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
- 29/11/2022 Future Teacher Webinars, Social media for teaching and learning – Reflected
- 1/12/2022 Staff and Educational Development Association, SEDA Online Winter Event 2022
- 7/12/2022 #CreativeHE, It’s beginning to look a lot like…. #creativeHE
- 7/12/2022 Active Learning Network, The Great Collaborative Learning Podblast
- 14/12/2022 Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars, What role does Learning Design play in student retention, progress and success?
- 25-30/1/2023 University of Liverpool, Liverpool Learning Summit 2023 – Citizenship: Global, local, digital
- 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
- Active Learning Network (11/2022), CPD Series Inclusive Practice (video playlist)
- Arnold, L. (14/11/2022), Expanded Assessment Top Trumps (blog post with PDF to print out as card deck), Lydia Arnold: Learning, teaching, assessment, technology, higher education & action research
- BBC (n.d.), Study Smart, Bitesized bits (2-3 minute video clips with short blog posts, insights from cognitive science about how students can learn effectively)
- Compton, M. (10/1/2022), How effective are your questions? (10-minute audio recording and blog post), Martin Compton, University College London
- Knight, S. & Beetham, H. (6/11/2022), Beyond the Technology: Reviewing learning and curriculum design (1-hour audio recording), Jisc
- Knight, S. & Beetham, H. (22/11/2022), Approaches to curriculum and learning design across UK higher education, Jisc
- QAA (15/11/2022), Quality Matters Conference 2022 (video recordings and conference papers)
- Rose, S. E., Barlow, C. & Taylor, J. (2022), Generating Dialogue in Assessment Feedback in HE (student coversheet, poster, and teaching materials), National Teaching Repository
- Seery, M. (7/11/2022), What do we mean by “student engagement”?, Michael Seery
- Smith, D. (12/8/2021), How to Write an UnGoogleable Exam Question – Part 1 and Part 2, David’s adventures in the classroom
- Smith, D. (n.d.), Multiple choice questions for higher order thinking and active learning, David’s adventures in the classroom
- 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 6/12/2022, Research in Distance Education (RIDE) 2023 conference: Sustaining Innovation: Research and Practice
- Call for papers due 19/12/2022, University of Winchester, Decolonising the University Within and Beyond the Curriculum
- Call for papers due 27/11/2022, Irish Journal of Academic Practice, special issue on education for sustainable development
- 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 23/1/2023, AHE, International Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference (in-person, Manchester)
- Call for participation due 31/1/2023, Association for Learning Design & Education for Sustainable Development, Learning Design and ESD Bootcamp 2023
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