With a recent survey from the Office for National Statistics showing a rise in people having to self-isolate as a result of Covid-19 there are clear implications for teaching and learning. Staff and student absences mean doing things differently. We are moving into our third year of teaching in hybrid and blended contexts. UK colleges […]
Author: Esther Barrett
DIY learning and development
If you are searching for DIY learning and development resources to develop your digital skills, this list will help.
Many learning providers are using MS Teams for both live and asynchronous delivery. We asked Microsoft for their top tips when using Teams as a virtual learning environment. Here’s what they said…
Some learning providers are using slide decks with corporate logos and busy templates. But is it appropriate to use marketing slides for teaching and learning? Esther Barrett explores some issues around using corporate slide templates in education.
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.
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.
Active learning is the opposite of passive listening. Esther explores some key teaching methods and a range of digital tools and techniques to help.
Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your live onlive teaching session interactive, engaging and accessible for your learners.
Online meetings – from Yawn to Yay
Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your meeting interactive, engaging and accessible for your colleagues
Webinars – from Yawn to Yay
Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your webinar interactive, engaging and accessible for your audience.