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Digital assessment and feedback tools

Posted on: 02 Apr 2020 | Views: 55

Many of you are well underway with considering how to alter your assessment and feedback design due to current circumstances. This post focuses on the digital assessment and feedback tools available at Ulster, with current circumstances in mind. It also outlines some things to think about when considering alternative assessment, along with support resources.

Category: teaching_continuity

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LEGO SERIOUS PLAY

Posted on: 09 Jul 2019 | Views: 396

LEGO® Serious Play® is a creative methodology employed in workshops from upward of sixty minutes. Uses include problem solving, team building, reflection, wellbeing, confidence building and many more. This article outlines the background, possible use cases and feedback from staff and students.

Category: Promotional Videos

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What do Ulster students want from their digital experience?

Posted on: 29 Aug 2018 | Views: 1256

Ulster students want to improve their digital capabilities, to have recorded learning content in their course and open access to digital provision and resources. They find interactive learning really useful, such as polls and quizzes, and are using a wide range of tools and apps on personal devices to support their learning. Ulster students appear to be more positive about digital learning than the national average.

Category: Fiona McCloy

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Student digital experience at Ulster

Posted on: 01 Oct 2017 | Views: 2676

For the first time the voice of 22,000 UK post compulsory education learners has been captured to find out about their digital experience. This was made possible through the Jisc Student digital experience tracker 2017 project. Ulster University was one of 29 UK higher education institutions that took part in this. This blog post highlights some of the key findings from 337 Ulster students, benchmarked against UK higher education. It also considers some possible opportunities to enhance educational practice based on the results.

Category: Fiona McCloy

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Unbundling

Posted on: 01 Apr 2017 | Views: 2458

In this blog, I want to explore the terms ‘unbundling’ and ‘marketisation’ as they relate to digital technology. Higher Education is in a time of rapid change globally, partly due to marketization and digital technology, but also due to a number of other factors.

Category: Professor Neil Morris

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Making flipped learning possible by reimagining traditional tiered lecture theatres

Posted on: 13 Feb 2017 | Views: 1652

All universities have large tiered lecture theatres. They were designed in a time when didactic teaching was the preferred method of teaching and learning in higher education. They serve a purpose of mass education – a ‘one to many’ model where the teacher is the expert and the students are sat in rows absorbing information by writing down everything the teacher says.

Category: Professor Neil Morris

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