Elevate communities of practice

The University is home to a number of learning and teaching related communities of practice. Come and join us! If you know of any other teaching-related communities, or want to set one up, please get in touch by emailing elevate@sheffield.ac.uk

Elevate communities - for everyone involved in learning and teaching

Technology Enchanced Learning (TEL)

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Community

A place for staff at the University of Sheffield who are interested in using technology to enhance their delivery of learning to share ideas.

The Elevate Blog - coming soon! 

Due to be launched soon, this will be a collaborative space in order to showcase the best of learning and teaching at the University of Sheffield. Staff will have the opportunity to write articles for the blog or be a guest editor.

Faculty based communities

Engineering and Teaching Shorts

Topical learning and teaching lunchtime sessions held throughout the year

Engineering and Teaching Shorts

Science Teaching Network

Science Teaching Network

A range of planned topical learning and teaching events throughout the year, consisting of events, workshops and awaydays.

Teaching Excellence in Social Sciences

Teaching Excellence in Social Sciences

A range of topical learning and teaching events held throughout the year, consisting of events, workshops, awaydays and Learning & Teaching prizes

See also the Good Practice Database.

MDH Teaching Circle

MDH Teaching Circle

There are plans to set up a learning and teaching calendar for 2019-20

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Currently, ad hoc topical learning and teaching sessions advertised within the Faculty. A planned series of events is due to start in September 2019.

Special Interest Groups - all welcome

Online Teaching Community

An ideas sharing space for anyone involved in online programmes and distance learning

Online Teaching Community

Learning Technologists Community

Learning Technologists Community

A place for staff actively involved in promoting and supporting digital learning across the instituion.

Also, DigiMeets which are face to face monthly meetings where staff share best practice and works on supporting institutional initiatives in line with the Digital Strategy Advisory Group. Sign up for the mailing list for DigiMeets

TEL Journal Club

Teaching Excellence in Social Sciences

A regular journal club discussing technology advanced learning pedagogy. This is open to everyone.

Contact James Pearson at james.pearson@sheffield.ac.uk who is covering maternity leave until February 2020 for Nav Hundal (n.k.hundal@sheffield.ac.uk)

University of Sheffield Fellows Network

University of Sheffield Fellows Network

This is a virtual community for Senate Fellows, National Teaching Fellows, Senior and Principal HEA Fellows. An invitation is required to join this community.

Engaged Learning

Engaged Learning

For anyone interested in engaged learning and teaching at the University of Sheffield. Engaged learning and teaching combines academic rigour and disciplinary knowledge with opportunities for students to learn with and from external parterns, 'real-world' challenges and experiences outside the University. It often has as its focus learning from and addressing issues of public concern. More information can be found here.

Widening Participation Special Interest Group

Widening Participation Special Interest Group

This is a community of practice for all University of Sheffield staff interested in widening participation issues, policies and practices, as they intersect with current students. There is an online community and a monthly discussion group

For further information please contact Julian Crockford (julian crockford@sheffield.ac.uk) or Willy Kitchen (w.kitchen@sheffield.ac.uk)

Copyright Community of Practice

Copyright Community of Practice

This is a place to discuss any issues, recent developments and best practices relating to copyright. Please feel free to ask questions too! 

More information

Beyond The University

LTHE tweetchat @LTHEchat


A collaborative project on Twitter to discuss learning and teaching in Higher Education with the wider community via tweetchats

Advance HE Connect

Advance HE Connect

Advance HE Connect encompasses all aspects of HE, allowing instant communication with a worldwide network of HE peers.

This is an online community.