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
- August Equity Unbound, MYFest Choose-your-own-learning journey of openness, digital literacies, community building, critical pedagogy, wellbeing & joy, see programme for details
- 3/8/2022 INRAP, An integrated approach to feedback across disciplinary & cultural contexts
- 9/8/2022 Centre for Research in Assessment & Digital Learning, CRADLE Seminar Series – Programmatic assessment hype or necessary development
- 11/8/2022 Sage Psychology, Common challenges in Thematic Analysis and how to avoid them with Virginia Braun & Victoria Clarke
- 19-20/9/2022 International Federation of National Teaching Fellows (IFNTF), REshaping Teaching Excellence: Pandemic and the New Now
Resources and publications
- Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Network (27/7/2022), AHE Conference Highlights 2022 (videos of keynote addresses and participant interviews) and Programme (some sessions have materials you can view online)
- Ayres, J. (7/7/2022), Grit and Resilience in Teacher Training (11-minute video)
- Bovill, C. (25/7/2022), Shaping the future curriculum with students, Teaching Matters Blog, University of Edinburgh
- Collins, M. (22/7/2022), Playful Learning 2022: Reflections and conference-in-a-pod (video recordings), Open University Learning Design Team Blog
- Greenhow, C., Graham, C. R. & Koehler, M. J. (13/7/2022), Foundations of online learning: Challenges and opportunities, Educational Psychologist (also 42-minute audio recording of an interview with the authors for the APA Division 15 podcast)
- Jarvis, J., Clark, K., Dickerson, C., & Thomas, R. (18/6/2020), Spotter Cards Resource: Ideas for deepening understanding of disciplinary and professional thinking and learning processes, University of Hertfordshire
- Kozar, O. (13/7/2022), Feedback to students: 3 strategies to try this semester [with a bonus download], TECHE, Macquarie University’s Learning and Teaching community blog
- The Thinking Shop (n.d.), Critical Thinking Cards
- The Thinking Shop (n.d.), Creative Thinking Cards
- Subscribe to SEDA’s mailing list for email discussions about educational development and emerging teaching practices. This is one of the sources I use when identifying useful material for the Roundup.
- Follow University of Birmingham’s Higher Education Futures institute HEFi on Twitter for daily posts with links to pedagogical literature and more. This is one of the sources I use when identifying useful material for the Roundup.
- Join the #LTHEchat on Twitter Wednesday nights for one hour of lively discussion about learning and teaching in HE.
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.