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2015.09.25 | News

Report on the implementation and operation of the digital exam system WISEflow at Aarhus BSS

Aarhus BSS has just released a report on experience gained during the implementation and operation of WISEflow at Aarhus BSS during the period S2014 to S2015.

2015.09.24 | Research news

New book: Help your students overcome exam anxiety

Berit Lassesen, assistant professor at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Aarhus BSS, recently published a chapter in a new anthology, which aims to provide suggestions on how to prevent test anxiety and how we can help students who have developed an exam anxiety disorder. The purpose of this chapter is to give teachers insight into how they…

2015.09.10 | Research news

Contribute to new book: Chapter on PhD supervision

Gitte Wichmann-Hansen (CTL) has just published a chapter on PhD supervision in a new book on university pedagogy.

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2015.09.10 | Research news

Published article: students' doubts about their choice of study programme

Kim Jesper Herrmann (CTL), Rie Troelsen (SDU) and Anna Bager-Elsborg (CTL) have written the article (in Danish): "Med tvivlen som følgesvend: En analyse af omfang af og kilder til studietvivl blandt studerende" (Accompanied by doubt: An analysis of the extent and sources of study doubts among students - our translation) in Dansk Pædagogisk…

2015.09.10 | News

Get to grips with Blackboard and it’s many possibilities

New catalogue lists what CTL has to offer teaching staff at Aarhus BSS on the use of Blackboard and other digital tools

Professor Emeritus David Nicol, University of Strathclyde, UK

2015.08.24 | News

Learn how to apply effective feedback in your teaching

When the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) hosts an effective feedback inspiration day on 2 October, the purpose is to offer participants an insight into how to create a study environment with high quality feedback. This must be done without adding to the workload of the teaching staff. However, doing so entails a new understanding of the…

Associate Professor Ole Lauridsen: ”Generally, it is important that the students are activated in order to aid instant understanding”. (Photo: Mathias Elmose Andersen, CTL)

2015.06.29 | Research news

Tips for student-activating teaching

Students have to work actively during the lecture in order to learn. In this interview Associate Professor Ole Lauridsen provides tips for activating university students.

Robert Ormrod was inspired to use his new teaching method when he attended Centre for Teaching and Learning's Go Online course. (Photo: CUL)
Students at Robert Ormrod's course are also enthusiastic about the wiki. René, who attended last year's course, explains: "Well, I did not just choose the course because of the teaching methods, but it was a significant factor for me choosing the course. I thought that using the wiki gave me a new opportunity to develop my argumentation, not just with theory and literature, but with statistics taken directly from the stock market, from an annual report of a company-website and not least with video and quotes directly from the source.” (Photo: AU Communication)
“The course inspired me to think about how I could, in short term, include the various tools we were given. But also, I began considering how I could use the tools more globally, in the long term, in order to increase the teaching reach”, Robert Ormrod explains about CUL's Go Online course. (Photo: CUL)

2015.01.20 | Examples of good teaching

The Wiki Way – a new approach to using the internet for course work

Robert Ormrod started teaching three years ago. Back then, he had a classic approach to teaching, but he felt that the students lacked motivation. Ormrod attended CUL's Go Online course and began using an online wiki to activate the students and get them to present and discuss what they had learned in a new way.

Being an international student in Aarhus has its pros and cons. (Photo: AU Communication)
Sinika Timme, Germany: "It is simply much easier for me to get in touch with the Danish students than it is for the other international students here. The language just means so much,". (Photo: Steffen Moestrup)
Chin Yu Chai (Rebecca), Hong Kong: "I don’t really like drinking and partying, so maybe I am a bit outside". (Photo: Steffen Moestrup)
Laura Petrauskaite, Lithuania: "I don’t know if it is because of the culture or the sense of humour, but it felt really hard. Particularly in the beginning". (Photo: Steffen Moestrup)

2015.01.14 | CTL services

What’s it like to be an international student in Aarhus?

Internationalisation is on the agenda at both Aarhus University and Aarhus city council. Both have expressed a clear wish to upgrade on internationalisation and secure an increase in international students. But how do the international students feel about living and studying in Aarhus?

”It is my dream for all lecturers to have more possibilities and be better prepared for teaching in the international classroom when IntlUni is finished by next autumn,” says project coordinator Karen M Lauridsen. (Photo: CUL)
”It has been important to us that the different challenges should both be solved and make sense. For instance, one should not just group all students in a mix-up of as many different nationalities as possible. No, it has to make sense in the educational context,” explains Karen M. Lauridsen. (Photo: AU Communication)

2015.01.06 | CTL services

IntlUni prepares lecturers for the international classroom

The IntlUni project is reaching its final phase. Already now, the project can present a list of recommendations for bettering international study programmes.

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