Utilised online delivery using a diverse format rather than just reproducing hour long lectures. Using a mixture of audio, visual, and text based activities that have been modelled on teaching sessions.
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.
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.
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.
Using the screen sharing function created an online cinema or community watch-along for teaching material that will support student engagement with asynchronous material. This activity helped students to organise themselves better, and also to discuss with each other in real time and build connections with other students.
Used an iPad connected directly to a computer in order to handwrite solutions for both lecture material and problems classes. For a recorded lecture, the program OBS Studio is used. Prompts were made throughout to check all students could see the material and could follow along with the learning.
Tom Hill, Professor of Nutrition in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, invited students to research based seminars to help them feel part of the overall nutrition research community.
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.