Case studies


See also selected case studies grouped by discipline.

Creative approaches

Problem based learning

Blended approaches to support face-to-face teaching

Assessment and feedback

  • Assessment activity in the VLE – A short overview of two departments who used Yorkshare for formative and summative assessments.
  • Screencast commentary for formative feedback – Use of video for personalised, focused and efficient feedback to students.
  • Students in the feedback loop – The Department of Language and linguistics wanted to develop the core skills of Year 1 students by creating opportunities for dialogic feedback both via electronic and face-to-face communication.
  • VLE Exam – The Education department reflect on their experiences of using VLE Exam for controlled summative assessment.

Preparation for face-to-face learning

Programme approaches

  • Supporting module choices through the VLE – A programme approach for incoming first year undergraduates to choose modules before they arrive at university.
  • Online support for dissertations – A VLE site that was created for History undergraduates to use from the end of their second year right through until submission of the dissertation in their third year.

Supporting distance learning

Facilitating blended synchronous learning

Facilitating In-Class Engagement

Group work & collaboration

Evaluation approaches

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