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[…]
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[…]
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.
This virtual exchange proved to be a fantastic opportunity for students to meet with other students living in completely different places and learn more about their experiences and their lives.
With a focus on professionalisation and practice-based learning, these Masters programmes demonstrate a successful multimedia and mobile first approach to journalism.
Professor Caroline Walker-Gleaves used formative feedback extensively with final year students to improve professional skills.
Dr Louise Callard from Geography used ArcGIS StoryMaps to produce virtual fieldtrips: narrative, interactive map, photos (including 360o), videos, activities and questions.
A new approach to grammar teaching in SML replaced lectures with short explainer videos followed by exercises. Positive student feedback and high engagement with the model has resulted in the method continuing for academic year 21/22.
Dr Fred Wu developed Speech Cloud, a series a short video clips that allowed students to personalise their learning. He also made the most of Teams, Zoom and Canvas to successfully integrate learning materials.
This collaborative project supported instructor’s adoption of the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) framework to help structure and communicate their assessments.