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Book your place on – Talking Teaching: Surfacing experiences of asynchronous and synchronous teaching and learning

Tuesday 14th July – 2:00 – 3:15

In this Talking Teaching session colleagues from LCC will deliver a series of lightening talks. In these talks they will share their experiences of delivering online teaching and share their experiences of delivering courses in this new and challenging teaching and learning environment.

photo collage by Naron Perez Iguaran

Frania Hall, Lewis Bush, Andrew Slatter, Dene October, Tony Pritchard and Ben Richards provide a taster of their talks.

Frania Hall – This talk focuses on thinking about weekly learning rhythms going forward into a blended environment; it looks at using visualisations to support students buying into a synchronous/asynchronous approach to teaching.

Tony Pritchard and Ben Richards – We will talk about and show three things. 1. Newspaper workshop – We will talk about a newspaper design workshop we delivered synchronously / a synchronously. 2. Thursday evening presentations – How we brought together the part-time and full-time cohorts in a co-ordinated session. 3. Future session – We will talk about blended learning opportunities in the upcoming term and how we are preparing 5-minute filmed presentations on the main themes for the term. Students will be able to gain a sense of the theme for the week and prepare any questions they might have. We will also ask them to gather related images so that they can show their understanding of the subject under investigation. 

Dene October and Andrew Slatter – We taught entirely separate Year 2 CTS options, but regularly ‘talked teaching’ with each other; reflecting on the sessions and pedagogic objectives and strategies. Our presentation will look at why we were ‘talking teaching’ together to begin with, why it helps, and the benefits to students.

Lewis Bush – While a lot of online courses emphasise asynchronous learning, we focus on trying to emulate the experience of a ‘face to face’ course, with a lot of synchronous sessions, while also giving students the flexibility to study around our timetabled sessions. I’ll discuss how and why we do this.

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