Session #17 - 15.45 - 16.45

1- Barriers to learning online for international undergraduate students - Claire Dawson, Nikos Tzivanakis (Coventry university London)

Abstract: The global pandemic of 2020 plunged Coventry University London into delivering learning online overnight. With little preparation time, the final weeks of the semester were transformed from in-class to online. The move online presented many opportunities and barriers for international undergraduate learners. This presentation will highlight some of the challenges faced by staff and students and synchronous and asynchronous strategies used to overcome them. Key challenges include motivation, anxiety and wellbeing, online etiquette, and peer interaction. Experiences will be shared from the perspective of International Fashion Management and Marketing and Financial Economics and Banking Course Directors.

2 - Lessons from China: How Sino-UK Migrated to Full Online Delivery in the Face of Covid-19 - John Fowler (FBL) [video]

Abstract: The ongoing pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges for delivery for a great number of institutions across the globe. This short presentation outlines the practical steps taken by Coventry's Sino-UK team that work in collaboration with the Southwest University of Political Science & Law in China. It is hoped that this session will help colleagues to reevaluate their short-medium term delivery methods especially with regard to China based students and internationalisation projects in general.

3 - We had the experience but missed the meaning. Using reflective videos to enhance entrepreneurial learning- Andreas Walmsley (FBL)

Abstract: Reflection is recognised as key to learning, especially in-depth learning. However, getting students to reflect critically can present a challenge. This presentation uses data from 77 reflective videos that featured as part of a formative assessment to explore the potential of reflective videos in stimulating reflection in entrepreneurship education. Findings show that the reflective video clips assisted in bringing to the fore tacit assumptions, helped make sense of experiences and even led to a level of personal reframing in relation to entrepreneurship.

4 - Collaborative Delivery between Courses – Is it a win-win situation? - Dr. Tosha Nembhard and Dr Karim Ahmed

Abstract: This session will summarise lessons learnt and challenges faced during a collaborative project between MSc and final year undergraduate students. The project management aspect of the final year module was delivered by staff delivering the MSc module. We shared content and expertise. Moreover, the postgrad students provided valuable guidance to the undergrad students with regards to their group project.