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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…
This example describes how we approached the transition to online learning and teaching with first and second-year undergraduates in cohorts of 150-190 students in Civil Engineering, taught both at Leeds and at Southwest Jiatong University. The online education approach adopted For two undergraduate Maths & Modelling modules of 160-180 students each (at level 1 and…
This example describes the weekly schedule of activities developed for a group of second-year undergraduates with reflections on ensuring student engagement and maintaining a personal feel and connection with students in online teaching. The online education approach adopted Each week, students can typically expect the following activities: Session 0: preparation activity, such as a set…
This example describes an approach used in a module for first-year undergraduates with reflections on the positive benefits for students and the impact on teaching practices. The online education approach adopted In our re-design, we have adopted a hybrid approach using Student Centred Active Learning and the ABC method. The module was split into units with clear learning…