Detyna, M; Granelli, F​ ​(2021) ‘Reflections on researching active learning ​ and collaborative technology in a postgraduate communication studies simulation​’, King's Learning and Teaching Conference 2021: London.

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


This session will share insights gained from a case study and investigation in a postgraduate communication studies seminar. It will also provide an overview of a collaborative active learning seminar in the War Studies department that allowed students to adopt a role within a fictional crisis. Students were empowered to act, as their role and a technology enhanced environment was provided to allow greater collaboration and potentially improve the learning experience.

The aim of the research was to test the use of this active learning approach, using digital education in the physical learning environment to support it. A number of data sources were collected and analyzed, which included surveys, focus group interviews and other data. Themes emerged which will be discussed in the session. While there is an evidence base on the efficacy of active learning (e.g. Freedman 2014), there is less information on ways to integrate this into practice, and this session will help provide a clear example.

Participants will also be given an opportunity to self-reflect on possible ways ideas could be adopted into their practice. Further, there will be discussion opportunities on how similar methods could be used and how this could work.
Period14 May 2021
Event titleKing's Learning and Teaching Conference 2021
Event typeConference
LocationLondonShow on map