Supporting face-to-face collaborative learning using a Mahara group blog
July 26, 2013
Gordon Joyes: The context: “The MA in Learning, Technology and Education is a course designed for professionals involved with learning technologies. This is currently a f2f course but will have an online version in July 2013. Moodle VLE is used, but a range of other technologies are used to enhance the learning experience but also …
Doing Theology with Richard Wagner
June 27, 2013
Four of Professor Richard H Bell’s students speak about their experiences of taking his 20 credit module in the Autumn Semester 2012-13. Sarah Ellerington (Theology and Religious Studies 3): “‘Doing Theology with Richard Wagner’ was a fantastic module – extremely interesting and really different from any of the Theology modules I’ve done before. People usually …
Small group teaching for undergraduates in the School of Law
June 21, 2013
Prof. Stephen Bailey: “Small group teaching has been a feature of the Undergraduate programme in Law for at least forty years, and indeed probably throughout its history. Forty years ago, almost all law subjects were taught by a combination of lectures and tutorials. Most were year-long (semesters were not introduced by the University until much …
Psychology’s “open doors”
June 18, 2013
Dr Richard Tunney: “Academics have always sought to strike a balance between their roles as teachers and as researchers. That balance has probably shifted one way or the other as a knock on effect of the changing priorities of governments and universities. Recent years have seen university schools and departments responding to changing student expectations …
Teaching for Me
June 10, 2013
Prof. Sue Pryce: “ ‘The secret of success is constancy to purpose’ (Disraeli). Mrs Ringer, a teacher of English language wrote this on the board, on the first day I attended a GCE ‘O’ Level course at Poole College of Further Education. It proved to be inspirational for someone who had left school at 15 …
May 6, 2013
Video >> Students talk about how they organise their revision, check their learning, and prepare to take exams. Visit the University’s Studying Effectively website for more on learning at University.
Citing and plagiarism
April 29, 2013
Video >> The student take on ways to improve your citing and referencing performance through better note-taking and understanding when you need to acknowledge the source of ideas. Visit the University’s Studying Effectively website for more on learning at University.
Planning and completing your essay
April 22, 2013
Video >> Various approaches to starting out on choosing an essay, doing the reading and putting your argument together. Visit the University’s Studying Effectively website for more on learning at University.
Writing an academic essay: argument and criticality
April 15, 2013
Video >> Students’ understanding of critical thinking and building an argument in an essay. Visit the University’s Studying Effectively website for more on learning at University.
Sustainability in and through curriculum
April 11, 2013
Video >> Dr Sarah Speight: “Nottingham is currently running a ‘NOOC’ (Nottingham Open Online Course) called ‘Perspectives on Sustainability’. This is an interdisciplinary course that can be taken for credit towards the Nottingham Advantage Award. It developed from an externally-funded project to develop open educational resources on specific disciplines: Geography, Engineering, Arts and Humanities and …