The purpose of the blog is a move toward change, and to encourage deep reflection and rethinking of teaching practice.
Used a third-party programme called Sonocent Audio Note-taker, initially as a marking application for students, but soon started to use the programme with students so they could submit their work.
The School of Computing have been running sessions with employers from industry to give students the opportunity to see the connection between what they are learning now and their future working environments.
With high engagement rates and positive student feedback, weekly Canvas quizzes are proving to be an effective tool to help students check their understanding. Find out how these quizzes were introduced in the School of Arts and Cultures.
Moving teaching online called for a radical rethink and Dr Ahmed Kharrufa shares his approach to getting the most out of synchronous and non-synchronous delivery. Some nice examples of using Teams, Quizzes and ways of gathering informal and formal feedback from students.
Canvas quizzes can encourage students to keep up with the pace of the course and engage with the learning material. Hear from Dr Nick Riches who shares how he successfully embedded quizzes in his module.
Following students expressing anxiety over their ‘employability’ and their lives postgraduation, a year long research project in the School of Arts and Cultures explored how employability is embedded within teaching practice and ethos of the School as a whole. The Beyond Employability teaching pack provides a summary of the research, key findings and a number of teaching activities.
Making use of module roadmaps has helped students get the most out of their learning, reduced ten page documents down to one and resulted in learning activities and expectations being communicated ‘at a glance’. Rosalind Beaumont shares how this approach has been used in the HaSS Faculty PGCert in Research Training.
Dr James Gerrard used formative tests with postgraduate students which helps to encourage engagement with resources and contributes to better summative assessment grades.
Service users work with staff and students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Find out more about the contributions they make to this course.