“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 - CBJ 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
- Daniel Scott and Su Pears - 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
Keynote 1 – Andrew Doig (40 mins)
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
Facilitating experience through digital means 1
Session Chair: Rosemanry Pearce
Tracy Powell (30)
Delivered a 'real world' experience of running a newsroom and producing news content.
Concurrent Session 2
Session Chair: Caroline Chartres
Kerry Truman, Luke Sienna, Devishi Kapoor (20)
Creating timely checkpoints and open discussion between students, academics and technical communities within MS Teams
Rachel Welton and Angela Vickerstaff
Virtual Experience of Living and Working Abroad Conference
Concurrent Session 3
Facilitating experience through digital means 2
Session Chair: Faye Taylor
Michael Loughlin (10)
Can't get to your lab? Assessing skills including group work is still possible and can lead to unexpected benefits.
Sarah Ward, Jenny Briggs (10)
How We Travelled to Bulgaria "Virtually" for a Week-Long Student Study Tour
Gail Mellors (10)
Replicating live broadcasting experience using emerging digital technologies
Andrea Lyons- Lewis (10)
‘Extreme E-Service Learning’ – success in online community engaged learning
Ken Liston (10)
Online Practical Delivery - The use of various technologies to augment student experience, through immersion
Concurrent Session 4
Tools and technologies for teaching
Session Chair: Carla Grimley
Rebecca Gamble, Liam Martin (10)
Curating online degree shows
Seth Kirby (10)
Facilitating digital assessment participation: A case study of Twitter application across sport management students
Eva Fernandez Martos (10)
Rhinoceros 3D online taught sessions
Methods for enhancing student engagement during online PowerPoint presentations
12.30 – 13.00
Keynote 2 – Sam Tanner (30 mins)
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
Facilitating experience through digital means 3
Session Chair: Faye Taylor
Andrew Pierson (20)
Undergraduate Final Year Projects online from registration to Showcase and beyond.
Building a sense of community via interactive learning technology
Rosemary Pearce (10)
Finding ways to be “present” in online learning and teaching: examples from the School of AAH
Elyse Wakelin (10)
Distance Learning Students. How MS teams has enhanced student engagement and built an online community in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Concurrent Session 6
Effective online orientation/matriculation
Session Chair: Rachel Bancroft
James Rowland (10)
Moving a 'Residential' online: Supporting BTEC Student Transition in a Covid-Age
Sarah Hadlow (10)
Welcome Workshops: Connections, Cameras and Course Communities
Chloe Bridges (10)
University Transition Week: creating meaningful encounters for progression students in a virtual space
Alex Hiller (20)
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Online Onboarding for Postgraduate Business and Management Students
15.20 – 16.10
Concurrent Session 7
Supporting students digitally/ Online skills development
Lorraine Young (10)
Developing Enterprise Skills in an Online Environment: Challenges and Successes!
Naomi Braithwaite (10)
The Virtual Shoe Salon: An interactive and interdisciplinary approach towards the co-creation of knowledge
Sarah Khan & Walter Nowlan (10)
Online Student Induction to PEAP (Pre-Sessional English for Academic Purposes) Courses
Concurrent Session 8
Innovative digital assessment and feedback/ Multiple/undecided
Emily Hall (30 mins)
The NOW assessment tool, once tamed, a brilliant tool for evidence-based assessment decision making.
Gabriele Paleari (10)
Advantages in marking and screen-casting with a stylus pen
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.
Jane McNeill & Sam Tanner
Melanie Currie, Rachel Challen, Michael Loughlin, Peter Nicholson
This final panel will open with a word from Sam Tanner and Jane McNeil on the key pieces of advice that colleagues need to bear in mind going forward to plan for the next academic year.
A panel discussion will follow, which will raise questions originating from within all academic schools for a response by panellists.
These questions will relate to what the plans are in the digital space for the immediate and longer term future and clarify expectations upon colleagues.