The shift to online teaching and learning happened incredibly fast. Some university teachers were simply been asked to convert everything they do to PDFs and/or synchronous video lectures – while others have the benefit of learning technologists and educational technologists at hand to help them redesign their modules.
How about your institution – what is it doing? What are the expectations in your own academic community and for your students? What plans are you making for the rest of 2021 and beyond? If you’d like a chat about the future of teaching and learning in universities, please give me a call.
May 2021 update During this period, I have worked with three universities on various improvement projects, helping them to revisit their assumptions and processes; to reshape and rewrite their teaching resources so that they worked more effectively online; to find new types of teaching resources; and to rethink their relationship to various teaching technologies. The affordances that various technologies provide are best identified by teachers themselves – when they see what a technology can help them to achieve for their students. The key is to focus on students, their challenges and goals, their learning and achievements.