Oliver Walton, University of Bath, October 2016
Why use blogs in your teaching?
Blogs are becoming more widely used in higher education, and a growing body of evidence has explored how they can enhance learning and teaching (Oravac 2003, Williams & Jacobs 2004). Blogs provide opportunities for students to write short pieces of text that can be easily shared with other students and teachers. Blogs are generally written in a more reflective, argumentative or informal style, and can encourage students to experiment with new arguments or ideas. In general, blogs provide scope to ‘broaden learner-learner and learner-teacher’ interaction (Blackstone & Harwood 2011). (more…)
Project Leader: Dr Johanne Grosvold, School of Management
This is a case study of one of the University's funded pilot Flipping Projects, looking at the motivation for flipping, the methods used, lessons learnt and impact.
Project Leaders: Emma Rich, Jessica Francombe-Webb, Michael Silk
The rationale for adopting a Flipped Approach within the BA Sport & Social Sciences programme was to contend with an increase in student numbers that threatened the collaborative generation of knowledge within a final year 12 credit unit (Advanced Issues in Sport, Health & the Social Sciences HL30433).
We wanted to think of innovative ways to maintain a ‘seminar-like’ learning environment whilst delivering ‘core content’ to nearly 100 students.
Dr Julie Salaber of the School of Management at the University of Bath discusses how she uses wikis for seminar preparation in her teaching:
If you would like more information, Julie has published a paper on her use of wikis:
Julie Salaber (2014) Facilitating student engagement and collaboration in a large postgraduate course using wiki-based activities, International Journal of Management Education, 12. doi:10.1016/j.ijme.2014.03.006