Category: Practice

Discussions around teaching practice.

Zara Bending’s top tools for online learning and teaching

Zara’s pick of the most useful resources she found in the move to all-online learning.

/ 1 October, 2020

Three ways to enhance academic integrity in your unit

The rapid move to online learning has left many students increasingly vulnerable to contract cheating companies. Here are three ways to deal with it.

/ 28 September, 2020

The science demo: an experience going virtual

Fun, messy science demos in classrooms. What do you do when you and your audience need to connect via the Internet instead?

/ 25 September, 2020

Spotlight on practice: Keeping students on track and motivated – Nathan Hart

Nathan Hart (Biology) shares his intensive approach to student communication this year and his own learnings about iLearn – in-between filming experiments on crickets on his kitchen table.

/ 24 September, 2020
Philip Chappell - Photo by Mike Catabay for TECHE

Spotlight on practice – The essentials of online learning: flexibility, genuine care … and a cat – Phil Chappell

Phil Chappell (Linguistics) tells of the importance of showing genuine concern for students and how he redesigned his unit to handle any situation!

/ 24 September, 2020
Max Harwood, Department of Anthropology. Photo by Mike Catabay for TECHE

Spotlight on practice: adjusting for equity in online learning – Max Harwood

According to his students, a “dedicated professor / tutor is key in making the online experience positive”. In this post, Max Harwood (Anthropology) shares his approach for an equitable online learning experience for all students.

/ 9 September, 2020

Blended synchronous learning – an example from professional practice

This post shares a few techniques the MQBS Co-op team, the students and I are using to retain interactive discussions and activities in the blended synchronous environment.

/ 3 September, 2020

Spotlight on practice: Beating the COVID blues and teaching online – John Knox

His students consider him a 'knowledge master' when it comes to helping them learn online. Here, John Knox (Linguistics) shares his thoughts on what works for him when teaching online.

/ 24 August, 2020
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Focus in the Zoom Room

The English Language Centre developed guidelines to promote connection and community when using Zoom with their international students.

/ 19 August, 2020