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