Oh no, you're still teaching online - how boring! How to create an active online session for large groups of students.

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsConference Presentation


As an Academic Librarian I dived straight into online teaching when the UK went into Lockdown in 2020. Before 2020 I delivered the odd, one-off online teaching session, at the end of March 2020 every session was delivered online. In true LLS fashion, I used research to inform my practice. Over the next three years my teaching strategies evolved, as I tried out new tools, gathered ideas from the literature and received feedback from students and colleagues. Although the majority of teaching in HE has moved back to face-to-face delivery, subject areas with large student cohorts have retained their online teaching as a way of managing capacity and timetabling issues. During this presentation, I will demonstrate the different strategies that I have employed when delivering active online teaching sessions to large groups of students. The session will share how the strategies have developed and adapted overtime, reflecting on the experience of multiple sessions. Technologies used include online meeting software (Zoom, MS Teams), virtual classrooms (Blackboard Collaborate), interactive tools (Mentimeter, Xerte, Padlet and GoogleDocs) and webpages such as LibGuides to coordinate sessions. I will also discuss the benefits and shortcomings of the strategies and tools based on my experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to try out the activities and feedback on their experiences. Ideas for improving the sessions will be gratefully received!
Period9 Jun 2023
Event titleLLS Everyone a Researcher Conference 2023
Event typeConference
LocationNorthampton, United KingdomShow on map