Innovative use of technology in the classroom

In this category we celebrate colleagues who have made innovative use of technologies during face to face teaching or who teach in technology-enhanced classrooms. previous winners have made use of voting ‘clickers’, mobile phone polls and google maps for teaching.

This year’s winner is Dr Robert Belshaw from Biological Sciences (Brasenose College) for his use of agent-based models in a  2-hour practical session for his Infectious Disease Control course.  Students build and analyse an ABM where they can measure the effect of different vaccination strategies on the spread of a virus through human populations with different social network structures. To run this session Robert used the Behaviour Composer (a web-based tool for constructing NetLogo models), developed within Oxford’s Learning Technologies Group and available as a new WebLearn tool. You can read more about this innovative classroom session on the LTG Case Studies Blog.

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