Dr Jonathan Pugh - Zoom screenshot

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[…]

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.

Rachelle Maddison and Paul Mackay
Photos of members involved

Bringing the rocks into your house, virtual fieldtrips (VFT)

With Dr Cees van der Land, Dr Sanem Acikalin & Dr Mark Ireland Newcastle University School of Natural and Earth Sciences Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering What did you do? For our Earth Science students we developed a range of VFTs during which they learn to analyse and map the rock strata. We used Read more about Bringing the rocks into your house, virtual fieldtrips (VFT)[…]

Laptop screen with the ARCCIS Storyboard page open
Dr Fred Wu

Speech Cloud for independent learning of MA Translation and Interpreting students

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.

Julia Robinson and Dr Raghda Zahran
Jessi Komes

Assessing students innovatively via peer-reviewed small group video presentations

Dr Jessica Komes assessed students through a pre-recorded oral group presentation. As well as assessing the student’s ability to orally articulate the intended knowledge and skill outcomes, this approach helped students engage with each other and provided an opportunity for peer feedback.