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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools as a Starting Point for Inclusive Assessment

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The rapid growth of tools such as ChatGPT has sparked ongoing discussions across the education sector. The Charted Association of Business Schools (CABS) recently published a post that raises the question of whether ChatGPT signals the end of assessments. As a social scientist specialising in technology development and utilisation, I have researched the potential of...

Using Kahoot to assess and evaluate teaching interventions

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Kahoot and other quizzing software are powerful tools for assessment as they provide instant feedback, gameification, and the MCQ (multiple choice questions) and free typing questions can be modified to assess higher-order skills, as well as knowledge recall. In addition, the anonymity of these tools can allow evaluation of your teaching intervention. What did you...

A Module Fully Integrated into TopHat: Active, Engaging, and Versatile

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This is an example of how to integrate a module fully into a hybrid or online setting using TopHat. Using TopHat, combined with Blackboard and MyMediasite, emphasised active learning and constant student engagement. During the semester, students watched over 200 days of videos and submitted over 100,000 answers to questions.  What did you do? Why did you do...

Pre-recorded audiovisual resources with external guests

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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...

Using Podcasts with 'Real World' Leaders to Teach Leadership Ethics

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This example discusses how I incorporated podcasts, featuring leaders from the business world, to provide real-world examples of the application of the theoretical topics discussed in the module.   What did you do? Why did you do it?    I recorded a series of 40-minute podcasts featuring leaders from business and other professional sectors as part of...

Using Flipgrid video to get students talking asynchronously

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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...

Engaging students through online discussion boards

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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...

Setting up a Language Learning Environment in Microsoft Teams

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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...

A time-saving method to create teaching recordings using OBS Studio

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This video demonstrates the use of some free open broadcasting software, Open Broadcasting Studio, to create recorded composite video lectures without editing. The software allows you to put together audio, video and image sources very simply and switch between several different formats live. The aim of this video is to encourage you to try to capture lectures...