Teaching at Nottingham is a continually updated collection of peer-reviewed academic development resources. It offers both a window onto the University's teaching culture and a space for the critical evaluation of teaching practice.

The resources, typically 2-5 minute videos or 500-1000 word texts, represent the staff experience of teaching at Nottingham. Collectively, they reflect a thriving teaching culture in a research-led university.

The collection is widely used by staff at Nottingham, around UK HEIs and internationally. It is produced by the University's PESL initiative.

"PESL is an important tool in achieving the University's aim of continually enhancing its teaching"

Professor David Riley
Pro Vice Chancellor for the Student Experience

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"The technology's not hard, what's hard is designing the questions…to get the sort of responses that are going to be useful"

Andrew Fisher
School of Humanities
Preparing for using a student response system in your lecture.

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HE Agenda: E-learning by technology

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Professor Michèle Clarke
School of Geography

Creativity and criticism: spotting a gap and motivations to ... "I joined the Department in 2000 and as part of my teaching, began a…"   (Jun 2005)

Did curiosity do anything more than kill the cat? The ... "The University of Nottingham's, Learning and Teaching Strategy for 2002-2005 states …"   (Sep 2004)

A University-wide study into student motivation parameters: ... "Academics and university management require knowledge of student motivation …"   (Sep 2005)

External link to: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~lgzwww/contacts/a-z/index.phtml?name=clarke In my view, learning should be fun; an engaging, challenging and rewarding experience both for student and teacher. Of course, making complex ideas fun for all participants is a far from easy task but if you can enable students to use their own imagination and creativity in an interactive manner which develops critical thought and deep understanding, the academic achievements can be impressive, the task memorable and the benefits for the individual long-lasting… (guest editorial)

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Total resource views across all PESL websites since Nov 2005

47,324

resource views on campus

42,089

by UK HEI visitors

8,890

by .edu visitors

592,445

resource views by all visitors

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Understanding evaluation: SET SEM and the student learning ... "Student evaluation procedures play a key role across the HE sector in gauging …"   (Sep 2008; 27 views)

Placements in Nursing: academic, mentor and student ...   (Jan 2010; 3 min 59s video; 6 views)

The academic's role in supporting placement mentors.   (Jan 2010; 3 min 21s video; 6 views)

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Understanding evaluation: SET SEM and the student learning ... "Student evaluation procedures play a key role across the HE sector in gauging …"   (Sep 2008; 1766 views)

Mathematics Electronic Learning Environment in Engineering ... "MELEES is a web-based environment, developed since 2002, to support students who …"   (Jul 2004; 739 views)

Asking questions of students in lectures.   (Jul 2004; 2 min 28s video; 730 views)

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PESL on campus, around UK HEIs and Internationally

On campus, 84 staff and students have viewed 299 PESL web pages in the last four weeks.

In the same period, 69 people from 41 UK HEIs have viewed 109 pages. Internationally, 16 people from 14 .edu HEIs have viewed 31 pages.

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