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H5P: a tool to extend interactivity in Canvas

In January 2020 the Digital Practice Awards were announced with several projects given funding to trial an innovative digital approach to teaching at Sussex. One of the winners was Dr Louise Newnham from the School of Life Sciences. Dr Newnham

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Tools and apps for active learning

This post will look at some digital tools that could be used for activities such as peer learning and applying knowledge. We are also keen to look at apps and tools that could help to build a sense of community.

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Encouraging engagement in breakout room activities

Zoom breakout rooms can be a great way of facilitating interaction between students during online teaching sessions. They can be particularly useful when teaching large groups, when the possibility of student contributions is more limited. However, there is a danger

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5 Online Tools for Active Learning

Active learning is an approach to teaching and learning that requires students to take an active approach to learning material by analysing the topic and producing something tangible. It is different from passive learning which involves listening and reading but

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Online methods for 6 types of learning

With the publication of the University of Sussex’s Online Learning Baseline, a flexible guide designed to establish minimum expectations for all taught modules, we know that staff will be keen to start work on their 20/21 modules. We wanted to

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Power up your pedagogy with podcasts!

In this blog post I’ll be introducing the concept of podcasts and talking about how they can be used within a teaching context. What are Podcasts and how can they be used in teaching? A podcast is an episodic series

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Outdoor learning: Introducing the Twalk, Twitter in the wild

#sussextwalk19 #LearnToTransform happy to start our twalk pic.twitter.com/XoOrpBtzTH— Paolo Oprandi (@paolo_oprandi) September 16, 2019 Lectures and seminars are the staple of higher education teaching and learning. Seminars are usually the dedicated teaching space for students to engage in discussions and

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Tips to Flip

The Flipped Classroom Model has been around Higher Education for a number of years. It has many loyal followers but has not yet been widely adopted at the University of Sussex. In this post we’ll look at what Flipped Learning

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