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Training & CPD

CPD Sessions

To support colleagues in designing and delivering flexible learning, a series of workshops have been created. These workshops are available to all staff and will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams.

Core Workshop

Principles of online learning at King's (Self-Paced)

Description: These materials are offered as a starting point for any member of staff preparing to adapt their teaching for online learning. They will introduce you to some guiding principles to help you make initial decisions and set priorities for your own courses.

Learning Outcomes:

Taken together, the outcomes of the self-paced materials and related activities are:

  • Identify principles of online learning at King's.
  • Discover students' perspectives on learning online.
  • Analyse a range of environments, materials and interactivities for learning and communicating online.
  • Become more confident that you can put principles into practice in your own context.

Please explore the self-paced materials

 Leading a module

Designing Online Learning

Description: This workshop will help you plan how to convert an existing module for online delivery. We will focus on three key ingredients and how to use them effectively in online environments:

  • Practice & feedback
  • Discussion & collaboration
  • Active acquisition (focused reading/listening)

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the session, participants will have:

  • identified the key decisions needed to plan an engaging online module for students, which includes opportunities for active learning
  • evaluated how well some examples of learning activities would suit their own context
  • generated some of their own ideas for learning activities

Sessions: 

  • Thur 26 November, 10:00 - 11:00

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Creating interactive learning resources utilising Kaltura

Description: This session will focus on getting users to understand how to use the built-in features of Kaltura (the King’s College London video service) to create interactive learning resources including:  

  • Interactive video quizzes in KEATS  
  • Creating chapters in media  
  • Adding slides to media  
  • Adding hotspots to media

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Create and add video quizzes to a KEATS course  
  • Create and add chapters to media in KEATS  
  • Add slides to media in Kaltura  
  • Use the hotspot feature and add this to media in KEATS

Sessions:

  • Thu 19 November 2020, 11.30 - 12.30
  • Tues 08 December 2020, 11:00 - 12:00

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Delivering asynchronous teaching

Teaching Online (Part 1 – Asynchronous)

Description: This workshop considers students' learning beyond the live sessions; it complements (and ideally precedes) the Teaching Online (Part 1 - Synchronous Seminars / Live Teaching), where you focus on live synchronous events.

Learning Outcomes:

During this workshop, we will discuss how to:

  • Scaffold students' engagement with the materials and motivate their efforts to learn. 
  • Create and sustain community and sense of belonging through active inclusive learning materials and activities;
  • Provide meaningful activities and formative assessment opportunities for your students.
  • Establish connections between the live and asynchronous events.

In order to model the flexible learning practice, we will ask you to look at some resources beforehand. This should not take more than 30 minutes of your time.

Sessions:

  • Weds 11 November, 2-3pm
  • Mon 23 November, 10-11
  • Fri 11 December, 2-3pm

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Recording, Editing and Uploading Video

Description: This session will focus on getting users to use the Kaltura (the King’s College London video service) to:

  • Record new media items
  • Edit recorded media using Kaltura functionality
  • Upload to KEATS course
  • Participants will get an opportunity to learn the best way of using Kaltura to capture, edit and embed media content in KEATS.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session participants should be able to:

  • Use Kaltura tools to record or capture media to their device
  • Use the Kaltura editing functions to edit and alter media they have captured
  • Upload media in Kaltura to the KEATS platform

Sessions: 

  • Wed 11 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:30
  • Tue 24 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:30

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self-paced version of this session is also available via KEATS

Creating interactive learning resources utilising Kaltura

Description: This session will focus on getting users to understand how to use the built-in features of Kaltura (the King’s College London video service) to create interactive learning resources including:  

  • Interactive video quizzes in KEATS  
  • Creating chapters in media  
  • Adding slides to media  
  • Adding hotspots to media

Please note, you may have already attended this workshop under a different name, provided by CTEL: Going further with Kaltura (Advanced).

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Create and add video quizzes to a KEATS course  
  • Create and add chapters to media in KEATS  
  • Add slides to media in Kaltura  
  • Use the hotspot feature and add this to media in KEATS

Sessions:

  • Wed 18 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:30
  • Thurs 26 November 2020, 14:00 - 15:30

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Delivering syncrhonous teaching

Teaching online (Part 2 – synchronous seminars/live teaching)

Description: This workshop compliments the Teaching Online Part 1, where you focused on delivering content and checking learning through asynchronous activities. This workshop focuses on how to achieve your module and session outcomes for live synchronous events.

