eLearning Why Bother?. Dr Max Jones University of Manchester [email protected] Challenges. How to improve teaching and learning in large humanities courses with reduced contact hours? How to make seminars more effective? How to support Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)?.
Revamp Level 2 Modern British History course – c.120-students.
1 lecture + 1 seminar per week.
Students must complete a “Seminar Worksheet” before each seminar
Single A4 Sheet with 4-6 questions.
The questions direct students’ engagement with assigned primary and secondary sources.
Students email a copy of worksheet to GTA before each weekly seminar.
‘The material available on-line significantly enhanced my learning’
Mean score of 1.81
Highest score of 140 UG course units with over 30 students in 2007-08
‘I learned more in my weekly seminar, if I had completed a Seminar Worksheet’,