All posts by Dustin Hosseini

Episode 19 – Reflections on tweaking lectures: using annotated slides to enhance students’ learning

Andrew Smerdon reflects on how he has tweaked the lecture experience for students by making a small yet significant change: Andrew moved from a 'traditional' approach of using pre-written PowerPoint slides in lectures to annotating slides in-the-moment during the lectures. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2GoKICWQMaOHL6c5hCxVDT In essence, students received a structured mix of blank and pre-filled slides which are ...

Episode 18: Students’ thoughts: views from two subjects

In this episode, Josh and Sam reflect on how moving digital will better prepare students for life in the workplace which they feel is becoming more digital. The two study economics and mathematics, and economics respectively. We did experience technical issues part-way through which likely represents one of many examples of issues that suddenly working/learning ...

Episode 17: Future proofing students: Developing students’ 21st Century competences to be successful in industry

In this episode, Colette talks about how she integrated developing students' 5Cs (critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration and connectedness) by using problem-based learning and small groups. https://open.spotify.com/episode/7awVao2ZJHyfHQZPqIgU3N Colette Mazzola-Randles (www.cmaz.co.uk) is Senior Tutor Learning Teaching and Assessment in Computing at Blackpool and The Fylde College. Colette has been teaching for 6/7 Years and teaches in ...

Special episode – More than a pivot: thinking critically about our pedagogy

In early June 2020, Jesse Stommel, Sara Camacho Felix, Lee-Ann Sequeira and myself held a participatory workshop where we thought through our assumptions around what it means to design for learning and teaching in digital spaces especially in current circumstances. Due to the participatory nature of the workshop, admission was limited to 100 people with additional ...

A cornucopia

A cornucopia of ideas: food for thought for digital education

Keep an open mind Given the sudden shift to digital education that Covid19 has caused during the first half of 2020, we have now an opportunity to better understand digital education in order to prepare for autumn teaching. However, first we might want to appreciate and understand how much Covid19 has affected and continues to ...

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Episode 15: Working together, collaboratively: Changing dissertation-focused teaching sessions to ensure equity for students and realizing the benefits of digital education

In this episode, Steven Young and Sandra Nolte from the Department of Accounting & Finance at the Lancaster University Management School talk about the how they considered potential problems that moving teaching for the dissertation module online might pose. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6Jld2iQUCRLoCQqA8dlRL1 The result: they changed teaching sessions for the dissertation to ensure equity and a smooth experience as ...

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Episode 14: Reflections on flexibility: A chat with colleagues about suddenly teaching and supporting students remotely

In this episode, colleagues Cathy Salzedo and Stacey Noble talk about their reflections on suddenly teaching and supporting students from home and how this shift has changed their teaching and working for the future. Cathy, a Teaching Fellow, and Stacey, a Teaching Fellow, both work in the Department of Accounting & Finance at the Lancaster University Management School. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2hnaxGJgoRONTizZnPQ6h7

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Episode 13: What’s new, what’s fun?: The pleasures and pains of being a digital innovator

In this episode, Bela Chatterjee, Senior Lecturer in Law at the Lancaster University Law School, talks about the pleasures and pains of being an educator as a digital innovator. Bela notes that while innovation has a short half-life, this is what can keep our learning and teaching interesting. Bela's talk delves into her motivations for ...

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Episode 12: A flipped classroom through digital chalk talks

In this episode, Sally Keith, an ecologist from the Lancaster Environment Centre, talks about how she transformed her delivery of teaching from a traditional, lecture-based approach by flipping her teaching through creating and using digital chalk talks. Sally also talks about the theories that informed her new approach to teaching. The result: more engaged learning and teaching.Theories ...

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Episode 11: Experiential learning: Adapting a field trip-based module at speed

In this episode, Alison Stowell from the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University Management School, talks about her reflections of adapting an experiential learning module at speed as a result of the lockdown caused by Covid19. The experiential learning for this module was initially based upon a field trip. https://open.spotify.com/episode/1ppxH5mBy0secLEP5ltA3V Further references and reading mentioned Green ...