If there’s one thing we learned in 2020, it was to expect the unexpected. But rapid change can bring with it great innovation and challenges that expose new ways of doing things. So, when we needed to cater for students restricted from travel and then quickly deliver remote teaching, we discovered what worked well – and what didn’t work so well – in an online environment.
This uncertainty carries through to 2021 but so do new opportunities. Campus reactivation is also a reactivation of our world-class collaborative classrooms, plus a chance to rethink how effectively we are using Canvas and delivering blended learning.
In our new toolkit, we:
- reflect on the many remote teaching innovations at UTS that can be adapted to our current climate
- link you to the latest information and tips on delivering safe, quality classes back on campus
- focus on how to build belonging and get interaction happening in your classes so that your students feel welcome and engaged
Many of these blogs will be familiar to those of you who are Futures subscribers and keep up to date with the news and stories run here, while the various resources continue to be updated on our Resources homepage (which are all organised into themed collections). The toolkit serves as a curated ‘quick reference’ guide that is currently aimed at planning and starting session, but will be added and updated regularly so that you will have access to the most relevant information for your needs.
Can’t find what you’re after? Comment below and we’ll do what we can to shape this into the toolkit that works best for you. And, as always, we are open to blog contributions from you – if there’s one thing last year highlighted, it’s that UTS academics get a lot of value from ideas and inspiration from other UTS academics in these time of rapid change and uncertainty.