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Case Studies - Large-group teaching

Real-life planning scenario based on Dar es Salaam

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Students role-play a protest

Dr Kamna Patel tells us about the week-long scenario-based learning exercise students at the Development Planning Unit (DPU) undertook in Autumn 2012.

Learning to make connections in pharmacy using Mediawiki

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Sample concept map

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.

PeerWise: a repository for student-designed MCQs

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A group works together at a computer

Stefanie Anyadi, Sam Green and Kevin Tang discuss how PeerWise fared when it was piloted on a Linguistics module.

Canvassing student opinions using a textwall

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Wordcloud example

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.

Using 'digital ink' in lectures

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Audience in a UCL lecture theatre

Lynsie Chew, Teaching Fellow in Accounting, explains how she makes her lectures more interactive using live, on-screen annotation.

Peer review of virology essays

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Students discussing work with each other

Dr Richard Milne, from the Centre for Virology, explains how introducing a peer review system helped improve his students' essay marks by an average of one degree class.

Using peer assessment in Chemical Engineering

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Students working together

The UCL Department of Chemical Engineering's Dr Eva Sorensen discusses her experiences of using peer assessment with fourth-year students.

Mark and give feedback on 100 assignments in an hour through peer-marking

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Students working together

In Engineering Mathematics, it's important to mark and give feedback on assignments quickly, as each topic builds on the last.

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