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January 2012 showcase

January 2012 showcase

The Faculty held a Teaching and Learning Showcase on Tuesday 10th January 2012.

There was a variety of sessions available based on the theme of enhancing the student and staff experience, focusing on:

  • Enhancing student identity
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Managing large classes


Katya Stuerzenhofecker, School of Arts, Histories and Culture

Models of formative feedback on students' achievement of unfamiliar learning opportunities through written dialogue between the student and the lecturer.

Simon Bains, JRUL

Overview of the many and varied ways the library can support your teaching and learning objectives.

Gemma Edwards, School of Social Sciences

  • Exams guidance and feedback on the Sociology student hub

A demonstration of the resources created for exam guidance and to provide group-based oral feedback from lecturers on exam performance.

Fiona Smyth, School of Environment and Development

A way to get students to understand marking using peer assessment and a mark negotiation process.

Roger Hewitt, Faculty eLearning Team

Will Moindrot, Helen Perkins and Blaise Nkwenti, Faculty eLearning Team

Find out more about using tools such as blogs, wikis, journals and discussion boards to enhance teaching.

James Evans, School of Environment and Development

The pedagogic, practical and technical aspects of using Wikipedia for assessed assignments.

John Pal, Manchester Business School

The use of case studies in lectures: the benefits of this approach to teaching.

Jonathan Spencer, School of Law

Use of wikis, online office hours and other forms of online contact between staff and students.

Charlotte Woods, Richard Fay and Eljee Javier, School of Education

Experience of the diverse ways of using the Journal Tool in Bb9 on both UG and PGT units.

Stalls in the Atrium

Throughout the afternoon, there were a number of stalls in the Atrium area of MBS East, providing information and demonstrations pertinent to teaching and learning in Humanities.

  • Library: Talis Aspire, digitising texts and support for teaching and learning
  • Careers: Information on the variety of tools and resources available to staff for use in supporting students such as the academic toolkit, academic FAQ sheets, and CMS support
  • Humanities Sabbatical Interns: Peer Assisted Study Sessions and Peer Mentoring
  • Humanities eLearning Team: demonstrations of Blackboard 9, WIMBA Classroom, BoB and other online technologies
  • Student System (Campus Solutions): how Campus Solutions can be used to support the Academic Adviser role, information on reporting from Campus Solutions, latest functionality and the opportunity to raise queries
  • Jorum provides access to thousands of free learning and teaching resources, created and shared by the UK Further and Higher Education community, and available under Creative Commons (CC) licences. Visit the Jorum stand to see their collection of Open Educational Resources (OER), and find out about recent Jorum developments; you can also explore ways of engaging with Jorum by sharing your resources and discussing other benefits with members of the Jorum team