Getting to grips with what may be a new way of teaching for you, can be overwhelming. When planning your video lectures, live or pre-recorded, it can be helpful to try one new technique, or incorporate one new feature of the tech you’re using each time. This way, it is easier to gauge the ease of use and efficacy for yourself and your students.
It's tough to keep students motivated and engaged when they can't get together. So its not surprising that asynchronous activities, which have been the mainstay of online-only courses, are increasingly being incorporated to make traditional courses more satisfying at a time when students may be feeling demotivated or disappointed with their university experience.
Keep it simple, keep it human and get help when you need it.
Aurélie Soulier, from Catalyst IT, shares her perspective on the benefits of education technology, and gives some advice to new users.
Week 3: Video lectures
Welcome to week three in our series supporting lecturers and teaching staff in their rapid transition to remote teaching. In weeks one and two, we looked at some of the fundamental issues to consider at the outset. This week we focus on reducing the stress of video lectures, and making them more effective. While this diverges from the normal pathway of designing effective online learning, it does reflect the reality faced by many of you who are continuing to teach in these exceptional circumstances.
Are you suddenly having to transition to online teaching? We regularly interview university lecturers about their experiences, and it is normal to be apprehensive. Watch the video below for insights and tips. To hear more about how lecturers at UCEM incorporated digital into their teaching click here.