Submitting assessments through podcasts

The BTEC Health and Social Care courses include a lot of criteria to be assessed.  Over the last few years the team have changed some of the assessment methods from report writing and are keen to develop this further.  I identified a criterion which would be suitable for submission through podcasts.   Research shows that podcasts…

Questionnaire design and analysis using Google forms

I have been teaching research methods for many years.  The students have to complete a research project and report the findings.   Quantitative data is gathered though a questionnaire.  In past years students have spent hours setting  out questionnaires on word documents and then collating and analysing the data by hand. I discovered Google forms and…

Using Padlet to support peer review of assignment feedback.

Your students have met the deadline; submitting the report on time.   You have completed the feedback sheet and identified which criteria has been met/ not met and areas for improvement.  You then have the challenge of how to check students are clear what they need to do before resubmitting.  If you talk one to one…

Quick way to flip learning then assess it!

Step 1: Pick a topic “Definitions of pain” in this instance.  Design a “Blendspace” or use one already designed.  (The information included should present the main points in a variety of ways e.g word document, You tube clip, newspaper article, PowerPoint to provide a choice for students about how they explore the information and the…

Using Padlet in teaching

I have been using Padlet with students and successfully used it in class recently.  Firstly, I set a home work task via Moodle. Students were asked to re-read notes relevant to the task, view a You Tube clip of a case study of a service user and then follow a link to a Padlet page…

Julie’s tips on using technology for teaching, learning and assessment

I’ve picked up these ideas/ tips through research, attending conferences and trying myself. Organisations should focus on people not technology: when buying kit spend money on planning and training as well “make it work, make it count “.  Always think of pedagogy  SHOW people how technology can be used in class CPD on using technology should…

Something new for Open Evenings

Potential Health and Social Care students were invited to complete a kahoots quiz on Health and Social Care job roles.   It worked well, breaking the ice and giving us an idea about how much applicants knew about this area of work.

EDUCATE: Better EdTech Better Learning

Educate is a project based at UCL which aims to bring together educators and tech companies to research and develop technology to use in education.  They are looking for proposals from educators to support them to become Entrepreneurs to take forward their ideas.  I recently attended a meeting of key stakeholders at UCL, providing a F.E Lecturer point of view.  I really want to come…