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
- 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
- Multiple dates through 31/1/2022 Education and Training Foundation, EdTech Accessibility Training
- 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?
- 24-28/1/2022 University of Liverpool, Liverpool Learning Summit: Equality, Diversity, Inclusion
- 8-9/3/3022 Jisc, Digifest
Resources and publications
- Boud, D. & Dawson, P. (19/4/2021) What feedback literate teachers do: an empirically-derived competency framework, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
- Centre for Global Higher Education (25/9/2020), Book Launch: Transforming University Education – A manifesto (1 hour video)
- Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (31/10/2021), Special Edition, Compendium of Innovative Practice: Learning Development in a Time of Disruption
- McVitty, D. (13/12/2021), What’s the best way to staff a university?, WonkHE blog
- Mihai, A. (10/12/2021), Students as partners in learning design, The Educationalist
- Naik, N. (18/11/2021), The ‘next normal’ according to teaching and learning experts, Talis: Teaching and Learning Connected
- Nordmann E., Horlin C., Hutchison J., Murray J.-A., Robson L., Seery M. K,. et al. (1/10/2020), Ten simple rules for supporting a temporary online pivot in higher education, PLoS Computational Biology 16(10): e1008242.
- Piatt, K. (10/12/2021), PlayLearn December round-up, Playful Learning Association
- Raduescul, C. & El-den, S. (7/12/2021), Co-Designing Learning for Complexity, University of Sidney Business School Co-design Research Group
- Redmond, P., Foote, S. M., Brown, A. et al. (10/6/2021), Adopting a framework to support the process of critical reflection and understanding of online engagement, Journal of Computing in Higher Education
- Review of General Psychology (12/2021), Special Issue: Decolonial Perspectives in (and on) Psychology
- Specia, A. & Osman, A. A. (2015), Education as a Practice of Freedom: Reflections on bell hooks, Journal of Education and Practice
- Stevenson, J., Havemann, L., & Perkins, H. (6/12/2021), Higher education research: compassion, openness, and impact, WonkHE blog
- Webster, H., rattus scholasticus: My personal blog – musings on Learning Development in Higher Education
- 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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