Helping students help each other: Using Slack to build online community

Kate Roll (Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose) Asynchronous Submission For the last two years IIPP has used the online sharing platform, Slack, as an ‘virtual common room’ and informal meeting place for MPA students and faculty. It has emerged as a site for discussion on difficult topics, teamwork, and peer-to-peer support. In addition, theContinue reading Helping students help each other: Using Slack to build online community

Undergraduate Students Researching UCL Biosciences’ Response to Education in a Global Pandemic

Emma Newall, Joanne Nicholl UCL Institute of Education; Zoe Attal, Qi Wang, Jessica  Lo, Hebe Manos (BSc Biomedical Sciences students) Stephen Price (Division of Biosciences) Asynchronous Submission Abstract BIOS0025 is a 45-credit module for final year BSc Biomedical Sciences students to undertake research in education of the Biosciences, particularly at UCL. The module is a collaborationContinue reading Undergraduate Students Researching UCL Biosciences’ Response to Education in a Global Pandemic

Clinic Based Teaching in a Pandemic : Lessons Learned

Dr Sumanjit Gill (contributions from Dr Paul Dilworth; Dr Dean Noimark (Faculty of Brain Sciences, Institute of Neurology, UCL) 10 minute talk Medical students learning experience was hugely disrupted by the pandemic as opportunities to learn in the clinical environment were suspended then adapted to meet their needs in a safe way. We established teachingContinue reading Clinic Based Teaching in a Pandemic : Lessons Learned

Bringing us all together: building a community of online learners spanning 6 continents

Tim Young, Salman Haider (Queen Square Institute of Neurology Education Department) 10 minute talk Over the last ‘pandemic year’, many face-to-face courses made heroic efforts to convert to online teaching. As a well-established fully online course, our clinical neurology by distance learning MSc/Diploma/PG Certificate programme was fortunately in a position to help guide others withContinue reading Bringing us all together: building a community of online learners spanning 6 continents

How UCL Economics Walk went virtual

Ramin Nassehi (Economics) 10 minute talk UCL Economics Walk is a walking tour of Bloomsbury, where the tour leader (i.e. lecturer) takes the audience through different locations in this area that have an economic story to tell. The project’s aim is to explain complex economic ideas in an accessible way to students and/or members ofContinue reading How UCL Economics Walk went virtual

4 mini polemics about student engagement and online teaching: can you change my mind?

Martin Compton (Arena Centre) Asynchronous Submission In a video of around eight minutes I will present four arguments which represent the four biggest and ongoing debates about online teaching I have dealt with this year, very much from my perspective. I hope they will act as provocations for debate with the ‘change my mind’ challenge.Continue reading 4 mini polemics about student engagement and online teaching: can you change my mind?

‘It’s kind of grow inside of me’: a structured approach for student peer support

Alexandra Wilson (contributions from Ann Parker and Carolyn Bruce) (UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences) Asynchronous Submission (You can reach Alex Wilson via twitter; this talk was originally submitted for the 2020 conference, which was cancelled). The project we describe was conducted prior to the pandemic, and the intervention used has now been successfullyContinue reading ‘It’s kind of grow inside of me’: a structured approach for student peer support

Student Wellbeing Questionnaires – a proactive approach to supporting students

Stefanie Anyadi, Kathryn Ball (Division of Psychology and Language Sciences) 10 minute talk We will report on two different versions of student wellbeing questionnaires, which were piloted in Biosciences and in Psychology and Language Sciences during the 2020/21 session with undergraduate and Masters students. We will give an overview of the questionnaire design, messaging andContinue reading Student Wellbeing Questionnaires – a proactive approach to supporting students

Applying a TBL model on Journal club sessions

Eleni Makrinou (Structural and Molecular Biology, contributions from Janice Kiugu, Amanda Cain) Asynchronous Submission Team-based learning is an active learning approach, that allows students to apply conceptual knowledge through a sequence of activities that involve both individual learning, as well as through teamwork, with immediate feedback. We have used the TBL model to run aContinue reading Applying a TBL model on Journal club sessions

Creative interactive learning tasks for live teaching

Eva Krumhuber (Experimental Psychology) 5 minute talk When teaching synchronous sessions, students have typically been asked to discuss a piece of research (e.g., journal article, book chapter). With the emergence of new learning platforms and software to engage students online, a range of interactive learning tasks has become available. Those go beyond the mere acquisitionContinue reading Creative interactive learning tasks for live teaching