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.
- 3/8 – 14/9/2020 National STEM Learning Centre, FutureLearn MOOC, “The Science of Learning”
- 11/8/2020 AbilityNet, “Accessibility Insights with Neil Milliken of Atos”
- 3/9/2020 RAISE, “Messy evaluation’ and curriculum design – The pandemic is revolutionising how learning happens and it’s more important than ever to keep track of the effect of change on how students learn and achieve. This event will explore ways in which ‘messy’ real world evaluation can help improve curricula and student outcomes.”
- 17/9/2020 UEL Learning and Teaching Symposium: Advancing Futures in HE, “This year the conference has four main themes: Equity, equality and inclusion; Employability and digital skills; Innovative pedagogies; Student retention and progression.”
- 20-21/8/2020 European Sociological Association Research Network 10 – Sociology of Education – in association with Dundalk Institute of Technology and the Department of Sociology at Trinity College, Dublin “International Conference – Inclusive Education and Society in a Time of Change: Theories, Policies and Practices”
- LTEU Teaching and Learning Continuity Teaching Tips, “Guidance on recording seminars and Teams activities”
- Carless, D. (4/8/2020) “Developing learner-focused feedback practices“, Advance HE
- Deans for Impact (2015). The Science of Learning. Austin, TX: Deans for Impact. “The Science of Learning summarizes existing cognitive-science research on how students learn, and connects it to practical implications for teaching. The report is a resource for teacher-educators, new teachers, and anyone in the education profession who is interested in how learning takes place.”
- Griffiths, S. (29/9/2017) “How we learn – the science of learning”
- Hinchcliffe, T. (20/7/2020) “Making practical-based subjects work online“, Advance HE
- Learning Designed, “Embracing learner variability and developing expert learners is at the heart of our work and our commitment to strengthening and growing the UDL community.”
- Lecture Remotely, “The site for Higher Education lecturers and institutions to find and share resources and support for remote teaching, assessment and student support in response to COVID-19”
- Thistlewaite, I. (23/4/2020) “6 Things To Consider Before Moving Your Teaching Labs Online“, Learning Science
- Weinstein, Y., Madan, C.R. & Sumeracki, M.A. (2018) “Teaching the science of learning” Cognitive Research (3)2
Please see the Staff Training booking page for training offered by the LTEU and other Aberystwyth University staff. I hope you find this weekly resource roundup useful. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also wish to follow my Twitter feed, Mary Jacob L&T.