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
- 6-8/9/2022 Association for Learning Technology (ALT), Annual Conference (hybrid online and in person)
- 7/9/2022 Transforming Assessment, Poor feedback and what we can do about it
- 7-8/9/2022 (in-person at University of Lincoln) RAISE Network: Focused on Research into Student Engagement, RAISE Annual Conference 2022 – Student as Producer: Origins and Impact
- 19-20/9/2022 International Federation of National Teaching Fellows (IFNTF), REshaping Teaching Excellence: Pandemic and the New Now
- 22/9/2022 University of London Centre for Distance and Online Learning, Extended reality and the future of education
- 26/9/2022 TILE Network, Access is not Inclusion: Strategies for Supporting Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education
- 28/9/2022 UDL UK and Ireland Network, Institution-wide adoption of accessible, inclusive and equitable education
- 5/10/2022 Transforming Assessment, Using individualised assessments to counter contract cheating
- 14-21/10/2022 UWE Bristol Higher Education Pedagogies, Policy and Practice Research Network (HEPPP), Exploring expertise in teaching in higher education: The artistry of teaching
Resources and publications
- Active Learning Network, Publications
- Caviglioli , O. (n.d.), Educational Myths: A summary of Paul A Kirschner’s presentation at researchED Malmo in September 2018, Visual Clarity: Posters
- Gonzalez, J. (14/4/2014), How We Pronounce Student Names, and Why it Matters, (23-minute audio recording), Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
- Greene, J. S. (22/8/2022), Learning to learn: Insights into learning more effectively and efficiently, UNC School of Education
- Harris, R., Blundell-Birtill, P. & Pownall, M. (9/8/2022), Development and evaluation of two interventions to improve students’ reflection on feedback, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
- Harvard University (n.d.), Online Resources, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
- Harvard, B. (5/11/2021), Pretesting: The Benefits of Errorful Generation, The Effortful Educator
- James, A. (2022), The Value of Play in HE: A Study. Free Book!, engagingimagination: play and creativity for complex learning
- King’s Academy (n.d.), Interactive Cover Sheets, Assessment for Learning at King’s
- Lent, N. & Harrison, T. (4/8/2022), Feedback: From one-way information to an active dialogic process, Teaching Matters Blog, University of Edinburgh
- Nadan, T. (28/4/2022), Changing mindsets to reduce discrimination at work – ft. Dominic Pates (15-minute video), Digital, Equitable & International HigherEd
- Pan, S. C., Sana, F., Schmitt, A. G., & Bjork, E. L. (21/12/2020), Pretesting Reduces Mind Wandering and Enhances Learning During Online Lectures, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 9(4), 542-554
- Smith, D. L. (24/8/2022), Using Critical Thinking to Address Implicit Bias, Faculty Focus
- Wood, J. (20/7/2022), Enabling feedback-seeking, agency and uptake, through dialogic screencast feedback: James Wood (15-minute video), Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars, University of Kent
- 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.
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