This webinar is part of our 2021 CPD webinar sessions. Participants will earn an ALT CPD Open Badge which can be used as evidence towards accreditation via one of the pathways in ALT’s CMALT framework.
Presenters: Daniel Clark & Phil Anthony
In this webinar, we will describe how we supported over five hundred academic staff in the transition to online teaching delivery. The digital ability levels of our academic colleagues and our use of learning technologies is broad and varied, and this posed a number of challenges for how we provided a supportive environment that was both inclusive and suitably engaging. From the outset we agreed that any support we provided would need to be inclusive and effective.
In this session, we will demonstrate how we managed to strike this balance. We will showcase the University of Kent’s Digitally Enhanced Education (DEE) course; a purpose-built and self-contained course designed to introduce colleagues to the principles of online teaching, the different tools and technologies at their disposal and the wider issues related to learning online. We will highlight how the course was designed to follow the ‘look and feel’ of a real online course, thereby demonstrating how carefully selected materials and a meaningful structure can positively impact the online learning experience.
We will also discuss how the DEE course has provided a platform in which to launch the hugely popular Digitally Enhanced Education webinar series; a collection of webinars hosted by academic colleagues from both inside and outside of Kent where they have the opportunity to share practice and reflect.
This session is ideal for those who are looking for practical ways of engaging their academic colleagues and sharing practice to enhance the online teaching experience.