In this podcast series, Dr Sarah Dyer (Chair in Digital Education) speaks to staff within the Faculty about their teaching, what they do, what works well in teaching, assessment or student support and gathers useful tips and resources to enhance teaching.
You can listen to the podcasts from this page, or alternatively you can subscribe via your preferred service via the links to the right.
If you have any questions about any of these Podcasts or want to be involved in future Podcasts, contact Linda Irish Linda.M.Irish@manchester.ac.uk or your School eLearning team.
Ep 19: SEED: Social Media in Education with Mark Carrigan
In episode 19, we are joined by Mark Carrigan, Lecturer in Education and programme director for the Digital Technologies Communication and Education MA course.
Mark’s work as a digital sociologist has led him to lead research and publications on social media, digital platforms and emerging technologies.
Ep 18: Outstanding Teaching with Chika Watanabe
In this episode Hannah Cobb is joined by Chika Watanabe, winner of the 2021 Faculty of Humanities Outstanding Teaching Award. They explore what students want, being inspired by Ungrading, and how to implement alternative forms of assessment.
- Ungrading by Susan D. Blum (book)
- Ungrading by Susan D. Blum (blog post)
- How to Ungrade by Jesse Stommel (blog post)
Ep 17: SEED: Working Together with Colleagues to Support Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Peter Kahn
In this episode, we are joined by Peter Kahn, Professor of Digital Education and Digital Chair for SEED. He shares his experience of working in teaching and learning and plans for initiatives and innovations to support colleagues working together in SEED.
Music: Vignette Skies (royalty free music)
Ep 16: Student-Centred Review of Assessment and Feedback with Gillian Ulph and Elly Aspey
In this episode, Hannah Cobb meets Gillian Ulph and Elly Aspey from The University of Manchester Law School. Gillian and Elly talk us through the process and benefits of undertaking a student-centred review of assessment and feedback. Related link: Student-Staff Partnerships in Teaching and Learning Design by John Owen
Ep 15: Digital Education with Mairéad Pratschke
Hannah Cobb meets Mairéad Pratschke, new Chair in Digital Education in the School of Arts Languages and Cultures (SALC). Join us to find out more about Mairéad’s journey from lecturer/researcher in Film and History, to working in the EdTech industry, and back into Higher Education. Learn how she has fused her experience in recent roles and hear a ‘trailer’ for the future of digital in SALC. A must-listen for those in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, as well as lots of interesting reflections for those in other schools and universities. Learn more about the Teaching Innovation Collective (UoM staff only): https://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/salc/teaching-and-supervision/teaching-innovation/collective/
Ep 14: Size and Shape Update with David Spendlove
In this episode, Hannah Cobb welcomes back David Spendlove for an update on the Size and Shape programme.
To learn more about the Learning Design service (UoM staff only): https://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/humanities/teaching-support/elearning/training/held/
Music by ScandinavianSoundDesign (https://www.pond5.com)
Ep 13: SEED: Learning Technology and Face-to-Face Teaching with Amanda Banks Gatenby
In episode 13, we are joined by Amanda Banks Gatenby, Associate Director of Teaching and Learning, Distance and e-Learning within SEED. We talk about the return to face-to-face teaching and the use of technology used to support distance learning. Mandi is a lecturer in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education (Manchester Institute for Education).
Ep 12: Size and Shape with David Spendlove
In this month’s podcast, Becki Bennett chats to David Spendlove about what the university’s Size and Shape project means for the Faculty of Humanities.
If you would like to discuss Size and Shape further, David can be contacted at David.Spendlove@manchester.ac.uk.
Ep 11: Embedding Accessibility with Wendell Kimper
In episode 11, Becki Bennett chats to Wendell Kimper, lecturer in linguistics in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Wendell is working on a project looking at the embedding of accessibility into our teaching and learning practice.
Becki and Wendell discuss the importance of accessibility and provide examples of good practice. They also talk about offering choice not only when and where assessments can be taken, but also in the modes of assessment.
Ep 10: SEED: Karenne Sylvester and Gamification in Education
In episode 10, Karenne Sylvester from the Humanities eLearning Team, talks about Gamification in Education. Karenne draws on her knowledge and experience from her MA in Education Technology and three-year diploma in games, design and development at Future Works, Manchester.
Ep 09: Innovative Assessment with Employers with Ali Owrak
In our second episode with Ali Owrak of Alliance Manchester Business School, Becki Bennett and Ali chat about how he created assessments with employers, transforming employability scores for his graduates.
Ep 08: Co-designing Curriculum with Ali Owrak
In this episode, Becki Bennett talks to Ali Owrak from Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) about co-designing curriculum. Ali and his academic colleagues worked with students to redesign the curriculum for their programme, resulting in improved NSS scores and winning Programme of the Year.
Look out for a future podcast where Ali shares his experience creating assessments with companies, transforming employability scores for their graduates.
Ep 07: SEED: Dr Joanne Tippett & Matthew Sanderson on lessons in Dual Delivery
In this longer edition of the podcast, Rachel Willder talks to Dr Joanne Tippett and Matthew Sanderson about their experience of teaching with Dual Delivery, how to keep students engaged and the running of breakout rooms in teaching.
Ep 06: SEED: Matthew Sanderson on Dual Delivery and Field courses
In this episode, Rachel Willder talks to Matthew Sanderson about running field courses with Dual Delivery and offers some tips that they learned whilst running them.
Ep.05: Dan Foulder Discusses the Effect of the Pandemic on Our First Year Students
In this episode, Dan Foulder shares his thoughts with us on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the delivery of teaching and learning for our 1st year students.
Ep 04: SEED: Matthew Sanderson and Engagement with Online Learners
In this episode, Rachel Willder talks to Matthew Sanderson about Dual Delivery and engaging with online learners.
Ep.03: Dual Delivery with Huw Morgan
In this episode, Huw Morgan (AMBS) tells us about his experience of dual teaching large lectures and how students engaged. He also shares some tips and lessons learned.
Ep.02: Innovative Assessment and Student Community: Student Radio Programmes with Dr. Melanie Giles
In this episode, Professor Becki Bennett talks with Dr. Melanie Giles about assessing students who produce a collaborative radio programme.
Ep.01: Dual Delivery Method of Teaching: Miriam Firth
In this episode, Becki Bennett talks to Miriam Firth (SEED) about dual teaching and her first experiences of teaching simultaneously on campus to both in-class and online students. See more guidance on dual teaching in Humanities.