Planning and facilitating quality discussions

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 11:56
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Three online teaching experts share advice on how to foster quality discussions among students online to aid learning
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Three online teaching experts share advice on how to foster quality discussions among students online to aid learning during this ACUE webinar

Organising your online course

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 10:52
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Three online teaching experts share advice on how to organise an online course effectively and answer questions about key challenges related to this
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Three online teaching experts share advice on how to organise an online course effectively and answer questions about some key challenges during this ACUE webinar

Managing your online presence

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 10:19
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Three remote teaching experts share advice on building an authentic and engaging instructor presence online to support effective communication with students
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Three remote teaching experts share advice on building an authentic and engaging instructor presence online to support effective communication with students during this ACUE webinar

Welcoming students to your online environment

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Fri, 27/11/2020 - 15:05
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Three online teaching experts share advice on creating a welcoming virtual learning environment for students before answering questions about key challenges of transitioning to remote courses
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Three online teaching experts share advice on creating a welcoming virtual learning environment for students then answer questions about transitioning to remote courses during this ACUE webinar

Strategies for scaling up quality online courses in higher education

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 12:21
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The disruption of the spring 2020 academic term because of the Covid-19 pandemic forced many higher education institutions to think deeply about online learning. As the reliance on online or hybrid learning continues through the fall 2020 term - and beyond - there are additional opportunities for institutions to strategically approach online course development and delivery.   

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As remote and blended learning models look set to remain in place, universities need to consider how to scale up online courses while maintaining or enhancing the quality. In their recent research, Michael Fried and Jenna Joo outline three effective scaling strategies
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As remote and blended learning models look set to remain in place, universities need to consider how to scale online courses while maintaining quality. Michael Fried and Jenna Joo outline three effective scaling strategies

THE Digital Transformation Forum: Reimagining higher education teaching and learning

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 11:22
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Four academics offer practical advice on different aspects of online teaching and learning based on lessons from the rapid pivot to remote courses triggered by Covid-19
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Four academics offer practical advice on different aspects of online teaching and learning based on lessons from the rapid pivot to remote courses triggered by Covid-19

A guide to effective digital course design and delivery from four online teaching experts

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 09:38
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The challenge 

The sudden shift from face-to-face to online classes has forced many in higher education to rethink and redesign their teaching practices to deliver classes from home, often without proper technical support.  

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Chrysi Rapanta consolidates the knowledge of four online teaching experts to produce guidance on what pedagogical content knowledge faculty need in order to develop effective digital courses. Here, we have condensed her research to present the collective key findings
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Chrysi Rapanta consolidates the knowledge of four online teaching experts to produce guidance on what pedagogical content knowledge faculty need in order to develop effective digital courses

Take your online teaching outside

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Wed, 18/11/2020 - 09:00
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Being outdoors can offer both students and teachers dozens of benefits, from improved learning outcomes to better mental health. Here, Aimée Little talks about taking online classes outside
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Being outdoors can offer students and teachers dozens of benefits, from improved learning outcomes to better mental health. Aimée Little talks about taking online classes outside

Making online classes work for students with ADHD

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Tue, 17/11/2020 - 19:57
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Online learning is tough for everyone, but for students with learning difficulties such as ADHD, it can be an absolute nightmare. As someone with both dyslexia and ADHD, I am only too aware of how difficult it can be. Imagine everything you dislike about online learning as a neurotypical person and then multiply it tenfold.  

Do you get frustrated staring at a screen all day, struggle to “read the room”, lose focus, and find yourself in a state of constant anxiety as you try and navigate the highways and byways of multimedia content delivery?  

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Online learning can be particularly challenging for students with learning difficulties such as ADHD. Kate Lister offers some simple steps every instructor can take to help students with ADHD stay engaged
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Online learning can be particularly challenging for students with learning difficulties such as ADHD. Kate Lister offers some simple steps every instructor can take to help students with ADHD stay engaged

Making online content relevant and fun for Gen Z students

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Tue, 17/11/2020 - 19:39
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Relating your online teaching content to real-world interests and issues affecting your students is a great way to win and keep their attention. Tina Joshi explains how she does this
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Relating your online teaching content to real-world interests and issues affecting your students is a great way to win and keep their attention. Tina Joshi explains how she does this