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
- 31/10/2022 Sustainability in Learning and Teaching Seminar Series (University of Glasgow/AdvanceHE Connect), Embedding Transformative Learning in HEIs and Adapting Quality Assurance
- 2/11/2022 Transforming Assessment with Assessment in Higher Education Network, Student Centred Feedback Practices
- 2/11/2022 SCARN, SCARN – Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2022
- 8/11/2022 Active Learning Network, Inclusive practices in active learning
- 10/11/2022 Student Assessment and Classification Working Group Seminar, Playing by the Rules: Assessment Regulations and Taught PG Programmes
- 15/11/2022 Active Learning Network, Building active learning communities
- 15/11/2022 Advance HE, Changebusters – Using theory and evidence to explore impact on student outcomes
- 22/11/2022 Active Learning Network, Empowering active learners
- 22/11/2022 Association for Learning Technology (ALT), Exploring educators’ lived experiences of social support and wellbeing in online social network sites
- 11 & 12/2022 QAA, Hallmarks of Success Playbook Sprint: Student-Centred Learning and Teaching
- Workshop: 7 November, 14:00-16:00
- Check-in 1: 17 November, 10:00-11:30
- Check-in 2: 6 December, 10:00-11:30
- Finish: 14 December, 10:00-11:30
- 7/12/2022 Active Learning Network, The Great Collaborative Learning Podblast
- 7-8/3/2023 Jisc, DigiFest (hybrid online and in person) “Innovation takes collaboration; it takes connection; it takes networks. It takes questions: why do you do that? what if I tried this? why not?”
Resources and publications
- Clark, J. (student digital champion) (27/10/2022), Fake News & Plagiarism: Stop the Spread! Part 1 – Foiling Fake News, Digital Capabilities Blog, Aberystwyth University
- Collins, M. (26/10/2022), Prof Nicola Whitton and Monkey Island – PGZ@PL games and practice mini (8-minute audio recording), Pedagodzilla the pedagogic podcast with the pop culture core
- Davies, M. (24/8/2022), The Improvement of Student Learning by Linking Inclusion/Accessibility and Academic Integrity, QAA (downloadable poster)
- Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars (21/10/2022), How Best to Engage our Students in 2022/2023 (webinar playlist)
- Mihai, A. (24/10/2022), How to make students read?, The Educationalist
- Rosen, A. (19/10/2022), Typologies for Conflict Simulations and Games, Active Learning in Political Science
- Monthly series European Network for Academic Integrity, ENAI monthly webinars free open webinars on various topics related to academic integrity
- 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. I often find out about good resources for the Roundup from the chat.
- Call for papers due 30/10/2022, creativeHE annual 2022 open invitation to contribute, Say it with a story
- Call for papers due 23/1/2023, AHE, International Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference (in-person, Manchester)
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