Solutions Lab 19: Working together – talking, listening and collaborating with students to improve the learning experience

Working together – talking, listening and collaborating with students to improve the learning experience

Teaching and learning virtually is a new experience for most of us and getting feedback from students is crucial to ensuring that our courses are good learning experiences. Most of us invite students to give feedback on our work (via session evaluations or end of course surveys) but that feedback is much better when it is part of a genuine dialogue, with students participating as partners in their learning, and not just consumers of it.

In this session, Danilla Grando explored the different approaches she has used to open up dialogue with her students in the new online environment. She’ll show how she has creatively adapted teaching evaluation techniques and enhanced more the formal quality mechanisms (e.g. SSCs) to open up revealing conversations about what works (and doesn’t) in online teaching. She will explain how she has experimented with a range of tools (Facebook, MSTeams, Collaborate Ultra and Padlet) to ensure an inclusive approach which encourages students to reflect, share and collaborate with staff.

The video below is an edited version of the webinar Danilla conducted, minus technical issues and questions and answers.

Additional resources:

Podcasts:

  • Jesse Stommel, shares about how he enhances his teaching with Twitter. He talks about how kindness drives his pedagogy.

 

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