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Virtual Exchanges – The value of international student exchanges during Covid

Emma Robinson, Dr Paula Waterhouse & Luisa Wakelin Dental Sciences Faculty of Medical Sciences What did you do? Created a four-week online virtual exchange between Newcastle University, Universitas Indonesia, and Fiji National University.  The exchange was open to both BDS and ODHS students. Very limited information was sent to students regarding what the exchange would Read more about Virtual Exchanges – The value of international student exchanges during Covid[…]

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Using audio feedback in Turnitin

Dr Jonathan Pugh School of Geography, Politics and Sociology Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do and why? Dr Jonathan Pugh has used the audio comments option in Turnitin to provide feedback on essays to his students on the second-year Globalisation and Development module. As a person with a disability, who cannot Read more about Using audio feedback in Turnitin[…]

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The Great Wall of student engagement: Using Quizzes and New Analytics to inform community design

Helen Atkinson – Careers Consultant Careers Service What did you do? I used Canvas New Analytics and Quizzes to monitor how students were engaging with non-credit bearing careers initiatives, specifically the following two projects: China Career Gateway: An annual extracurricular career development programme designed to help Chinese students at Newcastle University prepare for their graduate Read more about The Great Wall of student engagement: Using Quizzes and New Analytics to inform community design[…]

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Supporting Language Teaching with H5P

Loiana Leal Pavlichenko – Lecturer in Portuguese School of Modern Languages  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Loiana has been using H5P to create formative exercises for students studying Portuguese at a range of levels in the School of Modern Languages. Using H5P Loiana has authored resources to support reading, writing, grammar, listening and pronunciation. Loiana uses H5P to present new material and to give students short activities to self-evaluate, Read more about Supporting Language Teaching with H5P[…]

Dr Paul Mackay

Supporting Maths teaching with H5P

Paul Mackay has been creating and incorporating H5P content as a regular part of teaching mathematics at INTO. The H5P content editor supports the use of LateX – speeding up the creation of content, and this is a feature that Paul uses in most of his resources.

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Screenshot of the Zoom meeting of the Sociology Teaching Online Group: Pauline McCormack, Mwenza Blell, Daniel Goodman, Janice McLaughlin

Online Collaborative Teaching Support During the Pandemic

Sociology, like all other teaching units at Newcastle during the pandemic, faced massive challenges adapting teaching practice and approaches to the rapid switch to online teaching. In the summer of 2020 a working group, which became the Teaching Online Group (TOG), was created to develop an approach to helping colleagues prepare for the new academic year. The group and its activities became a continued point of much needed collaborative advice and sharing across the year.