#NSEADCreate Case studies – remote learning

In response to the pandemic, here we are sharing member experience, case studies and examples of remote teaching & learning

Case studies


Case study #1   Who are we? Why do we do what we do? Why do we do it this way?

Set up after the outbreak of Covid 19, this case study by Zoe Coughlan, shares the principles, platforms  and practice used for an online International Baccalaureate sculpture unit. The project took place in Hong Kong with a mixed-ability class of G9 and G10 students (years 10 and 11, ages 14-16). 


Case Study #2    Professional life under lockdown

Dr Rachel Payne, NSEAD president and senior lecturer, shares the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on her friends, students and colleagues. Rachel's perspective is both personal and professional, focussing here on the changing methodologies used for her teaching, as well as the need to rethink and re-examine the ways we learn and communicate online.


Case Study #3   Kitchen cupboard art

NSEAD member Barbara Balmer teaches in Beijing. In this, our third Remote Learning Case study, Barbara shares how she and her school have responded to the Covid-19 outbreak. With frankness and humility, we are taken back to the start of the pandemic, the obstacles faced when working remotely and the practical tools and projects used when working online. We also learn how Barbara's school are preparing for students as they begin to return to their school.


Case Study #4    Changing times, changing artists

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the International School of Florence (ISF) closed their campus to all students and teachers on 4 March 2020. After testing out virtual learning that Friday afternoon, the following Monday ISF launched an entirely virtual curriculum. In this article, Tess Hitchcock here focuses specifically on an art history project, and shares her insights into the first month of teaching visual arts online.


Case Study #5   Innovative ideas for remote working

Lynne Calland, head of art and design at All Hallows Catholic High School, Penwortham shares her inventive ideas and approaches to art lessons in Lockdown. Working mostly remotely, her young artists have been making sculptures from ice and art using televisions as light boxes. Lynne’s case study is packed with innovative home-learning ideas and for learning in classrooms with very limited resources. 


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BlendEd is a programme of free professional development and resources for teachers to support blended learning pedagogy  – Blended learning is a mix of traditional in-person learning with a teacher in a classroom and learning activities using digital technologies, often from home. The resources and content is curated and designed to address a variety of teaching and learning contexts. 

Supported by the IBM UK Charitable Trust, BlendEd is run by Education Development Trust’s Connected Learning Centre, a team of teachers and learning technologists with over 20 years’ experience of delivering high quality digital CPD to teachers.