Digital practice

Overview  The Interactive Lecture Theatres provided a facility to record audio visual feedback and discussions on student project pitches (presentations). This improved feedback to students and saved staff time.  Goals/Purpose  Working as part of group, research projects students had to give a project pitch to four members of academic staff and...

Overview At the 2018 Leeds Student Education Conference, we ran a workshop as a collaborative team, exploring the process of designing interdisciplinary learning and teaching in a way that helps students forge the connections. The workshop built on our experience of collaboratively building an innovative blended learning module to introduce the discovery...

Overview This case study describes the process of employing and working with an undergraduate intern to produce a suite of short videos about experimental techniques in physics for use with 1st year undergraduates, but also suitable for marketing purposes.  Goals / Purpose The aim was to produce a suite of short videos to...

Overview I developed an online learning module (Media Depictions of Mental Health) which provides students with opportunities to work independently and flexibly through a wide range of resources and learning material. Nine online tutorial sessions were set up using Articulate Storyline, each session corresponding to a two hour classroom session. This...

Overview I am leading a project entitled Preparing to Be a Global Engineer or Scientist with STEM international foundation year students at the University of Leeds and 1st year students at its Joint School at South West Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China. Goals / Purpose The aim of the project is for pre-undergraduate scientists and engineers to explore notions and attitudes towards...

Overview At the University of Leeds we strive to enhance students’ employability and help them transition smoothly from the student environment to the competitive job market. Over the last five years, the School of Psychology has put significant emphasis on increasing student and staff engagement with the LeedsforLife online digital platform, to support students in developing a wide range of skills for both their academic...

Overview In the Lifelong Learning Centre we created a digital literacy framework to help develop student and staff skills, taking a collaborative approach to draw on a wide range of expertise. The framework, which is based on JISC’s six elements of digital capability, is complete and is being piloted in...

Overview This case study is about my use of one of the newly-redesigned collaborative lecture theatres at Leeds in a first year one-semester introductory module with 100+ students.  I developed a semi-flipped approach with some lecture sessions being ‘flipped learning sessions’ and others more traditionally taught but with interactive pedagogies making use of...