Dr Catherine Douglas (staff: she/her) and Manjot Brar (student intern: she/her) from the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, discuss the development of an innovative ice-breaking board game to enable students to discuss effective strategies for addressing common group working issues, and learn about the value of feedback. Students were integral to the design of the game which was funded to address requests for support in preparing for groupwork. This extremely successful pilot initiative will continue to be used and can be loaned out to anyone interested in reviewing the game and trialing with their students.
Dr Simon Parry, Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance Newcastle Unviersity Business School Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences In this case study, Dr Simon Parry takes us on a guided tour through his approach for structuring the MBA Accounting Canvas Course. Contents: 0:13 Introduction 1:19 Module order 3:39 Section order 5:17 Blended learning approach Read more about Canvas Course Structure – Guided Tour[…]
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[…]
Paul Mackay has been creating and incorporating H5P content as a regular part of teaching mathematics at INTO. The H5P content editor supports the use of LateX – speeding up the creation of content, and this is a feature that Paul uses in most of his resources.
Students from our University took part in a successful online event with students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IITD) to share ideas around environmental sustainability.
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.
Nearpod is used in a series of lessons across INTO courses and allows a range of interactive activities to be incorporated into lessons. Find out more from Dr Paul Mackay and Dr Rachelle Maddison.
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)[…]
Rapid changes to the practical delivery of Chemistry courses as a consequence of the unexpected Covid-19 restrictions whilst trying to maximise students’ experience by using a great variety of learning tools.
Dr Louise Callard from Geography used ArcGIS StoryMaps to produce virtual fieldtrips: narrative, interactive map, photos (including 360o), videos, activities and questions.