As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. 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.
Online events and webinars
- Coursera MOOC currently underway, Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects
- 5-9/7/2021 University of Birmingham, HEFi Festival 2021
- 6/7/2021 RAISE network micro-conference, The Future of Race Equality in Higher Education
- 6/7/2021 Advance HE, RAISE reading group discusses Kahu, E. R. and Nelson, K. (2018), Student engagement in the educational interface: understanding the mechanisms of student success, Higher Education Research & Development 37(1): 58-71.
- 7-9/7/2021 8th ‘Biennial’ Threshold Concepts conference
- 8/7/2021 Digitally Enhanced Education webinars, University of Kent, What will HE look like once the pandemic is over? (full programme)
- 15/7/2021 Double book launch: revised second edition of “An A-Z of Creative Teaching in Higher Education” by Sylvia Ashton and Rachel Stone and the brand new “Adapting Higher Education Teaching for an Online Environment: A Practical Guide” by Rachel Stone and Ian Glover.
- 20-21/7/2021 Anglia Learning & Teaching, Active Learning Conference: All together – Active Inclusive Learning
- 1-2/9/2021 RAISE network annual conference, Student Engagement in the Context of Covid-19
Resources and publications
- Advance HE (30/7/2020), On Your Marks: Learner-focused Feedback Practices and Feedback Literacy
- Harvard Graduate School of Education, Balancing and Pacing (set of video clips), Instructional Moves
- Jones, K. (2/3/2021), Retrieval Practice in Action in the Classroom – A summary, TILE Network (downloadable materials and 1 hour video)
- McCarthy, J. (10/1/2018), Extending the Silence: Giving students several seconds to think after asking a question—and up to two minutes for some questions—improves their learning, Edutopia
- Mihai, A. (24/6/2021), Let’s talk about partnerships in Higher Education, The Educationalist
- Schmidt, M. (14/6/2021), Understanding the complexity of Learning Experience Design, UX of Ed Tech
- Sherrington, T. (7/2/2021), Cold Calling: The #1 strategy for inclusive classrooms – remote and in person, TeacherHead
- Shi, T. (13/2/2019), Debunking Neuromyths and Applications for Online Teaching and Learning: Part 1, Oregon State University Blog
- Shi, T. (25/2/2019), Debunking Neuromyths and Applications for Online Teaching and Learning: Part 2, Oregon State University Blog
- Swallow, R. (17/6/2021), The Difficulties of Starting a New Course, and How I Used Evidence-Based Strategies to Help, TILE Student Voice, TILE Network
- Talbert, R. (12/3/2018), How do we get students to complete pre-class work?, Robert Talbert, PhD blog
- Tanner, K. D. (2013), Structure Matters: Twenty-One Teaching Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Cultivate Classroom Equity, CBE Life Sciences Education
- University of Edinburgh, Decolonising the Curriculum – Sharing Ideas Teaching Matters Podcast Series
- University of Edinburgh (22/6/2021), Hybrid happened. So, what now?, Teaching Matters Blog
- University of Westminster Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation, Student Partnership
- Teaching Innovation & Learning Enhancement Network (TILE) Call For Best Practice Examples: teaching activity, assessment, and/or feedback approach, submit by 2/7/2021
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.