Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Fwd: *Free webinar* Case Studies: How to do Team-Based Learning Online

The second webinar in our short series Case Studies: How to do Team-Based Learning Online which will take place 2-3pm BST this Thursday 30th July.

How do you actually 'do' TBL online?

If you're a novice distance learning educator, teaching using TBL online can be a daunting prospect: how can it still be engaging if everyone is suffering from zoom fatigue? Can it still be inclusive? Will you need to learn all sorts of complicated new tools?

If you are struggling with the practicalities of how to create an online active, collaborative environment and how to use available resources to support effective delivery, this webinar is for you.

We will guide you through two very different approaches for TBL remote education practice:

1) asynchronous using only a VLE and

2) synchronous using a VLE, MS Teams and some specialist software

You'll be able to compare and contrast the benefits of both and have some authentic examples to act as inspiration as you develop your own practice.

You'll hear from:

Dr Michele Clark

Dr Michele Clark

Dr Steve Cayzer

Michele Clark, an emerita from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, has a research focused on clinical practice, caregiver burden and depression, improving health behavior for the diabetic client, and evaluating the team-based learning teaching strategy.

Dr Clark is an active member of the TBL collaborative. She presently chairs the membership committee and lead 20 faculty members in the development and publication of a white paper for best practices for online TBL. Presently she is part of the initiative to get the best practices for online TBL published in the journal New Directions in Teaching and Learning and is leading the TBLC initiative to develop an online TBL certificate program.

Dr Steve Cayzer is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath where he designs and leads interdisciplinary programmes in Engineering Management. He champions active learning approaches that foster student agency, peer learning and collaboration on meaningful challenges.  He enjoys working with students and colleagues to develop research-informed best practices in teaching, and to share these practices across the sector and beyond. Examples of these innovations include the use of Team Based Learning (TBL), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS), team profiling, social network analysis and gamification, all of which have been addressed in his pedagogical research.


You may also find this paper, Off-to-On: Best Practices for Online Team-Based Learning, useful. 

Register here - we look forward to seeing you there!

With best wishes,

Rebecca McCarter

Educational Development Consultant


Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

Accredited Trainer-Consultant in Team-Based Learning


Sunday, 5 July 2020

Fwd: Webinar: Using MS Teams and OneNote to deliver lecture-style content

On Thursday, 16 July 2020 from 1300 to 1400 UK time a colleague of mine, Andrew Smerdon, will deliver a webinar called "Using MS Teams and OneNote to deliver lecture-style content". Due to the popularity of the prior webinar, this event is being repeated.

Event in brief

Microsoft Teams and OneNote can be combined effectively with a tablet device to deliver lecture style content to students in a way that broadly replicates traditional facilities available in lecture theatres.

This session could be of particular interest if you would typically use a whiteboard during your sessions – for example for numerical, mathematical or formula driven sessions where you would like to demonstrate techniques to students.

Session overview

The webinar will last 60 minutes, inclusive of time for questions and answers. The session will cover:

  • How to share presentations and other content with students during a live session;
  • How OneNote can be used to share worked examples with students that might normally be delivered using a whiteboard;
  • How to record your session in Microsoft Teams so that it is delivered synchronously to students who can join the meeting live, as well as asynchronously to those who cannot.

How to sign up

You can sign up at following link: https://lancaster-uk.libcal.com/event/3472112. Spaces are limited up to 250 participants. You will receive the event link 1 day prior to the event.


Thank you.


Best wishes,


Dustin Hosseini, MA, FHEA | Senior Teaching Associate / Digital Education Facilitator
Lancaster University Management School

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Fwd: CFP HEIR Online Conference: Strengthening Higher Education Futures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Higher Education Institutional Research (HEIR) Network conference will take place online on 10 and 11 September, 2020, hosted by the University of Brighton - Call for Papers open until July 12th https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/heir/call-for-papers/ 

The conference will comprise of four strands highlighting the ways in which institutional research, evaluation and data increasingly plays a pivotal role in supporting institutional effectiveness to strengthen HE futures.

·       Enhancing learning lives
·       Enriching data stories
·       Influencing policy
·       Learning from crises

There will also be a range of relevant breakout sessions throughout the event, delivered by inspiring HE professionals and academics, further details avaiable here https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/heir/

REGISTER NOW https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/heir/register-now/

The event will hear from four influential keynote speakers, all experts in their field, ready to share their knowledge and insights on the current issues facing the sector and how we can effectively respond.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Sir Chris Husbands

Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, is also Chair of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), Chair of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Board, Yorkshire Universities Board, and the Doncaster Opportunity Area Partnership Board.

