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December 10, 2020 • 1 minute read
By: Saskia Watts

As 2020 comes to an end, we want to recognize your continued hard work and adaptability in responding to the dramatic changes in education.


Perspectives: Alistair McNaught on digital accessibility and the new world of online learning

July, 2, 2020 . 4 minute read

“I had to make a choice,” she said. “I had enough time and energy to struggle with inaccessible content and complete my degree, or I had enough energy to sue the University for...


The importance of feedback: Teach Online Toolkit Week 11

June, 25, 2020 . 7 minute read

With teaching semesters coming to an end, we are closing this section of the Teach Online Toolkit out by looking at feedback. Becky Hartnup looks at why is it so important for...


Creating interactive modules: Tips from Liz Smith: Teach Online Toolkit Week 10

June, 18, 2020 . 2 minute read

Last weeks’ Teach Online Toolkit session summarised an extremely informative webinar with Aurelie Soulier titled Blended learning design: all the gear, no idea? . Now you...

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Blended learning design: All the gear, no idea? (Webinar write up): Teach Online Toolkit Week 9

June, 11, 2020 . 5 minute read

Were you unable to attend the Blended learning design, all the gear, no idea? webinar moderated by Becky Hartnup, and hosted by Aurélie Soulier? The main points have been...

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Preparing for next semester: Tips from lecturers at Oxford Brookes: Teach Online Toolkit Week 8

June, 4, 2020 . 5 minute read

For many, the first semester since having to rapidly transition to a digital campus is coming to a close. Hurdles have been overcome, improvements have been made, and most...


Group work: How to successfully connect your students to make remote learning feel less remote: Teach Online Toolkit Week 7

May, 28, 2020 . 7 minute read

As you've been working through the Teach Online Toolkit, hopefully you've been reaching out to colleagues for tips and support. Working with others can provide new insights as...


Academic services: How to support students on a remote campus: Teach Online Toolkit Week 6

May, 21, 2020 . 5 minute read

Student experience is key at the University of West London. My team provides academic support, but we work closely with other support services, as academic and personal issues...


Online lectures: Why students don't engage, and what you can do about it: Teach Online Toolkit Week 5

May, 14, 2020 . 7 minute read

In a traditional lecture hall or seminar group you have a captured audience. In contrast, your remote lectures have to compete for attention. From financial concerns, to the...


Tips from Aurelie Soulier, ed-tech consultant: Teach Online Toolkit Week 4

May, 6, 2020 . 4 minute read

Keep it simple, keep it human and get help when you need it. Aurélie Soulier, from Catalyst IT, shares her perspective on the benefits of education technology, and gives some...

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Video lectures – less stress, more learning: Teach Online Toolkit Week 3

April, 30, 2020 . 2 minute read

Week 3: Video lectures Welcome to week three in our series supporting lecturers and teaching staff in their rapid transition to remote teaching. In weeks one and two, we looked...

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Overcoming the challenges of online teaching: Teach Online Toolkit Week 2

April, 22, 2020 . Less than 1 minute read

Are you suddenly having to transition to online teaching? We regularly interview university lecturers about their experiences, and it is normal to be apprehensive. Watch the...

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3 tips for getting started with online teaching: Teach Online Toolkit Week 1

April, 15, 2020 . 5 minute read

Educational establishments across the globe are rapidly responding to the current situation. The sudden shift to online teaching and learning is challenging for both staff and...

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