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Category: <span>Institute for Academic Development</span>

IAD: Designing Online Remote Assessment and Exams

Reading Time: < 1 minute This concise series of pages aims to help you think about the best ways to assess students using online, remote methods. This guide was generated in response to the sudden increase in need for online assessment during Spring/Summer 2020, particularly when it became apparent that restrictions introduced in response to …

IAD Student Assessment & Feedback Pages

Reading Time: < 1 minute Information and guidance to help academics consider and develop their approaches to student assessment and feedback. Including ways to assess students using online, remote methods, some basic principles, in-depth information and idea on specific techniques of assessment and feedback, and reflective prompts to help you focus and clarify your starting …

Supporting Students By Offering Signposting and Prioritisation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the last 6 months, we have seen many successes with hybrid teaching and learning see for example Brady et al’s work on teaching emergency medicine, Darmon and McQueen’s work on teaching molecular genetics, and Swanton’s work on teaching geography field courses. Some students have suggested they prefer learning digitally …

Podcast Series: Student Mental Health & Online Engagement

Reading Time: 2 minutes This two part podcast series produced by the Institute for Academic Development examines the impact of online engagement on students’ mental health.  It explores the positive sides of online engagement, the downsides, the unintended consequences and what we can do to make things a little bit better. Listen: Episode 17 …

Designing and Structuring Discussion Forums

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve all had to adjust how we approach our teaching this year and explore the tools we have available to us in the digital teaching and learning environment. There are many tools that enable us to design activities that we hope will engage and motivate our students including the discussion …

Building Community and Presence in Digital Learning Environments

Reading Time: < 1 minute The restrictions we’re facing because of the health crisis has resulted in educators changing their practice. Many people are exploring digital tools and learning environments and re-thinking their teaching approaches as they get more of an understanding of the possibilities of teaching and learning in digital spaces. This short document …

Ideas and Support for Live Co-Curricular Sessions

Reading Time: 10 minutes Ideas and support for live co-curricular sessions Updated 21st October 2020 Jon Turner, Cathy Bovill, Velda McCune and Donna Murray (Institute for Academic Development, IAD) Three weeks into the semester many staff and students are reflecting on their early experiences of hybrid teaching.  While it is too early to draw …

Hybrid Teaching: Guiding Principles and Core Values

Reading Time: 3 minutes These guiding principles and core values for hybrid teaching have been developed to try to find a common thread in hybrid teaching models, and to show that it is not so different to our usual teaching values. This helps to ensure the continuity of our professional practice in teaching. This resource was developed from a …

Digital and Online Teaching – Support to Get Started

Reading Time: 3 minutes As we look ahead to the remainder of semester 1 and semester 2 it is clear that we will need to continue to do a lot of teaching digitally and online.  Large and growing numbers of colleagues are involved and getting ready to be involved in teaching online, some for …

IAD Support for Hybrid Teaching

Reading Time: < 1 minute This page provides an overview of the support available from the IAD for hybrid teaching. The information provided here will complement wider support for teaching continuity, details available from the Teaching Continuity webpages.   Sep 24, 2020


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