On the 15th March, Martin and I where kindly invited by Subject Librarian Angela Joyce to attend and present at the South West Librarians TeachMeet. This event took place over one day and focussed on the sharing of practice amongst the library community on their teaching.
Angela had arranged a rich program of talks with each presenter only having 10 minutes which gave the day a great feel and pace. From a non Librarian perspective it was interesting to see the same themes weaving through the talks – pressure from increasing student numbers, how to engage with students, embedding information skills within the core curriculum and giving students the skills they need in a Digital age to name a few. From a TEL perspective it was amazing to see the innovative and creative use of Technology to address these problems.
We were treated to great uses of online tutorials, Media resources, Audience response systems, approaches to engaging students in a timely and coherent way and making the most out Lecture slots.
The openness and willingness to share ideas and practice amongst all of the attendees made for a very enjoyable day and real credit to Angela and her colleagues for a great event – Thank you again for inviting us!