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
- 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
- Alpert-Abrams, H. (23/11/2022), Finding Your Purpose in HE (including link to free e-book), The SEDA Blog
- Davies, J. P. & Pachler, N. (2018), Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Perspectives from UCL (free downloadable e-book), UCL Institute of Education Press, University College London
- Hinton, D. (n.d.), Teaching Enhancement Resource Curation (mapped against the PSF)
- Jacob, M. & Saunders, R. (23/11/2022), S209 Mary Jacob – Active Cognitive Tasks (30-minute audio recording), L&T Chatshow podcast series
- QAA (25/11/2022), What does meaningful education for sustainability look like? (short videos and blog post)
- Rhind, S. (13/5/2016), MCQ writing (14-minute video recording), University of Edinburgh Media Hopper Create, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
- Stamper, B. (24/5/2022), 4 Misconceptions of Online Learning, Educause
- University of Queensland (2014), Episode 5 − Learning to Learn: Uncut conversation with Bob Bjork (12-minute video), The Science of Everyday Thinking, edX MOOC
- University of Queensland (2014), Episode 5 − Learning to Learn: Uncut conversation with John Dunlosky (18-minute video), The Science of Everyday Thinking, edX MOOC
- Zheng, H. (17/2/2022), Short and Sweet: The Educational Benefits of Microlectures and Active Learning, Educause
- 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 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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