Academy for Education and Professional Development

Pedagogic and Staff Development Programme

Category: Learning Environment (Page 1 of 2)

Large Group Teaching, 1 minute CPD

In these videos, Dianne Burns presents ideas for improving your large group teaching. Her tips cover organising your lectures, making your lectures unmissable, and bringing your large group teaching sessions to life. A list of references is also provided if you wish to find out more.

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Large Group Teaching, Masterclass

In all teaching scenarios it is important to think about not only what you want the learners to achieve during the session, but also what the learning environment will be like and whether there are particular challenges which need to be addressed to ensure learning opportunities are optimised. Large group teaching can provide unique challenges to create student engagement and ownership of learning.

This highly interactive masterclass provided a forum to discuss the challenges and explore ways which have been used effectively to support and develop learning in large group scenarios. The resources used during the session are included below.

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Large Group Teaching

January’s programme focuses on the difficulties and opportunities posed by teaching large groups of students.

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Digital Literacy Masterclass Slides

The slides that were presented during the Masterclass on the 24th April 2017 can be found below.

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Digital Literacy, Learning@Lunch recording

The Digital Literacy Learning@Lunch seminar was recorded for those who were unable to make it to the session. You can find the video on this page.

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Digital Literacy Masterclass

This masterclass, the first in the series, is held on the 24th April, 9.30-12.30 in room 6.207, University Place.

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Softchalk

Softchalk allows you to create text-based learning materials with embedded multimedia resources and interactive elements such as tests, card-sorting games, image-labeling quizzes. As with the other learning tools described the content can be embedded into Blackboard course units. Softchalk content is stored outside Blackboard, making it simple to include in more than one course without running into versioning problems. Caroline explains some of the benefits of this tool in the following presentation.

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Playposit

Playposit allows you to create and share videos with interactive content. You can use your own videos, or use videos uploaded to services such as YouTube or Vimeo, and then trim them down to only the parts your students need. Caroline introduces Playposit and the benefits it can bring to your students in the following presentation.

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Nearpod

Nearpod is a presentation tool that allows the instructor to gather responses and information from students in real time by pushing the presentation out to students’ devices and pulling responses to questions back. Nearpod presentations can either be used in the classroom or as self-directed learning resources, allowing for easy adaptation to a flipped-classroom teaching model. In the following presentation, Caroline introduces you to the benefits that this tool can offer.

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iSpring

iSpring allows you to produce interactive learning tools from your PowerPoint slides. It is far more than a simple file converter, however, as it gives you the power to create timelines, scenario-based learning objects and more, then publish to the web or embed them in Blackboard. Caroline’s presentation below was produced using iSpring, so you can see for yourself how it works.

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