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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Improving communication with students - texting, tweeting and podcasting.

Communication with students – texts, tweets and podcasts

Communication with students is explored here by Fred Motson from Westminster Law School in the 2013 Westminster Learning Futures webinar series.  He describes a project he undertook using text messages to communicate directly with students, as it had been noted students were not always engaging with standard University communication, such as departmental emails. Communication by […]

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Flipped classroom - experiences from a Westminster Business School mega module

Flipped classroom for business mega module

Flipped classroom offers the opportunity to re-think how you deliver content to students, usually to take the content delivery side of teaching and learning out of the classroom, or lecture theatre, using pre-recorded lecture videos to convey the content, and instead use that valuable face to face time for activities that build upon the content.  […]

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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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Use of GradeMark to Improve Students' Learning Experience - Interacting with Feedback

Interacting with feedback, improving student experience

Interacting with feedback is regarded as an important way for students to improve their performance.  In this presentation from the 2013 Westminster Business School Learning and Teaching Day, Rebecca Wang and Dawn Williams, both Senior Lecturers in Westminster Business School,  talk about interacting with feedback as a way to improve the student learning experience, in […]

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Designing student learning by integrating publisher resources in Blackboard

Integrating publisher resources in Blackboard

Publisher resources are made available for many key academic texts and are used in a number of academic contexts.  In this presentation, Rachel Lander, Course Leader for MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Westminster, describes how integrating publisher resources into Blackboard can support independent learning.  She also talks about the challenges […]

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University of Westminster guidance for finding and using e-books

Accessing e-books: a guide for educational development course students

e-Books Sometimes a little bit fiddly to access, using and finding and using e-books confidently is something that comes with practice.  In order to help educational development course participants, on modules leading to award of MA Higher Education, the Library has put together these guidance notes on how to find and use e-books using the […]

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Google sites and active student learning

Google Sites were discussed at the 2013 Westminster Business School Learning and Teaching Day in this presentation given by Jane Chang, Senior Lecturer in Westminster Business School. Jane has made extensive use of Google Sites on several UG and PG modules. Carefully integrated into these modules, they are actively used by students as a part […]

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Virtual Classroom Presentation, by Helen Pokorny and Andy Peisley

Effective use of Collaborate virtual classroom in learning and teaching

Virtual classroom tools were discussed at the 2013 Westminster Business School Learning and Teaching Day in this presentation given by Helen Pokorny, Course Leader for the MA Higher Education, and Andy Peisley, Senior Lecturer in Westminster Business School.  They discussed their use of the Collaborate Virtual Classroom on the Pg Cert/MA Higher Education Assessment and […]

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