IUA: Vulnerable Students Will Still Have Access to Online Lectures

Posted in Teaching on July 9th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Vulnerable students will be able to access online lectures even if students return to in-person teaching in September, the Oireachtas education committee has heard. Addressing the committee, Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, the chair of the Irish Universities Association (IUA) told the committee that ‘we will be using what was learned this year in order to support vulnerable students and students who may not be able to access campus’ …” (more)

[Emma Taggart and Emer Moreau, University Times, 8 July]

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Large Lectures Should Stay Online for Good, Says Top College Group

Posted in Teaching on November 26th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Trinity students could have all large lectures held online permanently in the future, after a recommendation that lecture theatres with a capacity of over 100 be repurposed for ‘collaborative learning’ …” (more)

[Emer Moreau, University Times, 26 November]

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Asynchronous and Public Lectures

Posted in Teaching on September 11th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“This morning I came across a very interesting blogpost by Philip Moriarty which is mainly about teaching quantum mechanics but also includes some discussion of his ideas of how he plans to conduct teaching for the forthcoming semester at the University of Nottingham …” (more)

[In the Dark, 11 September]

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Public Lectures?

Posted in Teaching on June 6th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Taking a break from marking examinations and other assignments I was thinking about the next academic year. Although we’re planning to give as much teaching as possible in face-to-face form from September, it is likely that we will have some material online …” (more)

[In the Dark, 5 June]


Cambridge University moves all lectures online until summer 2021

Posted in Teaching on May 20th, 2020 by steve

“Cambridge has become the first university to set out measures for the full 2020-21 academic year, announcing that it will move all ‘face-to-face lectures’ online for the duration. The institution added that it was ‘likely’ social distancing would continue to be required …” (more)

[Guardian, 19 May]

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DCU continues to use Zoom amid security concerns

Posted in Teaching on April 15th, 2020 by steve

“DCU will continue to use Zoom for online lectures despite ongoing security issues with the free version of the service. Despite being aware of ongoing security issues DCU will continue to use zoom services for online lectures, with a spokesperson for the university saying they’re satisfied all its ‘IT systems have appropriate cybersecurity protection in place’ due to them using a licensed version of the remote conferencing service …” (more)

[Jonathon Lynam, The College View, 15 April]

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Moving Lectures On-line #Covid19

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on March 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“News today that Trinity College are to move all lectures to on-line delivery (see ‘Trinity cancels lectures in bid to limit coronavirus threat’ seems like a very sensible move given the threat of the Covid 19 spreading to Staff and Students. Other Colleges have yet to follow suit …” (more)

[Careful With That Axe, Eugene, 10 March]

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Going Online #coronavirus

Posted in Teaching on March 10th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Well, the narration took a while. I got distracted by my fridge which started to make a weird noise. Then the phone range – twice! Lessons learned! However, it’s no harm if a little bit of humanity is injected into online lectures. Perfection isn’t necessary just like it isn’t in face-to-face lectures …” (more)

[Education and other Things, 10 March]

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