Category: Online Learning

A face in the crowd: how can better understanding your audience drive sustainability for your project?

In a recent Incubator workshop, project leaders were asked to bring an object that represented their project. Why did we do this? Hazel Beevers, who led the workshops for us, sets out our thinking. Well, try it yourself. Think about the object that would represent your project; whether it’s a book, a vase or a piece…

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Get started using design thinking in Higher Education with these 10 steps

In the Incubator’s recent Innovation Lab, academics and students used the principles of design thinking to innovate and improve aspects of education and student experience at Exeter. Each project team worked with a Design Coach to support them with this new way of working. One of our Design Coaches, Dr Bo Kelestyn (The University of…

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Encompass: Decolonising STEM – what is this all about? 

Our STEM topics are built in a culture of collecting and representing scientific knowledge based on clear facts that have emerged from (often) centuries of scientific endeavour. For those designing and delivering University content to students it has become clear that some more focussed discussion around what decolonising is, is required. A question often asked is: How is decolonising relevant to STEM?  To help address this question, a team at the University of Exeter…

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Reflections on the Education Incubator Summer Writing Retreats 2021

This blog is written by Lewis Winks, who collaborated with the Education Incubator to facilitate our eDartington Writing Retreats in summer 2021. In this blog, Lewis reflects on his experiences of moving an ‘in person’ event online, and the lessons learned. I have been lucky enough to facilitate three online writing retreats (each lasting two…

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Exploring Global Nursing Educational Collaboration in a Virtual Classroom #1

Introducing the idea A University of Exeter Educator Incubator project in partnership with Lund University and our Nursing students.  We are looking for nursing students to volunteers, as researchers, facilitators, and co-authors!   Globally Engaged Learning: What are the benefits both educational and professionally of embedding globally engaged learning communities in nursing education? Why is…

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