The Strategy Special Interest Group shared practical tips on live and asynchronous teaching timely for the start of teaching immediately after the Easter break (21-4-20), Teaching online. Practical tips and pedagogical underpinning, https://bit.ly/2RDqGZd. A very successful event with over 85 participants from across BAM and all SIGs joined us for a lively interactive session, watch the recording here (https://bit.ly/2Xb1hZY).
Chair Dr. Inge Hill, Royal Agricultural University, demonstrated how she uses an online quiz / question and answer tool live (socrative.com), guiding participants through the teacher’s view of a quiz, useful for revision of previous learning or at the end of a lecture for checking on comprehension of new learning. Similarly, using fictitious names all students can ask questions to assessments in a unique way so that all queries and worries can be captured and addressed. Through inviting colleagues to act as students to see what their students will experience when taking a quiz the session became colourful and practical for participants. Dr. Anna John, Open University, demonstrated how to create a quiz for asynchronous learning using the excellent Moodle based platform OpenLearn. The step-by-step explanation helped to see the platform value and took away threshold worries to be able to use it the same week.
Members can access the video through emailing Raluca Stroe firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback comments such as these highlight the gain for members:
“I was a bit skeptical on online learning, but this webinar enlightened me; Overall, it was very good. Thanks. I wish other SIGs will do the same. I loved the idea that it was free to BAM members as well; A very informative and useful Webinar.”