Session #19 - 15.45 - 16.45

1 - Aula Overview

2 - Aula’s Tips, Tricks & Techniques  for Improving Students’ Learning Experience - Dr Anthony Olomolaiye, Dr Karim Ahmed and Dr Charlotte Collins 

Abstract: This session is aimed at individuals wanting to get to grips on maximising their utilisation of Aula for student engagement. The session will show tools and techniques that can be used enhance module page interactivity and uniqueness, while highlighting approaches for student engagement. Also addressing Do’s and Don’ts for setting up Aula pages. Most importantly, the focus will be on our students’ learning experience and communication. Aula from our personal experience is a very good educational VLE with potential to enhance our student engagement and experience. As such, it shall reshape the educational frontier in line with the Coventry Way. 

3 - AULA as a platform, a teaching tool or both: First teaching impressions - Dr Antje Cockrill (FBL) 

Abstract: This is a personal account of teaching two very different modules on AULA for the first time. AULA claims to be “the Learning Experience Platform (LXP) for Higher Education …[which] make[s] it easy for educators to deliver high quality hybrid learning experiences.” First experiences suggest that AULA sits indeed somewhere between being an online platform and a teaching tool. This duality presents a challenge for both students and lecturers, especially since there are some important limitations on functionality, such as the lack of easily accessible logs and design functions. 

4 - Aula: Pre-Enrollment activities for BA (Hons) Fine Art - Hannah Sutherland (FAH) 

Abstract: This short course was a taster course designed to give prospective students a taste of what studying at Coventry University could be like.  

Students invited to enroll on this course were offer holders of BA (Hons) Fine Art at Coventry University, the rationale was to improve conversion rates whilst also bridging the gap between a level 3 qualification and undergraduate study.   

The presentation will cover:  

  • Approaches used 

  • Outlining the roles and responsibilities of those involved. 

  • Analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the course.  

  • Concluding with recommendations from the point of view of the concept of a pre-enrolment course.