“Stories of digital success - look how far we've travelled”
This event aims to highlight and share what we have learned this year in terms of the application of technologies for learning and teaching, and for supporting student experience. We will focus on what has worked well (tips and tricks) so as to guide our approach going forward.
- From: Wednesday 12 May 2021, 9 am
- To: Wednesday 12 May 2021, 5.15 pm
- Booking deadline: Tuesday 11 May 2021, 12.00 am
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It's been a rollercoaster of a year. The rapid transition to blended and then online learning in response to the pandemic has tested us beyond limits. Those that had a reasonable degree of comfort associated with digital technologies and online learning were afforded the opportunity to shine, to stretch their capabilities and develop their skills. Those with more limited experience have achieved things they never thought might be possible in terms of their own digital skills and competences, and the way in which these are employed in our teaching and learning. We know this has been an incredibly testing time, but look what has come from it, look how far we've travelled.
The TILT Flexible and Online Learning Group wants to bring this academic year to close by celebrating a whole range of successes, both large and small, in digital and online learning. This event will be vibrant, dynamic and accessible! It will also include a variety of contribution formats that will not only benefit participants on the day, but will go on to create a legacy resource that dovetails with the exceptional work undertaken by the FLEX NTU team and the fantastic resource base that is ever evolving in response to our growing competency in this area.
Registering doesn't require attendance for the whole day - colleagues are welcome to join as many (or few) sessions as fit around other commitments.
Pre-recorded sessions and resources
Colleagues have created a selection of pre-recorded sessions and resources which have been categorised into the below themes.
Online module development through the use of continuous feedback
Use of video
- Jude Bradbury, Emily Hall and Alison Simpson - Playing the Examiner: Using video to provide on-demand online peer assessment opportunities
Supporting students digitally
- Paul Argyle - Journalism & Media Technicians: technical training in the world of COVID
- Paul Blakeman - Supporting Students and staff in professional placements
- Juliet Wakefield - Supporting student' skill development during their final research project through omnibus online surveys
- Hetti Moore - Developing a Visual Online Glossary using H5P software
- Jane Vickers - Creating a rapport with individuals
- Nick Prior and David Russhard - Engaging students with blended learning
Creating digital communities
- Sarah Hadlow and Sam Gore - Looking for like-minded people to talk to: the formation of peer communities via MS Teams
Online skills development
- Elena Khabarova - Developing your digital capabilities during the pandemic
- Sarah Johnson - Learning and Teaching Team 60 second support videos: improving skills development a minute at a time
- Sarah Buglass - Develop staff digital skills: reflections from Psychology
Innovative digital assessment and feedback
- Jonny Greatrex - Using custom Turnitin QuickMarks supported by common mistake video mini-tutorials in Panopto to speed up and improve marking
- Kevin Silber - Using audio feedback
- Sue Pears and Daniel Scott - Beyond the MCQ
Facilitating experience through digital means
- William Morris - Caught 'red-handed' in the lab: online fingermark development labs in lockdown
- Rosemary Pearce - Embedding employability using online games
- Lucy Stewart - A blended approach to enriching the curriculum with industry insight
- Emma Rixon - Not a whodunnit but a howdunnit - Forensic science's approach to virtual practicals
Facilitating and supporting students learning process engagement and experience through digital means
Opening welcome - Rachel Bancroft and Dr. Faye Taylor, TILT FOLG Chairs
Look how far we have travelled; perspectives on digital
In this keynote, Andrew will provide a summary of key learning from across the higher education sector in response to covid and the migration to blended and online forms of education.
The keynote aims to draw out the valuable lessons that should shape higher education in a post pandemic world and consider the role that flexible, blended and online learning will take.
Concurrent Session 1
Session Chair: Rosemary Pearce
Tracy Powell (30)
Concurrent Session 2
Session Chair: Caroline Chartres
Kerry Truman, Luke Sienna,
Rachel Welton and
Concurrent Session 3
Session Chair: Faye Taylor
Michael Loughlin (10)
Sarah Ward, Jenny Briggs (10)
Gail Mellors (10)
Andrea Lyons- Lewis (10)
Ken Liston (10)
Concurrent Session 4
Session Chair: Carla Grimley
Rebecca Gamble, Liam Martin (10)
Seth Kirby (10)
Eva Fernandez Martos (10)
Heather Cameron-Whytock (20)
12.30 – 13.00
So what have we really learned and what's next for NTU in the flexible, blended and online space?
In this keynote, Sam will summarise the scale of the effort invested across the University in transitioning to online and blended learning in response to covid.
He will draw out key learnings and successes and provides direction on the future role that flexible, blended and online learning will take within NTU’s future.
13:00 – 13.45
Concurrent Session 5
Session Chair: Faye Taylor
Andrew Pierson (20)
Anthony Ogbuokiri (10)
Rosemary Pearce and David Jeckells (10)
Elyse Wakelin (10)
Concurrent Session 6
Session Chair: Rachel Bancroft
James Rowland (10)
Sarah Hadlow (10)
Chloe Bridges and Cheryl Rounsaville (10)
Alex Hiller, Fiona Winfield, Mojtaba Pooreeezaei, Sharon-Marie Gillooley, Vangelis Tsiligkiris (20)
15.20 – 16.10
Concurrent Session 7
Session Chair: Faye Taylor
Lorraine Young (10)
Naomi Braithwaite (10)
Sarah Khan & Walter Nowlan (10)
Concurrent Session 8
Innovative digital assessment and feedback/ Multiple/undecided
Session Chair: Michael Loughlin
Emily Hall (30 mins)
Gabriele Paleari (10)
Hosted by Laura Stinson
If you have been inspired to share some of your own practice during the day, come along and share one good thing (big or small) you've done this year.
This is an open session for all colleagues to share their experiences of success in Flexible and Online Learning this year.
Opening: Sam Tanner and Victoria Fanning
Panel: Melanie Currie, Rachel Challen, Michael Loughlin, Peter Nicholson
This final panel will open with a word from Sam Tanner and Victoria Fanning on
A panel discussion will follow, which will raise questions originating from within all
These questions will relate to what the plans are in the digital space for the immediate