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How have colleagues gone about shifting their teaching online? In the videos below, members of the Cambridge community share their experiences and ideas for effective online education. We also hear from a student talking about their experience: what has worked well for them and some of their peers.

At the bottom of the page you will also find a report on a survey conducted by the Department of Psychology, to gather feedback from their students on the shift to online learning. We have provided the survey template alongside (including one sent to staff) for any colleagues who would be interested in doing something similar.

 


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Structuring an online course and content clearly using Moodle | Matt Mason

In this eleven-minute video, Dr Matt Mason discusses how he structures content on Moodle to avoid what his students call the "information pit". He also touches on the importance of personal connection and creating a sense of presence when teaching can't happen in person.

Watch "Structuring an online course and content clearly using Moodle" on Stream

 

 

Reflections on small-group online teaching during Easter Term 2020 | Ian Burrows

In this twenty-minute video, Dr Ian Burrows discusses how he constructed online learning environments during the rapid shift to remote education, what he learned about inclusion while facilitating online discussions, and how students reacted to his and Clare College's efforts to create a sense of community.

Watch "Reflections on small-group online teaching during Easter Term 2020" on Stream

 

 

Using the flipped classroom approach in an online setting | Matt Mason

In this ten-minute video, Dr Matt Mason describes his use of the "flipped classroom" approach, where pre-recorded lectures are provided to students so that lecture time can be used to engage in active learning and problem-solving, and how he carried forward this approach into Easter Term 2020.

Watch "Using the flipped classroom approach in an online setting" on Stream

 

 

A student's experience of online teaching and learning | Katie-Lou White

Of interest to lecturers and students alike, Katie-Lou discusses her experiences of online learning last year in this nine-minute video, focusing on student engagement and lecture capture.

Watch "A student's experience of online teaching and learning" on Stream

 


 

Student feedback on their experience of online learning | Department of Psychology

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