A Vote for Kahoot

Venerable classroom classic Kahoot receives a vote of confidence from Louise Thompson. It’s web based system for users to log in via their mobile devices and participate in multiple choice quizes and votes, which is nothing revolutionary or unique, but the quirkey music and excellent usability has made Kahoot a popular choice. More than a …

Why Publish Learning Content on YouTube?

  If going to all the trouble to create learning video content, then can it be exploited beyond the curricumlum? The answer is certainly yes, the question is about when this is of benefit and when of diservice. Wendela Wapenaar realised that some of the UoN Vet School’s video content would be most useful in …

Using Apps in Teaching

While life before the smartphone may seem like a distant memory, it is only relatively recently (2016) that mobile web browsing overtook other methods of accessing online resources. Weiqun Wang, Chinese Section Lead and Assistant Professor in Chinese in the Faculty of Arts has recognised the value to her students of the smartphone in their …

Creating a Learning Object for Global Distribution

This post sees Gill Langmack talking about the need for both hospital staff and University students to understand about the real world problem of recognising and understanding how sepsis affects people. In collaboration with NHS colleagues and the HELM team, they created a learning tool to tackle this specific issue. As the audience for this …

Physical Models with Plasticine

Using humble plasticine, Richard Payne conveys the physicality of internal body organs to his students in a quick, low cost, and insightful manner.

Producing a “Policy” Video

Healthcare students working toward registration in nursing, midwifery, medicine and other professions are advised to consider their professional conduct from the outset of their studies. However policies and guidance on this topic can be somewhat daunting, especially for new learners. Importantly, the standards within in these documents reflect public expectations of accountability and responsibility for …

A project module in Classics that produces some absolutely fabulous ideas

In this video Lynn Fotheringham, Lecturer in Classics, speaks about the Independent Second Year Project, a module for second-year students in the Department of Classics, which has been a flag-ship for the Department’s innovative approach to teaching and assessment for twenty years. The module’s focus is on communicating knowledge of the ancient world outside the …

TTP Conference 2017

University of Nottingham’s 2017 TTP Conference gathered staff and representatives from across the organisation to display a broad range of teaching initiatives and research, with particular focus on GS2020 priorities. The cameras were there to capture a flavour of the event. Full length presentations can be accessed here, featuring topics such as: The Student Perspective A …

Charles Crook on Screencasting

Charles Crook talks in this video about using screencasting to give students feedback on their assignments. Giving feedback to students is a very central issue in any University: we need to improve the quality and quantity of feedback.   Charles asks: how can we give feedback in a more vivid and useful way than we currently do? …

Jacqui Williams on Flipped Learning

In this video, Jacqui Williams talks about her experiences of implementing flipped learning in her teaching. Students had complained of ‘death by PowerPoint’ in the predominantly lecture-based model of teaching, and this led Jacqui to reflect that, traditionally, midwifery was taught using much more active teaching methods, which led to the deeper learning necessary for …