Getting started with teaching online
During 2021/22, it is likely that some of our students will be on campus and some (e.g. some international students) may be studying remotely. As such, we’ll be using a mixed approach to teaching using a blend of live teaching on campus and some online teaching, as well as resources and tasks which can be accessed online more flexibly. As with our usual teaching, we will be guided by pedagogic principles to design a friendly, engaging and challenging learning environment.
- Start with the learning outcomes and plan your teaching following the guidelines in the T&L Framework 2021/22 (requires University login). You will find that the planning you do beforehand will be an investment for you and your learners.
- Be selective with approaches and technologies at first, and see what works well for you and your students.
- Make effective use of your contact time with students and provide appropriate support to encourage independent learning.
- Monitor your learners’ progress and get feedback from them during the module so you can make appropriate and timely adjustments.
- Consider that access to technology and connectivity are not always guaranteed; deliver core content asynchronously. Think about where your students are accessing your teaching from and what access to technology they might have. Information for staff delivering teaching to students in China (NUIST, Guangdong, BIT).
The sections below provide key guidance to get started with teaching online: