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
- 8/12/2021 Echo 360, Developing Inclusive Educational Practices with Video-Based Learning
- 10/12/2021 University of Calgary, Managing Academic Integrity
- 15/12/2021 The University of Winchester’s Centre for Student Engagement, Interrogating ‘belonging’ in Higher Education
- Self-paced MOOC, Disability Awareness, Universal Design for Learning in Tertiary Education, “Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a learning design approach that recognises there is no ‘average’ learner.”
- Multiple dates through 2/2022 AdvanceHE, Inclusive learning and teaching workshop series
- 11-12/1/2022 University of Nottingham, Designing Programmes for Learning: Foundations and Aspirations, “design of curricula and assessment at programme level”, includes some case studies on students-as-partners co-design
- 12/1/2022 University of Nottingham, Hybrid Teaching and Learning in HE – a futuristic model or a realistic model for the future?
- 8-9/3/3022 Jisc, Digifest
Resources and publications
- Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars (2/12/2021), Webinar 11: Multimedia and accessibility: Making online work for everyone YouTube playlist (each talk is about 15 minutes)
- dlink, Office for Digital Learning & Inquiry, Middlebury College (n.d.), The Asynchronous Cookbook: recipes for engaged & active online learning
- Guild of Students, University of Birmingham and NUS (2020), Decolonisation in Practice conference recordings
- Hounsell, D. (12/2021), Feedback in postgraduate online learning: perspectives and practices, in Beyond Technology: Online Postgraduate Education in a Postdigital World, available through ResearchGate.
- Merry, K. (2021), Dr Kevin L. Merry, “Learners are more diverse than ever before. As such, it has never been more important to make learning inclusive and accessible, optimising value, authenticity and relevance. Implementing the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is critical when supporting diverse learners.”
- Mosley, N. (n.d.), 5 tips for approaching video in online learning, Neil Mosley blog
- Race, P. (n.d.), Archived downloads, Phil Race: Assessment, learning and teaching in higher education. “This page includes a range of bits and pieces, not least the ‘statements’ exercise (slides and handout) which I still use in workshops.”
- Thibodeau, D. & De Wilde, J. (22/11/2021), Identity and belonging at the centre of new models of learning, Advance HE News
- University of Birmingham Higher Education Futures Institute (HEFi) (22/2/2021), How to Decolonise the Curriculum: MicroCPD (2-minute video)
- University of Edinburgh (11/2021), Five things that we realised about hybrid/online teaching from the Teaching Matters’ ‘Revisiting the Hybrid Teaching Exchange’ series, Teaching Matters NewsLetter
- University of Liverpool Centre for Innovation in Education (23/11/2021), Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 14 – the one with the kai, “our discussion featured Māori, Confucian and Arabic traditions and contexts, the focus on the whole person and creating the right environment for learning, including the importance of rituals that facilitate flexible and informal learning, such as through ‘kai’ (food) time.”
- UNSW Sidney (n.s.), Course Design Model – RASE (5-minute video)
- Ying, Z. (24/11/2021), Developing and validating a student feedback literacy scale, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
- Zingaretti, M. (25/11/2021), Learning and teaching approaches in Higher Education: Promoting deep learning through constructive alignment, Teaching Matters blog
- Call for papers 21/12/202: Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conference, Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching UK
- Call for papers 18/1/2022: Duke Learning Innovation Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium, “How do we move from pandemic innovation to real, lasting transformation?”
- Call for papers 24/1/2022: Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference, Contemporary assessment practice in the new age of higher education
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