In this episode, Amanda Rasmussen, an assistant professor and plant ecophysiologist in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Nottingham, talks about how she used hybrid online, in-person teaching strategies to create a more resilient educational experience.
Part of this hybrid approach involved students using a modern collaboration system (MS Teams) for group work and producing creative assessments (a video and a poster) relevant to their subject that also served as a departure from traditionally writing-heavy assignments.
Some of the rationales for this hybrid approach:
- reduced assessment levels and reduced marking overall
- development of a range of employability competences
- critical thinking
- collaboration/group work
- media and digital literacies
The creative assessments
- a group-produced video of 10-15 minutes
- consisted of a storyboard produced by students
- students worked in groups of 4-5
- a poster presentation that referred explicitly to the science
Teaching Teams – teaching, training resources and Amanda’s reflections