Using productive failure to activate deeper learning
Manu Kapur explains how using a flipped-classroom approach, setting students problems that they are unable to tackle properly until they have been taught the associated concepts, deepens their learning through ‘productive failure’
What’s in a name? The whys and hows of pronouncing students’ names correctly
Xin Xu, Natasha Robinson and Niall Winters explain why correctly articulating students’ names is so important to an inclusive learning environment, and provide practical tips for pronouncing Chinese names
The future of education in the real world: five shifts to consider for building a better learning environment
Kyriaki Papageorgiou outlines shifts in higher education that should help academics in designing more effective teaching and in recognising what areas need in-person instruction and what can be done online
Developing an educational app to engage students in the world around them
Niki Vermeulen and Kate Bowell describe a creative approach to place-based learning involving an app that offers educational walking tours linking students’ studies to the world around them
Kate Bowell, Niki Vermeulen
University of Edinburgh
Higher education goes hybrid
While many universities have now returned in part to campus, online teaching remains a core component of educational programmes. There are still many students unable to attend their institutions in person for whom remote learning is the only option. So academics face the challenge of delivering effective hybrid teaching which engages those with them in the classroom, as well as those learning via a screen. This collection offers advice on how to successfully manage hybrid instruction.
Teaching with compassion
The well-being of students and faculty has been severely tested throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, sparking calls for a more compassionate approach to higher education. This collection of resources offers advice on embedding care into your teaching practices, whether online or in person.
Making online learning fun
Students are more likely to be actively engaged in their learning if they are enjoying it and, happily, online teaching offers plenty of opportunity to play around and get creative with your course design and delivery styles. So browse these resources to get some ideas and inspiration for injecting some fun into your online classes.
Rethinking lectures for a digital age
As the debate rages on about the future of the lecture, academics teaching online are developing effective and innovative ways to adapt this traditional style of instruction for a digital age. Here we have bought together advice from faculty all over the world on how to design and deliver "lectures" online for the best possible learning outcomes.