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In our CE's message 'Thinking about closing OP', Phil says to academic staff:

"In the event of a closure at OP, there will be a two-week lead-in for academic staff to prepare for delivering your courses online. For the first two weeks of the close-down, you won’t be expected to teach unless you have good online resources ready to go. Instead, you will use this time to prepare to deliver online learning at the end of that initial two-week period.

However, we don’t want our learners to lose momentum, and we expect that all learners will be supplied with learning activities that they can continue on with during those two weeks."

"You've been tasked with thinking about and even preparing these learning activities now."

Your Learning and Teaching Development team are here to help you.

What would you like your learners to do online?

Check out some ideas for potential interactions, possible options, helpful examples and instructions in our:

Pedagogical approaches to online delivery

These approaches will help support you, to design practical online learning activities for your learners. Please discuss these with your programme team and decide what approach(es) might work best for your learners.

If you have any other suggestions to add to this list, please email: L&T Admin and we'll add it to the list.

Share your ideas and challenges

Please join our Teaching Online Community of Practice and share what's working well for you and your programme team, or where you might need some ideas to solve any unique challenges you may have in your particular subject area. We're all in this together.

Where to get help

Please contact your Ed Tech Champion or the Learning and Teaching Development team via Service if you need any support with creating these learning activities online.

Prepare, don't panic.

You also have a wealth of resources available to you about How to teach your class online. Become familiar with these, and ask for support from the Learning and Teaching Development team, we are ready and available to help you.

Kia kaha, we're here for you.


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Published on 20 Mar 2020

Orderdate: 20 Mar 2020
Expiry: 4 Aug 2020