Caroline Carlin

Case study – Teams and Whiteboard

The hybrid model- How to enhance students’ engagement in synchronous and asynchronous collaboration. Maria D Iglesias Mora, Lecturer School of Humanities, Languages and Global Studies Challenge “As educational institutions transition to hybrid models, they have the opportunity to reimagine education and build a learning environment that incorporates all of the dimensions of a quality learning experience.” Fullan, …

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Case study: Teams and Flipgrid

Facilitating virtual connections with Microsoft Teams and Flipgrid Rachel Imms, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy School of Sport and Health Sciences Challenge We had started this module at the very end of February 2020, and so were almost halfway through when we were forced into Lockdown. It initially felt like a huge blow, as this particular module …

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Case Study: Sway

Creating engaging and accessible learning resources with Sway. Amy Edwards-Smith, Lecturer School of Community Health and Midwifery Challenge Delivering to Foundation Entry students is a unique, but in my opinion, particularly rewarding experience. The variety of individual needs and experiences the students have, require a learning environment whereby students can tailor their development opportunities. I wanted …

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Case Study: Kahoot

Finding engaging activities for students when teaching online. Helen Hewertson, Lecturer School of Humanities, Languages and Global Studies Challenge The main challenge faced when teaching online is how to create the engaging classroom atmosphere and check how students are progressing with the content. Normally, this is done through discussion groups and wandering around the different groups …

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Case study: Blackboard

Using the Group Assessment and Rubric Tools within Blackboard to provide equitable and efficient feedback on group presentations Amy Parkes – Lecturer Practitioner in Physiotherapy It is important that as a health care professional, we facilitate development of academic and personal skills through varied assessment processes. Group presentations are integral to many modules across the …

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Case study: Mentimeter

Increasing student engagement in the classroom Kirstie Harrison – Lecturer, School of Nursing Mentimeter is a cloud-based solution that allows the facilitator to engage and interact with students in real time. There are a variety of tools available within MentiMeter which can be used in a variety of classroom situations. For example, polling, word cloud, …

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Case study: Teams

Staff communities in Teams Sabina Gerrard – Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing Setting up a virtual staff room through the use of Microsoft Teams, created a platform where colleagues could communicate and ask questions which could be aimed at anyone within the Adult Nursing team. With advice from Chris Melia, the Faculty Learning Technologist, tutors …

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Case study: OneNote class notebook

E-portfolios with OneNote Class Notebook Leah Kirk – Lecturer, School of Community Health and Midwifery Within midwifery, as an assessment strategy for one of our first-year modules (40 credits), students are asked to complete a portfolio on OneNote. In preparation for this, a session is facilitated where students are introduced to the program and have …

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Case study: Teams and OneNote

Delivering an inclusive learning experience ‘at a distance’ Jane Fitzgerald – Lecturer, School of Sport and Health Sciences Inclusive learning and teaching ensures equity and fairness to all and means taking account of, and valuing, students’ differences within mainstream curriculum, pedagogy and assessment (Hockings 2010); means that any element of the course – teaching methods, …

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Case study: Teams

Introducing Microsoft Teams for collaborative learning Deborah Spencer – Senior Lecturer, School of Sport and Health Sciences Microsoft Teams was introduced to many of the course modules. While most students engaged with it, there was surprise about how some students struggled with the technology. Being mostly mature female students, they demonstrated the much-reported lack of …

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Case study: Xerte

Building workbooks with Xerte Alice Thompson – Senior Lecturer, School of Sport and Health Sciences Challenge An online workbook was needed for students that they could access off campus. The aim of this was two-fold; encourage learning outside of the classroom and provide interesting, dynamic materials to support learning. Solution During the Xerte training workshop …

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Case study: Teams

Communication with Teams Jess Macbeth – Senior Lecturer, School of Sport and Health Sciences Challenge There are over 130 students registered on a range of postgraduate research programmes within the School. Attending events on campus and meeting other students face-to-face can be problematic for some, particularly Professional Doctorate, part-time and off-campus students. Solution As part …

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Case study: Office 365

Combining technologies, enhancing practice  Adrian Ibbetson – Director of Sport and Engagement, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing  There has been an active attempt to experiment with new technologies in order to lead change and embrace new potential ways of working.   The Surface Pro is used ‘on the go’ as well as ‘docked’ in the office; the personal OneDrive space is used for saving files and there has been a pilot …

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Case study: Adobe Connect

Online courses with Connect Hazel Partington – Senior Lecturer, School of Community Health and Midwifery Around 2004-2005 an MSc was developed which was to be delivered entirely online to healthcare practitioners from all over the world.   One aim was to be able to hold synchronous tutorials where our students could see the staff and speak to them in real-time. This was seen …

