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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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  • Use of case studies in lectures

    Use of case studies in lectures

    John Pal, Alliance Manchester Business School, shows the benefits of using the case studies approach to teaching. He has used this teaching approach since at least 2011 and continues to find it an important teaching method.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • MBS Head of School 'Town Hall' Student Experience UG Feedback Meeting

    MBS Head of School 'Town Hall' Student Experience UG Feedback Meeting

    This was a retention funded project in 2010/11. MBS Undergraduate Services proposed a large scale event for the School to promote School identity and engagement.

  • Enhancing student social spaces in Law

    Enhancing student social spaces in Law

    This project was funded by Faculty Student Retention Funding in 2010-11. It aimed to improve areas of the Williamson Building and facilities for students.

  • Student perceptions of feedback in the School of Law

    Student perceptions of feedback in the School of Law

    This project was funded by retention funding in 2010-11. The purpose of this study was to consult, via focus group, final year undergraduate students who had recently completed the NSS on their perceptions of feedback in the School of Law.

  • MyFutureFest

    MyFutureFest

    This presentation was given at the January 2014 Humanities Showcase by Anna Lomas and Sophie Wing.

  • 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.

  • Have data skills will travel: one summer, 19 stories

    Have data skills will travel: one summer, 19 stories

    This presentation was given by Dr
    Jackie Carter ( School of Social Sciences), at the January 2015 Humanities Showcase. The presentation describes the Q-Step programme for quantitative data and analysis in Humanities.

  • Enhancing Fieldwork Learning with Mobile Technologies

    Enhancing Fieldwork Learning with Mobile Technologies

    This presentation was given by Derek France, Professor of Pedagogy in Geographical Sciences, University of Chester, as the keynote speech 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.

  • 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.

  • Using Video and Groups to support student choice

    Using Video and Groups to support student choice

    In this large course students workshop choice is supported through the use of videos and Blackboard sign-up sheets.

  • 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.