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Blended Learning Examples

Please note the Faculty eLearning team has not necessarily supported/worked with academic colleagues for all the blended learning examples showcased here. The Faculty eLearning team is, however, able to support all activity shown here. See the list of services that relate to each example for what is involved and how we can help.

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  • Pre-module diagnostic assessment

    Pre-module diagnostic assessment

    Diagnostic testing at the start of a course can be an effective way to gather information of students' level of knowledge.

  • Using a Tablet PC and Microsoft OneNote to deliver lectures and provide feedback

    Using a Tablet PC and Microsoft OneNote to deliver lectures and provide feedback

    Adam Ozanne uses a Tablet PC and Microsoft One Note to deliver lectures and provide feedback to a large first year course, ECON10061 'Introductory Mathematics'. This presentation given at the January 2013 Humanities showcase provides an update to his previous talk.
    Adam's 'Introductory Mathematics' course was also a highly commended entry in the 2012-13 Best on Blackboard competetion.

  • Exams guidance and feedback on the Sociology student hub

    Exams guidance and feedback on the Sociology student hub

    Gemma Edwards from School of Social Sciences, gives a demonstration of the resources created for exam guidance and to provide group-based oral feedback from lecturers on exam performance. This was a TESS funded project in 2010/11.

  • Interaction in Lectures with Mobile Devices - Some Evidence

    Interaction in Lectures with Mobile Devices - Some Evidence

    This talk from Dr Paul Middleditch and Will Moindrot (eLearning team) presents evidence collected from students exposed to two different responseware systems that enable classroom interaction


  • Blended learning activities to support tutorials

    Blended learning activities to support tutorials

    These Econometrics courses from Ralf Becker were a highly-commended entry for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 Best on Blackboard competition. The courses were ECON20110- ECON30370 Econometrics, and ECON10062 Introduction to Statistics.

  • Open Educational Resources for Research Methods Teaching

    Open Educational Resources for Research Methods Teaching

    This presentation was given by Dr Ian Fairweather at the January 2013 Humanities Showcase on the topic of finding and embedding Open Educational Resources for Research Methods Teaching, particularly in the Social Sciences.

  • Good Practice in Employability and Skills Provision

    Good Practice in Employability and Skills Provision

    A presentation given at the June 2013 Humanities Showcase by Andrew Balmer (SoSS), and his bid for retention funding in 2012/12 which allowed him to develop the 'Careers and Skills Manager' database.

  •  Maple TA piloting in the School of Social Sciences (Economics) 2012/13

    Maple TA piloting in the School of Social Sciences (Economics) 2012/13

    In 2012-13, Faculty retention funding funded the piloting within Economics (School of Social Sciences) of Maple TA, web-based software offering enhanced capabilities for assessing mathematical and statistical material.

  • Peer Review and Cooperative Learning in a Large First Year Methods Course

    Peer Review and Cooperative Learning in a Large First Year Methods Course

    A funding bid for Teaching Enhancement and Student Success (TESS) funding in 2009-10.
    The project sought to develop more effective ways to use Blackboard to incorporate peer review and cooperative learning principles into both lectures and tutorials for the SOAN 10080 Engaging with Social Research course (20 credits).

  • eLearning enhancements to the 3rd year module SOCY30472, Theory and Method in Demography

    eLearning enhancements to the 3rd year module SOCY30472, Theory and Method in Demography

    TESS funding was sought by Mark Brown in 2009-10 to incorporate the following functions into Blackboard, including: submission of coursework; on-line assessments; on-line tutorials and course evaluation.

  • Teaching with Twitter

    Teaching with Twitter

    This presentation was given at the January 2014 Humanities Showcase by Dr Paul Middleditch. Paul presented an interactive workshop/talk using Turningpoint responseware to measure attitudes towards Twitter as a pedagogical tool. Participants were shown how their own attitudes change over the course of the talk.

  • The Blackboard Catalyst Award and what it can do for you

    The Blackboard Catalyst Award and what it can do for you

    Although this session was cancelled, this presentation would have been given at the July 2014 Humanities Showcase by Dr Adam Ozanne who became the Faculty's second winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Award.

  • The Use of Online Clips in a Large Course Unit

    The Use of Online Clips in a Large Course Unit

    This presentation was given at the July 2014 Humanities Showcase by Dr Ralf Becker, School of Social Sciences. Ralf describes the results of his radical rethink to lectures and tutorials, using a form of resource-based learning.

  • Weekly Tutorial Tasks for Large Cohorts

    Weekly Tutorial Tasks for Large Cohorts

    Stan Blue, course convenor for the 1st year module SOCY 10452 Media, Culture & Society wanted to engage his large cohort of students in both tutorials and lectures. Working with the eLearning team through a process of learning design he settled on trialling a rotating weekly group task.