10 Simple Rules For Supporting A Temporary Online Pivot

Dr Emily Nordmann & Dr Jill MacKay

(University of Glasgow & The University of Edinburgh)


Monday, 15 June 2020 @ 4pm |

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Register for this webinar here: https://tile15june2020.eventbrite.co.uk


As continued COVID-19 disruption looks likely across the world, contingency plans are being drawn-up for the 2020-2021 academic year. This includes delivering face-to-face programmes fully-online for both new and continuing cohorts of students. This temporary pivot will necessitate distance teaching and learning across almost every conceivable pedagogy, from fundamental degrees to professionally accredited ones. In this seminar we will discuss our new preprint “10 simple rules for supporting a temporary online pivot in higher education” and how, despite much of what is to come being far from simple, there are a number of underlying principles that can be used to support the planning process (and how these rules don’t just apply to higher education, despite the focus of the paper). We will also present interdisciplinary examples for online pivot plans that are built around the 10 rules. Finally, we will end with a discussion of the concerns and challenges that face you as educators. To allow us to tailor this discussion, we would be grateful if you could complete this short questionnaire before the webinar. The full paper can be downloaded here https://psyarxiv.com/qdh25

About the speakers:

Dr Emily Nordmann is a teaching-focused lecturer in the School of Psychology, University of Glasgow. The main focus of her pedagogical research is how lecture capture can be used as an effective learning tool. She teaches statistics and research methods using R and is a firm supporter of open and reproducible research practices and educational resources. You can follow her on Twitter @EmilyNordmann.

Dr Jill MacKay is a Lecturer in Veterinary Science Education at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Her research interests mainly lie within research methodology and exploring how students learn in digital environments. She has been known to play the odd video game. You can follow her on Twitter: @jilly_mackay.

All authors of this project:

  • Emily Nordmann, Level 1 Year Lead, School of Psychology, University of Glasgow
  • Chiara Horlin, MSc Online Distance Learning Programme Lead, School of Psychology, University of Glasgow
  • Jacqui Hutchison, Level 1 Course Lead, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen
  • Jo-Anne Murray, Assistant Vice-Principal for Digital Education, University of Glasgow
  • Louise Robson, Director of Learning and Teaching, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield
  • Michael Seery, Director of Teaching, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
  • Jill MacKay, UG Course Organiser, Distance Learning PG Course Organiser, University of Edinburgh