Teaching with New Technologies (TeNT) Award Scheme
The Teaching with New Technologies (TeNT) award scheme is designed to offer encouragement and support for teachers who wish to develop the use of emerging technology in their learning and teaching practice. A £500 award is available to undertake a project that applies new technologies in order to enhance an aspect of learning and teaching and to evaluate and share the results and impact.
The awards offer a supportive framework within which to:
• Explore – investigate applications of new or emerging technologies or innovative uses of established ones
• Extend – apply technology in new contexts or build on and develop previous work such as past TeNT projects
• Embed – integrate the use of technology into learning and teaching in more systematic or far reaching ways
Award holders will benefit from being able to develop and evaluate their project in collaboration with relevant members of CEAD and other colleagues.
Proposals will be considered as they are submitted, until the maximum number of projects is reached - therefore early discussion and submission of proposals is highly recommended. Please follow the link for the application process at the bottom of the page for more information.
Suggested Themes for 2010 – 2011
Applicants should clearly identify how the innovative use of technology proposed relates to key institutional and faculty priorities. These could include one or more of the following:
Enhancing student work placement experiences and the development of professional capability through other means:
• preparing students for work placement experiences, including identifying and securing appropriate opportunities and learning from previous cohorts
• addressing the specific needs of particular types of placement, for example clinical placements
• facilitating communication while students are in the placement environment, including maximising the value of placement visits
• encouraging and enhancing individual and collaborative learning while students are in the placement environment
• supporting students to record and represent their learning and share this in appropriate forms with a variety of audiences
• developing the connections between learning through work placement and the wider curriculum, including through assessment if appropriate
Developing, extending or embedding innovative approaches to research-led teaching / contributing to curriculum development:
• embedding innovative approaches to the effective use of different modes of learning such as enquiry led, group working or peer learning
• systematically facilitating the development of higher level skills or attributes such as critical insight and intellectual synthesis
• identifying innovative ways to inform student learning through research for example through sharing the latest findings from research groups
• supporting inter-disciplinary learning and collaboration, for example between schools and/or faculties or with outside organisations
• develop learning scenarios and contexts that encourage and support the development of independent learning skills and approaches
Enhancing the student experience / improving recruitment, retention, progression and achievement:
• addressing the needs of non-traditional students, such as through improving access or addressing issues which limit learning
• maximising the impact of feedback, for example by encouraging student engagement via peer review or facilitating students to 'feed forward'
• identifying ways to track information about student progress, to highlight potential difficulties and/or provide support in appropriate forms
• exploring innovative assessment methods that ensure that all students have the opportunity to display their knowledge, understanding and skills
• supporting students to develop digital literacies and effective ways of using technology to support their learning and professional development
This outline is indicative only and projects will equally be considered which cut across a number of areas or identify valuable themes or issues not highlighted here. These could, for example, include improving the efficiency and/or effectiveness of assessment processes or internationalising students’ experience. Also the panel will welcome proposals that address key issues identified from the National Student Survey.