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
- 28/2/2023 Turnitin Protecting Academic Integrity in 2023, Webinar 1: AI: Friend or Foe?
- 28-29/3/2023 University of London Centre for Online and Distance Education, RIDE 2023 conference Sustaining Innovation: Research and Practice (hybrid online and in-person event)
- 1/3/2023 Transforming Assessment, Enduring assessment: designing for reuse and flexibility
- 1/3/2023 University of London Centre for Online and Distance Learning, Becoming a Learning Designer
- 1/3/2023 TEQSA and Deakin University Centre for Research in Assessment & Digital Learning, ChatGPT – how should educators respond?
- 6/3/2023 RAISE, RAISE student engagement reading group
- 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?”
- 14/3/2023 University of Sheffield ScHARR Short course, Creating Digital Accessible Teaching Materials
- 15/3/2023 Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars, Teaching with ChatGPT: Examples of Practice
- 22/3/2023 Vevox Pedagogy 2023 series, Laura Jenkins, University of Loughborough, presents ‘Use Vevox for formative and mid-module feedback’
- 28/3/2023 Turnitin Protecting Academic Integrity in 2023, Webinar 2: Combating Contract Cheating On Campus
- 29/3/2023 UDL UK and Ireland Network, UDL Instructional Design Workshop, “Learn how to create instructional experiences using the UDL principles as part of a structured, facilitated process called CUTLAS”
- 24-28/4/2023 QAA, Assessment Festival “We will dare to be controversial, ask those difficult questions and take a forward-facing look at how assessment may evolve. The festival will bring different voices from the sector to share and celebrate assessment practices that enhance student experience.”
- 26/4/2023 Vevox Pedagogy 2023 series, Alex Pitchford, Aberystwyth University, presents ‘Increasing Engagement & Active Learning using Vevox in Maths and Sciences’
- 26/4/2023 Turnitin Protecting Academic Integrity in 2023, Webinar 3: The Student View On Contract Cheating and AI Writing Tools
- 9-11/5/2023 University of Liverpool CIE, Islands of Innovation
- 17-18/5/2023 Change Agents Network conference, Reimagining student/staff partnerships to generate new learning opportunities (call for proposals open until 13/3/2023)
Resources and publications
- Anthony, P. (19/2/2023), Navigating the Use of ChatGPT in Education, University of Kent Learning Technologies
- Bali, M. (18/2/2023), On the Automation of “Care”, Reflecting Allowed: Maha Bali’s blog about education
- Brown, A., Lawrence, J., Foote, S., Cohen, J., Redmond, P., Stone, C., Kimber, M. & Henderson, R. (20/1/2023), Educators’ experiences of pivoting online: unearthing key learnings and insights for engaging students online, Higher Education Research & Development
- CAST (13/11/2022), Read Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice for Free in Clusive!
- Davis, J. (21/2/2023), In search of learning-focused feedback practices: a linguistic analysis of higher education feedback policy, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
- Ewen, M. (20/2/2023), Mapping the potential of AI in the age of competence based higher education, WonkHE
- Hack, K. (21/2/2023), ‘Excited, concerned and curious’: student perspectives on learning and working in the era of AI, Advance HE
- Hadnes, M. (15/2/2023), A Comprehensive Discussion on the Art and Science of Facilitation with ChatGPT (45-minute audio recording), Workshops Work podcast series
- Mills, Anna (2/2/2023), What to do about AI text generators? Next steps for educators description of the video with links to resources, National Academic Integrity Network, QQI
- National Academic Integrity Network (3/2/2023), What to do about AI text generators? Next steps for educators (1-hour video), Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
- Peart, D., Rumbold, P. & Fukar, E. (20/2/2023), New literature review on engaging students through partnership, Advance HE News & Views
- Perkins, M. (22/2/2023), Academic Integrity considerations of AI Large Language Models in the post-pandemic era: ChatGPT and beyond, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice
- Rose, J. (21/2/2023), ChatGPT as a teaching tool, not a cheating tool, Times Higher Education, Campus
- Sharples, M. (2/8/2022), Automated Essay Writing: An AIED Opinion, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education 32, 1119–1126
- Walker, A. & Smyth, K. (2/2/2023), Editorial: Breaking the Gender Bias in Academia and Academic Practice introduction to special issue, Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
- 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 submissions due 3/3/2023, Active Learning Network, 2023 Global Online Festival of Active Learning.
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