Student Experience

The power of gamification in teaching cybersecurity

In 2020 Jabed Chowdhury was awarded a small L&T grant from the College of SHE.  His project, Capture the Flag, uses gamification to teach cybersecurity students to find security holes (flags) in a vulnerable machine. The student/team with the highest number of flags wins.

Room and Zoom: hybrid teaching in Pharmacy

Jason Buccheri and Richard Summers gave a presentation at a recent Innovators meeting on how they have been facilitating Pharmacy classes for students who are either physically present or attending via Zoom. They outline what it took to achieve some hard-won successes in interaction and engagement.

H5P branching scenarios for online pracs

In this 9 minute video Caroline Taylor and Jarrod Church (Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology) describe how they used H5P branching scenarios to put together online practicals for their second year physiology students.  They also talk about what they learned from the process.


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Mobile LMS access via the Moodle app

Did you know since the start of 2021 the LMS has been accessible via a mobile phone app? With more and more students using their mobile phones as study devices, the app is a timely development. Victor Renolds (Ed Services) talks us through the main features of the Moodle (LMS) app.

Increasing engagement using simulation software

Andrew McDonald describes how he has been using a Physics simulation software package purchased with a College Learning & Teaching grant to increase student engagement in online lectures and in groupwork, and even replicate lab experiments in lockdown.

The power of co-teaching: engaging students online

In this video Linda Ward and Fung Lay (Department of Biochemistry and Genetics) talk about their positive experience with co-teaching online during 2020 and the impact it had on student engagement, building a real sense of community and their own personal satisfaction.


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