Teaching with Replay: Lecture capture in the History of Art Department

Automated lecture capture is an evolving technology that allows students to review online what they have learnt in the lecture theatre or classroom and provides an archive of recordings for revision in preparation for exams. Access to the recordings is … Continue reading

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Flipping the mathematics classroom

The flipped classroom is a teaching technique that has gained worldwide currency during recent years. In a flipped approach, the information-transmission element of students’ learning is moved out of the classroom; instead, students view recorded lectures in their own study … Continue reading

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Making concepts in Biochemistry ‘click’ using technology in lectures

Using clickers to gauge students’ understanding Determining how much students are learning during a lecture is far from easy. This was the challenge faced by Dr Peter Judge, who teaches Thermodynamics to first-year undergraduates in the Biochemistry Department. Students consider the course … Continue reading

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Adapting Lectures on the Fly with Real-Time Questioning

The challenge: eliciting students’ misconceptions in a large class One of the biggest challenges faced by lecturers is gauging the effectiveness of their lectures and gathering students’ feelings about the content and difficulty. Professor Sophocles Mavroeidis of University College, a … Continue reading

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Streaming Lectures with WebEx

Introduction The Medical Sciences Division at Oxford has used lecture capture and videoconferencing technologies successfully for several years, both to stream lectures live and to record them for students to review later, for reinforcement or revision. As well as using … Continue reading

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Teaching Politics: Using WebLearn to enhance teaching

This case study shows the teaching practice of Dr Scot Peterson, Lecturer in Politics and Tutor at Balliol College, who uses WebLearn to supplement his undergraduate teaching. Scot gave a talk on his use of WebLearn as part of the IT Services (then OUCS) … Continue reading

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Engaging learners through interaction: Using handheld clickers in the classroom:

This case study looks at the practice of Dr Barbara Gabrys, Lecturer in Advanced Polymers, Department of Materials, Oxford University.  Since Hilary Term 2010, Dr. Gabrys has employed ‘clickers’ (Audience Response Systems) in her class-room based lectures in order to make her … Continue reading

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A virtual interactive experience: Google Earth for teaching Global History

Dr M. Antoni J. Ucerler, Lecturer at the Oriental Institute and Fellow of Campion Hall, Oxford University, used the  ‘overlay’ tools in Google Earth in response to a practical need to help undergraduates in a survey lecture course  focused on the theme … Continue reading

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Improving student understanding and public outreach: Podcasting

Dr Simon Benjamin is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Material Sciences. He has written extensively on the subject of Nanotechnology and Quantum technology. He was interested in finding a new way of reaching his students … Continue reading

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