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Socially Distanced Teaching Blending Teaching & Learning Environments

Are you new to socially distanced teaching?

The Academic Development Team is offering a range of workshops and resources to help you build your confidence and develop your practice in responding to the challenges we face in this pandemic. The workshops are informed by the CU Teaching and Learning Design Values and Principles.

What are our Teaching and Learning Design Values and Principles?

Underpinning the offer is the four values driving our teaching practice to ensure that learning is:

  • Active - Students actively engage in learning and learning activities.
  • Applied - Learning is applied with problems and activities as a stimulus for learning.
  • Social - Students interact regularly with staff and peers.
  • Inclusive - Teaching and learning is designed to be inclusive and accessible to all.
What will I gain from engaging with the webinars and resources?

The workshops and resources aims to:

  • Provide you with strategies to apply for socially distanced teaching and creating active learning environments.
  • Support you in developing confidence to respond to the changing and evolving ways in which we need to teach our students within the constraints of socially distanced teaching situations.
  • Connect you with peer colleagues from across the university to share, practice, learn and innovate collaboratively.
What are the key themes identified?

THEME ONE - Creating Socially Engaging Spaces (Online Communities)

The focus of workshops in this theme, is on how to create communities where students feel welcome to engage to solve contemporary problems or issues.

THEME TWO - Strategies for Socially Distanced Teaching & Learning (Blending the Educational Experience)

The focus of workshops in this theme is on delivering socially distanced teaching and the potential to blend campus-based with online delivery.

THEME THREE - Creating Active Learning Environments (Aula and Beyond)

The focus of workshops in this theme is on designing activities that enable students to actively engage in applied, social and in an inclusive manner, with learning.

What will be offered under each theme?

Find here an indicative list of workshops that will support each theme. For detailed descriptions and outcomes, browse the BOOKING SYSTEM, searching for workshops by name.

THEME ONE - Creating Socially Engaging Spaces (Online Communities)

  • Creating community in an asynchronous environment.
  • Inclusivity and Sense of Belonging.
  • Getting Online with the New Coventry.Domains Wordpress Service.

THEME TWO - Strategies for Socially Distanced Teaching & Learning (Blending the Educational Experience)

  • Campus-based socially distanced f2f teaching.
  • Effective strategies in implementing the flip model of teaching in online teaching environments.
  • Making your teaching inclusive: Focus on accessibility
  • Practical Tips on how to increase student engagement in teaching online.
  • Creating community in an asynchronous environment.

THEME THREE - Creating Active Learning Environments (Aula and Beyond)

  • Conversations about assessment with your students ...
  • Inclusive assessment practices- what, why, how?
  • Using ZOOM to Engage Students Actively (Light Bite).
  • Digital tools and ideas to promote interaction and collaborative learning (2 part series).
  • Embedding critical digital literacies into your teaching practice.
  • Effective strategies in implementing the flip model of teaching in online teaching environments.
  • Flexible and Personalised Learning (2 part series).
  • How to promote creativity in a virtual learning environment?
Some resources to explore…

We are constantly developing resources to support you in delivering an engaged student learning experience. Some recent additions include:

Where can I find out more?
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Hannelie du Plessis-Walker
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Credits:

Created with images by John Cameron - "Signage helps visitors to socially distance in the V&A Museum. " • David Travis - "Notetaking" • Wes Hicks - "untitled image" • Nick Morrison - "Laptop and notepad" • Maya Maceka - "Mobile Office Workspace" • Dan Nelson - "Smart device encryption" • Tim Mossholder - "What now?"