Sheila MacNeill discusses how to engage students via digital media.
Digital Teaching Presence
Sheila MacNeill explains the importance of digital teaching presence when supporting student learning online. She provides suggestions for how to develop your digital persona and to ensure that students get a sense of your presence whether teaching in live sessions or on demand e.g. in discussion boards or on your course page.
Broadcast and engagement modes of teaching
Sheila MacNeill outlines the difference between broadcast and engagement modes of teaching, and how and when each might be most effectively used to support students.
Sheila MacNeill highlights the importance of safeguarding our digital wellbeing. In an era where technology means that we can be contacted 24/7 365 days a year, she reminds us that we can switch off and how important it is to do this and to manage expectations about our availability and contactability.
Encouraging student engagement
Sheila MacNeill provides ideas for how to encourage student digital engagement in learning and teaching.
Managing your digital presence
Sheila MacNeill explains the importance of digital presence when teaching online and shares ideas for how to manage your digital identity and presence to engage effectively with students.
Professional digital learning and teaching communities
Sheila MacNeill explains the importance and relevance of digital learning and teaching communities, and suggests a few to get involved in.
If you are just starting out with online learning or digital education, you may find it useful to check out the ‘Supporting Student Learning Online’ toolkit and Responsive Blended Learning resources in the LTA resources archive. Whilst these resources are no longer in use at Heriot-Watt they may still be of use to others using these technologies and / or approaches.
Learning and Teaching Resources
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