Reading Group – Interviews with Experts: Teaching During and After COVID-19

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Tuesday, May 11th 14.00-15.00, Collaborate Ultra.

In the next Digital Pedagogy Reading Group, we’ll be discussing a ‘lessons learned’ article: Online University Teaching During and After the Covid-19 Crisis: Refocusing Teacher Presence and Learning Activity and experimenting with Miro as a tool for structured discussions.

The reading

The authors interviewed teaching experts with a 1000 or more citations in online learning and digital innovation and at least a decade of experience in online teaching.

The experts were asked 5 questions:

  1. In what aspects do you think online learning design and delivery is different than face-to-face teaching and learning?
  2. What do you think makes online teaching and learning successful?
  3. What would you say to non-expert colleagues who follow a materials-based approach to online teaching, e.g. sharing materials with students or asking them to produce materials?
  4. What would you say to colleagues who follow a tools-based approach to online teaching, i.e. the idea that tools such as video-conferencing or text-based discussion boards are the key features of online learning?
  5. What are some effective ways of monitoring students’ engagement and learning during online courses? How can they inform assessment?

Join us to discuss their answers or download and read the article for yourself. It’s a great resource with many useful suggestions to help us prepare for blended-teaching in the coming year.

Rapanta, C., Botturi, L., Goodyear, P., Guàrdia, L. and Koole, M., 2020. Online University Teaching During and After the Covid-19 Crisis: Refocusing Teacher Presence and Learning Activity. Postdigital Science and Education, 2(3), pp.923-945. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-020-00155-y

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