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Hello all, and welcome to SoTLWriMo. This is the brainchild of Nathalie and Sarah, and it stands for SoTL Writing Month. During the month of November we are going to commit to some regular SoTL writing each day and, with a little help from our friends (including our AI buddies!), we’ve put together some strategies […]

How would you play it?

Dr Louise Sheridan, Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader: MEd Adult Education, Community Development and Youth Work, University of Glasgow Dr Merja Kylmäkoski, Principal Lecturer, Humak University of Applied Sciences A character-based game for teaching This blog introduces a teaching activity that was developed as a tool to promote the active engagement of students within a Higher Education setting. […]

#SoTLAdvent: Day 11

Why do students drop computing science? Matthew Barr & Maria Kallia Background In many parts of the world – including Scotland – there is a shortage of Computing Science graduates. And we are particularly short on female Computing Science (CS) graduates. There are lots of reasons for this, and prior work has found that students […]

#SoTLAdvent: Day 10

Saeeda Bhatti,’s contribution is the sharing of two examples of teaching practice–Student Selected Components (SSCs)–from colleagues in the Medical School Background Student Selected Components (SSCs) are modules which students select as part of their undergraduate medical studies. The SSCs which I have designed developed from my personal interest as a science communicator. Since 2016, […]

#SoTLAdvent: Day 08

Investigating The Impact of Public Engagement (PE) Training on Communication Skills and PE Perspectives Laura Richmond (University of Glasgow) The University of Glasgow’s MSc Cancer Research and Precision Oncology is a 1-year programme which offers students a comprehensive training in cancer sciences, however an opportunity exists to enhance the level of public engagement (PE) training […]