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December 20, 2022, by Helen Whitehead

Webinars relating to digital learning: Advent Calendar #20

One benefit of the pandemic is that webinars became a routine part of professional development. I particularly like series of webinars which cover a variety of topics in learning technology and Higher Education. Here are some series of webinars that others might find useful.

The University of Kent’s Digitally Enhanced Education webinars

With contributors from across the sector, these webinars are an opportunity to share examples amongst colleagues when using digital technologies for teaching.   Each webinar has a number of presentations on a topic.  Webinars are free and open to anyone with an interest in the topics.
To join in, complete the form to join the mailing list (and the Microsoft Team) and be sent information about future sessions: Digitally Enhanced Education registration form.   You can catch up on previous events with the recordings on the Digitally Enhanced Education Webinars YouTube Channel.

MoodleMunch from Dublin City University

The fourth series of MoodleMunch, a community of practice centred around Moodle and related digital learning tools, will commence in January 2023 with four sessions planned until April. The varied lineup of speakers have interesting stories, examples and case studies of good digital learning and teaching involving Moodle and related tools. Recordings of previous sessions are available. The dates, times, topics and links to register for upcoming webinars are as follows:

  • Tuesday 17 January 2023, 1-2 pm: Dublin City University on embedding Universal Design for Learning (UDL) practices using Moodle tools and plugins. Plus AHEAD and the National Forum for Teaching and Learning on using Moodle to facilitate a massive open online course (MOOC) leading to the awarding of a UDL digital badge Register to attend this webinar on Zoom
  • Tuesday 14 February 2023, 1-2 pm: DCU on its hybrid university transitions programme for all new students and how Moodle underpins it. The ICGP will cover embarking on a blended learning curriculum development journey, with Moodle at its core to support national and regional learners Register to attend this webinar on Zoom
  • Tuesday 14 March 2023, 1-2 pm: DCU on using Moodle to support a graduate mentorship programme using the Database activity. ATU will present on its approach to designing and developing microcredential courses with subject matter experts and the role of Moodle in the learning experience Register to attend this webinar on Zoom
  • Tuesday 18 April 2023, 1-2 pm: Maynooth University on its experiences of using the quiz tool STACK within Moodle to support mathematical assessment  Register to attend this webinar on Zoom

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – University of Nottingham

Our own Teaching and Learning Conference will take place on Wednesday 26 April 2023, 9.30 – 4.30pm (UK time) in the Monica Partridge building on the UK University Park campus with the theme ‘Beyond Satisfaction, Student Engagement and Partnership in teaching and learning’,. New for this year, there’s also an associated series of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Talks (Webinars) aiming to put contemporary issues in teaching and learning in Higher Education (HE) under the spotlight. Delivered through MS Teams, each Spotlight Session will explore a key aspect of student engagement and / or partnership and distil insights, lessons learnt, and effective practice(s):

  • Session 1: Learning Community: Tuesday 7 February 2023, 1-2pm
  • Session 2: Student Belonging, Wellbeing and Mental Health: Thursday 2 March 2023, 1-2 pm
  • Session 3: Inclusive and Authentic Assessment: Wednesday 10 May 2023, 1-2 pm

More information on the SoTL talks (UoN only, sorry)

There are many other series, some free, some not, and we’ll try to bring dates to you in this blog as we hear of them. Please let us know if you come across any good ones!

UoN Learning Technologies Advent Calendar #20

  1. Advent Calendar #1: Welcome!
  2. Advent Calendar #2: Habits of Accessible People
  3. Advent Calendar #3: How to get an archive of your Twitter data – and close your account
  4. Advent Calendar #4: Timed Moodle Forum posts
  5. Advent Calendar #5: An academic’s guide to Echo360 Engage in Moodle
  6. Advent Calendar #6: Easily transferring your Teams recordings into Echo360 Engage
  7. Advent Calendar #7: Timed document release in Moodle
  8. Advent Calendar #8: The MHS Faculty Digital Learning Hub 
  9. Advent Calendar #9: Quiz review options in Moodle
  10. Advent Calendar #10: Viewfinder magazine – moving image and sound in education
  11. Advent Calendar #11: Student Engagement Cards resource
  12. Advent Calendar #12: Three keyboard shortcuts to quickly make documents more accessible in Word.
  13. Advent Calendar #13: A pile of Advent ‘gifts’
  14. Advent Calendar #14: Join our team! 
  15. Advent Calendar 15: Universal Design for Learning
  16. Advent Calendar #16: How to use Xerte 360° image viewer
  17. Advent Calendar #17: Speed up your Turnitin marking with pre-populated or custom QuickMark sets
  18. Advent Calendar #18: Creating MS Teams breakout rooms in advance
  19. Advent Calendar #19: Reflection Prompts Toolkit
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