Special Series - Reflections from lockdown

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…
This example describes a collaboration between the Library’s Research Support and Learning Services Teams to transfer ‘Shut Up and Write’ face-to-face workshops to online provision and reflect on the resulting increased participant interaction and improved accessibility. The online education approach adopted At the start of lockdown, we began running our popular ‘Shut up and Write’…
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…
This example describes how we can stay in touch and keep our staff-student community alive and vibrant online. It summarises how we have offered support to our final year undergraduate students during and beyond lockdown and graduation. The online education approach adopted: During the spring 2020 lockdown, I maintained frequent contact with students via email…
This example describes an approach used in two compulsory undergraduate modules – one with second years and one for finalists – with reflections on the positive benefits for students and impact on teaching practices. The online education approach adopted This approach provided a clear structure tied together with a weekly learning journey/narrative and sequential appearance…