Sir Chris is also on the board of Universities UK (UUK).   

Eliza Kozman

Eliza Kozman is Deputy Director (Research) at the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO), an affiliate What Works centre set up to tackle inequality in higher education.

Formerly, she worked for the Behavioural Insights Team where she designed and implemented a range of research projects with a focus on reducing inequality in education.

David Kernohan

David Kernohan is an Associate Editor of Wonkhe and has responsibility for the development and delivery of a variety of editorial content. His key areas of wonkishness include teaching quality enhancement policy, funding policy, sector agency politics and history, research policy, and the use of technology and data in Higher Education.

David has written for Wonkhe since its foundation, and also maintains a personal blog.

Nona McDuff, OBE

Nona McDuff, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Students and Teaching at Solent University, was awarded an OBE for her services to diversity in higher education and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As chair of the Higher Education Race Action Group (HERAG), Nona was invited to address the All Party Parliamentary Group on Higher Education on diversity in academia where she challenged the ministers to take active steps to promote social justice through education. 

Please contact HEIR conference admin at heir2020@brighton.ac.uk with any questions or for information about sponsorship opportunities.

Fwd: Free online SIG events in September

RAISE are delighted to announce the following programme of free online SIGs for September: 

Wednesday 2 September

·         Morning: Engaging Assessment SIG on neurodiversity

·         Afternoon (13.00-16.30): Partnership SIG on Pandemic Partnerships and Power
A call for contributions (with deadline 30 July) and sign up for the Partnership SIG is available on the RAISE website.

Thursday 3 September

·         Morning: Evaluation SIG on real-world messy evaluation of attempts to make the curriculum more engaging

·         Afternoon: Inclusivity SIG

Friday 4 September

·         Postgraduate practice SIG

Please save the dates – further details and times will follow.
We hope to see you at one of our online SIG events soon!

Best wishes,


Dr Jenny Marie, NTF, PFHEA

RAISE SIG coordinator


Thursday, 18 June 2020

Fwd: New Dates for 2020 UNISA HETL Conference in South Africa

Register now for the 2020 International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference in South Africa:


Saturday, 6 June 2020

Fwd: Teaching with Wikipedia - Wed 10 June 12-1pm BST

Teaching with Wikipedia: Event for Course Leaders 
Wed, 10 Jun 2020 12:00 - 13:00 BST 

This online event is open to all and will showcase best practice for any educator looking at using Wikipedia in education. 

"Knowledge creates understanding – understanding is sorely lacking in today's world."
Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation.

Too often Wikipedia is framed as something to be avoided, to be "consumed at your peril". At the University of Edinburgh we flip this on its head, and see Wikipedia as learning technology, reimagining it away from something passively consumed to something our staff and students can positively contribute to, to improve global understanding on the most public of digital platforms as active & engaged digital citizens, and gain a lot from the teaching & learning experience as a result.

Demystifying the process behind such assignments, attendees will learn about events & assignments conducted over the last 5 years at the University of Edinburgh and best practice across the UK as well as have the opportunity to find out more about how assignments can be conducted in their own field.

best wishes

Friday, 5 June 2020

Fwd: CDE Webinar - 23 June - Jumping Online - Sustaining Quality Learning

You are invited to the second University of London Centre for Distance Education webinar, designed to support the move to online during the pandemic. It is taking place on Tuesday 23rd June, 11.30-12.30

Here is a report of the first CDE Webinar, on  what we have learned so far

The quality of the student experience in online learning is of critical importance. How well does our management of quality in learning and teaching in campus-based programmes transfer into the online mode? What new concepts and practices do we need to develop to ensure our students learn effectively and engage fully with their programmes of study as we move into our autumn terms?

The webinar will be led by two CDE fellows, J Simon Rofe, Academic Head of Digital Learning at SOAS University of London and Jonathan San Diego, Lecturer in Technology & Health Informatics Education and Director of the iTEL Hub at Kings College, London and by Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Knowledge Lab.

More details are available on the CDE Events Page.

There is no need to register, but please note the date and time for your diary. The webinar will be open to all who wish to participate. We will send the webinar link and joining instructions a couple of days prior to the event.

Apoogies if you have previously seen this message elsewhere


Very best wishes





CDE Fellow
07747 045 931



Skype: anthony.david.baume


Thursday, 4 June 2020

Fwd: UKCISA free online events: International Student Mental Health


International Student Mental Health: Online Events 9-11 June 2020


Next week, 9-11 June 2020, UKCISA are running a series of online sessions on International Student Mental Health including a session by Dr Heather Gray and Dr Shiv Shanmugam from Glasgow Caledonian University who will present on research that they have carried out in Scotland on student mental wellbeing and the curriculum. This is of interest to all staff supporting international students through their studies in the UK, and particularly useful for staff who wish to consider how best to adapt academic programmes (face to face and online during the Covid-19 Crisis) to ensure positive student mental wellbeing.


