The May 2020 ‘Lightning Lunch’ event was online (you know why) with a panel of four King’s educators responding to questions about teaching online. This panel had shared their practice in advance as five-minute recorded talks, prompting questions from participants which they posted and upvoted in a Padlet. The discussion responded to the most upvoted questions in the time we had, but we made sure we responded to every question on the Padlet (because simple majoritarian approaches don’t recognise divergent thinking, and recognising divergent thinking helps bring a sense of belonging).
Here are the colleagues who contributed, and links to the lightning talks they recorded and generously shared across King’s.
- Dr Yusuf Öç (King’s Business School) gives his solutions to two particular challenges: bringing students’ full attention to particular concepts during teaching, and motivating participation in formative assessments.
- Dr Ilia Protopapa (King’s Business School) conceptualises transferring a module online and gives us a birds-eye view of some strategies she has been using to bring orientation, community, enthusiasm and interactions, with an emphasis on inclusion.
- Dr Stefan Schilling (Defence Studies) addresses a tendency for online seminars to drift into lecture mode. Here he shares some strategies for interactive learning and supporting students to develop presentation skills.
Dr Helen Coulshed (Chemistry) discusses experiences with inclusive assessment during lockdown, including group presentations, oral exams and revision sessions.
A final note: this session was better attended, more interactive, and drew from a more geographically dispersed panel than previous sessions.
Image source: Ian Schneider at Unsplash.