Open Classrooms Episode 3 – Shekhar Kalra

Open Classrooms is a podcast series produced by the Academic Development Group in  Science, Engineering and Health.  Each podcast features interviews and stories from our staff who have opened up their classroom doors and shared their practices, innovations and ideas.

In this episode of Open Classrooms, Natasha Taylor talks to Shekhar Kalra about the work he is doing to make his classes and course materials more inclusive, using the transcription tool Sonnant. Shekhar tells a brilliant story of metamorphosis – hear how his work to make his lectures more accessible for a diverse student body led him on a journey of discovery into his identity and practice as a teacher.

 Contact Details

If you would like to contact Shekhar, send him an email.

Supporting Resources

If you are interested in making the learning  your classes and learning resources more inclusive, here are some useful resources to get you started:

  • Inclusive Practice Guides (University of Leeds): A series of short ‘easy to use’ guides focusing on inclusive course design, inclusive laboratory sessions and inclusive assessment.
  • Karnad, A. (2013) Student Use of Recorded Lectures. London School of Economics and Political Science, London UK.
  • Sonnant. The official website includes a growing collection of case studies which give some good ideas for different applications of the software.