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Browse the latest news and events from across the Student Education Development team below. You can also follow OD&PL on Twitter @UniLeedsODPL.

The TIPS blog: Read blog posts from the TIPS Community, a network for teaching and support staff with the aim of collecting and sharing examples of effective practice.

The online and self-paced course from OD&PL provides information and advice to those new to teaching at Leeds, or new to teaching. The course is self-paced and is delivered online, with no time limit to complete it. The core of the Foundations in Teaching course is estimated to take 3 hours, with an additional 2-4…
This article suggests a method for improving student engagement and criticality through generating paired peer feedback in breakout rooms.  What did you do? Why did you do it?    This activity made use of Flipgrid, a video recording software which is an office 365 app and available as an optional tab on Teams.  Prior to the live…
This video is about how to create pre-recorded audiovisual resources (podcasts and videos) for teaching.  I will explain the process for a recent guest podcast I created, and give some advice on how to manage the process, which will be widely applicable.  View the video in MSstream here. What did you do? Why did you…
I lead a large (130+ students) module which involves students working in groups of 4-5 in an online business simulation. One component of the assessment is a 30% individual reflection on the process (not outcomes) of working in a group.  This resource describes the approach to structuring the reflection and how it was assessed.  What…
Assessment practice: podcasting Assessment is an area of practice that needs to evolve to best meet the needs of our students. Across the sector, there is a trend to use approaches that are familiar to, and appreciated by, a wide audience and include more contemporary writing styles, group-working and alternative forms of communication. Podcasts are…
This blog article shows you how to facilitate engaging and equitable group work by naming and explaining some principles, or ‘moves’ from spontaneous improvisation. These mechanise and demystify the experience of exploratory talk, giving everyone the same conversational tools regardless of perceived shyness or other such challenges.    What did you do? Why did you do it?  …