College libraries and LRCs have put their online content and digital skills to good use during lockdown. Now they are gearing up to build on this effort, supporting students and staff as they return to campus.
Zac summarises the webinar held on the 2nd June about using digital tools and some considerations needed to use them safely and successfully. Includes the recording and selected comments.
Teams is primarily designed as a collaborative workspace, but if you are delivering webinars, workshops or training sessions you can use many of the functions to create live interactions. Esther Barrett shares some tools and techniques for making teaching in Teams more interactive and engaging.
As more learning providers deliver live online learning, Esther reflects on past experiences and future considerations when we are planning to invest in a platform for webinars, training and classes
As universities and colleges contend with the pressures of wanting to open up their physical estate with the need to keep staff and students safe, Chris asks what we can learn from courses that have used a mixed participation model of online and face to face engagement simultaneously.
With rapid moves towards different models of learning thanks to COVID19 restrictions, lots of people are looking closely at staff development for digital skills. Chris challenges to notion that developing digital practice is all about training. He offers a model for improving your chances of success in supporting the development of new capabilities.
Chris summarises the webinar held on the 27th April about preparing to come out of lockdown. Includes the recording and a downloadable spreadsheet of the discussions.
As we adjust to the new normal of online delivery many academics are developing their practice to provide timely support for their learners. In this guest post, Jim Turner, senior learning technology developer at LJMU, shares his reflections on how universities could learn a lot from a more informal and creative approach to using video to support learners.
Scott asks how we can support learners at this difficult time and encourage them to reflect on the positive and negative impacts digital can have.
This post was updated 13th July 2020 to include ‘Getting ready to take needs assessment online’ video and transcript. For students entitled to Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), or similar support, an expert needs assessment is an essential part of the process. A needs assessment is a student-centred process where recommendations for adjustments, support strategies and […]