Adapting Content Delivery and Assessment
Adapting the delivery of teaching to embrace the multitude of cultural perspectives and educational backgrounds of the students in the classroom can lead to students feeling more confident and more included. Watch this film to hear staff and students discuss their related experiences and perspectives.
In this film students talk about how they would design assessments with an internationalised focus and staff discuss the importance of giving students the control to link their assessment to their own context, and ensuring that international students are not disadvantaged by assessment methods, topics or language.
Based on students’ feedback, here are some ways you could implement this idea within the classroom:
Develop communication skills by presenting topics discussed in groups of students from different countries and cultural backgrounds (Brittany Spencer)
Increase students’ engagement by designing online lectures allowing students to access the material at their own pace (Liang Hanxian)
Being available for students after the class in case they need some assistance (Robin T George)
Break up long lectures with activities such as online polls or classroom discussions to prompt students to identify areas of the content they did not fully understand (Kris Kewish)
Within the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) at Warwick, non-standard assessment methods ... are commonly used within interdisciplinary modules. Follow this link to explore discussions on how non–standard learning and assessment methods are created, delivered and experienced within IATL modules, and how this can be of value to students. Also discover student thoughts on non-standard assessment and examples of students’ assessment outputs.
The Manifesto for Teaching Online (university of Edinburgh)
The manifesto is a series of short statements written by members of the Centre for Research in Digital Education ... at the University of Edinburgh. It was designed to articulate a position about online education that informs the work of the group and the MSc in Digital Education programme it leads.The blog provides updates about how initial thought provoking questions on creative online learning have evolved in the last two decades.
The Hybrid Campus: three major shifts for the post-COVID university (Deloitte Insights report, January 2021)
This report examines how a hybrid approach - a mix of face-to-face and online - adopted ... by many higher education institutions during COVID-19 to deliver education remotely could be expanded across campus to student services and the workforce, and, as a result, become a more permanent feature after the pandemic. The feature of a hybrid university will make it a more student-centred university.