2017-8 '7Cs' Events
The first seminar took place in November 2017 at the Bay Campus, 'Lightboard in Engineering' (blog and video recording here).
The second was at the Singleton Campus in February 2018, 'Closing the Gap' with Scenario-Based Learning (blog and video recording here).
The third, on 'Audio Feedback' took place at the Singleton Campus in March 2018 (blog and video recording here).
The fourth and fifth, in April and May 2018, showed how 'The Use of Archives in Teaching and Learning' - namely Swansea University's Richard Burton Archives - can help teachers meet several of the seven characteristics in practical, creative and enjoyable ways. Resources on this theme will be available here and on SALT's and RBA's websites soon, featuring the work of academics from a range of disciplines.
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), SALT Pedagogical CPD & the 7Cs
The use of Technology Enhanced Learning , or 'TEL', has the potential to embrace all seven principles. This shows that while teaching and learning methods have evolved since the time of Chickering and Gamson's work, the principles remain relevant, even to new ways of doing things.
SALT'S website contains support on a range of ways in which technology can be used effectively in higher education teaching and learning, with lots of links to the 7Cs. Combined with more traditional pedagogy, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) can enhance engagement in learning, and foster good relationships between learners and teachers in higher education. See Resources>Technology.
SALT provides a wide range of additional, pedagogical CPD opportunities to Swansea University staff e.g. Open Door, Inclusivity, Flipped Learning. There are online courses, sessions to attend (or watch the recordings of) and support and developement resources. SALT's CPD can help enable Swansea University teachers, new and experienced, to excel in the 7Cs.
Courses are mapped to the United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education (UKPSF) and are thus helpful for Higher Education Fellowship application. SALT is also piloting Open Digital Badges upon completion of some courses.