Teaching & Learning


Initiatives and resources supporting the objectives of UCL's Education Strategy 2016-21


Labs and practice-based education Community of Practice

A new Community of Practice site on Moodle brings together colleagues offering alternative lab and practice-based education solutions for the 2020-21 academic year.

A new Community of Practice Moodle site aims to link together colleagues that are seeking to offer alternative to their traditional laboratory and practice-based activities either online or through offsite activities.  

Practical activities are a core part of many of the degree programmes at UCL and there is a remarkable spread of activities that fall under this category of teaching activities. We are already seeing many innovative ideas emerging giving students equivalent experiences either online, through take-home kits or alternative activities. 

The new site has been developed by the Lab and Practice-Based Education Group, co-led by Professor John Mitchell (Engineering Faculty) and Professor Bob Sheil (Bartlett Faculty), who are developing guidance and resources for alternative Labs and practice-based provisions online. The Community of Practice supplements the case studies and guidance published on these Education Planning, 2020-21 pages. Each section of the new CoP site includes a forum where hopefully you will find others either facing the same challenges or working on innovative ideas.

The site and new material will be added regularly.

Join the Community of Practice