Managing ‘tutor team-teaching’ with groups of 300+ students

Xue Zhou

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Teaching large groups of students is challenging in many ways and a good student learning journey lies with successfully managing a team of tutors allocated to large cohorts. Good administration and organisation are key
skills for module leaders who are tasked with ensuring team tutors give students a consistent experience in both teaching delivery and assessment (Lantz, Smith and Branney 2008). Allocating seminar and workshop groups outside
large lectures requires close management and this case study considers how using digital technologies can improve the student experience by improving communication and consistent working practices for team tutors. Whilst it is
well-established that students need to engage with various digital platforms to have graduate attributes expected in employment (Kärkkäinen and Vincent-Lancrin 2013), this can only happen if the Higher Education lecturers who
are tasked with instilling digital fluency as part of teaching and learning, are competent themselves. It is usual for most lecturers to have a fair level of technological competency in some areas and it makes sense, then, to use digital
techniques in managing a team of tutors for the delivery and assessment of large student cohorts. This helps to train the tutor team into using the same digital arenas as the students, and is an efficient communication tool when tutors are not able to meet face-to-face.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching and Learning Excellence
Subtitle of host publicationThe Coventry Way
EditorsClaire Simmons
Place of PublicationCoventry
PublisherCoventry University Group
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84600-092-8
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2019

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