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Online peer observations

Many peer observations will be happening in live online classrooms in the coming months. Managers and practitioners are thinking about how to approach observations in a non-threatening way. If you want to design and run peer observations, this blog post will give you some practical ideas and considerations to get you started.

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Myths and Misconceptions Reflections

Skeuomorphism: helpful design or holding us back?

Chris looks at how a recent design update to virtual meeting software, an example of skeuomorphism, might have an unintentional impact on teaching and learning practice.

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Add digital storytelling to your online learning toolkit

Chris looks at the fundamentals of digital storytelling and how it can play a part in effective online learning and assessment.

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Building Bonds with New Learners

Many providers will be welcoming new learners in September. Esther explores some ideas for helping tutors and learners to bond with each other and their peers online.

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Good practice Reimagining teaching and learning

Active Learning in the Digital World

Active learning is the opposite of passive listening. Esther explores some key teaching methods and a range of digital tools and techniques to help.

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Live online classrooms – from Yawn to Yay

Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your live onlive teaching session interactive, engaging and accessible for your learners.

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Webinars – from Yawn to Yay

Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your webinar interactive, engaging and accessible for your audience.

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Reflections

Observations on using Microsoft Teams as a backchannel

Does Microsoft Teams work as an effective backchannel? Read more to find out Scott’s reflections on using it at a recent workshop.

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VLEs – Value, Learning and Engagement?

Zac Gribble shares some early findings while piloting VLE reviews. What is the role of the VLE and does an institution value it, use it to its full potential and how does this impact on student experience?

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Events Good practice Reflections

Five top tips for delivering live online learning

Scott, Esther and the Jisc training team reflect on the first two Jisc online workshops and provide their top tips for things to look out for when delivering live online learning.