Review, Refresh or Renew

The Review, Refresh or Renew approach is designed to support academics with revisiting their module and preparing for the new academic year. This approach draws both on staff feedback and the evaluation of the ADAPT and EnABLE process (April 2021) employed during 2020.

The information below can be used to support and guide you through the process of reviewing and enhancing your modules.

Please click a title to navigate to the correct area: Review, Examples of Practice, Refresh or Renew

Small Changes

If you have identified small changes to your module, we have provided some support resources and links to ideas for embedding new activities/practices. You also have the option to use the offline ABC tool to map out your changes.

Jump to the Refresh section

Significant Changes

If you have identified that your module has to undergo significant changes, the Digital Education team can provide support with consultation and customised workshops to help you and your team.

Jump to the Renew section

Review

Your annual module review allows reflection on the current module design; what worked well, and if any changes are needed.  To support you,  the following standard questions have been compiled into a document which you may choose to use when reviewing your module.

Standard questions to consider when undertaking a module review  | Link to external document (docx)

Please note: In reflecting on the past year,  the Office for Students also recently published the outcomes of a national review (Feb 2021)  into digital teaching and learning during the national lockdown.  For further information, see the full report below.

Gravity assist: propelling higher education towards a brighter future – Office for Students | External link

At the end of this review you may wish to proceed further:

1) Small modifications: If your review has suggested that small changes are needed. We would recommend looking at the Refresh section of the site for guidance.

2) Significant modifications: If your review has suggested that you have to change a lot for your current module to work, we would recommend that you look at the Renew section of the site for guidance.

Please note: Depending on the modifications proposed following the module review, the University’s Programme Modification Process may need to be undertaken to consider and approve the changes for the next academic year session. To assess whether a programme modification is required, and for information on the process and time-frames involved, please visit the Office of Quality, Standards and Partnerships via the link  Programme Modification Information and Guidance | External Link

Additionally, it might be worth discussing your proposed module changes with your Link Quality Officer and/or College Director of Academic Quality and Standards for guidance.

Examples of practice.

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Dynamic Teaching with Live Audience Interaction | Internal Link

See how Trevor Simpson from the School of Health and Social Care uses Poll Everywhere to gather live feedback and build conversations with students in lectures.

Combining Research with Blog Writing| Internal Link

See how Chris O’Rourke from the Lincoln School of Design has used blog platforms to help students gather and store research.

Students Creating an Information Video | Internal Link

See how Clare Miller from the School of Life Sciences has students presenting information in an engaging way through video creation using Panopto.

Students Communicate Practical Technique Via Video | Internal Link

See how Gillian Fowler from the School of Life Sciences enables students to use video to communicate practical techniques.

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Engaging and assessing students through the development of digital content  | Daniel Bishop | Internal Link

From Telehealth to Telelearning – physical assessment teaching in a virtual world | Sean Morton | Internal Link

Improved engagement in online peer-review activities supporting assessment | Ellie Davison | Internal Link

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Pre-post work | Internal Link

Content & Structure | Internal Link

Student Discussion | Internal Link

Gaining & Sustaining Engagement | Internal Link

Dynamic Teaching with Live Audience Interaction | Internal Link

See how Trevor Simpson from the School of Health and Social Care uses Poll Everywhere to gather live feedback and build conversations with students in lectures.

Combining Research with Blog Writing | Internal Link

See how Chris O’Rourke from the Lincoln School of Design has used blog platforms to help students gather and store research.

Students Creating an Information Video | Internal Link

See how Clare Miller from the School of Life Sciences has students presenting information in an engaging way through video creation using Panopto.

Image text: Video Case Studies

Engaging and assessing students through the development of digital content  | Daniel Bishop | Internal Link

Youth Justice Live! Transporting Professional Partnerships into Blended Learning Spaces| Dr Sue Bond-Taylor | Internal Link

Reflecting upon lessons of ‘what works’: Developing student engagement & partnerships | Dr Kate Strudwick | Internal Link

Keynote: Understanding Online Behaviours & how they relate to (online) learning success | Dr Linda K Kaye | Internal Link

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Adding Interactivity: Getting Started | Internal Link

Adding Interactivity: Going Further | Internal Link

Gaining & Sustaining Engagement | Internal Link

Live Q & A Exploring Professional Practice | Internal Link 

See how Gyles Lingwood from the College of Arts has used Collaborate Ultra to connect current students with recent graduates to expand their perspectives and knowledge.

Learn by Doing Using Panopto | Internal Link

See how David Rugara in the Lincoln International Business School has used Panopto to simulate real-life problems and enable students to apply theory to practice.

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Online Teaching – Teaching Groups | Internal Links

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Delivering Practical Demonstrations Digitally | Internal Link

See how Anne Draycott from the Lincoln Scool of Design has used Panopto to develop practice based skills through digital methods.

Making Feedback Part of the Learning | Internal Link

See how Dr Kirsty Miller from the School of Psychology has used student consultation and feedback templates to improve students development of academic skills.

Students Creating an Information Video | Internal Link

See how Clare Miller from the School of Life Sciences has students presenting information in an engaging way through video creation using Panopto.

