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
- 17/11/2022 SDU Universitetspædagogik – Centre for teaching and learning, “That’s not what I meant” – ways to identify and address biases in teaching and courses
- 17/11/2022 UKAT Tutoring Matters, Student belonging and mattering: the impact on academic achievement
- 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
- 23/11/2022 IFNTF, Enabling long-term sustained improvement to both the staff and student experience of assessment with Peter Hartley
- 29/11/2022 Future Teacher Webinars, Social media for teaching and learning – Reflected
- 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
- Agarwal, P. K. (2019), Retrieval practice & Bloom’s taxonomy: Do students need fact knowledge before higher order learning? Journal of Educational Psychology, 111(2), 189–209
- Bryant, P. (4/11/2022), ‘…and the way that it ends is that the way it began’: Why we need to learn forward, not snap back, Peter Bryant: Post Digital Learning
- Cottingham, S. (4/10/2022), Forming meaning, Evidence for Educators: Using cognitive science to make better decisions
- Ferguson, R. (4/11/2022), ‘Take your teaching online’ course relaunches with new resources for educators, Institute of Educational Technology, Open University (free online course)
- Mac Labhrain, I. & Concannon, F. (11/11/2022), Using a framework to build confidence and skills of those teaching in higher education, (1 hour video recording), Enhancing Digital Teaching & Learning in Irish Universities
- Mihai, A. (7/11/2022), You want your students back in the classroom? Give them a good reason!, The Educationalist
- Punie, Y., editor, Redecker, C. (2017), European Framework for the Digital Competence of Educators: DigCompEdu
- Race, P. (n.d.), New to Teaching: In at the Deep End, Heriot-Watt University Learning & Teaching Academy
- Speth, N. (15/11/2022), Fostering Active Learning in an Interactive Joint Classroom: A Case Study, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) blog
- To, J., Panadero, E., & Carless, D. (9/12/2021), A systematic review of the educational uses and effects of exemplars, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 47(8), 1167-1182
- Weller, M. (9/2022), Metaphors of Ed Tech, AU Press
- 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 21/12/2022, Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching UK, 7th Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conference (UK) Interdisciplinary Experiences: Transforming Perspectives (hybrid online and in-person)
- Call for papers due 27/11/2022, Irish Journal of Academic Practice, special issue on education for sustainable development
- Call for papers due 23/1/2023, AHE, International Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference (in-person, Manchester
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