Over the last twelve months universities across the country have switched to emergency remote delivery as lockdowns caused students to stay at home (or in halls). Though we know university staff have made huge efforts to provide high quality remote teaching and learning, when we talk to students we have found that many feel isolated, separated from their cohort, missing the in-person social interaction which is so important to the student experience and for peer support and learning.
Can we build social cohesion online? Can we recreate effectively the in-person social interaction which students feel is critical to their learning? What can we learn from our experiences to ensure that students
Myself and Isabel Lucas from University of Cumbria / HEDG are running a free, safe space workshop to share thoughts, ideas, good practice on ways we can support learners in September.
It would be great to see some friendly faces there who are interested in this topic and can share their thoughts, concerns and questions.
We aim to write up and share with the community afterwards so the more input we get the more we can all learn from each other.
How can we best support learners coming in to HE from a Covid Context?
26th May 13.00-15.00 (BST)
This session, hosted by James Clay from Jisc and Isabel Lucas from University of Cumbria / HEDG will provide a safe and creative space to share views on what we consider will be the needs of learners entering HE in Sept 2021, having experienced 20 months of interruption to their education and social experiences.
Please come along to share, listen and discuss with a view to creating some common understanding of how we can plan to support these learners in the new academic cycle.
Please contact Rachel Witton if you are interested to join the session.