Student-generated data

STATS Level of DifficultyMediumUnit Size Evaluated1000ScopeSingle activity or longerDeliveryOnline/F2FResources NeededSurvey toolRelated PatternsTBC Students complete a survey on an issue of local/global importance. The data set is then used for students to explore in class and practice organising, analysing and visualising data. This pattern is suited to large quantitative units where students can benefit from learningContinue reading “Student-generated data”


STATS Level of DifficultyEasyUnit Size Evaluated840ScopeSemester-longDeliveryOnlineRelated PatternsSINGLE-DAY WORKSHOPS LARGE WORKSHOP FORMAT REFLECTION AT SCALE This pattern is concerned with attaching micro-deadlines to online tasks within SELF-PACED ONLINE MODULES. It is suitable for large units containing a high degree of self-paced online learning or pre-work, and where smaller tasks are used to build towards larger summativeContinue reading “Micro-deadlines”

Introducing design thinking online

STATS Level of DifficultyEasyUnit Size Evaluated500-1000ScopeSingle activityDeliveryIn-person, online or hybridResources NeededSelf-paced interactive module resourcesDesign thinking scaffold for workshops (teacher and student) Related PatternsCONNECT:IN WORKSHOP Design thinking is an approach that is increasingly used to help creatively problem-solve, collaborate in teams in creative ways, and manage and communicate complexity (Razzouk & Shute, 2012). Design thinking skills areContinue reading “Introducing design thinking online”

Object based learning at scale

STATS Level of DifficultyMedium Unit Size Evaluated1500-2100ScopeSingle activityDeliveryOnline and hybridResources NeededOnline museum catalogueRelated PatternsGROUPWORK COMMUNICATING CLEAR INSTRUCTIONSINTERACTION WITH CONTENT  This pattern is concerned with active learning strategies for large classes in Higher Education. Object Based learning (OBL) is a student-centred approach that uses objects to facilitate deep learning.  This pattern is useful for shifting student perspectives.Continue reading “Object based learning at scale”

Single-day workshop scheduling

STATS Level of DifficultyMediumUnit Size Evaluated600-840ScopeWeekly activityDeliveryFace-to-faceResources NeededTimetablingRelated PatternsLARGE WORKSHOP FORMATTEAM TEACHING MICRO-DEADLINES SELF-PACED ONLINE MODULES This pattern is concerned with scheduling all workshops in a large, blended unit each week on a single day. As students spend much of the week working independently on SELF-PACED ONLINE MODULES, this ensures that there is an ‘anchorContinue reading “Single-day workshop scheduling”

Self-paced online modules

STATS Level of DifficultyHardUnit Size Evaluated1000-1500ScopeSemester longDeliveryOnline and hybridResources NeededLMS, educational media, formative assessment toolRelated PatternsVISUALISATIONSIMMEDIATE FEEDBACK ONLINE  This pattern is concerned with one of the main problems of teaching at scale, which is the lack of consistency in delivering content.  Online self-paced modules are an accessible and effective form of learning, often used inContinue reading “Self-paced online modules”

Live Q&A

STATS Level of DifficultyMediumUnit Size Evaluated700-1600ScopeSemester longDeliveryFully onlineResources NeededOnline discussion toolRelated PatternsSELF-PACED ONLINE MODULESONLINE DISCUSSION A live Q&A session where questions are ‘crowdsourced’ from students ahead of time via an online discussion or polling tool. This pattern works best in a mixed-model delivery context where students initially learn content from SELF-PACED ONLINE MODULES, and then actively apply information in tutorials with peers. The pattern supports this delivery modelContinue reading “Live Q&A”