LITE Bites

by Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence

We are delighted to launch 'LITE Bites', an occasional podcast run by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence at the University of Leeds. We will share experiences and findings from LITE fellows carrying out Scholarship of Teaching and Learning across the university.

Podcast episodes

  • Assessment literacy and student success with Jiani Liu

    Assessment literacy and student success with Jiani Liu

    Episode 4 of LITE Bites features a conversation with Jiani Liu who shares her fellowship on assessment literacy and student success, which was completed in early 2023. Jiani explored how students develop their confidence and readiness for assessments in undergraduate modules. You can see more of our research fellowships here, and read more about Jiani's research and access the outputs here.

  • The Psychology of Online Learning with Gillian Proctor

    The Psychology of Online Learning with Gillian Proctor

    Hear from LITE Fellow Gillian Proctor who discusses her fellowship: Authenticity and Connection Online. Gillian has spent two years researching the psychology of online learning using the interesting method of Action Research Groups. Gillian shares the findings from the research as well as discussing outputs that educators can use to structure synchronous online sessions. You can see more of our research fellowships here, and read more about Gillian's research and access the outputs here.

  • Exploring Community-led Pedagogies with Laura Loyola-Hernandez

    Exploring Community-led Pedagogies with Laura Loyola-Hernandez

    In the second LITE Bite of the series, Dave Riley asks Laura Loyola-Hernandez about the innovative methodologies that she has used over the course of her LITE fellowship "Community-led Pedagogies to Diversify the Curriculum".

  • Exploring perceptions of the Skills@Library service with Michelle Schneider

    Exploring perceptions of the Skills@Library service with Michelle Schneider

    Hear from LITE Fellow Michelle Schneider who discusses her research into student and staff perceptions of the Learning Development team's provision here at Leeds. You can see more of our research fellowships here and read more about Michelle's research here. The Learning Development Team at Leeds aims to develop the academic literacies of all taught students through a dual model of embedded and co-curricular support. This study focuses on the centralised co-curricular Skills@Library offer, the ethos of which is developmental, supportive and complementary to the curriculum rather than ‘generic’, ‘remedial’ or ‘bolt on’, which are critiques generally associated with non-embedded skills development. This small-scale research project aimed to better understand how the Skills@Library cocurricular service is perceived by academic staff and students, with a particular focus on the latter.