BOLT Stories



BOLT Stories

A section of stories shared by the BOLT graduates to show you their learning innovation of blended and online learning and teaching. 

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Dr Marshall Yin guides his English for Scientific Communication learners writing a short science report for a non-specialist audience through an innovative use of learners creating their own websites. Marshall focuses on the concept of a digital reputation to up the ante for students writing for a general audience on their newly-created Google Sites.


Isaac Mwinlaaru describes his innovation in which learners working on a reflective journal are encouraged to submit, share and comment online on each other’s reflections. Isaac took an individual assignment and opened it into a group discussion using Blackboard’s discussion forums, adding an extra learning dimension to the task.


Grace Siu shares her innovation in a career-building course in an attempt to make classroom activities more authentic, promote collaboration and to make the learning process more visible. This repurposing of an existing course seeks to balance “technology and humanity’ to achieve the best learning outcomes.


Dr Patrick Ting uses Facebook for teaching optometry students. Patrick implemented a flipped classroom approach using private Facebook groups for announcements, video hosting, useful links and learners’ discussions; deep learning in an easily accessible platform.


Dr Lin Yang describes how her learners used online tools & techniques in an attempt to make anatomy and physiology fun and easy. The video outlines the process and includes reflection and insights into what worked best and also what the barriers and challenges are to successful integration into learning activities.


Dr Archimedes David Guerra shares insights from his innovation on improving student engagement in marketing courses with Google Classroom along with some other tools and based on Kearsley and Shneiderman’s Engagement Theory.


Lei Mangubat presents on her experiences of implementing blended learning though the use of Padlet to analyze case studies with Physiotherapy students.


Indie Chung reports on his experiences of applying blended learning to a group of Psychology students. In this case study Indie reflects on developing a more interactive and engaging approach to learning, both in and out of the classroom.


Dr Veronika Schoeb from PolyU’s Department of Rehabilitation Sciences talks about the Learning Innovation that she developed on the BOLT Foundation Course and reflects on what blended learning could offer her learners.