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Literacy & Writing Skills case studies
- Enabling Undergraduate Research - In Search of 'The Angel in the House': Women and Domestic Culture in the Nineteenth Century - March 2010
- This case study offers an account of a research-based undergraduate option offered in Year 2 at Bath Spa University. The project introduces students to primary research in a number of different settings. The study focuses, in particular, on one strand of the module which supports students in exploring representations of domestic life in literature and print culture in the period.
- Using online learning journals to enhance students’ engagement with literary theory
- This case study describes how online learning journals were used to help students to engage with literary theory on a module on contemporary Canadian fiction. Amongst the many benefits described the reflective journals enhanced seminar discussions and motivated students to complete the critical reading.
- From stick to carrot – using Turnitin to help improve students’ writing
- This case study looks at how Turnitin (an electronic plagiarism detection tool) works within a VLE (WebCT/Vista) and demonstates how it can be set up as a pre-submission checking tool for students.
- Testing Language Skills using Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA)
- This case study explores a first year module at the University of Wales, Bangor where a series of multiple choice tests on sentences, commas, semi-colons and apostrophes are provided for the students in the Blackboard virtual learning environment to improve their language skills.
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