Top online teaching tip: Ask your students questions

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Tue, 17/11/2020 - 17:26
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Asking students questions during online classes offers insight into what they understand and where they need support, and boosts engagement with the material. Here David Martin explains how instructors can go about doing this effectively when teaching remotely
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Asking students questions during online classes provides insight into what they understand and where they need support. David Martin explains how to do this effectively when teaching remotely

Developing students’ confidence and sense of belonging online

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Tue, 17/11/2020 - 17:12
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Many colleagues in higher education have been grappling with how to encourage online interaction. It can be a depressing experience when faced with a reluctance by students to turn on their videos or use their microphones. Yet it is important to remember how alien this also feels for them.  

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With most students new to online learning, many may lack the confidence to actively participate in group classes. Georgina Blakeley offers her tips on fostering a sense of belonging that aids interaction among students
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With most students new to online learning, many may lack the confidence to actively participate in group classes. Georgina Blakeley offers her tips on fostering a sense of belonging that aids interaction among students

Make virtual learning fun: using ‘break in’ rooms in online teaching

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Tue, 17/11/2020 - 16:22
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Creating fun, game-like activities as part of your online classes can aid learning, student engagement and collaboration. Here, Shonagh Douglas explains how she has used ‘break-in rooms’ as an effective induction for remote students
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Creating fun, game-like activities as part of your online classes can aid learning, student engagement and collaboration. Shonagh Douglas explains how she has used ‘break-in rooms’ as an effective induction for remote students

Soft skills: how to promote student collaboration in online environments

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Tue, 17/11/2020 - 16:06
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Online collaboration is not an innate skill for most students but something that instructors must cultivate. Hugh McFaul explains how he did this through careful design of the content and assessment on his course
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Online collaboration is not an innate skill for most students but something that instructors must cultivate. Hugh McFaul explains how he did this through careful design of the content and assessment on his course

Optimise your synchronous online classes

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 17:09
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Teaching online requires adaptations to in-person teaching, whatever your level of experience. Jesper Hansen explains what key changes he has made to his teaching practice to optimise his synchronous online classes
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Teaching online requires adaptations to in-person teaching, whatever your level of experience. Jesper Hansen explains what key changes he has made to his teaching practice to optimise his synchronous online classes

On the leading edge? Transitioning to digital campuses during a global crisis

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 12:18
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Four university and college leaders share insight on transitioning to digital services during the Covid-19 pandemic and discuss what they have learnt
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Four university and college leaders share insight on transitioning to digital services during the Covid-19 pandemic and discuss what they have learnt

Curiosity: Activating internal student motivation when teaching online

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Fri, 06/11/2020 - 13:13
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Appealing to students’ curiosity boosts their motivation to learn. Jose Vazquez explains how educators can use this in their online teaching strategies
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Appealing to students’ curiosity boosts their motivation to learn. Jose Vazquez explains how educators can use this in their online teaching strategies

Three questions to ask before using a new digital resource

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Fri, 06/11/2020 - 12:47
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What should educators consider before adopting a new digital resource to support their online teaching? Michael Windelspecht outlines three key questions to ask
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What should educators consider before adopting a new digital resource to support their online teaching? Michael Windelspecht outlines three key questions to ask

Instructional videos: Creating multimedia that works for learning

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Fri, 06/11/2020 - 12:03
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Best practice in creating instructional videos that efficiently impart knowledge to students learning remotely, from Judy Brooks
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Best practice in creating instructional videos that efficiently impart knowledge to students learning remotely, from Judy Brooks

Instructor presence: How to engage students through building an authentic ‘voice’

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Fri, 06/11/2020 - 11:37
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Lessons in how to use an authentic instructor voice to keep students engaged when teaching remotely, from Shannon McCarty of National University
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Lessons in how to use an authentic instructor voice to keep students engaged when teaching remotely, from Shannon McCarty of National University