Learning Issues
Student Numbers.

13 resources
across 4 Faculties

Faculty of Arts

Independent learning and student development.

The current debates within Higher Education concerning the increase in student numbers and the resulting pressures exacted upon… (493 word resource by Celeste-Marie Bernier et al.: January 2005).

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Assessment workload: rationalising the marking of coursework.

Assessment workload has increased drastically over the last few years as medical student numbers have increased and this has not… (476 word resource by Bakula Patel, School of Community Health Sciences: January 2005).


Demonstrating practical skills to large groups using an overhead visualiser.

Sarah Freeman: We start almost all of our practical classes off with some sort of demonstration showing the students where …

3 min 7s video by Sarah Freeman et al. (August 2009)


Development and implementation of a workshop simulation of a laboratory practical to increase student participation and realisation of course objectives.

Laboratory practicals fulfil numerous purposes within science-based degree courses. In addition to the obvious acquisition of… (402 word resource by Paul A Smith, School of Biomedical Sciences: January 2004).


Using a video as a standard reflective tool in teaching communication skills.

The increasing size of taught groups has proved difficult in teaching core communication skills, deemed necessary to provide safe… (488 word resource by Ann Childs et al.: September 2005).


Video overviews of specialist software for students new to biological databases.

One of the modules I convene on the MSc in Immunology and Allergy is a bio-informatics module where we want the students to get … (968 word resource by Paddy Tighe et al.: May 2009).

Faculty of Science

Automated assessment for large groups: a case study

As participation in higher and further education increases and technology advances there is an increasing interest in the use of… (424 word resource by Steven Mills, School of Computer Science & Information Technology: September 2004).

Faculty of Social Sciences

The future of practicals with increasing numbers.

Like you say, it's just a comment really. It is a problem; it means that we need to evaluate quite carefully what we are…

3 min 1s video by Michele Clarke et al. (January 2004)


How can you accommodate diversity in a large group?

It's a question of trying to find a balance between scaring the ones who've never done it before and not boring the ones who've got some experience with it…

5 min 39s video by Wyn Morgan et al. (January 2004)


How "small" is a "small group"?

"I don't think there is a critical size for a small group. We have tutorials with 20 to 25 per tutorial but I don't see… (283 word resource by Michael Humphreys et al.: January 2004).


Implications of moving from essay assessment to multiple choice in first year economics.

For the end of semester 1 NUBS examinations in January 2004 we moved to a multiple choice (MC) format. Apart from practical… (498 word resource by Aoife Hanley, Nottingham University Business School: September 2005).


Managing small groups in large groups.

There is the sound of conversations in the room as students work in small groups. "I was giving a session with over 300 students…

2 min 16s video by Do Coyle, School of Education (July 2004)


Preparing groups to manage themselves.

I have to spend a bit of time at the beginning of the first four lectures talking to the whole group, or rather…

5 min 25s video by Martin Binks, Nottingham University Business School (November 2009)

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