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  • Tickables: low-stakes assessment

    Prof James Davenport of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath discusses using frequent low-stakes pass/fail assessment in the build up to coursework to prepare students.

  • The Apprentice Model

    Prof James Davenport of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath describes how he teaches programming as a skill via a version of the apprentice model, scaled up to 300 students.

  • Rhetoric Conference with Professional Speechwriter

    Dr David Moon of the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath discusses the Rhetoric Conference which students attended alongside academics, including the key presence of a professional political speech-writer.

  • Speech writing assignments

    Dr David Moon of the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath describes how he asks his students to write their assignment as a speech rather than an essay, whilst analysing their own rhetorical techniques and processes.

  • Using debates

    Dr David Moon of the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath discusses why and how he uses parliamentary style debates as student activities in his course.

  • Clickers in revision class

    Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath discusses using clickers to test students' knowledge in revision sessions at the end of term.

  • Weekly Moodle Quizzes

    Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath discusses how she uses time-limited weekly online quizzes to help provide feedback and motivate ongoing learning with large cohorts.

  • Clickers or not?

    Dr Steve Cayzer of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath talks about his decisions to use or not use electronic voting systems (clickers) in the classroom and the alternatives.

  • Lecture capture of students' presentations

    Dr Steve Cayzer from the Departmental of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath discusses using the lecture capture software Panopto to automatically record student presentations.

  • Games and Lessons

    Dr Steve Cayzer, Senior Teaching Fellow in the Dept of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath talks about his experiences, good and bad, of using games for learning with his students.