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)
- 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
- 23/11/2023 University of Dundee, AI Conversations: The cat is out of the bag: students’ attitudes and experiences of artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT
- 23/11/2023 QAA Scotland, Understanding our role in promoting learner sense of belonging to support student success during the cost-of-living crisis
- 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
- 29/11/2023 CRADLE Seminar Series, The politics of student belonging
- 30/11 – 15/12/2023 Teaching, Learning and Employability Exchange, The 12 Days of AI (short tasks posted each day for two weeks)
- 1/12/2023 ALT Winter Summit: ethics and artificial intelligence
- 5/12/2023 Rua M. Williams, Writing with Executive Dysfunction
- 5/12/2023 QAA, Student Quality Network: Tackling impacts of the cost of living on student engagement and representation
- 7/12/2023 Centre for Online and Distance Education, Student digital learning experiences
- 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
- 17/1/2024 UDL UK and Ireland Network, Engagement: What is it and how do we foster it?
Resources and publications
Resources on Artificial Intelligence
- Department for Education, UK (26/10/2023), Generative artificial intelligence (AI) in education, Education, Training, and Skills, UK Government
- Farrelly T. & Baker N. (2023), Generative Artificial Intelligence: Implications and Considerations for Higher Education Practice, Education Sciences 13(11):1109
- Guy, M. (4/10/2023), Student Changemakers projects on AI, UCL Digital Assessment Team Blog
- Hennessy, K. (11/11/2023), A two-hour walking tour with ChatGPT: ‘I’d not suggest that to my worst enemy’, The Guardian
- Knight, C. (10/11/2023), AI 13 – Charlie builds a Bot (11-minute video), Charles Knight
- Oregon State University (n.d.), Advancing meaningful learning in the age of AI, Faculty Support, also see Promoting students’ AI literacy
- Puxon, P., Brook, J. & Prevatt-Goldstein, A. (19/10/2023), Using AI tools for the reading-into-writing process, UCL Teaching & Learning
- Simper, M. & Moore, E. (9/11/2023), Student Voice on GenAI: Use, Concerns and Educational Applications, Open University Learning Design Team Blog
- TEQSA / CRADLE (10/2023), Webinar series on generative AI in Higher education (video playlist)
- Theo & Ben As told to Hazel Shearing (31/10/2023), Most of our friends use AI in schoolwork, BBC Young Reporters
- Pitt, E. & Quinlan, K. M. (1/11/2023), Assessment and Feedback Superchargers (toolkit), Advance HE
- Saunders, R. (9/11/2023), S3E18 Edwards and Anna Cartwright on Experiments (gaming, simulation, and role play), in economics teaching (30-minute audio recording), L&T Chat Show
- States, N. E., Lovig, C., Martin, K., Nennig, H. T., & Cole, R. S. (1/11/2023), Let Students Work: Analysis of the Role of Differing Facilitation on Student Engagement in a Large Stadium-Style Lecture Hall Journal of Chemical Education 100 (11), 4237-4248
- 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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