The Digital Learning Team has been collecting case studies to showcase good practice and to share ideas which may be of use in your teaching. On this page you will find a variety of techniques being used in departments across the university.
Deanna Taylor, Senior Lecturer in the Nursing and Midwifery talks about how the team developed their module for remote delivery and how they implemented their ideas in Blackboard.
Dr Luke Beardon, Senior Lecturer in Autism discusses approaches you can take to create pre-recorded lecture material. How being authentic enhances the relationship you have with your students, moving away from the idea that screencasts have to be totally polished.
Deanna Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery highlights the importance of introducing your module and the tools you are going to use to your students before the module starts so they are familiar with how the teaching will be delivered.
Associate Professor, David Smith from Biosciences & Chemistry shows how developing resources within Blackboard and Google Forms to create a ‘Workbook’ approach can help with engagement.
Associate Professor, David Smith from Biosciences & Chemistry talks about the use of Breakout Rooms for conducting group activities during a live session.
Dr Tom Bassindale, Principal lecturer in Biosciences & Chemistry illustrates the way Google Docs were utilised for collaborative work and presentations in a synchronous and asynchronous environment.
Dr Martin Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Accounting & Business Systems discusses the merits of using Blackboard tests, creating pools of questions to create exams which can pull in individual questions from a pre-populated bank of questions.
Deanna Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery talks about running a virtual conference and the mechanisms they put in place to make it a success.
Dr Martin Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Accounting & Business Systems talks about using the reporting tools available in Blackboard to check student engagement.
Other case studies
The QAA has pulled together some short case studies showing effective practice in teaching online.
Contributing a case study
If you are engaged in any innovative practice and would like it featured on this page, please email the Digital Learning Team.