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Adapting our Teaching for Learning Online

Welcome to ‘Adapting our Teaching for Learning Online'.

This module is designed to support academics and/or those supporting teaching and learning at Trinity as we prepare for a hybrid approach to teaching and learning in academic year 2020/21.

The module is primarily aimed at those without significant prior experience of designing for, or facilitating, hybrid learning.  


Module Structure

The module is divided into three blocks:

  • Adapting existing content for learning online
  • Fostering student engagement online
  • Assessment in online environments

This module is designed for 'self-study' and all the topic, toolkits and resources within it are available for you to review at a time that best suits you. Each 'block' is designed to follow a similar structure:

  1. Pre-task/pre-reading
  2. Getting started
  3. Introduction and Rationale
  4. Core content (topics)
  5. Toolkit (resources focusing on technical 'how to')
  6. 'Extend'

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, participants will be able to:

a) Build on experience from remote emergency teaching and extend this to adapt your existing modules, lectures, and tutorials for implementation in a hybrid environment.  

(b) Develop insight into how to engage your students in their learning by fostering a sense of community online.

(c) Adapt and enhance traditional assessments for use in a hybrid context. 


Register for the online module

You can self-enrol for this module as follows:

Go to Blackboard at https://mymodule.tcd.ie 
Log in using your College network username and password
In the Module Search box, enter – Adapting our Teaching for Learning Online
Click on the module - VP10021-A-YEAR12-201920
Click on + Enrol at the bottom of the module menu on the left of the screen
Click OK. You may need to log out and back in to Blackboard if you cannot see all the content in the module after self-enrolling.


Taking the Module on a For-Credit Basis

If you wish to take this module as part of our SP Cert for credit, please contact Jade.Concannon@tcd.ie. Details on the SP Cert can be found here https://www.tcd.ie/CAPSL/professional-development/special-certificate/

We will be operating three rolling deadlines this semester related to this module:  the first deadline is Friday 4th September; the second deadline is Friday 30th October; the third deadline is the 4th December. Assignments submitted by or on each of these dates will be assessed after each of these dates and we welcome any and all submissions.


Virtual Clinics Michaelmas Term 2020

Humanising Remote Teaching & Learning

Facilitators: Dr Jonny Johnston, Mr David Hamill, Dr Cicely Roche & Dr Pauline Rooney, Academic Practice

This pedagogically-focused clinic is suitable for colleagues interested in enhancing student engagement in teaching delivered online. Both novice and advanced users of the Blackboard VLE are invited to participate in this session.

Topics for discussion include ‘humanising staff-student interactions’, ‘social presence’, and ‘engaging students with content’ in online teaching and learning.

Date: Tuesday 29th September 2020
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Register

Adapting Lectures for Online Delivery

Facilitators: Dr Jonny Johnston, Mr David Hamill, Dr Cicely Roche & Dr Pauline Rooney, Academic Practice

This clinic is suitable for colleagues interested in enhancing student engagement in lectures delivered online. Both novice and advanced users of lecture capture and webinar software are invited to participate in this session.

Topics for discussion include ‘flipping’, ‘chunking’, and designing-in opportunities for active learning.

Date: Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Registration Closed

Bootcamp Clinic - Adapting our Teaching for Learning Online

Facilitators: Dr Jonny Johnston, Mr David Hamill, Dr Cicely Roche & Dr Pauline Rooney, Academic Practice

This ‘boot-camp’ style clinic is suitable for those colleagues who have not yet had the opportunity to attend a clinic or to engage with the module’s resource suite focused on adapting materials for online and hybrid learning environments. This interactive clinic will highlight key resources likely to be of use to you in the coming weeks and address common concerns about hybrid teaching as articulated by colleagues in previous clinics and in module discussion boards.

Date: Tuesday 15th September 2020
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Registration Closed

Support for subject/programme teams

Academic Practice has also some availability over September 2020 to support subject/programme teams who have specific queries relating to pedagogic application of the module as you prepare for hybrid provision this academic year. Questions arising from your team’s engagement with the module should be first collated and submitted to our Support Form. A minimum of 6 people are expected to attend. A member of the CAPSL team will be in touch following your form submission.


IUA DigEd Webinars

Sign up to the IUADigEd Webinar list to be notified of upcoming webinars related to the IUA-led Enhancing Digital Capacity in Teaching and Learning (EDTL) in Irish Universities project. We welcome suggestions for future topics and would love your contributions - https://www.iua.ie/ourwork/learning-teaching/digital-learning/


Teaching, Learning & Assessment Spring 2020 - Under Covid 19

The Centre for Academic Practice at Trinity prepared a range of resources to assist teaching, learning, and assessment in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic with the priority of supporting teaching staff during a challenging time.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment webpages