Digital Pedagogy

Distinct but interrelated communities: an approach to hybrid teaching

The pandemic has necessitated the need for teaching on-campus and online simultaneously. While at NTU we’ve been moving back to campus for most of our teaching this academic year as restrictions have allowed, hybrid delivery is still being discussed in Higher Education worldwide for its potential to offer students who cannot make it to campus the chance to attend live […]

Digital confidence: springboard and safety net

Digital confidence has long been important for learning and teaching, allowing for trying out new ideas and bouncing back quickly when the technology doesn’t work as expected. Since March 2020 there has been a greater need than ever for those of us supporting learning and teaching with technology to do what we can to build this confidence in ourselves and […]

Taking the newsroom online: creating connected, authentic learning remotely

One of the key concerns for students studying practical courses in the past year is how they can continue to give their students the experiential, hands-on learning experience they would ordinarily get from coming to campus and using industry-standard equipment and processes, but with students now participating from their own homes (see Kolb, 2014 for more on experiential learning). This […]

Organisation

Presence: A small group online collaboration case study

As staff and students have been adapting to new and different ways of learning and teaching, finding solutions to the issues this involves is sometimes challenging. The case study of small group online collaboration using Teams and OneNote highlights how readily available tools and services can be combined to provide a genuinely collaborative online and real-time student experience which enables […]

Presence: Personalised video feedback

Sometimes feedback on an assessment works best in person, where time is put aside to go through the material in detail, and to give the clarity and context of verbal explanations. While that’s not always been possible even in pre-pandemic times, a sense of the instructors’ presence as part of the feedback process is valuable, and there are a range […]

Illustration of a person bathed in light from a smartphone,

Presence: Part 1

There has been radio silence on the blog for a lot of this year as we (and everyone else in HE) have been busier than usual addressing the challenges that 2020 has brought. In the past few weeks we’ve finally found time for a breath and to think about posting again. We’ve been following the work of others who are […]

Collaborative Student workspaces using OneNote Class Notebooks

Are you looking for online tools for student collaboration and engagement that can provide Wiki-style functionality and peer-to-peer support? Then using Microsoft OneNote could be for you. It is a fantastic tool with a host of functionality, a shared storage space and collaborative working features. Being very intuitive, my students just ran with it and are using it in very […]

MozFest logo projected on wall at Festival.

MozFest 2018

On a chilly October weekend, I joined thousands of people from all over the world to gather for MozFest (Mozilla Festival). With a strong focus on learning and education, as well as the technology which makes it possible, I’ve always wanted to visit, and this year I was able to explore the Festival for the first time. The overall theme […]

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