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Short Flipgrid videos from students are used to encourage participation and communication in an enjoyable and convenient way. Using a link or join code, students are able to upload videos easily and interact with other students’ contributions.   What did you do? Why did you do it?  To maintain a communicative approach to teaching in the Language Centre despite being online, we used Flipgrid to…
Welcome to the second Share, Adopt, Adapt workshop round-up! We had a fantastic line of events in August that saw over 200 staff attend. Here is a quick video trailer, where I pick out the highlights from each talk. All the details and links to the presentations are listed below.  SAAW: Academic Integrity in 2020  A lively and eye-opening…
This initiative was for students at Masters level studying counselling and psychotherapy. Developing self and intersubjective awareness through digital learning is a very different proposition as there are many psychological differences in how we exist and interact online. This initiative offered an introduction to these issues from an expert and discussion space at the start of the programme.   What…
Teams channels are a great space for fostering discussion and critical thinking skills with students as they are inclusive and engaging, making collaborative learning fun. What did you do? Why did you do it? We set up a number of channels on our class Team to foster discussion around key academic skills (reading, writing, listening…
Enabling our students to creatively showcase their digital skills is a key part of the University’s strategic drive to promote digital education as outlined in the Digital Literacy Framework. Flexible assessments, co-creation of educational resources, and the adoption of digital CVs provide opportunities for students to extend their digital skills in preparation for the real world.   What did you do? Why did you do it? I have always been interested in collating case studies from across the University in which the student…
The Language Zone provides free learning materials and resources to language learners, both students and staff. We run a range of workshops and weekly activities to help students practise and improve their language skills. Learners can also get involved in language exchanges and student-led language groups. These activities usually take place in face-to-face settings but…
This example describes the design of an interdisciplinary module for second and third-year students in response to the social changes brought about by the pandemic. The module is accessible to students in Politics and International studies, Sociology and Social Policy and the School of Law. The online education approach adopted We have produced an interdisciplinary…