Showcases

Assignment rubrics for supportive feedback and consistent grading

On the Certificate in Safety and Health programme, assignments are designed as far as possible to be of practical benefit to students in their study and work contexts.

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Paper Tower Challenge

A class of 320 first year students of UCD Mechanical and Materials Engineering have been set a challengeto build a one meter tall paper tower that will hold one kilogram.

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Negatively-marked MCQ exams: Biased or not?

An optimum assessment structure will measure student knowledge accurately and without bias.

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Chemistry Pre-Lab Quizzes

The School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology delivers general (level 1-2) laboratory courses to over 2000 students each year – resulting in over 9,000 individual student experiments being carried out.

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Development and teaching of a large online undergraduate module

Food Diet and Health is a large general elective module which aims to give a basic understanding of nutrition, food science and food safety to students.

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Academic Skills Development - A Disciplinary Approach

The Centre for Distance Learning has developed two academic skills modules which form part of the Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) programme.

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Professor Pat Gibbons - Teaching Strategies for Success

Professor Pat Gibbons, Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Strategic Management shares his Teaching Strategies for Success.

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Bringing Undergraduate Research to Life

This showcase is about how use of a Research Expo has brought research to life for UCD undergraduate business students who, as part-time students,

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Think Pair Share

Stage one students may not have much experience sitting with uncertainty. And so when first introduced to uncertainty, it brings along its good friend anxiety.

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Using Blogs and Twitter to Encourage Student Engagement

The context was a stage 1 semester 1 module in Geography with 360 students and a focus on skills development. GEOG 10020 examined the nature and character of cities within a wide historical sweep.

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Turning a traditional teaching setting into a feedback-rich environment

There is a constant need to look for new ways of motivating students, of providing them prompt feedback and of helping them to retain the material at lectures.

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Six Ways to Engage Students with Feedback

Dr Geraldine O'Neill looks at how we can rethink our definition of feedback, moving away from a retrospective approach, to an approach which develops students' own judgment and self-monitoring skills.

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Mechanics Video Tutorials for 320+ First-year Engineering Students

Mechanics for Engineers is a core module taken by every engineering student in semester one of first year.

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Creative Challenge for Science Students

The challenge for the students is to develop a learning aid to teach the fundamentals of organ specific toxicology. They are encouraged to be creative and are free to work in any media.

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Projects in Teaching Linguistics: Burden or Opportunity?

Sociolinguitics 2 is a second year core module in the BA major in Linguistics. Every year this module is taken by about 75 students in semester one.

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Consumer Law: Real-world Applications and Communications

Lawyers have a reputation for using complex and archaic language, and it is often a challenge for law students to present their research in language which is accessible to others.

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Case Study

Digital Badges in Psychiatry

PSYC40150 is a 10 credit clinical module in Psychiatry which students take in stage five of their medical degree course.

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One Minute Paper

Introduction to Applied Psychology is a large general elective module taken by approximately 520 students each year.

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Enhancing Student Learning and Engagement with Technology

MIS20040 (eMarketing & Social Networking) is an undergraduate module (5 ECTS) offered to both Lochlann Quinn School of Business and other UCD horizon students.

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Bringing Bees Back to Belfield

Students have an opportunity to handle bee colonies in the apiary and experience at first hand bee activities and behaviour within the hive environment on campus.

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Student Participation for Social Learning

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself …… Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand” Chinese proverb

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How to ‘Articulate’ the research process for students

This module ‘BMGT 2003S Management Research Project’ is delivered to UCD, part-time, undergraduate students in Singapore.

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Professor Mark Keane - Teaching Strategies for Success

How can you help first-year students to understand the practical applications of computer science from the start of the programme.

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Case Study

Failure to Follow Instructions Impairs Novel Assessment Strategy

This module is delivered in semester one and serves to provide students with an introduction to the structure and function of the four kinds of tissue that make up the human body,

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Interactivity for 200+ Sciences Students in Statistics Modelling Module

Statistics is boring. This is the view that most students have of the subject when they enter UCD, and many of them keep it for their entire career. But statistics isn’t boring,

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Professor Gavin Barrett - Teaching Strategies for Success

Professor Gavin Barrett, Jean Monnet Professor of European Constitutional and Economic Law shares a number of strategies including enabling students to think independently.

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Using a Virtual Classroom to Support Part-time Business Students

This module, BMGT3002D Undergraduate Dissertation, is a core module on the Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) part-time programme at UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business.

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Lessons Learned from Lecturing in Guangzhou, China

An Introduction to Horticulture, Forestry & Land Use and Environment is a core module taken by all UCD/ South China Agricultural University (SCAU) students.

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Using Smartphones in Class to Access Irish Language Resources

Many teachers of Irish like myself are persecuted by the very bilingual dictionaries they cherish.

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Professor Anne Drummond - Teaching Strategies for Success

Professor Anne Drummond, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, shares her teaching strategies for success with the UCD Community.

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Enhancing Performance through a Competitive Team Tournament

In some scenarios, the time constraints of modularization have become an impediment to the successful achievement of learning outcomes.

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Professor Danielle Clarke - Teaching Strategies for Success

Professor Danielle Clarke, Professor of English Renaissance Language and Literature shares strategies she has been using for many years to engage and teach students.

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Using Wikis to Facilitate Small-group Learning

The context was a stage 1 semester 1 module in Geography with 360 students and a focus on skills development.

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Using a Wiki to Share Undergraduate Student Project Ideas

In semester one of the Bachelor of Business Studies, stage two students are required to complete a 10 ECTS project-based module, HRM2001D Management Practice 1.

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Study Skills for University Learning

Feargal Murphy, a lecturer in the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies talks about a module he developed for the Humanities to teach Study Skills for University Learning.

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