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Three uses of Padlet in undergraduate dental education (Julie Mallinson)

Lockdown offered time to be more creative and inventive with teaching, which has proved rewarding for both teachers and students. Julie Mallinson used Padlet thoughtfully in three different ways. Her approach to Padlet is uncomplicated and accessible, and her results have been refreshing and effective. Full story Julie was new to Padlet, but found different …

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Learning to love Blackboard? Moving the MSc in Epidemiology online during the pandemic

Penny Whiting and Kaitlin Wade met the challenge of moving their MSc programme online during the pandemic. By exploring guides and experimenting with the tools available, as well as attending the BILT Digital Design course, they successfully moved their programmes online using Blackboard, Xerte, Padlet, Mentimeter, YouTube and VideoScribe. Student feedback has been positive, and …

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iBSc (Hons) Bioethics: pandemic pedagogy

The iBSc Bioethics programme team (Zuzana Deans, Richard Huxtable and Jonathan Ives) responded to COVID, flipping the programme to make the best of the teaching modes available. For the ‘Introduction to Bioethics’ unit, the team replaced the old model (2 hour interactive lectures, reading tasks, and research seminars) with 3×20 minute videos, individual tasks, online …

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