There is no one right way to use technology to underpin the curriculum. The range of possibilities can make it difficult for practitioners to know where to start, but as universities and colleges adapt to the new normal of teaching in hybrid environments support is needed to ‘get it right.’
There will be challenges, but you can overcome these if time and resources are directed at the right things. There are lots of misunderstandings about what it means to use technology to support teaching, learning and assessment. Academic staff need to approach the challenge with an awareness of those misconceptions as well as with a critical and creative mindset.
This webinar will showcase examples of how universities and colleges are currently adapting to provide flexible approaches to learning using digital. The focus will be on what lessons we have learned over the last six months and how we can make online learning a transformative experience for learners, rather than a deficit model.
Jisc will also be announcing the launch of the pilot version of the digital pedagogy toolkit, designed to help practitioners and leaders identify what action to take to achieve the desired curriculum change with digital.
- Karen Workman, assistant principal for learner experience, Coleg y Cymoedd
Karen will be sharing how the college has encountered the same fears, challenges and successes as many other colleges across the UK and how they transitioned from emergency remote delivery towards a hybrid teaching and learning model.
- Dr Christopher Bonfield, technology enhanced learning manager and Marie Salter, digital education development manager and institutional MOOC lead, University of Bath
Christopher and Marie will introduce their pre- and post COVID-19 approach to blended teaching. The session will include the challenge of supporting staff to transition to fully online teaching and a showcase of their TEL Community of Practice using Microsoft Teams.
- Keith Smyth, professor of pedagogy and head of the learning and teaching academy, University of the Highlands and the Islands
Keith will explore and share examples relating to the design and blending of synchronous and asynchronous activities to help foster a sense of belonging and to facilitate peer support.
- Alicia Owen, digital learning manager, Wrexham Glyndŵr University
Alicia will be sharing how staff have engaged with the Glyndŵr Active Learning Framework (ALF), which is based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning, and grounded in accessible, engaging and flexible approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.
Who should attend
Staff with a role of developing the digital curriculum within their college or university.
Staff and managers with a role in technology-enhanced learning (TEL).
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