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
- Ongoing through 12/2023 Teaching, Learning and Employability Exchange, AI Conversations Exchange (weekly series of webinars)
- 16/10/2023 HEFi, University of Birmingham, Improving Assessment and Feedback through Digital Tools: Can we? Should we? How do we even…?
- 17/10/2023 Anna Mills webinar: Generative AI Activities for the Writing & Language classroom
- 17/10/2023 Active Learning Network, Week 2: Assessment and Feedback Practices based on their open-access book 100 Ideas for Active Learning
- 18/9/2023 International Center for Academic Integrity, International Day of Action for Academic Integrity
- 18/10/2023 Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars, Empowering Tomorrow: Unleashing Creativity through Generative AI (hybrid in person for University of Kent, online for all)
- 18/10/2023 Jisc National Centre for AI, Spotlight on Graide, AI tool for assessment
- 19/10/2023 Jisc, Exploring the uses of AI in medical education
- 19/10/2023 University of Dundee, Mary Jacob (Aberystwyth University), Developing resilience in an ever-changing AI landscape
- 19/10/2023 Commonwealth of Learning, Prompting new Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education
- 21/10/2023 Active Learning Network, Week 3: Assessment and Feedback Practices based on their open-access book 100 Ideas for Active Learning
- 25/10/2023 Brookes International HE Reading Group, Paper: Bamberger, A., Morris, P., & Yemini, M. (2019). ‘Neoliberalism, internationalisation, and higher education: Connections, contradictions, and alternatives’. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 40(20), 203–216. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2019.1569879
- 25/10/2023 IFNTF Global Seminar Series, Improving inclusion and representation within the curriculum – where to start? (see accompanying resources from University of Reading: An emphasis on equality)
- 26/10/2023 University of London Centre for Online and Distance Education (CODE), Launch of Top Tips for Student Engagement toolkit
- 26/10/2023 Oxford-Brookes University Talking Teaching Across the Globe series, How do we decide what acceptable student use of AI is?
- 29/9/2023 EmpowerED Webinar (topics covered include: accessibility, Generative AI, supporting international students, and podcasting for playful professional development)
- 31/10/2023 Active Learning Network, Week 4: Become an Active Learning champion
- 1/11/2023 Transforming Assessment, Courageous Conversations: addressing integrity issues with humanity, with Kane Murdoch
- 3/11/2023 Active Learning Network, Global Educator Exchange
- 6/11/2023, RAISE network reading group, Paper: Kortemeyer, G., Dittmann-Domenichini, N., Schlienger, C. et al. Attending lectures in person, hybrid or online—how do students choose, and what about the outcome?. Int J Educ Technol High Educ 20, 19 (2023
- 9/11/2023 University of Dundee, Dr Mark Carrigan (University of Manchester) Beyond the Hype: Responsible Use of Generative AI in Higher Education
- 15-17/11/2023 Architecture, Media, Politics, Society (AMPS), Teaching Beyond the Curriculum: Focus on Pedagogy 2023 Virtual: UK, USA, China, Call for proposals deadline 5/10/2023
- 22/11/2023 UDL UK and Ireland Network, Universal Design for Learning Spaces
- 22/11/2023 Brookes International HE Reading Group, Paper: Hannah Soong & Vihara Maheepala (2023) ‘Humanising the internationalisation of higher education: enhancing international students’ wellbeing through the capability approach’, Higher Education Research & Development, 42:5, 1212-1229, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2023.2193730
Resources and publications
Resources on Artificial Intelligence
- Compton, M., Acar, O., & Haberstroh, C. (9/10/2023), Generative AI in Higher Education, King’s College London via FutureLearn (2-week MOOC, running through 31/8/2024)
- Dron, J. (9/10/2023), The Human Nature of Generative AIs and the Technological Nature of Humanity: Implications for Education. Preprints 2023, 2023100433
- Smith, D. & Francis, N. (11/9/2023), Generative AI in assessment (Staff-facing version), National Teaching Repository
- Smith, D. & Francis, N. (6/10/2023), Guidelines on Using AI in Academic Assessments (student-facing version), National Teaching Repository
- Smith, D. & Francis, N. (6/10/2023), Using Generative Artificial Intelligence – A Student Guide, National Teaching Repository
- Tapper, J. (30/9/2023), Authors shocked to find AI ripoffs of their books being sold on Amazon, The Observer
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) (9/2023), Assessment reform for the age of artificial intelligence (consultation closes 20/10/2023), Chat GPT Webinar #5: Assessment reform for the Age of Artificial Intelligence (1-hour video recording)
- Eaton, S. E. & Murdoch, K. (9/10/2023), Smoke, mirrors, and misconduct: Clearing the air on academic integrity, Munster Technological University, Ireland (1-hour video)
- Nicol, D. & Kushwah, L. (8/10/2023), Shifting feedback agency to students by having them write their own feedback comments, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
- W3C, Digital Accessibility Foundations Free Online Course, Web Accessibility Initiative, “This course will be available on the edX platform through at least December 2023. We expect an updated version of this course to be available long term.”
- 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.
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