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  • Maths lectures with iPads: pros and cons

    Dr Kit Yates from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath reflects on his experience of using iPads in mathematics lectures as part of a trial to provide his pros and cons for their use.

  • Recording problem solutions on a tablet

    Dr Kit Yates from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath describes how he recorded his working through problem solutions on a tablet as an online resource to replicate some of the advantages of the live session over the solution sheet.

  • Flipped/apprentice style coding problem classes

    Dr Kit Yates from the Departmental of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath discusses how and why he changed his mathematical biology problem classes to focus more on the act of coding, inspired by a combination of flipping and apprentice model approaches.

  • Online Quizzes for formative and summative assessment?

    Dr Matteo De Tina, Director of Learning and Teaching in the Department of Economics at the University of Bath, discusses why and how he has explored the use of online multiple choice quizzes in the Moodle online environment for both formative and summative assessment. He looks at the experiences, strengths and problems encountered and the current future intentions and recommendations.

  • Using videos in teaching

    Dr Chris Blenkinsopp, from the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, discusses how and why he uses videos in teaching.

  • PBL Engineering Design course

    Dr Chris Blenkinsopp, from the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, describes his fourth year Civil Engineering Design project as a form of problem based learning in which students work for 'clients' on real world projects.

  • Using Socrative

    Dr Janet Bultitude, from the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath, discusses several different ways that she uses the software Socrative to interact with students in large lectures, including the use of open ended questions.

  • Bringing material to life

    Dr Fabio Nemetz from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath, leads this video looking at using multimedia to bring media to life in a lecture, with contributions from students and examples from other staff. This video is part of a set in which Fabio and his students discuss techniques he uses do try to make lectures more engaging.

  • Focus and attention in lectures

    Dr Fabio Nemetz from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath, leads this video looking at some ways to improve focus and attention for students in a lecture, with contributions from students and examples from other staff. This video is part of a set in which Fabio and his students discuss techniques he uses do try to make lectures more engaging.

  • Why should students attend your lectures?

    Dr Fabio Nemetz from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath, leads this video looking at the question of why students should attend your lecture, with contributions from students and footage of other teachers at the University. This video is part of a set in which Fabio and his students discuss techniques he uses to try to make lectures more engaging.