This article has been divided in two parts. Part 1 explains what HyFlex is and which are the key points to consider before using it. Part 2 presents a wide range of teaching activities that can be used in a HyFlex classroom. Continue reading “Part 2: Teaching in the HyFlex Classroom: Benefits and Challenges”
This article has been divided in two parts. Part 1 explains what HyFlex is and which are the key points to consider before using it. Part 2 presents a wide range of teaching activities that can be used in a HyFlex classroom.
When the Covid-19 pandemic put us fully online, colleagues in King’s Academy needed to expand our repertoire with a range of evolving technologies. Since we lead educational development programmes and sessions, we strive to demonstrate intrepid, successful designs which make best use of our learning environments. In the foreseeable future those environments would be digital. This post gives a rationale for carving out regular time to test things out together, followed by details about how we set this up to be low-maintenance. Continue reading “Tech Test Thursdays for Digital Capabilities”
You might have probably noticed how students (even those who were known for being super-engaged in the classroom) tend to prefer keeping their webcam switched off during online teaching activities. This is likely to affect how we, as teachers, perceive and evaluate students’ engagement. Being able to see students’ faces and their behaviour while we teach, gives us a direct and constant feedback, and it is also likely to benefit online discussions. However, students might be reluctant to switch their cameras on, and there is no valid reason for forcing them to do so. Continue reading “What can we do when students prefer to keep their cameras off during online teaching?”
King’s Summer Programmes delivers pre-university and undergraduate-level summer school courses to students from around the world, as well as creating study abroad experiences for year-round King’s students. The emergency deployment of online provision in 2020 posed particular challenges to provide our style of educational experience for students, and the effective use of Microsoft Teams helped to deliver this in addition to a lot of hard work and dedication from tutors and professional services colleagues – in this blog I’m going to focus on Teams though. Continue reading “Bringing Teams together for Summer”
Education Elevenses are faculty-wide, peer-led, centrally supported regular meetings in which colleagues share practice and ideas about the pivot to online teaching. Continue reading “Education Elevenses – colleagues who teach face the pivot online together”