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Combining Face to Face and Online Teaching

Technology Enhanced Learning recently hosted a webinar which aimed to share a range of simple but powerful approaches to combining face to face and online teaching. The session featured five contributors from across the different academic Schools who shared examples,

Posted in Blended learning, Learning Design

Teaching during a global pandemic: Meeting the Sussex Baseline

The Covid-19 global pandemic has introduced enormous uncertainty across the HE sector while social distancing measures will undoubtedly place restrictions on the ability of institutions  to deliver face-to-face teaching or undertake in-person assessment come the autumn term. As a result,

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Posted in Blended learning, Canvas, Learning Design, Learning Technologies

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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Posted in Active learning, Blended learning, Learning Design

Make your teaching memorable: just add music.

Music is an important part of all cultures. It is used in all sorts of aspects of everyday life, such as business and healthcare. Rich Allen, author of The Rock’n’Roll Classroom, reports that people spend more money and time on

Posted in Learning Design

Scenario based learning

Let’s start with the first question I’m sure you’re dying to ask, hypothetical reader:  what exactly is scenario based learning?  Scenario based learning (SBL) involves, as the name implies, teaching through the use of simulated scenarios which use narratives to

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Panopto and the flipped classroom

Flipped learning allows students to repeat watch lectures, repeat exercises as needed and generally learn at their own pace. As such it is an inclusive approach to teaching, which accommodates different study habits and abilities. It allows the tutor to

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Twine: A choose your own teaching adventure

The ‘human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor.’ Jonathan Haidt Two of the most important areas in people’s lives are stories and agency, some would argue they are in fact integral to our nature, we communicate with

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Three Tools for Learning Analytics

As teachers it would be great to be able to predict as early as possible, which students are going to require more support, to get accurate feedback on what a cohort has grasped and to adapt teaching to better meet

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Posted in Canvas, Learning Design

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