Seminar

'Replacement or supplement: asynchronous teaching, accessibility, and methods'

PSA Teaching and Learning Network

The fifth in our PSA Teaching and Learning Network Webinar Series 'Teaching Politics Online: Pedagogy, Support, Community'. 

Wednesday 10th June, 3-4pm, Natalie Jester (University of Bristol) 

This session explores the role of asynchronous teaching methods, where activities can be undertaken by students at their own convenience. The session will begin with considerations around accessibility, exploring how asynchronous teaching might benefit students with caring responsibilities, anxiety, and other health problems, as well as students who may now be in different time zones, have poor internet connectivity or a lack of private space at home. The next part of the session will examine the question of whether asynchronous teaching should replace or supplement the online classes that many people are running on Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom or Skype. The final part of the session will focus on the methods that we might employ in asynchronous teaching, including but not limited to, digital resource repositories, Google Docs and message boards.

Please ensure you register prior to the event. The webinar will be hosted via Zoom and joining instructions will be sent to participants the morning of the event.