Debating with International Academics | Internal Link

See how Deborah Whelan from the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Design uses online sessions to help support students to expand their skills and knowledge by talking to professionals in the industry.

Live Q & A Exploring Professional Practice | Internal Link

See how Gyles Lingwood from the College of Arts Executive Office uses online sessions to connect with former graduates. Supporting and developing career opportunities.

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Engaging and assessing students through the development of digital content  | Daniel Bishop | Internal Link

Policy, Insight and Advice: Leveraging digital availability and competence | Catriona Hyde | Internal Link

Reflecting upon lessons of ‘what works’: Developing student engagement & partnerships| Dr Kate Strudwick | Internal Link

Coordinated priorities: Developing digital practice and ensuring inclusive practice | Dr Elizabeth BaileyInternal Link

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Online Assessment: Student Presentations | Internal Link

Student Facing Resources | Internal Link

Learning at Lincoln | Internal Link

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Delivering Practical Demonstrations Digitally | Internal Link

See how Ann Draycott from the Lincoln School of design supports students skills development by using Panopto to teach practical skills via digital methods.

Debating with International Academics | Internal Link

See how Deborah Whelan from the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Design uses online sessions to help support students to expand their skills and knowledge by talking to professionals in the industry.

Live Q & A Exploring Professional Practice | Internal Link

See how Gyles Lingwood from the College of Arts Executive Office uses online sessions to connect with former graduates. Supporting and developing career opportunities.

Image text: Video Case Studies

Youth Justice Live! Transporting Professional Partnerships into Blended Learning Spaces  | Dr Sue Bond-Taylor | Internal Link

Image text: Ideas & Information Pages

Self-Study | Internal Link

Assessment – Student Facing Resources | Internal Link

Learning at Lincoln | Internal Link

image text: Showcase

Dynamic Teaching with Live Audience Response | Internal Link

See how Trevor Simpson from the School of Health & Social Care has used Poll everywhere to support formative assessment practices.

Making Feedback Part of the Learning | Internal Link

See how Dr Kirsty Miller from the School of Psychology has used student consultation and feedback templates to improve students development of academic skills.

Students Creating an Information Video | Internal Link

See how Clare Miller from the School of Life Sciences has students presenting information in an engaging way through video creation using Panopto.

Creating Online Exhibitions for the Public | Internal Link

See how Sarah Longair from the School of History & Heritage has help students create an online virtual exhibition to analyse and synthesis information on artefacts.

Students Communicate Practical Techniques Via Video | Internal Link

See how Gillian Fowler from the School of Life Sciences has used Panopto to demonstrate an understanding of learned techniques and their applications.

Peer-review activities to Support Assessment | Internal Link

See how Dr Chris Dows from School of English & Journalism has used Collaborate Ultra and Blackboard Discussion boards to support assessment and feedback.

Image text: Video Case Studies

Engaging and assessing students through the development of digital content  | Daniel Bishop | Internal Link

From Telehealth to Telelearning – physical assessment teaching in a virtual world | Sean Morton | Internal Link

Improved engagement in online peer-review activities supporting assessment  | Ellie Davison | Internal Link

Reflecting upon lessons of ‘what works’: Developing student engagement & partnerships| Dr Kate Strudwick | Internal Link

Image text: Ideas & Information Pages

Online Assessment: Time Constrained Exams | Internal Link

Online Assessment : Open-Book Exams | Internal Link

Online Assessment: Video and Audio Submission | Internal Link

The Refresh stage supports staff to make small changes to their modules as part of continuing improvements for the upcoming academic year. As ever, it is important to ensure all modules are up-to-date and relevant, and to assist you below are several supporting resources to guide you through this process.

The DIY ABC (Offline) tool is available for you and your team to work independently, with video guidance, to create or reshape your modules. To find out more about the ABC curriculum design process, please click here to visit our ABC page (internal page).

ABC Survey & Tool Download | External link

By using the DIY ABC tool you and your team will be able to map our your curriculum, rearrange the learning journey and add new activities. This will give you a cohesive overview of the learning journey for each student and can help you identify activity gaps, learning objective mapping and highlight assessment practices.

Online Teaching & Learning Resources | Link to internal page

A link to a curated collection of advice, activities and resources designed to support the development and implementation of Online Teaching & Learning.

Online Assessment Resources | Link to internal page

A link to a a curated collection of advice, activities and resources designed to support the development and implementation of Online Assessment.

Showcase page | Link to internal page

This page highlight activities that have been embedded by academics across the University with clear instructions. Each of these showcase examples are designed to be adapted to work for your own subject area.

The Renew stage is designed to support staff with re-designing (or design a new module) for their curriculum. The digital education team can work in consultation with your module team to support you with the re-design process. They can offer insight into different examples of practice and support with embedding new assessment practices, learning objectives overviews and helping design the student journey. If you would like to go through the renew process, we would recommend you contact our team so we can hold a consultation session with you. This will help us establish your needs and we can then customise our support and resources appropriately.

Email our team | External Link – Opens an email to our team