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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Test banks for Formative Self-assessment and Feedback

    Test banks for Formative Self-assessment and Feedback

    Importing quizzes from external sources directly into a Blackboard course

  • 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

  • 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

  • Reflective Learning online

    Reflective Learning online

    Learning Journals and Reading Logs

  • Online Feedback

    Online Feedback

    Improving students' learning experience

  • Academic advisement

    Academic advisement

    Blended advisement communities

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Academic Advisors

    Academic Advisors

    This presentation was given at the January 2013 Humanities Showcase Advice on the topic of Academic Advisors.

  • MBS Student Bloggers

    MBS Student Bloggers

    Blogs were produced by students and feature on the school website to help prospective students gain a real-life insight into what it is like to study at MBS. The project was funded by retention funding in 11/12.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Social Media - Developing Blogging Skills in IDPM

    Social Media - Developing Blogging Skills in IDPM

    This presentation was given at the July 2014 Humanities Showcase. University staff are finding a variety of uses for social media tools. This exemplar focuses on the work of Professor Dan Brockington and his team to further develop blogging skills for staff in the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM).

  • Getting undergraduates involved in research blogs, a Law case study

    Getting undergraduates involved in research blogs, a Law case study

    This presentation was given by Neil Cobb at the January 2015 Humanities Showcase.
    Can involving undergraduates in a teacher's research blog support their learning development? And can it help to bridge the gap between teaching and research?




  • Piloting eFeedback on Handwritten Exams

    Piloting eFeedback on Handwritten Exams

    This presentation was given by Jon Shute at the January 2015 Humanities Showcase.

  • My Future Framework & Profiler

    My Future Framework & Profiler

    This presentation was given by Paul Gratrick (The Careers Service) at the January 2015 Humanities Showcase. My Future Framework & Profiler is an online toolkit designed to improve our students employability.

  • Potential of Tutor Blogging

    Potential of Tutor Blogging

    This presentation was given by Andrew Gale at the January 2015 Humanities Showcase. Andrew describes the potential for tutor blogging in the delivery of a taught masters blended learning course: a reflective case study.

  • Online Synchronous Delivery using GoToMeeting

    Online Synchronous Delivery using GoToMeeting

    This eLearning project explores the usefulness of GoToMeeting - online synchronous software. Academics tell us how they have used GoToMeeting, offering their own evaluations of the software.

  • ePortfolios in Education 2015

    ePortfolios in Education 2015

    Mahara is an ePortfolio tool - a dedicated tool to deliver a range of possible student learning activities from Personal Development Planning to personalised learning.