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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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  • Student discussion in class through response pads

    Student discussion in class through response pads

    Response pads (clickers) as devices to trigger student participation and peer discussion in class.

  • Interactive Italian Map

    Interactive Italian Map

    Interactive drag-and-drop map of Italian Regions.

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Italian" as a search term finds related resources.

  • Formative assessment for seminar preparation and independent study

    Formative assessment for seminar preparation and independent study

    Using eAssessment for face-to-face lectures and seminars

  • Medical Spanish

    Medical Spanish

    Dr Ana Nino-Alonso discusses the use of multimedia in supporting language learning (Spanish in the medical environment).

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Spanish" as a search term finds related resources.

  • Virtual Keyboard for Languages

    Virtual Keyboard for Languages

    Interactive language assessment for Russian.

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Virtual Keyboard" as a search term finds related resources.



  • Camille - Cultural Awareness Modules to Improve the Language Learning Experience

    Camille - Cultural Awareness Modules to Improve the Language Learning Experience

    Developing cultural awareness through an online language learning experience

  • Interactive Chinese Sentences

    Interactive Chinese Sentences

    Interactive drag-and-drop exercises for language learning

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Chinese" as a search term finds related resources.

  • Reflective Learning online

    Reflective Learning online

    Learning Journals and Reading Logs

  • Making seminars more effective

    Making seminars more effective

    Providing online structures for face-to-face seminars

  • Online Feedback

    Online Feedback

    Improving students' learning experience

  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics

    Introduction to Sociolinguistics

    A series of 10 interactive exercises dealing with data, graphs, language and audio.

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Sociolinguistics" as a search term finds related resources.


  • Student created interactive language resources

    Student created interactive language resources

    German Language students on GERM20472 use a free software tool (GLOMaker) to develop a valuable interactive learning resource.

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "German" as a search term finds related resources.

  • Feedback through written dialogue

    Feedback through written dialogue

    Katya Stuerzenhofecker from the School of Arts, Histories and Culture discussed models of formative feedback on students' achievement of unfamiliar learning opportunities through written dialogue between the student and the lecturer.

  • Online Portfolio Assessment

    Online Portfolio Assessment

    Middle Eastern Languages introduced online portfolio assessments within their Blackboard modules, alongside the customary end of year examination and in-class exercises.

  • Supporting students who create learning resources

    Supporting students who create learning resources

    This presentation describes the experience of supporting students on GERM20472, an 11 week module, in the development of their assessed interactive language resources.

  • How Your Department Can Switch Entirely to Online Essay Submission via Bb9 Turnitin/Grademark

    How Your Department Can Switch Entirely to Online Essay Submission via Bb9 Turnitin/Grademark

    Video presentation by Max Jones who describes the Department of History switch to online submission of ALL essays through Bb9 Turnitin/Grademark from September 2011.

  • Audiobook - a teaching idea

    Audiobook - a teaching idea

    This was a highly-commended entry (a TESS project) for the 2011-12 Best on Blackboard competition from Susana Lorenzo-Zamorano. The project involved final year Spanish language students in the creation of audiobooks (completely original short stories, with Hispanic content).

  • Enhanced lecture material in Blackboard, using podcasts and quizzes

    Enhanced lecture material in Blackboard, using podcasts and quizzes

    This was a highly-commended entry for the 2011-12 Best on Blackboard competition from Wiebke Brockhaus-Grand for the course LALC10221A Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology.

  • Enhancing Blackboard by using discussion boards and voice tools

    Enhancing Blackboard by using discussion boards and voice tools

    This was a highly-commended entry for the 2011-12 Best on Blackboard competition from Maria Alvarez-Madrigal for the course ULSP 10010 Beginners Spanish.

  • Group tasks using discussions, wikis on a blended learning course

    Group tasks using discussions, wikis on a blended learning course

    This was a highly-commended entry for the 2011-12 Best on Blackboard competition from Matthew Philpotts for the course GERM20362 Culture and Dictatorship in 20th Century Germany.

  • Reconstructing the Past: the importance of the Visual

    Reconstructing the Past: the importance of the Visual

    This ambitious TESS project for Archaeology modules involved numerous enhancements, including supported tutorials featuring two visualisations:
    * a prehistoric case study (an Iron Age chariot burial)
    * and a historic case study (a seventeenth century Hall).

  • Interactive Arabic Keyboard

    Interactive Arabic Keyboard

    A simple resource for users to familiarise themselves with the layout of Arabic letters on a keyboard.

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Arabic language" as a search term finds related resources.


  • Interactive Arabic Alphabet

    Interactive Arabic Alphabet

    A simple resource for users to familiarise themselves with the Arabic alphabet.

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Arabic language" as a search term finds related resources.


  • Greek Language Resources

    Greek Language Resources

    These interactive resources were created for the course ULGR10040 Beginner's Greek, which provides presentation and practice of Greek grammar.

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Greek language" as a search term finds related resources.

  • Using MCQ to enhance student learning, engagement and feedback

    Using MCQ to enhance student learning, engagement and feedback

    The course director, Dr Liam Harte, provided formative feedback to students on a Level 2 English course, ENGL20492 Writing, Identity and Nation, using multiple-choice tests in Blackboard

  • Monitored Independent Language Learning in Large Cohorts

    Monitored Independent Language Learning in Large Cohorts

    Dr Catherine Franc and Ms Annie Morton describe their 2010/11 TESS project which involved building activities in Blackboard to help students engage with the basics of French language learning - grammar and phonetics - in a large class environment.


  • Hear IT!

    Hear IT!

    This 2010/11 TESS project, described by Dr Elena Polisca, experimented with audio feedback to students, with the aim of reducing the time spent completing paper form feedback.

  • French Language and Life

    French Language and Life

    This course, FREN10210 French Language and Life 1, was a highly-commended entry from the 2013 Best on Blackboard competition from Annie Morton, Olivier Perez et al in Arts, Languages and cultures. This well-guided and supported course continued the good work of the previous TESS funded project (see this exemplar).

  • Innovation in on-line assessment and feedback

    Innovation in on-line assessment and feedback

    This presentation, given at the June 2013 Humanities Showcase by Annie Morton, demonstrates how Blackboard's test function was harnessed to engage students in the nitty-gritty of language learning both systematically and regularly.

  • Transforming History students' identity and improving transitions: an innovative approach

    Transforming History students' identity and improving transitions: an innovative approach

    This project, funded by retention funding in 2010-11, aimed to encourage sustainable ongoing participation, integration and community, amongst students, rather than 'doing' community 'to' students. It aimed to make students stakeholders in their lives here.

  • The UniverCity Culture: Mapping Manchester Digitally with University teaching & research

    The UniverCity Culture: Mapping Manchester Digitally with University teaching & research

    This project was funded by the Faculty of Humanities' Retention Funding Scheme in 2010-11.

  • Undergraduate Personalised Learning Space

    Undergraduate Personalised Learning Space

    This project was funded by Faculty retention funding in 2010-11. It provided funding for the creation of two Undergraduate Personalised Learning Rooms in the Samuel Alexander Building.

  • Language Students as Researchers

    Language Students as Researchers

    This presentation was given by Tine Breban at the January 2015 Humanities Showcase.

  • Skills and Guidance for Archaeology and Museology Students

    Skills and Guidance for Archaeology and Museology Students

    This project, (Learning Enrichment Funded) was led by Dr Hannah Cobb and Dr Irene Garcia Rovira (Archaeology), with development support from the Humanities eLearning team. This project seeks to enhance student experience and employability in the many areas of the discipline that are additional to standard University activities.