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.
- 6/10/2020 RAISE reading group. “We will be discussing Tai Peseta and Amani Bell, ‘Seeing Institutionally: a rationale for “teach the University” in student and staff partnerships’, Higher Education Research & Development, 39, 1, 2020, pp.99-112.”
- 14/10/2020 Jisc. “Student experience experts group”
- 18-19/10/2020 CRADLE online conference “University Assessment, Learning and Teaching: New Research Directions for a Postdigital World”
- 22/10/2020 Durham University. “Intercultural reflection on teaching – hands-on experience of the innovative reflective methods, step-by-step guidance on implementing them, and access to practical resources, as well as opportunities for networking”
- 25/11/2020 Centre for Research in Digital Education. “Digital Transformation of Higher Education online research symposium”
- Aberystwyth University. “Referencing & Plagiarism Awareness”
- Garnham, W. “Active Learning Network – Online Active Learning Resources Padlet”
- Bali, M. et al (2020). “Community Building online activities -open resource for teaching”
- Lukes, D. “Online Course Development Checklists based on Instructional Design principles”
- University of Mary Washington. “ReFocus Online at UMW – This is the hub for the ReFocus Online initiative. Each week will focus on a different topic for course design. Each week offers self-directed and community-engaged learning resources.”
- Willingham, D. T. (2020) “Ask the Cognitive Scientist: How Can Educators Teach Critical Thinking?” American Federation of Teachers
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 email@example.com. You may also wish to follow my Twitter feed, Mary Jacob L&T.