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Learning and Teaching Conference 2020

Learning and Teaching Conference, Thursday 11 June 2020, 9.30-12.30 Online

The University of Worcester annual Learning and Teaching conference is a forum where innovation and creative teaching practice is explored and shared. In what has been a truly exceptional period for everyone involved in Higher Education and in particular learning and teaching, we are truly pleased to be able to host this years’ event online.  You can sign-up via Staff Development Workshops.

Learning and Teaching has, due to COVID19, seen a significant transition into our digital online spaces.  The conference aims to showcase examples of effective and innovative practice in moving learning and teaching online from March 2020, and to stimulate thinking about strategies for learning and teaching within a more blended mode for September 2020.

The conference will be opened by Professor Sarah Greer, (Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost), Dr Marie Stowell (Director of Quality and Educational Development) and Dr Elaine Swift (Head of Digital Learning and Teaching) who will update on plans for September and outline principles for successful learning design in the ‘new normal’.

The conference will be split into three themed strands around the main theme of moving online:

Student Engagement Online

Colleagues will be presenting on their experiences with engaging students online and designing inclusive approaches to engaging students online

Active Online learning and teaching

How colleague have approached the rapid adaptation or re-design of learning and teaching to deliver active learning and teaching online and design digitally accessible online learning activities.

Wild card

Colleagues will be presenting on a variety of topics related to moving online including online assessments, personal academic tutoring, student and staff wellbeing, or working as remote course teams.


Registration for the conference is online via the Staff Development website.

Once registered, conference participants will be provided with access to the Conference Microsoft Teams site where there are opportunities to network with colleagues online, ask queries and continue conversations beyond the conference itself. Information about the conference and the conference presentations slides will also be made available on the site.

All of the conference will be presented via Blackboard Collaborate. The links to the relevant webinars are included below within the programme schedule. All sessions will have a Chair and in addition a moderator will be present to manage queries and questions arising in the Chat facility in Blackboard Collaborate.

Conference participants do not have to register for a particular strand of the conference, but we ask that participants stay in a particular strand until after the question and answer section to help both the presenters, chair and moderators.

Please note that all webinar sessions will be recorded.

Check out the full Conference programme for more details.

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