Stephen Grinsell, Director of Studies & Student Experience INTO Newcastle University What did you do? Created a student community on Canvas to initially support student orientation and induction weeks, but to also give a home to INTO Student Support and its various elements. For orientation and induction we needed a space to host information on Read more about INTO Student Community through Canvas[…]
Emily Scullion, Smajo Beso and Jen Naden, Teacher in Architecture INTO Newcastle University What did you do? We set up an online student community using Miro in an attempt to replicate the studio culture that would be otherwise missing from architectural education when teaching online. Miro is an online platform that “provides an engaging, intuitive, Read more about Using MIRO to facilitate a studio culture in Architectural Education while teaching online[…]
Around 25 face to face lectures and a further 12 to 15 tutorial sessions were condensed down to just seven live sessions. This was a golden opportunity to flip teaching, something that was talked about and something that has been considered for some time.
Weekly online activities were produced for students to support their learning and skill development. Being aware of what the students might have been experiencing, as well as trying to support their learning through accessible and manageable content was key.
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.
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…
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.
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…
Dr Andrew Law, Senior Lecturer School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Developed a House of Commons series of workshops for the Stage 3 Planning Theory and Politics course. It is a very political course that allows students to debate philosophical and political issues, from the environment, to Read more about The House of Commons workshop approach[…]
Dr Sue Thorpe gives an overview of how debates are used to develop a number of skills including critical thinking, teamwork and in-depth study.