EDLAB's online resources for UM teaching staff

In the week of 6th to 10th of July 2020, EDLAB offered a series of 4 webinars on the topic of Online Education in collaboration with colleagues from the University Library, the Language Centre and the Faculty of Sciences & Engineering.

These webinars were designed to help our teaching staff to prepare for redesigning their courses and adapting their teaching for (partial or fully) online delivery in 2020/2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Below you can watch the recordings of these live webinars and will find other useful materials referred to in each session.

You may also find the University Library’s tool wheel helpful, as well as their support for creating videos for education.  EDLAB’s CPD knowledge clips and our YouTube playlist also provide information on these topics.  Much more information about using our learning management system (LMS) Canvas is also available from the University Library.

CCCS online course design | Broadcast live on 6 July 2020 10:00-11:00 (UTC+2)

In this webinar, Oscar van den Wijngaard (EDLAB) discusses how the UM principles of constructive, contextual, collaborative and self-directed (CCCS) learning, and the theory of constructive alignment can help you as you design your online education.

A copy of the slides can be downloaded here.  For more information on Constructive Alignment, we recommend this website.

A link to the paper by Diana Dolmans et al. can be found here.

Activating and engaging students online | Broadcast live on 7 July 2020 10:00-11:00 (UTC+2)

During this webinar, Barend Last (University Library) provides practical tips and tricks to keep your online education as engaging as possible. He goes through the best methods to get students actively involved in their learning process despite being based remotely and the variety of options you have available to do so.

The slides used in the presentation can be downloaded here.

More information about the various tools referred to during the session is available from the University Library’s tool wheel, more support in producing your own videos can be found here and assistance in using Canvas is here.

Better online communication | Broadcast live on 8 July 2020 10:00-11:00 (UTC+2)

In this third webinar, Christina Markanastasakis (UM Language Center) shares her experiences in delivering effective online education. Specifically, she provides tips on how to effectively present yourself online in order to come across authentically and in an accessible way to students. She also advises you on how to build your digital presence and how to get your students to communicate more effectively with you and with each other.

The slides are available here.

Guiding tutorials online effectively: optimising group dynamics | Broadcast live on 9 July 2020 10:00-11:00 (UTC+2)

In this session, Stefan Jongen (Faculty of Science and Engineering) discusses how to foster good online group dynamics and how to run tutorials in a way that draws upon the CCCS principles of Problem-Based Learning with the main focus on the C of Collaborative learning.

The slides from the presentation are available here and this is the link to the University Library’s tool wheel.

Our CPD knowledge clips shown below, also provide you with tips and tricks for online education:

Getting started with online tutorials

Using online discussion boards for Problem Based Learning

Lecturing online

Online collaboration and group dynamics

Communicating successfully with your students online

Using peer review to stimulate group discussion and critical thinking

The videos are liscensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.