Bringing us all together: building a community of online learners spanning 6 continents

Tim Young, Salman Haider (Queen Square Institute of Neurology Education Department) 10 minute talk Over the last ‘pandemic year’, many face-to-face courses made heroic efforts to convert to online teaching. As a well-established fully online course, our clinical neurology by distance learning MSc/Diploma/PG Certificate programme was fortunately in a position to help guide others withContinue reading Bringing us all together: building a community of online learners spanning 6 continents

Active Collaborative Learning in Content: Talis Elevate in SHS

Jon Chandler (History), Fiona Harvey (SHS); Matt East (Talis) 10 minute talk At university, conversation around course content is ubiquitous: it is relevant for all disciplines, all institutions, and all students. The pandemic this year highlighted a particular challenge around the close analysis of sources, which is a core principle of teaching practice for many coursesContinue reading Active Collaborative Learning in Content: Talis Elevate in SHS

Learning from Lockdown: Listening to students’ voices about the challenges and benefits in the post-Covid digital practices

Cosette Crisan, Lesley Gourlay, Katherine Riding; Ian Warwick, Evi Katsapi, Lauren Clark, Kristyna Campbell (UCL IoE (CPA, CCM, EPS, PHD)) 10 minute talk The sudden move to remote teaching and learning in Spring 2020 brought together staff and students in order to learn from each other how to best address the challenges of the new waysContinue reading Learning from Lockdown: Listening to students’ voices about the challenges and benefits in the post-Covid digital practices

How our distance learning Clinical Neurology course works to maintain our top ranking of student representation from desired demographics, reflecting BME status, overseas status and students in less privileged socioeconomic positions.

Tim Young, Anna Foakes, Salman Haider (contributions from Chris Roath; Education Department, Queen Square Institute of Neurology) 10 minute talk In a major recent data review, our MSc in Clinical Neurology by distance learning was equal top out of 1,695 courses across UCL in terms of a composite of student characteristics which universities nationwide have longContinue reading How our distance learning Clinical Neurology course works to maintain our top ranking of student representation from desired demographics, reflecting BME status, overseas status and students in less privileged socioeconomic positions.

Teaching and facilitating learning during the Covid pandemic, academic year (2019/20): UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Lianna Bamberg, Steward C. Lee, David Blundred, Masuda Khanom, Sarah Lawson, Michael Moutoussis, Caroline Selai 10 minute talk Background: Given the timing of the first lockdown in the UK (March 2020), many of our Taught Masters students (2019/20) had to modify significantly their main research or switch to a different project altogether. Students were invitedContinue reading Teaching and facilitating learning during the Covid pandemic, academic year (2019/20): UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

IDEAs (Inspirations for Digital Engagement Activities)

Silvia Colaiacomo, Leo Havemann, Sam Ahern, Tim Neumann, Abbi Shaw (contributions from Simon Walker, Clive Young, Alex Mihai) (UCL Arena and Digital Education) 10 minute talk This session introduces IDEAs (Inspirations for digital engagement activities), a set of resources and activities to support student engagement in digital teaching settings, developed collaboratively by UCL Arena andContinue reading IDEAs (Inspirations for Digital Engagement Activities)

The experience of a UCL international PGR student as she navigated Covid-19, lockdown, pregnancy and maternity leave, racial abuse, repatriation and quarantine: reflections and recommendations.

Sally Zou with Caroline Selai (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) 10 minute talk The lead author reflects with her primary supervisor on (i) how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted her PGR studies (ii) the first lockdown in London (iii) learning of her pregnancy (iv) experiences of racial abuse when wearing a mask in public inContinue reading The experience of a UCL international PGR student as she navigated Covid-19, lockdown, pregnancy and maternity leave, racial abuse, repatriation and quarantine: reflections and recommendations.

The 3Cs in Action: From the Classroom to the Digital Stage

Dr Rikke Duus (School of Management ) 10 minute talk In this presentation, I will introduce my concept the ‘3Cs of Async’ and explain how academic faculty can take on the roles of Creator, Curator and Connector (the 3Cs). This approach can assist colleagues in the planning, design and development of async-led course material, includingContinue reading The 3Cs in Action: From the Classroom to the Digital Stage

Our tips for teaching: collaborate, connect and get creative

Gemma Moore, Marina Chang, Community Partner (Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering) 10 minute talk This is a story of one online session, but behind it lies years of collaboration. One of our collaborations is a lecture about open space and food systems for the MSc module Health and Wellbeing in Cities. This lecture isContinue reading Our tips for teaching: collaborate, connect and get creative

The importance of learning and feedback through collaboration in a large-scale, cross-departmental, student project

Ryan Grammenos (Electronic and Electrical Engineering) 10 minute talk This presentation will talk about what we “learned about learning” in the current climate, and the need for and value of collaboration between staff and students. The talk will draw on the experience of running a cross-disciplinary project across two departments for over 400 first-year studentsContinue reading The importance of learning and feedback through collaboration in a large-scale, cross-departmental, student project