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)
- 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
- 21/11/2023 Jisc National Centre for AI in Education, AI in Education HE community meetup
- 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
- 29/11/2023 University of East London, Learning and Teaching Webinar Series, Un-ticking the box of peer observations (Mo Jafar, Dr Richard Buscombe and Hayley Nova, UEL)
- 29/11/2023 QAA Programme Leaders Network, Leadership in an Academic Environment
- 1/12/2023 ALT Winter Summit: ethics and artificial intelligence
- 5/12/2023 QAA, Student Quality Network: Tackling impacts of the cost of living on student engagement and representation
- 12/12/2023, ALT Winter Summit: ethics and artificial intelligence
- 14/12/2023 University of Warwick, Writing in the “Golden Hour”: effective, synchronous, collaborative academic writing, Prof. Karen Heard-Lauréote and Dr Carina Buckley
Resources and publications
Resources on Artificial Intelligence
- Bhuiyan, J. (31/10/2023), ‘Is this an appropriate use of AI or not?’: teachers say classrooms are now AI testing labs, The Guardian
- Creamer, E. (31/10/2023), Publishing associations urge UK government to protect copyrighted works from AI, The Guardian
- Erdenesanaa, D. (10/10/2023), A.I. Could Soon Need as Much Electricity as an Entire Country, New York Times
- Furze, L. (2023), Teaching AI Ethics (series of blog posts), Leon Furze
- Hennig, N. (28/10/2023), How I use generative AI in my work, NicoleHennig
- Knight, C. et al (2023), AI Garage – Creating the Future Now (toolkit with case studies, ongoing project output), Advance HE Member Benefit
- Lodge, J. M., Yang, S., Furze, L. & Dawson, P. (25/10/2023), It’s not like a calculator, so what is the relationship between learners and generative artificial intelligence?, Learning: Research and Practice, 9:2, 117-124
- McCabe, O., Pollard, E. & Powell, S. (1/11/2023), Taking Up Space: Can the Ubiquity of Artificial Intelligence Birth a Renaissance for Authentic Assessment?, The SEDA Blog
- Mills, A. (26/10/2023), Preparing Students to Work with AI,
- UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology & Donelan, M. (27/10/2023), Leading frontier AI companies publish safety policies, Gov.UK
- Watkins, M. (17/9/2023), Automation Arrives in the Classroom, Blackboard’s AI assistant generates lessons and quizzes. What does this mean for labor?, Rhetorica
- Eaton, S. E. & Kumar, R. (12/10/2023), Academic Integrity Lessons: Practical Ideas for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University of Calgary
- Harvard, B. (1/11/2023), Three Things Your Ed Degree (possibly) Got Wrong, The Effortful Educator
- Murdoch, K. (1/11/2023), Courageous Conversations: addressing integrity issues with humanity (1-hour video recording with resources), Transforming Assessment
- Tiku, N., Schaul, K. & Chen, S. Y. (1/11/2023), These fake images reveal how AI amplifies our worst stereotypes, Washington Post
- Winstone,N. E., Ajjawi, R., Dirkx, K. & Boud, D. (2022), Measuring what matters: the positioning of students in feedback processes within national student satisfaction surveys, Studies in Higher Education, 47:7, 1524-1536
- 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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