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Panopto used to transform assessment

Panopto for student assessment

Panopto is more commonly known as a lecture capture tool, that allows capture of slides and screens along with audio, as a way for blending learning, or providing extra resources for students, or for capturing classes (particularly beneficial for students with learning disbilities, or for those less confident with English. However, it can also be […]

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Nearpod - transforming the classroom through mobile learning

Nearpod for creativity, engagement and assessment

Nearpod is an online, interactive tool that allows you to create interactive multi-media presentations, and share them with your classes. Your students can then interact and submit responses with through their own devices, and you can monitor and measure student progress, both individually and by aggregate. In this video Anne-Gaelle Colom of the University of […]

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Mobile learning in science and technology

Mobile learning enables to student to learn in new and innovative ways, and adds greater flexibility to group working, co-creation, work flows and collaboration. In this series of videos, called Transforming the Classroom Through Mobile Learning, staff from the University of Westminster‘s Faculty of Science and Technology introduce a range of mobile technologies, and how […]

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Games-based learning for systems analysis and design

Games-based learning is an educational strategy where games and game play are given defined learning outcomes. Games-based learning is designed so that educational content is balanced with game play and the ability of the individual or group of players to apply content learned to simulated situations. The objective here is to prepare the individual to apply the […]

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Blending traditional courses video

Blending a traditional course

In this video Chrystalla Ferrier talks about her experiences of setting up the online side of a blended course for FdSc Biomedical Sciences, in light of trying to meet the needs of both employers, who play a big part in Foundation degree design, and her prospective students. This video will be of interest to others […]

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Making Assessment Count

Making Assessment Count

About the project Making Assessment Count (MAC) is an umbrella term for processes that support students in reflecting on assignments. MAC processes can help students to make the most of the feedback that they receive but can also be used in other ways, for example to help students prepare and complete an assignment or to […]

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Blogs and wikis as assessments to support learning.

Using blogging and wikis to support learning

Blogging and wikis can be used to assess student learning and progress, as Ian Bailey from the Faculty of Science and Technology explains in this presentation from the 2013 Westminster Learning Futures webinar series.  Ian uses blogging and wikis at levels five and six in some of the forensic anthropology modules offered as part of the […]

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Working with real time feedback to develop student engagement

Real time feedback to develop student engagement

Real time feedback to develop student engagement is being used in both Westminster Business School and the Faculty of Science and Technology by Ruth Sacks and Justin Haroun, respectively.  The video above is a presentation given at the 2013 Westminster Business School Learning and Teaching Day Ruth and Justin. “We are developing a real time […]

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