT 

by Bethany Witham and Rachel Bancroft Given our fascination with digital pedagogies, online learning and teaching and the many ways education is evolving and changing, it is probably no surprise that the members of the LTSU are voracious consumers of journal articles, blog posts, and Toots and Tweets a-plenty on all things Learning Technology. As such, we’ve decided to start […]

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Digital Confidence: Spotlight

In our previous blog post Digital Confidence: Springboard and safety net we explained how we see the development of digital confidence in our colleagues as a key part of our role. We discussed how we act as a springboard and a safety net – providing the guidance and information that colleagues need to launch a new idea for teaching and […]

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Together We Can Do So Much: Building a collaborative glossary

by Joseph Kenney and Bethany Witham Finding the words – outlining the task  Extending student vocabulary  Building International students’ vocabulary with subject-specific terms is of huge importance, but it offers a challenge to language teachers. How can they do this effectively in the limited time that they have?   Our colleague Jane Vickers, from the Nottingham Institute of Language and Intercultural […]

Journeying Towards Accessibility 

Representation Matters – Beginning Our Journey  While idly browsing new boots this morning, I was absolutely delighted to see that the retailer had chosen to employ a model with a prosthetic leg, as representation of difference in the media is so much rarer than it should be. Representation is incredibly easy and incredibly important, but making products and services inclusive […]

Student-generated and Student-led: Independent collaboration in Teams

The challenge Moving so abruptly to online teaching during the Covid-19 periods of lockdown certainly provided challenges for everyone working in education, from the redesign of learning materials to the navigation of new technologies for learning online.   I spoke to Sarah Khan, a Senior Lecturer within the Nottingham Institute for Languages and Intercultural Communication (NILIC), about the challenge of supporting […]

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