Brookes Learning and Teaching Exhibition and Conference 2021

Managing large student groups during Covid-19 pandemic

Dr Syamarlah Rasaratnam, Oxford Brookes Business School
Co-exhibitors: Mallika Devi

In this presentation, we present the challenges faced in managing large group teaching during the pandemic. We focus on student engagement, participation and performance when we move development of new modules, thereby allowing students greater engagement with module development and thus ownership over their learning. In November 2020 Second-year Events Management students created and delivered a week of 11 virtual events under one umbrella theme – Escape The New Normal. Participation and engagement were high, with attendance at taught sessions regularly topping 95%, and the students put a significant amount of their own time into the planning of each element with strong evidence throughout of teamwork..