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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


These case studies address ways in which you can help students to engage with their learning.  Whilst there may be some overlap in context between our Case studies about lecture practice and Case studies about small group teaching, these pages focus specifically on the student experience.


MOOCs, SOCCs, and kisses

This article, by Dr Jenny Bavidge of the Institute for Continuing Education, reflects on the unique challenges of online courses.




Faculty of English: English Literature Timeline

This project was funded through the Teaching & Learning Innovation Fund, and sought to develop a programme of English literature classes to address transition from school to University, and research skills.  The end result is an interactive online timeline of relevant information about authors that students study.  Information is uploaded by students themselves and links reading lists to contextual information.



Moodle Good Practice Guide

The Moodle team have developed a good practice guide, which has tips to help you make the most of your Moodle site.  The team also offer training courses for University staff; these are short (1.5-3 hours) hands-on courses on a regular basis.  Introductory courses are held weekly, with more advanced courses on a monthly basis.



Latest news

Teaching that Changes Lives: Cambridge academics receive Butler Trust Award

14 March 2017

Two Cambridge academics, Dr Ruth Armstrong and Dr Amy Ludlow, have received a prestigious Butler Trust Award for their innovative ‘Learning Together’ project in which prisoners at HMP Grendon and students at the University of Cambridge study together within the prison. The Butler Trust Awards, established in 1985...

Applications are now open for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2017-18).

8 March 2017

The course is for staff who teach and support learning of Cambridge University students. Taking an enquiry-based approach to exploring challenges in teaching and learning in Cambridge and beyond, the Postgraduate Certificate provides an opportunity to extend your understanding of how students learn extend your repertoire...

CUSU Student Led Teaching Awards 2017

7 February 2017

Nominations are open for the Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs), which aim to recognise the exceptional contribution of teaching and non-teaching staff to education at Cambridge. The awards are entirely student-led and are organised by Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU). Students are encouraged to nominate an...