The 'Instant Collaborate' kit

One of the uses to which we put our web conferencing software is the ‘Lunch and Lecture’ series which is part of an EU-sponsored Transport Technology MSc in Civil and Building Engineering. Each month the part-time MSc students gather for a lunch followed by an afternoon of lectures on transport planning topics by guest lecturers.Read more

Mathematics lecturing in the digital age

In this article published in the International Journal of Mathematical Education, Sven Trenholm, Lara Alcock and Carol Robinson of the Mathematics Education Centre “investigate issues related to the transformation of lecture practice by the emergence of e-lectures. ..[They] discuss the latter in terms of claims about the efficiencies offered by new technologies and contrast these withRead more

Interview with SYMBoL interns

In this interview, 2 student interns on the SYMBoL project talk about their experience of working collaboratively with staff to develop additional resources for second year mathematics modules. In particular, they talk about how they went about identifying where additional resources would be useful, and how they used Camtasia to create narrated screen recordings.Read more

SYMBoL: making 2nd year maths more engaging

As part of the SYMBoL project (Second Year Mathematics Beyond Lectures), four mathematics undergraduate students have been working this summer as interns on a six-week placement. Naomi, Robert, John and Matthew conducted several focus groups with second year undergraduates to find ways of making student learning more effective and their modules more engaging. The long-termRead more

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