Tea Lab Brookes update

Tea Lab or T-Lab at Brookes is taking shape. Tea Lab is an informal and occasional gathering of people at Brookes who are interested in contemporary learning and teaching practice, and moving it forward. Everyone welcome.


t-lab@brookes.ac.uk created and redirects to James Genn and George Roberts. Mail t-lab@brookes.ac.uk if you want to know more about what is going on.


@TeaLabBrookes created by the user: “Tea Lab Brookes”


For now, http://ocsld.brookesblogs.net/tag/tealab/ pulls blogs (like this one) from the OCSLD blog tagged with “tealab”. The short URL bit.ly/TeaLabBrookes points at it

Programme Semester 1

All the meetings are participatory. Come with questions, answers, suggestions and examples and be willing to join in.

Friday 4 October 1200-1330 Boardroom 1

First of our occasional sessions, open to all

  • 1200 Bring your lunch if you want. Coffee and Cake will be provided

  • 1220 Welcome to Tea Lab Brookes: communities, practice and social learning

  • 1245 Meaningful Mid-term Module Feedback. Yes, yes, yes, NSS… but, what about making a difference tomorrow or next week? What do you do to discover how well your students are learning as they go along; how can you make changes mid-stream?

  • 1315 Tea Lab, where next?

Thursday 7 November 1200-1330 Gibbs 3.01

What the flip? Or, how to get students to do the work before class.

  • Academic multimedia in the classroom and online.

  • Video for teaching

  • Virtual classrooms

  • Flipped teaching

Wednesday 27 November 1300-1500 room SG05

Social media is dead. Long live social media.

  • Google+, Hangouts, Facebook, and what’s next?

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About the author

George Roberts

George has been at Oxford Brookes since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006 as an Educational Developer (e-Learning). In his previous role he advised the Head of e-Learning and the Senior Management Team of the University on policy for off-campus e-learning and e-learning partnerships.

He leads the MA Education (Higher Education) and teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE) as well as conducting Course Design Intensives (CDIs) and other educational development activities: workshops and consultancies.

He leads the organisation of the annual Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference (BLTC) and is Managing Editor of the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching.

George is a visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University and a Visiting Fellow of Edge Hill University.

He wrote his doctorate (July 2011) at the University of Southampton on biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre on a large social housing estate.

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