OER Resource: Suggestions for replacing on site exams

This text has been reproduced from Professor Sally’s website. Thank you to Sally and Professor Kay Sambell for this invaluable resource!

Following on from my posting on 13th March, Kay Sambell and I have subsequently both been asked by colleagues for advice on how to move from having invigilated on-site exams to having students sit written assessments online from home, so we’ve put together a second informal guide as an open educational resource posted here: Kay-Sambell-Sally-Brown-Coronavirus-Contingency-Suggestions-for-replacing-on-site-exams-w.docx (16 downloads)

Please feel free to circulate and use it. You are very welcome to customize it for your local contexts, but please acknowledge its origins if you do so (and it would be very interesting for us if you let us know how you have used it!)

New book: Online and the Student Experience

George Veletianos, PhD has published a new book.

Learning Online: The Student Experience has been published ahead of schedule by Johns Hopkins University Press. The Press has made the book available online for free as part of its efforts to support COVID-19 responses.

This text is timely and a fantastic resource. Thank you George.

The following text has been reproduced from George’s website:

Download it here or support the press by purchasing a copy hereDisclaimer: I receive a % of the sales in royalties, but I’ll be donating them to a non-profit in my community.

The book was scheduled to be published in April/May. In the meantime, COVID-19 happened, and in early March I reached out to Johns Hopkins University Press to ask whether they would be willing to make it – or at least a portion of it – available online for free. My reasoning was that it could be of immediate benefit to faculty, administrators, and higher education leaders aiming to transition their courses from in-person to alternative formats. The press expedited the final steps of the process and I just learned that it is now available for free here. I hope you find it useful, both in these turbulent times that we find ourselves in and in future online learning efforts!

Johns Hopkins University Press must have been thinking about this much earlier than I was, as they have made thousands of their books and papers available for free in the meantime. You can support the press by purchasing a copy of my book here or by purchasing a copy of any of the books that they publish. As standard book authoring goes, I receive a percentage of book sales in royalties. I will be donating those to a non-profit in my community.

I hope people read and enjoy the book, and I will gladly talk to anyone about it. Whether you’re teaching a class on the topic or are a higher education leader trying to make decisions about online learning at your institution, I’m happy to talk with you.

Covid19 Online compendium

Featured

Click here to access the online compendium of virtual Learning and Teaching Resources.

This list is offered in the spirit of supporting teaching, learning and both the student and staff experience. The resources are not presented as ‘recommendations’, but as suggestions, with users best placed to select and adapt what works for them.

The master list of resources can be found here.

Background:

This compendium evolved from #LTHEchat 170 and is now merged within SEDA. Aware of that the volume of resources available is somewhat overwhelming during #LTHEchat 173 Question 5 was posed to invite colleagues to post their ‘go to’ resource which has help us to curated the very best resources, pulling them together into a single space for ease of navigation.

Writing Retreats!

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, all Professional Staff Development Sessions have been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as practicable.

However … we are still running our writing retreats and everyone is welcome!

We have merged all sessions (University generic and PGCert THE7003 specific module support) and everyone is welcome to join in online at any point during the day.  Please ‘Tweet’ during the day and join us for #virtualcoffee.

If you need any additional help of support please get in touch

Kindest Dawne (belld@edgehill.ac.uk / @belld17)

Friday 27th March

Tuesday 21st April

Friday 24th April

Monday 18th May

Monday 4th May 

Monday 15th June

Friday  22nd May

Thursday 9th July: Full day (Please not the original focus was support for ACRE abstracts and papers however this conference has now been postponed)

A Rare Event!!!

Congratulations to #LTHEchat colleagues who have been awarded an #LTHEchat ‘Golden Tweet Award’. https://lthechat.com/

“This spring we would like to award a triple Golden Tweeter Award to our exiting #LTHEchat organising team from Jan to March 2020, Dr Nathalie SheridanDr Dawne Irving-Bell and their mentor Dr Chris Jobling who worked tirelessly and with great commitment on the steering wheel of the chat under challenging circumstances. We are grateful for all their hard work, professionalism and creative input. This team has come up with interventions that have been proactive and responsive to real problems we are all facing and shown that together we can get through this.

This team and their mentor Chris has shown that introducing rotating organising teams some years ago and now even mentors who have previously supported the chat and the #LTHEchat community can be a sustainable solution for such an open professional development initiative. A special massive thank you to Chris for many years of engagement and commitment to the whole #LTHEchat community. What would we do without you?”

Click here to read the full blog post: https://lthechat.com/lthechat-awards/

#LTHEchat Resources

#LTHEchat: Links to other resources created and collated during our special week long chat are here:

Please access the SEDA Google document for access to all centrally posted links and resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/192oI8w5GfsV7gSHa3uDrTH9EQy9c4L1VTW7pYliexkU/edit#