Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice – Anton Chekhov
The SALT Team has launched a new webinar series for 2021 based around effective practice. These will run on average twice monthly and will feature academic staff from all over the university talking about different approaches in their teaching and why they were effective.
2020 was a memorable year for many reasons. It brought us online teaching, both synchronous and asynchronous, online assessments, an appreciation of seeing colleagues in person and discussing ideas by the water cooler. For many of us, it brought us out of our comfort zones, forced us to revisit our teaching materials and consider how we delivered them in an online environment or at a distance. It brought us a new Digital Learning Platform (Canvas) and a plethora of other tools such as Panopto and Zoom.
The Effective Practice Seminar series explores various topics within this online realm. It invites speakers to share their teaching experiences and provide some concrete examples that can be adopted or adapted for your own practice.
The next session will be on Wednesday 5 May 2021 and will focus on Lab work and practical sessions.
Further confirmed sessions are listed below. Please copy and paste the links into your browser:
|Date & Time||Topic||Link to book|
|Wednesday 17 February 2021, 13:00 - 14:00||Canvas||https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-practice-seminar-use-of-canvas-tickets-138586069665|
|Wednesday 3 March 2021, 13:00 - 14:00||Assessment||https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-practice-seminar-assessment-tickets-138629850615|
|Wednesday 17 March 2021, 13:00 - 14:00||Feedback||https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-practice-seminar-feedback-tickets-138632665033|
|Wednesday 21 April 2021, 13:00 - 14:00||Effective Practice from HEA Fellows||https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-practice-seminar-examples-from-hea-fellows-tickets-146975205797|
|Wednesday 5 May 2021, 13:00 - 14:00||Online Labs and Practicals||https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-practice-seminar-laboratory-and-practical-online-teaching-tickets-144042415743|
Registration for our Effective Practice Seminars will also appear on SALT’s Upcoming Events Page. Please remember to sign up using your Swansea University email address.
The seminars will be presented in a webinar where we will have three speakers sharing examples of their practice around a given topic. Each speaker will have 15 minutes to speak, with 5 minutes for questions, so each session will take no longer than an hour in total.
Canvas: February 17, 2021
Assessment: Mar 3, 2021
Feedback: March 17, 2021
Examples from HEA Fellows: April 21, 2021
- Lab work/practical sessions:
- Engaging your students online
- Flipped Learning
- Large Groups
- Blended learning
- Online, asynchronous learning
- Reflections on adapting your teaching and assessment
- Top ten tools for teaching online
- Collaboration in an online environment
- Numerical/problem solving
- Language Teaching (inc. Welsh)
SALT are looking for staff who have recently considered one or more of the topics in their teaching, and have examples of activities where students have responded well, or which have yielded positive results.
Is this you? Would you like to speak at one of our webinars?
If so, please fill in the following MS Form to register your interest and up to three topics that you feel you could contribute to.