Tales from the Digital Classroom: Teaching in Uncertain Times

Our first ever virtual conference took place on the 2nd July. The day was spent sharing experiences of online teaching and what we've learnt along the way, exploring what went well (and what didn't!), what we will bring forward to next year and the tools that have helped us make the transition successful. The conference took place on Blackboard Collaborate, where you can now access the recordings and resources.

The conference programme was as follows:

  • Introduction to the conference, Sarah Davies (BILT Director). 
  • Morning keynote, 'What's the worst that could happen?', Prof. Simon Usherwood (University of Surrey). 
  • Parallel sessions, 'Tales from the Digital Classroom' (12 x 15 minute sessions across two Collaborate rooms), various contributors. 
  • Lunch break activity, Padlet - Tell your story
  • Afternoon keynote, 'It's not about technology; it’s about paradigms', Prof. Tansy Jessop (University of Bristol). 
  • Parallel sessions:
    • Interactive workshop: 'Games and playfulness in online teaching', Suzi Wells and Chrysanthi Tseloudi (DEO)
    • 'What Do Students Expect from an Online Teacher?' Emily Kinder, Marnie Woodmeade, Owen Barlow and Toby Roberts (BILT Student Fellows)
  • Closing remarks, Sarah Davies (BILT Director).  

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