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Design informed by COOL

Beeson, H. and Swinton, K. (2016) Design informed by COOL. Workshop presented to: Collaboration Observation Celebration Event, The University of Northampton, 21 September 2016.

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Abstract: I have taught cohorts of Health Mentorship every month for half an hour at the end of a long contact day on campus for them. This session covered all of the academic skills required for their course. It was felt that this was too little time and the students had to take on too much information when also juggling full time and shift work. After the COOL observation it was confirmed that a fresh approach would be useful. We decided to think about how this provision could be offered to students in their own time online, without losing too much of the tailored, personalised session we had achieved face to face. A bespoke online interactive tutorial was deemed the best option, so a pilot version was created with some input from their course tutors. This pilot has been trialled with a couple of cohorts now, with promising feedback being reported from the teaching staff. A feedback questionnaire has been included for students to report queries/concerns, but to date no replies have been received. Although this was a one-off for this distinct group of students to replace face to face contact (given such limited contact time), it is envisaged that such blended support will complement future sessions. This intervention addresses a number of the UKPSF dimensions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peer observation, online teaching, Xerte
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education > LB2395.7 Internet in higher education. Web-based instruction. Educational technology
Creators: Beeson, Helena and Swinton, Kate
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > University Departments > Library and Learning Services
Date: 21 September 2016
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: Collaboration Observation Celebration Event
Event Dates: 21 September 2016
Event Location: The University of Northampton
Event Type: Workshop
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated

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