Training: Blending your teaching – lunchtime seminars in Nov/Dec at University of Brighton

Want to find out how to actually implement blended learning? Take these lunchtime seminar opportunities being offered by University of Brighton’s CLT:

Please click here if you would like to attend one or more of the following:


Blending your teaching – using the new touchscreens for seminars and group work teaching

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 1.30-2.30 pm, Explore Studio, Checkland Building, Falmer campus

Touchscreens are being rolled out across the University as part of the programme of classroom modernisation. This session will allow participants to gain hands-on experience using the screens for presenting, sharing content from their own devices and the advanced features the screens offer, with a focus on their effective use in seminars and group work.


Blending your teaching: using learning analytics

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 1.00 – 2.00 pm, Online

This online webinar will explain Learning Analytics (LA) and give an overview of developments both internationally and in Brighton. There will be opportunities for participants to discuss how they would hope to use LA in their teaching.


Blending your teaching: creative, playful and innovative approaches to teaching

Wednesday 6 December 2017, 1.30 – 2.30 pm, Room 217, Westlain House, Falmer campus

This session explores some engaging ways of increasing student learning through planning sessions around 15-20 minute blocks, and managing activities such as modelling with Lego, using Kahoot! on mobile devices, and exploring 3D objects and environments using Google Cardboard and Nearpod. Whether preparing for seminars, small group teaching or large lectures there will be some ideas for you.


Details of all training and development opportunities offered by the Centre for Learning and Teaching can viewed on our website. To access, please click here

The flipped classroom at BSMS – What happened at a recent workshop

Dr Julia Montgomery
Director of Assessment & Feedback and Senior Lecturer in Medical Education

We recently ran a one-day workshop, titled “Do you want to flip?”, for BSMS teachers interested in learning more about this approach and have a go at developing pre-lecture material. Here is a quick report back on how it went.

What is the flipped classroom?

The ‘flipped classroom’ approach to teaching is relatively new, emerging as a term around 2010.

The first principle is that students are given pre-lecture work to do that covers the basic/fundamentals of the subject so that the time within the actual lecture with the lecturer can be used to explore the subject in greater depth and thus moving the student from a receiver of facts to the higher stages of Bloom’s taxonomy of learning, the application of knowledge and critical thinking.

The second principle is the use of blended learning both before and during the lecture time. Blended learning involves the use of both on line digital media (videos, podcasts, animations, quizzes, narrated slides) as well as face-to face-teaching. Continue reading