I recently ran a workshop on tools and activities for engaging students in class, and I particularly enjoyed the discussion on ways of working with large groups, i.e. moving from the traditional ‘transmissional’ mode of delivery to a more interactive student-oriented one where the main challenge is the size of the group.
At Bett 2016 Technology in HE Summit, I attended a very interesting panel discussion where Zoe Swan, Senior Lecturer in Law from University of Greenwich, talked about introducing the flipped lecture approach in her lectures. It was really exciting and refreshing to hear that the flipped classroom approach can work across a range of disciplines, including the more traditional, ‘lecture-heavy’ ones. Continue reading “How to do a flip (and not land on your face)”
Ok, I’ll admit it. Before I actually gave them a try, I didn’t see much use for classroom response or polling systems in my teaching. Now I truly regret I didn’t use them more often. Continue reading “To vote or not to vote?”