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)?.
eLearning Why Bother?
Dr Max Jones
University of Manchester
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’,