Case Studies

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Threshold Concept Videos in American Specialisms – an update

Outcomes This project successfully enabled academic staff to produce their own threshold concept videos for use by students on the final year English Module, American Specialisms. This module is split in to two halves – American Regionalism with Stephanie Palmer and American Nuclear Literature with Daniel Cordle. They each created a video to introduce  their section of the module – Introduction to Local […]

Tandem Tales

Language in Tandem is an initiative from the Global Lounge at Nottingham Trent University which pairs students with a native speaker of  a chosen language. Below is a guest post by Beth Cross, a final year student in the School of Arts and Humanities who created a video about Tandem for a Modern Languages assessment. “What better way to use […]

Language learning on the go with Memrise

In our 12 Apps of Christmas blog series, we shared some of our favourite apps and online tools for teaching and learning. Memrise featured in Week 3, and this blog post explores in more detail how it is being used in our University Language Programme (ULP) “My students are very eager to use technology in order to support their language […]

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Raising Student Understanding, with Threshold Concept Videos in American Specialisms – a Digital Partners Project

A Digital Partners Action Research Project Aims This project involves the production of a series of short (2-3 minute) threshold concept videos for the final year English Module, American Specialisms, over the course of the 2017/18 academic year. This module is split into two halves, each with multiple sections – American Regionalism with Stephanie Palmer and American Nuclear Literature Daniel Cordle.If […]

Digital Partners

New for 17/18 is the launch of the Digital Partners action research projects.Each member of the LTSU team is taking a specific learning and teaching challenge and working with an, or a team of, academics to explore the issue and provide a solution. As the projects are action research there will be evaluation and refection following  implementation of the initial […]

Supporting Collaborative Team Working – a Digital Partners Project

A Digital Partners Action Research Project Aims The Academic English for NBS team was looking to work together more collaboratively.  The busy Team provides English Support to a large number of International and EU students on a diverse range of courses across the Nottingham Business School at NTU. With an increasing number of students to support, new staff and a […]

Black Writing in Britain

Last month was Black History Month, and this year fascinating debates were raised after a group of students from the University of Cambridge made complaints that they could study their whole English Literature degree without ever once reading a non-white writer. This is not the case for English students at NTU, where there has always been a strong tradition of […]

LTSU Recommends: 20/10/17

Events We took a look at what’s going on around the University next week to see which might be of particular interest for Arts & Humanities staff. There are two training events being run by Organisational Development this week. Creating interactive resources with Office Mix Tuesday 24 October 2017 (10 am – 12 pm) Some staff in Arts & Humanities […]

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