Brookes Learning and Teaching Exhibition and Conference 2021

From Room to Zoom: Reflections on moving intensive block teaching weeks from on-campus to online

Kate Maguire, Oxford Brookes Business School
Co-exhibitors: Dr Diana Limburg, Oxford Brookes Business School

In addition to teaching through asynchronous distance learning modules, the Brookes MBA programme has been successfully offering on-campus intensive teaching weeks for several years. The pandemic required us to switch these 5/6 day intensive teaching sessions to an online format, with students joining from across the globe. We will share the process undertaken to implement this change and will outline the format of the online intensive weeks. Informed by feedback from staff and students from all eight instances, we will present early reflections on how this experience will shape future MBA teaching plans, as well as OBU-wide takeaways.