Events run over the three days and include:

·         an outline of the Student Minds Mental Health Charter, recently updated to address Covid-19, 

·         a lively panel discussion including the OfS  and the OfS Challenge Project on International Student Mental Health,

·         a session for FE staff

·         an in-depth interview with an international student studying Global Mental Health who has great advice for institutions on how to engage international students from different cultures with mental health support.


For full details and to book to attend, go to the UKCISA website


We recently also ran a session on supporting PhD students and supervisors' mental health (a research project with Sheffield University, Glasgow University, Heriot Watt and Glasgow Caledonian) which you can watch on our website (just create a log in if you haven't used the members area of the UKCISA website before) .



Friday, 29 May 2020

Fwd: Invitation to event - More than a pivot: thinking critically through our pedagogy

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to attend an event called More than a pivot: Thinking critically through our pedagogy on Wednesday, 10 June at 1600 to 1730 BST.  Below is a brief description of the event, and you can sign up here.

The Digital Education Network and the Institute for Curriculum Enhancement at Lancaster University and the LSE Higher Education Blog at the LSE Eden Centre for Education Enhancement will host a workshop More than a pivot: Thinking critically through our pedagogy with the invited speaker, Sean Michael Morris, co-author of An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy and co-founder of Hybrid Pedagogy, 'a community, a conversation, a collaboration, a school, and a journal' on critical digital pedagogy.'  This session will be a participatory workshop where we think through our assumptions around what it means to design for learning and teaching in digital spaces especially in current circumstances. Due to the participatory nature of the workshop, admission is limited to 100 people, with additional signups entered on a waitlist.

Dr Sara Camacho Felix

Assistant Professorial Lecturer

Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme

International Inequalities Institute

London School of Economics and Political Science

4th Floor Centre Building

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE

+44 (0)20 7106 1101


Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Fwd: The student-led Decolonising the Curriculum Conference 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached info of the Decolonising the Curriculum Conference 2020 at the University of Birmingham. This annual event is a student-led initiative putting our students in the driver's seat on the discussion of views, ideas, and focuses around what it means and what it takes to decolonise the curriculum, for students and with students.

This year's conference will be delivered online. Please find the booking link below and feel free to invite your students and E&D / Learning & Teaching colleagues to join in the conversation across this June.


Best regards,



Dr Sammy C.H. Li

BEcon&Fin (Hons), MSc, GCL&T, Ph.D., FHEA

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Equality and Diversity Advisor for Students,

Student Services


Student Hub, Aston Webb Building,

University of Birmingham,


Birmingham, B15 2TT


Tel: +44(0)121 414 3247 (Staff are working remotely during restricted campus operations. Please contact by email)

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Fwd: INCLUDE Webinar - Moving Global Learning Online​: The role of Universal Design for Learning

Moving Global Learning OnlineThe role of Universal Design for Learning. 

The event takes place Friday 22nd May, 14:00-15:30 (BST).

You are welcome to share the invitation with your wider networks, locally and globally. Register for this free webinar here:

Best wishes,
Dr Sean Bracken, PFHEA (on behalf of the INCLUDE Steering Group)
School of Education Learning and Teaching Coordinator
University of Worcester.

University of Worcester, 2019 University of the Year finalist for Times Higher Education Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards, Green Gown Awards

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Fwd: Celebrating Learning Community in a Time of Crisis

As part of our annual Teaching and Learning conference, the Teaching Excellence Academy at the University of Hull plans to celebrate the fantastic work Higher Education Providers are doing in response to the current Covid 19 (C19) crisis.

The conference 'Celebrating Learning Community: the transformative potential of partnership working' (delivered online between Monday 29th June and Wednesday 1st July) will host a collection of high quality papers from across the UK and a plenary from the University of Hull Student Partnership Scheme. Professor Brendan Stone NTF (University of Sheffield) will live-stream a conversation exploring the role of higher education and partnership working in the context of C19. Professor Becky Huxley-Binns NTF, PFHEA,  Professor Graham Scott NTF, PFHEA (both University of Hull) and Debbie McVittie (WonkHE) will make up the final plenary-panel (Wednesday 1st July, 15.30 – 16.15).  

