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Speed research pods: A flexible tool for collaborative and authentic learning experiences

Peering at rows of busy frames with small, static faces and navigating staccato speaking cues is not exactly the perfect recipe for comfortable, collaborative or creative classroom sessions! Whilst Zoom has enabled valuable synchronous learning opportunities and ensured a vital continuation of learning during the pandemic, it has not been without its challenges for teaching. In particular, in encouraging meaningful student engagement.

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“What do you want to get out of this?”

What happens when you invite staff and students, from different disciplines and learning traditions, to a conversation on the topic of improving student engagement? Would their experiences and views be similar or shaped by their diverse backgrounds? Would the conversation generate new insights that they could take into their practice as teachers and learners?

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Community, cameras and challenging the status quo

In this issue’s Peer Review, our panel answers your questions on how to help students take risks in their learning, feel they belong, and turn their cameras on! Sharing their perspectives are students Sumaiya Shaikh and Jigyasha Kathrani, and staff member Dr Louise Taylor (Bunce).

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