Jonathan Ward

Weekly quizzes to engage students with learning

With high engagement rates and positive student feedback, weekly Canvas quizzes are proving to be an effective tool to help students check their understanding. Find out how these quizzes were introduced in the School of Arts and Cultures.

Dr Ahmed Kharrufa smiling

Flipping time and space: Switching a mixed theoretical-practical course to online using the flipped classroom approach.

Moving teaching online called for a radical rethink and Dr Ahmed Kharrufa shares his approach to getting the most out of synchronous and non-synchronous delivery. Some nice examples of using Teams, Quizzes and ways of gathering informal and formal feedback from students.

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Test-enhanced learning with Canvas Quizzes

Canvas quizzes can encourage students to keep up with the pace of the course and engage with the learning material. Hear from Dr Nick Riches who shares how he successfully embedded quizzes in his module.

Dr Meiko O'Halloran

Outstanding Contribution to Feedback

Dr Meiko O’Halloran, Senior Lecturer in English, puts her success in the Outstanding Contribution to Feedback category at the 19/20 NUSU Education Awards down to focussing on the positive, enhancing autonomy and using peer feedback in small group settings. Hear more from Dr O’Halloran in our latest case study.

Dr Stephanie Holton

Creative Translation in Classics

An approach to diversifying linguistic skills in ancient languages through non-traditional assignments. Recognised by an external examiner as an innovative assessment for the languages. Read on to find out more.

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Politics Curriculum Review

Politics instituted a full curriculum review, lasting over a year, to investigate how they could enhance their programmes in the following areas: feedback and assessment; student voice; employability; EDI; and teaching research methods. Find out more from Dr Michael Barr.

Staff working on module design

Assessing online collaboration to replicate authentic clinical practice

Module leaders worked collaboratively to create an assessment that related to authentic clinical practice of pain management. A number of approaches were used to achieve this including mapping out the module design and using rubrics in the assessment.