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.

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Engineering Poster Competition

One of the high points for our Stage 3 students is the annual poster competition normally held in a large venue with all students and supervisors simultaneously. This is something I could not do this year due to the pandemic restrictions. I used Miro to set up a poster exhibition for around 80 posters which is simply accessible via a URL.

Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Language Practice Programme

Over the years the Language Resource Centre has offered a programme of student-led language learning groups during term-time. These groups provide an opportunity for informal speaking practice to all Newcastle University members who are registered with the LRC. With the March 2020 lockdown, the decision was made to continue this activity but to trial taking it online using Microsoft Teams. For the academic year of 2020-21 the programme was run entirely online and was also expanded, in terms of number of hours offered, the types of sessions and languages.

Dan Graham

Creating a Canvas Community

The Philosophy team needed a space for students where they could share important information, events and opportunities in a way that wouldn’t be overwhelming. They knew they wanted to avoid sending lots of emails, so a Canvas Community provided a great option.

Point of View videos in Biomedical Sciences for Final Year Undergraduate projects during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Dr Claudia Schneider & Dr Graeme Wells School of Biomedical Sciences Faculty of Medical Sciences Who is involved? Dr Claudia Schneider, Principal Research Associate, Biosciences Institute Dr Graeme Wells, Postdoctoral researcher Stage 3 Undergraduate students. What did you do? Used POV (point of view) videos to recreate an on-site experience for final year undergraduates undertaking Read more about Point of View videos in Biomedical Sciences for Final Year Undergraduate projects during the Covid-19 Pandemic[…]

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FMS BNS Health and Safety Case Study

The aim of this project was to produce an online lab health and safety package to support students from Biomedicine, Sports and Nutrition. Academic staff were finding it difficult to monitor student engagement with the module handbook and lab code of conduct and wanted to have a more standardised approach to ensure that all students are aware of and complying with health and safety requirements in the lab.

Managing large file submissions in Fine Art

Chris Jones and Richard Elliott, from the School of Arts and Cultures, explain how they used OneDrive successfully throughout the pandemic to allow students to digitally submit their work in place of what would have been ‘in person’ studio presentations.

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Using BuddyCheck to Support Peer Review

Sarah Carnegie, Lecturer of Human Resource Management Newcastle University Business School Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Using Buddycheck to support the peer review of assessed group work on a 40-credit capstone module BUS3053 Management Consultancy. Business School policy is that peer review will be carried out on any module where Read more about Using BuddyCheck to Support Peer Review[…]

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Building Community

A support network was established in September 2020 to support new PhD students during lockdown, with a focus on keeping students on track with their induction progress and helping to reduce the isolation students were feeling. Dr Laura Leonardo shares how this worked.