Blended learning and student satisfaction

Because of the pandemic, the blended learning model with a mix of online and on campus provision was adopted as the main teaching and learning approach for the first term in Sept 2020 in the UK HE sector (UOG, 2020). Although there are some surveys (e.g., Lapworth (2020)) which investigate… Continue reading

Decision-making under uncertainty: How university students navigate the academic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic challenges

Four ways in which we can collaborate to better support students in their decision-making process. At the 2021 University of Greenwich Teaching and Learning festival, we presented the findings of our research focused on decision-making under uncertainty, looking at how university students navigate the academic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue reading

Students’ Anxiety and Depression During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Curious Case of First Year Undergraduate Students

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the most severe disruption to global education systems in history. More than 1.6 billion students were affected by more than 190 country-wide closures of schools or universities at the peak of the crisis, (UNESCO. 2020). The University of Greenwich, similar to most of the universities… Continue reading

Are we getting it right? Using an MBA Placement Tutor Snapshot survey during the pandemic to support effective personal tutoring

Introduction The MBA International Business Programme in the Greenwich Business School is a large programme with a predominantly international student cohort. The programme has three intakes – in September, January and April, providing nearly 1,000 students across the academic year. At the recent Learning and Teaching Festival, we discussed a… Continue reading

Improving onboarding to create an effective transition to university for new students. Case study of a postgraduate taught programme at the University of Greenwich

The onboarding process is essential for the success of students at university: the start to university life and academic study are a unique and challenging experience. The faster a student settles in and learns new systems, the more engaged they become (Grillo & Kim, 2015). During the Covid-19 pandemic many HE educators have faced deteriorations in incoming students’ engagement levels (McKie 2020). A few key factors have contributed to this such as the use of online platforms and reduction in or… Continue reading

Coaching in post-pandemic HE organisations – by default or by design?

Where did we start?   All three authors were keen to work together on ‘something to do with coaching’ – Anna had started to re-shape and re-energise the University’s Coaching Network; Julia was studying for her L7 Executive Coaching Supervision qualification and Irene was writing her MA dissertation on the evaluation of coaching. All the stars aligned and… Continue reading

The value of virtual internships as authentic assessment in developing the future generation of international business and economics graduates

Introduction  Personal and Professional Development (PPD) courses in the Greenwich Business School have long contained employability as a key element. In the department of Economics and International Business (EIB), Professional Practice International Business Economics (PPIBE) was the second-year module, divided into two parts. The first term and assessment were employability focussed, the second term and assessment were research project focussed. In the academic year 2020/2021, we changed… Continue reading

My Personal Reflection on Conducting Virtual Classes

Challenges of Conducting Virtual Classes  I find that when I am teaching online, I am really struggling when I cannot see nor hear the audience. It feels a bit like talking into a black hole as there is no affirmation. I feel that many colleagues may also find themselves in the same situation as well.   The Covid-19 social distancing measures within teaching, learning… Continue reading

Recap: Link, Learn and Like

How learners learn and how to optimise that learning process are issues of interest to both learners and educators. According to the model of learning process of students introduced by Yang et al. (2019), the learning process of students starts from the sensory input in a classroom to the working memory and… Continue reading

Using films in teaching business subjects to GenZ: A case study from Vietnam

Recently when I joined academia to teach business subjects in Vietnam, I faced challenges in explaining complex theories or concepts in disciplines such as change management and organizational behaviour to undergraduate students with a lack of work experience. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the university invited guest speakers and organized company… Continue reading