As lecturer in learning and teaching responsible for the PGCTHE, I keep an eye out for new resources to help our staff teach effectively online. This includes externally-provided webinars, toolkits, publications and other resources. Because active learning is high on our university agenda, I’m particularly keen to share guidance for moving active learning online.
Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. In the interest of clarity, our policy is to show the titles and descriptions in the language of delivery.
- 28/10/2020 Advance HE, “Assessment and Feedback Symposium 2020: Assessment and feedback in the pandemic era: A time for learning and inclusion”
- ACUE, “Inclusive Practices Toolkit“:
“Ensure your course reflects a diverse society and world.
Ensure course media are accessible.
Ensure your syllabus sets the tone for diversity and inclusion.
Use inclusive language.
Share your gender pronouns.
Learn and use students’ preferred names.
Engage students in a small-group introductions activity.
Use an interest survey to connect with students.
Offer inclusive office hours.
Set expectations for valuing diverse viewpoints.”
- Advance HE, “Flexible learning comes of age”
- Bryn Mawr University, Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education
- Centre for Distance Education University of London, “The Future of Social, Creative and Experiential Digital learning. The webinar can be viewed on YouTube.”
- Cook-Sather, A. and Bala, N. “Naming and Navigating Troubling Transitions: Pedagogical Partnership during the Pandemic,” Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education 30 (2020)
- Jisc, “Connect More – You can now catch up on all the available slides and recordings from Connect More – the online event looking at how to elevate the student experience. There are also community groups you can join if you’d like to continue conversations with peers.”
- Stoner, M. “Understanding Plagiarism Workshop Lesson Plan from Sacramento State University”
- University of Saskatchewan, “JSGS Workshop: Activities on Avoiding Plagiarism”
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