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Case study: OneNote Class Notebook

e-portfolios with OneNote Neesha Ridley – Senior Lecturer, School of Community Health and Midwifery The OneNote notebook was used as a tool and as a method of assessment by tutors on the midwifery course.  The students on the midwifery course complete a portfolio across all three years of the course, within a module named midwife 1 (Y1), midwife 2 …

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Case study: Teams

Introducing Microsoft Teams to EH4102 Val Lawrenson – Senior Lecturer in Academic Development (CELT) UCLan has various policies that reference the need for academics to utilise learning technologies within their learning teaching and assessment practices. As an Academic Developer, one of the responsibilities is to facilitate the implementation of institutional strategy and being a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy there is an obligation to advocate for the …

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Case study: Twitter

Twitter and Digital Professionalism Amanda Taylor-Beswick – Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work, Care and Community Challenge In social work and social care there is a steep rise in the amount of employers seeking graduates who can demonstrate digital professionalism. Educational research evidences the benefits of embedding technologies into curriculum design in a way that …

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Case study: MarS

Electronic feedback with MarS Tracy Bradford – Senior Lecturer, School of Forensic & Investigative Sciences Challenge Some assessments require the submissions of documentation such as laboratory notebooks. Yet these assessments have often lacked a system for electronically recording and feeding back to students, with all of the associated benefits that online and digital technologies can …

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Case study: Meetoo

Student evaluations with Meetoo David Foster – Lecturer, School of Nursing Challenge There was a need to obtain and analyse student evaluations of the modules at the middle and end points of the delivery in a more effective way. Existing paper-based process are time consuming and ineffective for large amounts of data. Solution The Meetoo …

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Case study: MarS

Clinical examination assessments simplified with MarS Yvonne Whiteley – Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing Challenge Our assessment involved 408 BSc Hons Pre-Registration student nurses in their first year module, NU1101. The module is aimed at developing fundamental skills for nursing practice and the assessment is based on a clinical examination whereby students must demonstrate the …

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Case study: Turnitin

Developing academic writing skills through timely and concise feedback Author: Eve Potts – Lecturer in Mental Health, School of Nursing Challenge NU2225 Mental Health Law and Policy is a second year module studies by Pre-Registration student Mental Health Nurses. The module  is assessed through a 3000 word written essay, this is the first piece of …

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Case study: Turnitin

Electronic assignment submission with Turnitin Author: James P Battersby – Module Leader, Historical Contextual Studies Challenge Marking assignments and providing feedback to large numbers of students Solution I have a large cohort of students who take my compulsory first year Contextual Studies module, and have used Turnitin for marking essays and giving feedback for essays …

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Case study: Connect

Demonstrating literacture searches using Adobe Connect Author: Graeme Tobyn – Senior Lecturer, School of Community Health and Midwifery Challenge Demonstrating skills at a distance, to different learners. Solution Helping students to learn how to make an effective search for literature by showing them how to manipulate database search facilities is as easy online and at a …

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Case study: Teams

Building better creativity, confidence, and coherence for staff using Microsoft Teams  Author: Bryan Jones – Principal Lecturer, School of Sport and Wellbeing Challenge The landscape of learning is changing, and we are at the centre of a learning revolution. The learner has a very different set of skills, needs, preferences and aspirations to those of …

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Case study: OneNote

UCLan Midwifery – preparing our students for the modern workplace  Author: Neesha Ridley – Senior Lecturer, School of Community, Health and Midwifery Challenge The Royal College of Nursing (2018) recognise the change in the role of the nurse and midwife over recent years. Within health care, data and technology has become central to the work of nurses and …

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Case study: OneNote Class Notebook

Gamification to increase learner engagement Author: Emma Thirkell – Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management Challenge During the 17-18 academic year, I designed and developed a new approach to integrate into my teaching by using Class Notebook. The idea was based on the popular Escape Room game –students would work through a series of business …

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Case study: Teams

Time to talk? The value of an online community of learning for part time students Author: Alice Thompson – Senior Lecturer (School of Health Sciences) Challenge In my role, I have the opportunity to meet some amazing people. Not least are the experienced healthcare professionals returning to Higher Education for under or post graduate study. I feel privileged to support these adult learners. …

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Case study: Meetoo

Using Meetoo to increase engagement in large groups of students Author: Dorata Ujm – Senior Lecturer in Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise Challenge Active and collaborative learning for a large group of students. Solution I like Meetoo – I think it is a great tool for a number of reasons. It allows me to …

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