This case study describes how formative tests are used in the School of Engineering to scaffold students learning prior to summative assessment.
Fiona Holdsworth from the FMS Graduate School explains how discussion boards are used to shape learning around a difficult subject.
Dr Sue Thorpe records feedback using Blackboard for MSc Psychology Students. Students have responded well to this with lots of positive comments. Read more in the case study.
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Dr Glynn Atksinson describes the benefits of peer feedback for Stage 1 engineering students.
Dr David Webb, Lecturer School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Technical assessments of development viability and retail need are often lengthy and complicated in nature and frequently involve Excel spreadsheets with multiple sheets and inter-linking information and/ or reports totalling hundreds of pages. In this module, these Read more about Practicing and critiquing the use of market methods in planning[…]
Dr Franck Michel, Senior Lecturer School of Modern Languages Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Treating Blackboard as an expansion of a module can encourage students’ to engage with the module content, with each other, and with the tutor. Who is involved? Franck Michel’s use of Blackboard was commended in School of Modern Read more about Blended learning using Blackboard in the School of Modern Languages[…]
The School of Modern Languages us Blackboard discussion boards to encourage students to demonstrate their regular use of languages.
Dr Nick Cook, Senior Lecturer School of Computing Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? Blackboard Module Design in Computing Science. Who is involved? Nick Cook and teaching staff in Computing Science. How do you do it? The School decided to address inconsistencies with the layout of modules on Blackboard following some confusion and Read more about Layout for Blackboard modules[…]