Learning Outcomes:

During this workshop, we will discuss how to:

  • Promote engagement and participation.
  • Create and sustain an online community and sense of belonging through active inclusive learning activities.
  • Provide meaningful activities and formative assessment opportunities for your students to build critical thinking skills and synthesis/application of knowledge.

Prep-Work: In order to model the flexible learning practice, we will ask you to complete some prep-work. This should not take more than 30 minutes of your time.

View and complete the prep-work

Sessions:

  • Tues 17 November 2020, 14:00 - 15:00
  • Tues 01 December 2020, 14:00 - 15:00
  • Tues 15 December 2020, 14:00 - 15:00

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Delivering synchronous teaching with Teams Meetings

Description: This online session will provide an overview of the functionality available within Microsoft Teams and accompanying Microsoft applications to deliver effective virtual synchronous teaching, and the support and guidance available throughout the college.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this session, participants will: 

  • Be able to set up a Microsoft Teams Meeting and send the meeting to participants.
  • Understand the functionality available in MS Teams and how each function can support synchronous teaching online.
  • Know how to share a meeting recording with students.

Sessions:

  • Tues 17 November 2020, 15:00 - 16:30
  • Mon 30 November 2020, 10:30 - 12:00

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Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams Meetings

Description: This online session will provide a breakdown on how to use breakout rooms within Microsoft Teams to deliver effective virtual synchronous teaching, and the support and guidance available throughout the college.

This session is aimed at staff who have attended the Delivering synchronous teaching sessions with Teams Meetings session but before breakout rooms were available, or staff who are comfortable using Microsoft Teams for teaching but have not used the breakout rooms function.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this session, participants will: 

  • Be able to set up and create breakout rooms in a Microsoft Teams Meeting and assign participants to the breakout rooms.
  • Understand the functionality available in breakout rooms in MS Teams Meetings and how each function can support synchronous teaching online.
  • Know how to access support and guidance.

Sessions:

  • Thur 26 November 2020, 9:30-10am

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KEATS

KEATS 1: The Basics

Description: This online session will provide an overview of the basic functionality and features available within KEATS and is aimed for those who have little to no experience or would like a refresher in using KEATS.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the learner should:

  • Be able to login to, navigate around KEATS and know where the online support guides are located.
  • Upload files, such as Word documents, to a test area (that will be provided) in KEATS.
  • Be able to switch roles between teacher and student.
  • Show / hide and move resources and sections within a KEATS course.
  • Be aware of the accessibility tool Blackboard Ally within KEATS.

Sessions: 

  • Fri 27 November 2020, 10:30 - 12:00

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KEATS 2: KEATS Quizzes

Description: This online session will provide an overview of the basic functionality and features available within KEATS and is aimed for those who have little to no experience or would like a refresher in using KEATS.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the learner should:

  • Be able to create a question bank.
  • Be able to create a quiz with a multiple choice question (MCQ).
  • Be able to create an MCQ that has more than a single correct answer to allow for partially correct answers.
  • Be aware of optional quiz settings, for example, the timer, and open and close dates.

Sessions: 

  • Thurs 19 November 2020, 10:00 - 11:30

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KEATS 3: Personalising the Learning Experience

Description: This ‘flipped’ version of the KEATS 3 session will require attendees to complete activities in their own time (approx. 60 minutes) before everyone comes together to discuss the activities and the features that were explained in the self-directed aspect of the session. A step by step guide will be sent to all participants to work through, creating a personalised learning experience in a contained and private KEATS area.

KEATS (Moodle) is a key tool in supporting teaching and learning at King’s and can be used to effectively personalise the learning experience. This hands-on session provides participants with guidance on how to use more of the advanced KEATS features to provide a more tailored learning experience for students. Participants will learn how to use tools and settings like ‘restrict access’ to release resources based on certain criteria, understand how students’ progress can be personalised and tracked, and create badges for incentivising progress.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the learner should:

  • Understand how KEATS can be used to provide a more personalised and tailored experience for students.
  • Be able to add a Condition to an Activity, enabling you to hide resources from participants until specific conditions have been met.
  • Be able to add an Activity Completion condition, enabling users to mark resources or activities which have been viewed or completed.
  • Be able to create and add Badges to KEATS as an extra incentive to students for accessing content or completing an activity.

Sessions:

  • Fri 7th December 2020, 11:00 - 10:00

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Bespoke Training Sessions: In addition to our published events we also design bespoke courses and provide consultancy.To discuss your (Department’s) specific needs please contact us at ctel@kcl.ac.uk.

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