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Pedagogy, Technologies

Moodle Learning Analytics with Power BI

Understanding learner behaviors online is important in addressing challenges they may be facing, offering appropriate support and ensuring the instructional design meets their needs. This is the object of Learning Analytics (LA), which aims to analyse and optimize learning and the environments in which it occurs. Continue reading “Moodle Learning Analytics with Power BI”

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Evaluation and Reflection, Pedagogy

Part 2: Video Lectures for a Partially Flipped Classroom

This article has been divided into two parts. Part 1 is about the Production process and Part 2 discusses Student engagement, feedback, and reflections. 

In the summer of 2018, I challenged myself to produce video “preludes” to create a partially flipped classroom for an Organic Chemistry module. This second blog entry covers how the videos were used in the course, student viewing figures and feedback, and where the project might lead in the future. Continue reading “Part 2: Video Lectures for a Partially Flipped Classroom”

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Evaluation and Reflection, Pedagogy

Part 1: Video Lectures for a Partially Flipped Classroom

This article has been divided into two parts. Part 1 is about the Production process and Part 2 discusses Student engagement, feedback, and reflections. 

In the summer of 2018, I challenged myself to produce video “prelude” lectures to create a partially flipped classroom for an Organic Chemistry module. This first blog entry describes the creation process. Continue reading “Part 1: Video Lectures for a Partially Flipped Classroom”

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Pedagogy, Technologies

Keep your students engaged and active with audience response tools

Using active learning techniques can benefit student learning outcomes and can also encourage student engagement. The audience response tool Poll Everywhere is a good way to encourage active learning through the use of a mobile phone or laptop. Continue reading “Keep your students engaged and active with audience response tools”

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Evaluation and Reflection, Pedagogy

Part 2: Navigating the VLE for an assessment treasure hunt

This article has been divided into two parts. Part 1 includes Problem & Chosen Solution and Part 2 discusses a short assessment of the outcome.

This academic year we tried something new to get students to engage with assessment material. We set them a treasure hunt to find key information about their assessment. All those who followed the instructions and obtained the correct information were entered into a prize draw for a £15 Amazon voucher. This blog describes how we designed the task, what happened and what we learnt about our own assessment.

Continue reading “Part 2: Navigating the VLE for an assessment treasure hunt”

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Evaluation and Reflection, Pedagogy

Part 1: Navigating the VLE for an assessment treasure hunt

This article has been divided into two parts. Part 1 includes Problem & Chosen Solution and Part 2 discusses a short assessment of the outcome.

This academic year we tried something new to get students to engage with assessment material. We set them a treasure hunt to find key information about their assessment. All those who followed the instructions and obtained the correct information were entered into a prize draw for a £15 Amazon voucher. This blog describes how we designed the task, what happened and what we learnt about our own assessment.

Continue reading “Part 1: Navigating the VLE for an assessment treasure hunt”