Well done to you and your students surviving the transition to teaching and learning online. We’ve been hearing a lot of success stories! With summer semester starting soon, you are probably already preparing for online delivery. To help you plan support for your students, consider these tips: 1 Plan more time for socialisation This past

PLAs #5 – One-Minute Essay

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 by

The One-Minute Essay is an easy to implement reflective moment that can be done at pretty much any time you like. Since it’s only a minute long, it could be used at the beginning of a lesson to have learners anticipate what they are about to experience. It could be used directly after a short

PLAs #6 – Brainstorm

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 by

Doing a brainstorm should be familiar territory for many faculty. This is a jack-of-all-trades tool that can be used at any time, and is scalable for any length of time, from a single activity, to a way to assess a longer term project. Brainstorming is the emptying of the mind of all ideas around a

PLAs #7 – Exit Ticket

Wednesday, 06 May 2020 by

As in PLA #8 – One Word, The Exit Ticket is an activity you do at the end of an activity, lesson, unit, project, presentation, midterm, or course. It’s a way to get students to critically reflect in some way that you decide, but it also pushes every individual to give you a response. Unlike

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PLAs #8 – One Word

Wednesday, 29 April 2020 by

One Word is a very simple exit activity. It’s designed to give your learners just a little extra time to process the lesson of the day. It’s also scalable, as it can be used to process a single activity, or a summary after presentations, or a quick reflective nod to a group project. It requires

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Pay more attention to learners’ motivations for studying Study patterns and experience of learning are highly affected and influenced by the very different learning environment of students. Beaty, Gibbs, Morgan (1997) argue the different learning orientations and their effect on students’ success and motivation. Orientation “assumes that students have an active relationship with their studying”,