Evaluation and Reflection

Gauging student engagement and understanding remotely – some tried and tested methods

The rapid pivot to a re mote education format during the 2020 pandemic, necessitated an agile approach to teaching and assessment. With bioscience class sizes ranging from ~25-720 students, ascertaining how well students understood taught concepts, was an essential yet challenging task. Despite the diversity of class sizes and subject areas, some tried and tested methods were found to be more effective and user friendly, for both our students and staff. Continue reading “Gauging student engagement and understanding remotely – some tried and tested methods”

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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”

video production kit
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”