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Virtual Teaching

Enhance your teaching practice and build the confidence to successfully deliver online courses effectively in a safe and nurturing environment.

Effective and engaging teaching in an online or blended environment requires an understanding of effective pedagogies for online and hybrid teaching. Even experienced teachers can find this challenging.

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Next cohort starts:
7 July 2022

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Enhance your teaching practices

Advance HE has designed Virtual Teaching, aimed at nurturing and developing contemporary professional learning, with a particular focus on online pedagogies and digital delivery within fully virtual or hybrid teaching spaces. The programme models approaches and activities which can be taken into HE teaching, positioning the participant as a learner in online spaces and inviting them to reflect critically on the experiences in order to enhance their own teaching practices.

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In this video Kris Pole, Senior Advisor Learning and Teaching, Advance HE introduces Virtual Teaching.

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Who is Virtual Teaching for?

Virtual Teaching is a course aimed specifically at those who have experience teaching in HE but are new to delivering courses via online platforms.

Virtual Teaching focuses on four critical areas of practice for effectively engaging students, with the thread of online and digital learning running throughout the programme: 

  1. How do I design and plan active online learning? 
  2. What digital tools can I use to engage students in and beyond live sessions?
  3. What digital assessment and feedback tools can I use to promote meaningful learning?
  4. How can I make teaching inclusive of all students? 
Grow your skills

The course is excellent, informative and motivational in exploring how best to implement the tools available. The added benefit of working with colleagues throughout the country/world, made the experience even more exceptional."

David Douglas, Head of Programme Delivery, Nelson College London

How is the programme delivered?

This is an online programme with synchronous and asynchronous activities which consist of a mixture of whole cohort, collaborative and individual activities. The online format provides added flexibility, acknowledging the time pressures faced by teaching staff.

The programme is divided into two learning blocks over two weeks, requiring roughly 3-4 hours of study each week; a two-hour live interactive session and approximately 1-2 hours of directed study. Each live session will be recorded and the resources will be made available to participants for an additional month after the formal end of the course on Advance HE’s virtual learning environment.

Programme structure

Week 1

1 June 2022 10:00 - 11:30GMT
Effective approaches to online or virtual teaching

Week 2

8 June 2022 10:00 - 11:30 GMT
The Tech Clinic, a showcase of tools and Reflective Practice and Action Planning

What are the programme outcomes?

After attending the webinars and completing formative tasks, participants will be able to:

  1. Create effective learning plans for study in an online and hybrid environment;
  2. Select and use appropriate formative and summative assessment and feedback tools that support learning in an online environment;
  3. Use digital tools creatively and ethically to enhance learning opportunities for all students; 
  4. Work effectively and collaboratively online;
  5. Reflect on the learning experience in order to enhance future teaching practices. 
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Kristine Pole

Senior Advisor Learning and Teaching
Advance HE
Kristine Pole
Kristine has spent her career in Higher Education, focussing on improving and developing teaching and learning in her roles as a Senior Lecturer, Director of Learning and Teaching and Section Director in the Business School at Canterbury Christ Church University.
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Next steps

To download our Virtual Teaching information sheet or if you have any questions about the programme please complete the form below.