The conference will close with Kathy Wright (Advance HE) introducing a showcase of 'HE Partnerships in a Time of Crisis'. The showcase offers individuals, departments, faculties and institutions opportunity to celebrate their work addressing the C19 crisis: for example,  Engineers at The University of Hull producing hundreds of thousands of PPE face-shields for the NHS.

The Showcase reminds us we (the HE sector) are a force for the greater good and absolutely relevant to local and regional community, and society as a whole. In a time of physical isolation, in unprecedented times, we hope this showcase allows us to remain alive to the notion that 'hope… becomes intensified when one realises it is not a solitary struggle' (Freire, 1997, p106).

We invite a SINGLE power point slide submission for each C19-response project. 

Your slide will then be curated into a stack for broadcast.

You may send your submissions to teachingexcellenceacademy@hull.ac.uk with 'Partnership Showcase' in the subject field.

When compiling your slides please follow good accessible practice (attached and http://libguides.hull.ac.uk/diverselearners)

Deadline for showcase submissions: Wednesday June 3rd 12 noon.

Bookings for the conference will open soon!

With all good wishes, stay safe, Jen


Dr Jenny Louise Lawrence PFHEA
Head Teaching Excellence Academy, University of Hull & Independent Consultant

SEDA Executive Committee
SEDA Papers Committee
SEDA Scholarship and Research Committee
Editorial Board, Innovations in Education and Teaching International
Editorial Board, The Scholarship Framework

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Lawrence, J (2020) 5 ways to wellbeing when working from home, EWonkHE: https://wonkhe.com/blogs/five-ways-to-wellbeing-when-working-from-home/

Lea, J. Hall, G. and Lawrence, J. (2020) Leading a step-change in scholarly cultures in College-based Higher Education. Potter, J. and Devecchi, C. (2020) Leading Educational Change in HE: A transformative approach for leaders and practitioners. London: Routledge.
Lea, J. Lobb, R. Cattaneo, J. and Lawrence, J. (In press) 'Scholarship as student engagement in college HE'. Lowe, T. and El Hakim, Y. (In press), Student Engagement in Higher education: theory into practice. London: Routledge
Lawrence, J. and Herrick, T. (2019) Supporting wellbeing in HE through the scholarship of teaching and learning. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. Available ahead of Print from https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-05-2019-0111
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Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Fwd: St Mary's Festival of Learning & Teaching - 23 & 24 June 2020

The St Mary's Festival of Learning and Teaching takes place online on 23 and 24 June. Our focus will be on student co-creation, which in this time of rapid shifts to online learning is perhaps more important than ever. We will also be facilitating time for participants to come together through workshops, and in relaxed, informal spaces to discuss the challenges and opportunities that online learning offers for our institutions.

Click on the link below to find further information, submit a proposal and book your place:

Co-creating student success – developing inclusive partnerships. Hosted online by St Mary's University

Engage with us on Twitter using the hashtag #StMarysFLT2020

We look forward to seeing you there!


With very best wishes,


Laura Minogue
Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice
Centre for Teaching Excellence and Student Success
St Mary's University, Twickenham


Monday, 4 May 2020

Fwd: Transforming Assessment next webinar 6 May 'Online exam challenges' + recordings for 'contract cheating' and 'oral assessment online' [JISCmail]

Transforming Assessment webinar update
[Via JISCmail - this is not direct email - apologies for any cross posting]

1) Next session: 6 May 2020 Online exam challenges: migration or transformation?
This webinar presents research on the roles played by two main discourses in online exams practice in higher education: 'migration', whereby exam technologies are assumed to be neutral instruments; and 'transformation', whereby the essential qualities of technologies are seen to 'transform' or 'enhance' assessment.
Register (free) http://taw.fi/6may2020 
2) Resources and recordings for for COVID-19 adaption special double:
a) "Detecting and addressing contract cheating in online assessment" A/Prof Phill Dawson, Deakin University (held 29 Apr) 
b) "Authentic online oral assessment - an examination replacement" Danielle Logan, Popi Sotiriadou and Rae Jobst, Griffith University (held 30 Apr)
Further information:
The Transforming Assessment webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of assessment and e-assessment topics.
Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, DVC Academic, University of Canberra and Dr Mathew Hillier, Digital Assessment expert, Australia.
Further information on this and future events, recordings of past sessions, links to resources and participation/technical help on using the virtual seminar system can be found on our website at transformingassessment.com

Support for this activity has been provided by the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (as the 'e-Assessment SIG'), University of New South Wales, University of Canberra and the University of Queensland. The views expressed in this publication/activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring institutions.

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Dr Mathew Hillier
Honorary Academic
The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
The University of Queensland, Australia
Transforming Assessment