- Assessment and feedback
- Hiring a student to create educational videos
- Using open-source GIS in teaching
- Automating the generation of mathematical question banks
- PeerWise: a repository for student-designed MCQs
- Using avatars in a virtual world to teach a distance-learning course
- Learning to make connections in pharmacy using Mediawiki
- SysMIC: an interactive distance learning course
- Providing graphics skills through distance learning
- Asynchronous language practice for distance learners
- Preparing students for research using virtual labs and a journal club
- Bite-sized CPD courses for dental care professionals
- Internationalisation of the curriculum and global citizenship
- Key skills and PPD
- Large-group teaching
- Object-based learning
- Peer-assisted learning
- Peer observation of teaching
- Personal tutoring
- Problem-based learning
- Research-based learning
- Small-group teaching
- Teaching administration
"Teaching is about creating those moments where the world suddenly makes a little bit more sense."
Dr Ben Hanson, Department of Mechanical Engineering
E-learning case studies
Below are some examples of great e-learning projects taking place around UCL.
Professor Andrew Eder and Ruth Glover of the Eastman Dental Institute discuss how they developed a range of ‘podcourses’ to enable dental care professionals to fulfil mandatory CPD requirements in bite-sized chunks. More...
Published: Sep 10, 2013 5:06:29 PM
Professor Bas Aarts, Seth Mehl and Sean Wallis describe the three interactive apps they’ve developed, and explain why spelling, punctuation and good writing are important. More...
Published: Sep 10, 2013 4:31:25 PM
Dr Adrien Desjardins of the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering explains why he introduced a video-making element to two of his courses, an idea for which he won a Provost's Teaching Award in 2013. More...
Published: Aug 20, 2013 10:58:54 AM
Dr Richard Day explains the ways in which he prepares his Master’s students for research projects and practical lab work. More...
Published: Aug 14, 2013 4:25:42 PM
In this PowerPoint presentation, Professor Trish Greenhalgh shares experiences and research interviews collected during the running of an online Master's course in the UCL Medical School. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:59:47 PM
Earlier this year, Dr An Vanderhelst was awarded a Teaching Innovations Grant so that she could trial VoiceThread, a video blogging tool that enables distance-learning students to practise their speaking skills in their own time. Here, she discusses her experiences. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:39:24 PM
Professor Matthew Carmona explains why and how the Bartlett School of Planning set up the Urban Skills Portal, an online resource to help postgraduate students develop graphics skills prior to their arrival at UCL. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:35:18 PM
Gerold Baier, Chris Barnes, Phil Lewis, James Smith, Nadine Mogford, Adrian Shepherd and Geraint Thomas explain the SysMIC project, which involves a consortium of universities providing a distance learning course via an online, interactive web environment. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:33:30 PM
David West and Andrew Wilderspin from the School of Pharmacy explain the Provost's Teaching Award-winning Integrated Therapeutics Project, in which wikis are used to teach students integration. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:30:10 PM
An Vanderhelst, Teaching Fellow in Dutch, explains how virtual world Second Life can help in distance-learning courses. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:23:30 PM
Stefanie Anyadi, Sam Green and Kevin Tang discuss how PeerWise fared when it was piloted on a Linguistics module. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:19:57 PM
In this video, Dr Tristan Robinson from UCL Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEGE) discusses his experiences of automating the generation of mathematical question banks using Matlab GUI. The presentation slides are available to download below the video. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:13:02 PM
In this video, Liz Jones from UCL Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEGE) discusses the pros and cons of using open-source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in teaching undergraduate students. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:02:49 PM
Dr Nicolas Szita, Senior Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering, discusses hiring a student to create videos that would complement his teaching in Bioprocess Microfluidics (BENG M027 & G027). More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:46:54 PM
Peter Smitham of the UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science (IOMS) explains how his team used an E-Learning Development Grant (ELDG) to develop a series of podcasts. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:39:17 PM
Dr Paul Walker, Principal School-Facing Teaching Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT), explains how he uses textwalls and word clouds to quickly gain an impression of students' knowledge or opinions. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:36:42 PM
Lynsie Chew, Teaching Fellow in Accounting, explains how she makes her lectures more interactive using live, on-screen annotation. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:31:15 PM
In 2012, Oliwia Berdak won a Provost's Teaching Award for the policy portfolio scheme she devised as a postgraduate teaching assistant (PGTA). Here, she explains the concept and its benefits. More...
Published: Aug 6, 2013 5:00:01 PM
The Institute for Global Health’s Dr Jolene Skordis-Worrall and Dr Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli explain the challenges and triumphs they encountered when turning one of their existing modules into an online-only, Moodle-based course. More...
Published: Aug 6, 2013 4:35:38 PM
- Please note that the case studies section of the Teaching and Learning Portal is a continually evolving resource. If you or your colleagues are involved in great projects or practices that others might be able to take inspiration from, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Find out more about e-learning at UCL
- Visit the E-Learning Environments (ELE) website
- For discipline-specific advice on e-learning, contact one of the CALT school-facing teaching fellows
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