Communication and collaboration

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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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Case study: MindMeister

Collaborative revision using MindMeister with Microsoft Teams Author:  Jess Macbeth – Senior Lecturer , School of Sport and Wellbeing Challenge  The first assignment in the module is an In-Class Test where students are required to write short essays applying sociological theory to contemporary social issues in sport. Solution Having introduced our second year Sport & PE to Microsoft Teams in September (see Andy Sprake’s blog …

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