Our third webinar on Friday 3 April was a drop-in. We discussed three key questions that have surfaced from previous sessions.
How do we enable our teaching staff to quickly and confidently move to teaching in an online environment?
How do you provide a consistent online experience for learners?
What synchronous and asynchronous digital activities work best for your learners?
You can watch the full recording of the briefing on this link. We have also made a note of the key comments and suggestions and made them available below.
Focus on one step at a time for staff skills, starting with what they know and not trying to introduce too many new things
Enable peer to peer support, buddy schemes, digital champions, sharing experiences, virtual coffee breaks
Plenty of training – allowing for experimenting with peers – making time for CPD – use badges for motivation
Show support and empathy to staff and model the new behaviours
Regular communication with staff and their participation in the transition process
Responsive IT support and collaboration between departments
‘Start now, perfect it later’
Consistent online experience
Structured lesson planning in a consistent way and standardised approaches to delivery
Standard platforms and core technologies for staff and learners
Regular communication and interaction through the same channels so learners feel supported
Timetable being stuck to even online so learner expectations and tutor workload can be managed – conversely this might be impossible for some learners – one size does not fit all
Flipgrid to keep the conversation going
Google forms to check engagement and learning
Quizziz to assess engagement
Kaizena for feedback on learners’ work
Problem based learning with presentation slides to share outcomes
Teams for asychronous discussion – learners in different time zones
Padlet to review student generated content
Recorded lessons / lectures followed by live tutorials
Videos with inbuilt quizzes – eStream, H5P, Kaltura, Clickview
Narrated slide decks for sharing information
Screencast-o-matic to record what is happening on the screen
Here are some of the links that were shared by our attendees.
University of Northampton – COVID-19 – how to sustain your teaching https://nile.northampton.ac.uk/webapps/blackboard/content/listContentEditable.jsp?content_id=_5897900_1&course_id=_59978_1&content_id=_5897900_1
King’s College London – Teaching & Learning with Technology https://www.kcl.ac.uk/teachlearntech/teaching
VideoPad Video Editor for Mac – Professional Video Editing Software for Everyone https://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html?msclkid=40fb1aeedbf6104fd4374469e080f006
University of Northampton – Developing Digital Capabilities https://askus.northampton.ac.uk/Learntech/faq/185829
Jisc involve – Coronavirus https://coronavirus.jiscinvolve.org/wp/
diigo group – COVID19 https://groups.diigo.com/group/COVID19
Jisc accessibility community group https://www.jisc.ac.uk/get-involved/accessibility-community-group