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
- 8/11/2022 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
- 14/11/2022 QAA, Programme Leaders’ Network Launch Event
- 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
- 18/11/2022 QAA, Wales Quality Network
- 18/11/2022 Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate, What role for universities in the climate crisis? An international dialogue (hybrid in person and online)
- 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
- 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
- Harvard University (n.d.), The Elements of Writing Prompts, Gen Ed Writes: Writing Across the Disciplines at Harvard College
- Harvard University (n.d.), Creating and Sharing Rubrics, Gen Ed Writes: Writing Across the Disciplines at Harvard College
- Koriat, A., Bjork, R. A. (7/2006), Illusions of competence during study can be remedied by manipulations that enhance learners’ sensitivity to retrieval conditions at test, Memory & Cognition, 34, 959–972
- Mazur, E. & Bergmann, J. (29/10/2022), Mastery Learning (20-minute video or audio), Perusall Social Learning Amplified
- Media & Learning (1/11/2022), Media & Learning November Newsletter
- Mote, K. (14/10/2022), Practical steps to meeting accessibility regulations, Jisc Guides
- Rajendram, S. (2/3/2022), “Our country has gained independence, but we haven’t”: Collaborative translanguaging to decolonize English language teaching, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 42, 78-86
- sparqs (n.d.), Professional standards framework for student engagement (PSFSE)
- Transforming Assessment webinars (2/11/2022), Student Centred Feedback Practices (one-hour video and materials)
- University of Oxford Centre for Teaching and Learning (31/10/2022), AcWriMo 2022: Academic Writing Month (blog post and resources)
- Waterhouse, P., Samra, R. & Lucassen, M. (27/10/2022), Navigating Work-Family-Study: How can we Support the Mental Wellbeing of Students with Work and Family Commitments – A Summary (1-hour video plus materials), TILE Network
- White, S. (2/11/2022), Can we use multiple-choice questions for assessment in any subject?, The SEDA Blog
- 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 23/1/2023, AHE, International Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference (in-person, Manchester)
- Call for papers due 27/11/2022, Irish Journal of Academic Practice, special issue on education for sustainable development
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