Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice – Anton Chekhov
Effective Practice Webinars 21/22
Following a successful run of Effective Practice Seminar Events during the 20/21 academic year, the SALT Team has launched a new webinar series for 2021 based around effective practice. These events will run monthly and this year will feature SALT team members and professional services staff as well as academic staff from all over the university, talking about and different approaches used in their teaching, and why these are effective for them and about the support available to staff in their teaching duties.
2020 was a memorable year for many reasons. It brought us online teaching, both synchronous and asynchronous, online assessments, and a greater 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, forcing us to revisit our teaching materials and consider how we delivered them in an online environment or at 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. We invite speakers to share their teaching experiences and provide some concrete examples that can be adopted or adapted for your own practice.
Booking for Attendance at a Seminar and Staff CPD
If you want to find out more about the sessions, keep an eye out for our regular updates and information issued through the staff bulletin and SALT newsletters.
If you wish to attend, further information can be found on Eventbrite and the Effective Practice Seminar events can be booked through Eventbrite, along with all other SALT events.
You can see what is already available to book through this link:
The Effective Practice events are only available for Swansea University staff, so please ensure that you use your University credentials and accounts for booking (For example your ####@swansea.ac.uk address rather than a private gmail address).
From this year it will be possible for attendance at SALT CPD events to be recorded in your Staff CPD records with HR. We will need to know your staff number for this to happen.
The seminars will be presented in a webinar. We will usually have three speakers sharing examples of their practice around differing aspects of a given topic. Each speaker will have 15 minutes to speak, with 3 minutes for questions, so each session will take no longer than an hour overall.
Topics and Recordings
We will be building on the success of this year’s sessions by continuing with the themes below, as well as adding new themes. If you feel you would like to present in a session then please fill in the form below, even if your theme is not listed:
- 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)
Call for speakers
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.
Recordings from Previous Effective Practice Sessions
The links below will take you to recordings of previous Effective Practice Seminar events.