Module Redevelopment

Face-to-face lectures were redeveloped to be delivered online while the seminars allow me to see the students every few weeks. This approach has helped during the pandemic and helped support students in their 2020/21 studies.

Using online computer simulations for electronics

A programme developed by Autodesk called Tinkercad, an online computer simulation, was used in place of the hardware students would normally use. This started out with 12 students’ projects but has moved to over 180 in a module due to the success with the original 12 students.

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The Politics of Happiness

David Walker in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology has placed student wellbeing at the centre of his module Politics of Happiness. Find out how weekly assignments posted to Canvas on mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and unplugging your devices, have helped improve student engagement…

Using OneNote Class Notebooks as a Digital Logbook

Professional engineers use physical logbooks to document and record their work, from thoughts, design ideas, calculations and sketches, through to literature readings and lab results. For ENG1002, Sustainable Design Creativity and Professionalism, we created an electronic version of this logbook using a Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook.

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Pivoting a large first year module to Online provision

The School of Geography, Politics & Social Sciences have recently redesigned their Comparing Cultures module to respond to Covid and the move to online teaching. Find out how mini lectures, virtual exchanges, fire-side chats, and simple weekly emails have helped to keep students engaged…

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Virtual Fieldwork Teaching

Colleagues in SNES are using ThingLink to create 360 degree virtual environments to replace traditional fieldwork activities. Feedback so far has been excellent with high levels of synchronous and non-synchronous student engagement. Read on to find out more…

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Peer Assisted Learning, Learner and Leader Perspectives

Carrie, a peer assisted learning leader, chats with Zoe, a student learning Mandarin, to share the challenges and successes of moving to online learning from both perspectives.

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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.