How our participants used technology

Many interviewees suggested that participating in verbal discussions was no longer the only way to conceptualise engagement, and used technology to facilitate alternative approaches. I find the tactics, and the pedagogy is exactly the same. You know, you have to create structures by which students will talk to each other, and actually engage with stuff … Continue reading How our participants used technology

Using Wikipedia as a teaching and learning tool

Caroline Ball c.ball@derby.ac.uk Context: Library and research skills Students: Mostly undergraduate, largely European and Chinese students Class size: 10-20 Format: Workshop (i.e. group or individual tasks led by tutor) Pedagogy used: I'm a firm believer in using Wikipedia as a teaching and learning tool, and I love to get students editing, creating and translating articles … Continue reading Using Wikipedia as a teaching and learning tool

‘Show and tell’ icebreaker for online seminar

Jenny Lewin-Jones j.lewin-jones@worc.ac.uk Context: BA Sociology (this is for a first year online lockdown seminar) Students: This seminar cohort has 12 students, 3 of whom are international and in lockdown back in their home countries Class size: This seminar only has 12, more typical would be 25 Format: Seminar (i.e. whole group discussion of 10 … Continue reading ‘Show and tell’ icebreaker for online seminar

Bringing students together synchronously on campus and in Teams: The silver lining to my Covid-19 cloud

Lia Blaj-Ward Nottingham Trent University As a UK-based higher education professional in a learning and teaching role focused primarily on academic literacy and communication, one of my key sources of positive energy during these challenging times has been a small group of European Project Semester students at Nottingham Trent University. Patiently and persistently, over a … Continue reading Bringing students together synchronously on campus and in Teams: The silver lining to my Covid-19 cloud

Flipping learning for large groups

Nicki Newman University of Birmingham n.l.newman@bham.ac.ukĀ  Before the pandemic and the move to blended or hybrid teaching I had used flipped teaching on large modules, 300 students. Even with that number, I could still do small group work, even in a large lecture theater with a lot of students. I used some high technological solutions, … Continue reading Flipping learning for large groups