Faculty of Science

  • Department GTA Support: Computer Science

    This case study from Computer Science, is part of a series providing short summaries of some of the different good practice models and approaches taken to department level support for graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). Computer Science created a specific named role...

  • Exploring the Benefits of Peer Assisted Learning (PAL): an evaluation of University undergraduate PAL schemes

    Summary Peer support, comprising peer mentoring and peer assisted learning (PAL), is an important component of HE and thus contributes to the University’s Education objectives. Our investment in PAL is significant, especially where it is essential for professional accreditation. There...

  • Randomised Coursework

    Peter Sloan, Department of Physics In this case study (from accounts first published on his blog), Peter Sloan discusses the implementation of randomised coursework, followed by an evaluation over two years looking at the outcome on exam performance and considering additional...

  • Flipping for conceptual connections

    Dr Christine Edmead, from the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Bath, discusses why and how flipping was used in a core immunology course, and some of the lessons learnt over time.  

  • Social Networks and Social Learning: a study of two MOOC communities

    Summary The University has successfully run two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); one on ‘Inside Cancer’ and one on ‘Sustainability for Professionals’. These MOOCs have attracted different communities of participants, as reported internally at Exchange! 2014. Social Network Analysis (SNA)...

  • Mini-SSLCs

    In the Department of Computer Science, we introduced agile mini, stand-up meetings between the Director of Studies (DoS) and the student representatives. The idea is very simple: between SSLCs, separate short informal meetings are held with each year group’s student reps separately.

  • 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.

  • 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.