next #TLCwebinar is about blogging for learning with Sandra Sinfield

Dear colleagues,

Sandra Sinfield, Senior Lecturer in Education and Learning Development from London Metropolitan University will lead a TLC webinar on Tuesday the 30th of June, 12-1pm UK time during which we will discuss Blogging to learn.

Sandra says: “We have used blogs to help students develop their own academic personality and ‘voice’ as they wrestle with new concepts and struggle for authorship among the ‘jostling voices’ telling them to ‘be more academic’. End of year essays demonstrated that this way of narrating oneself as one becomes academic seems to develop self-confidence that leads to more successful formal academic writing…”

How to join the webinar

To attend and take part in the webinar, access the TLC webinar room here: https://mmu.adobeconnect.com/tlc/
To login: Enter as a guest and add your name, institution and country.

We highly recommend that you access the webinar room about 30 mins in advance to test the technology. For further help with this, please check http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/flex/tlc.php

Webinars enable active participation using audio, video, text and the whiteboard. A headset is required to fully participate. If you are not planning to speak you will just need headphones to listen to the discussion. When you have entered the webinar room, start the Audio Setup Wizard under Meeting at the top left to check your headset.

Please note

A recording of the webinar will be made available at the same URL under a creative commons licence.

About Teaching & Learning Conversations

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TLC is an exciting cross-institutional collaboration to provide open CPD opportunities for everybody teaching and/or supporting learning in Higher Education. TLC  brings together colleagues from different disciplines, institutions and countries. TLCs are also open to students in HE and we are very interested in including students’ contributions to the programme.

Together, we discuss and debate a variety of current teaching and learning topics in a series of webinars which provide a great opportunity to reflect on and share good practice and to find out what is happening beyond your own institution the more global HE landscape.

All webinars are open to the wider community to join.

Please feel free to share the link to the TLC programme and individual webinars with others who might also be interested. Further information and recordings from previous webinars can be found at http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/flex/tlc.php

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We hope you will be able to join us for this TLC webinar.


The TLC team

Participating institutions and contacts
Manchester Metropolitan University, contact Chrissi Nerantzi & Dr Rod Cullen
University Campus Suffolk, contact Dr Chris Smith
University of Surrey, contact Dr Simon Lygo-Baker
Sheffield Hallam University, contact Andrew Middleton
University of Northampton, contact Prof. Ale Armellini

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