eCoffee @ SGH: Personal Professional Development module by Dr Siobhan Lynch

We finished a year of exciting eCoffees with an inspiring session from Dr Siobhan Lynch.  Siobhan shared the story of the creation and development of the Personal Professional Development module for final year undergraduates, which is delivered predominantly online, while students are on clinical placement.  Siobhan and Dr Ian Rodd have utilised a range …

eCoffee @ SGH: Communications and Marketing at UoS by Jonny Vaughan

In June’s eCoffee, Jonny Vaughan, Ayala Gordon and Hayleigh Sidhu from the university’s Communications and Marketing team visited to share the work they’ve been doing shaping the university’s social media presence. New guidelines have been developed to support university users, highlighting the benefits of a coordinated, collaborative approach, but within …

eCoffee @ SGH: Abreast of Health by Caspian Priest

Caspian Priest led May’s eCoffee, taking us on a fascinating journey through the development of an app for research and intervention.  The Abreast of Health study delivers a brief electronic intervention to women attending breast clinics, taking the opportunity to highlight links between breast cancer and alcohol consumption, and enabling users to …

ecoffee @ SGH: Learner participation via Vevox and Nearpod

Clickers have provided a good way of involving learners more actively in lectures, and with mobile devices increasingly ubiquitous, quizzing, polling and feedback are becoming easier to integrate into taught sessions.                     At this month’s eCoffee session we explored some of …

ecoffee @ SGH: Kumu for mindmapping by Simon Fraser

Kumu In 2018’s first e-coffee session, Simon Fraser demonstrated Kumu, a powerful tool for creating mind maps. Kumu allows detailed mind maps to be built, with an underlying structure and customisation options, for instance colour-coding for different categories. Once completed, mindmaps can be exported in pdf format or shared online. In …

ecoffee @ SGH: Podcasting by Nick Evans

In December’s eCoffee session, Nick Evans talked about his experiences in podcasting.  He and Steve Lee co-create the popular fortnightly podcast The Science Shed, described as “an irreverent ramble through the undergrowth of academia”.  The half-hour podcasts involve discussion of a range of topics that both entertain and inform, encouraging engagement with science and with …

ecoffee @ SGH: H5P for creating interactive learning objects

In November’s e-coffee@SGH we explored some of the possibilities offered by H5P (https://h5p.org/) – a free, easy-to-use tool for creating interactive learning objects.  H5P offers a range of content types, with activities produced in a mobile-friendly html5 format. We had a look at various examples of H5P in action, such as activities used in …