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Case Study: Digital Tools to Enhance Student Engagement in Lectures and Seminars

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Laura  Stiefenhöfer has been working with the Linguistics and English Language Department as the Student Digital Ambassador to explore ways to increase interaction and engagement in seminars and lectures through the Personal Response System, TurningPoint. In this video case study, Laura  presents an overview of the project and the outcomes, including the essential pedagogical requirements that help […]

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Case Study: Multi-Media Moodle Site for Group Learning

Overview Lancaster University Film Production (LUFP) is a student-run society dedicated to the production of short films and providing a platform for students to learn and develop new film-making skills. Our projects incorporate a diverse set of skills, ranging from acting and cinematography to marketing and management. For our project, we created a sitcom web […]

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Case Study: Supporting Chemical Concepts with Mathematica

Overview Chemistry undergraduates are not required to have a mathematics qualification above GCSE level, however, large sections of physical chemistry require a familiarity and confidence with maths. While the Chemistry department provides well-structured maths support to support undergraduates, there was an opportunity to develop the of confidence in Maths by taking advantage of the Mathematica […]

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Case Study: Intercultural Competencies

This Intercultural Competencies training was developed as part of the University’s first Nine Colleges Global Citizenship Programme by student ambassador Holly Laing and academics Olga Gomez-Cash and Claire Povah. The Global Citizenship programme was held in June 2017 with Lancaster students from 14 nationalities taking part. The two-day programme was designed to support students to develop the […]

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Case Study: Feel the fear but doing it anyway; Learning experiences of everyday lecturers

Overview This project is part of the Management Schools’ PG LUMSNET DL initiative where over the last 2 years a group of LUMS staff from all the School departments have been involved in an initiative to introduce and learn more about using and integrating digital learning pedagogical ideas, activities and resources into online learning designs […]

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Project Update: Establishing requirements for digital aids to language learning (in DELC)

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by Larissa Webster Finding out staff and student opinions – Questionnaire Despite already having a direction in mind for the implementation of our project  – digital aids to the oral/aural part of language-learning in DELC (see our project outline), I decided that it would still be useful, and of interest, to gather student and staff […]

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Phase 3 – Strategic plans for the innovative online courses

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This is the final entry for the “Developing Online Resource for the Family Business Education” project, which has completed in-depth analysis of a number of online learning platforms, course requirements and structures for developing their online resource. In conclusion Choosing the online platform doesn’t end the story of this project. This is just the beginning […]

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Case Study: Improving LUMS Student Experience – Online Marking

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People and organisations are becoming ever more reliant on technology and the use of technology in the educational environment has increased dramatically. Where once teachers used chalk and blackboards it is now laptops and projectors. Currently in Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) most assessment feedback is done on paper, with students having to come into […]

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Case Study: Developing LING200 into an online resource

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The core aim of the project, supervised by Professor Alison Sealey, was to produce a suite of materials to support the 2nd year module in the Department of Linguistics and English Language (LING200) that prepares students for their 3rd year dissertations. Feedback from both staff and students suggested that the current format was not working […]

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Phase 2 – Creating a structure for an online course

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As discussed in the previous blog, the ambassadors chose FutureLearn to be a potential online platform for the project. Now that an online platform has been identified, the next stage is to come up with a structure/skeleton for the online resources relating to family business education. The main purpose is to come up with an […]

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