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We understand that the digital learning and assessment space is moving at a rapid pace and there is a need to clearly identify key learning resources available to help you. This page links to various resources which are available via the dedicated Flexible Teaching and Learning KEATS site. This page also provides an overview of all the work that is happening in this space to support the Academic Strategy for 2020/21.

 

Flexible Teaching and Learning: How do I...?

KEATS takes a new centrality for teaching and learning in 2020/21 and resources are available to support you in understanding in designing and structuring a module for a fully flexible delivery. 

Need to Know

Detailed Guidance

See the Designing Learning section of Flexible Teaching and Learning (internal KEATS module) for guidance on designing and structuring a module for flexible teaching and learning. Information includes:

Whilst a range of tools are available to record video, Kaltura is a centrally supported King’s tool which allows for end-to-end video recording, editing and uploading to KEATS. Please note: video files should not be directly uploaded to KEATS as the file size can cause KEATS to slow and modules to become unresponsive for students. 

Need to Know

Detailed Guidance

See the Delivering Asynchronous Teaching and Learning section of Flexible Teaching and Learning (internal KEATS module) for guidance on planning, recording content for asynchronous delivery. 

Information includes:

Where considered necessary and where no students will likely be disadvantaged by this format (e.g. because of time zones), synchronous lectures can be delivered and be live streamed for students to attend online. Microsoft Teams Meetings is recommended for use with synchronous activities. Your faculty may have other webinar tools they use, contact your Faculty TEL Officer for more information on local provision.

Need to Know

Detailed Guidance

See the Delivering Synchronous Teaching and Learning section of Flexible Teaching and Learning (internal KEATS module) for guidance on planning and delivering synchronous online sessions. 

Information includes:

In order to support colleagues with the rapid transition to a fully flexible teaching and learning delivery a number of recommended technologies have been highlighted. See the Technology Guides section of Flexible Teaching and Learning (internal KEATS module) for guidance. Technologies include:

  • KEATS (Moodle) as the core learning environment for the support and delivery of flexible learning. 
  • Kaltura as the King’s supported platform for the creation, editing and uploading of video content.
  • Microsoft Teams Meetings as the recommended tool to support the delivery of online synchronous teaching sessions.

Content Creation: How do I...?

See the MyReadingLists Guidance of further information.

  • All teaching staff will need to review their reading lists this year and submit them to Libraries & Collections.
  • Libraries & Collections are looking to make all core material available online but this will not always be possible due to the complexities of academic book publishing and alternative resources may need to be used.
  • A workshop on Creating Reading Lists for Online Learning is also available.

See the Copyright information and guidance provided by Libraries and Collections.

  • Copyright is a complex subject. These pages aim to provide information and guidance but should not be taken as legal advice or relied upon as a definitive statement of the law.

Student Engagement: How do I...?


Libraries and Collections can embed online learning activities, both synchronous and asynchronous into your module. 

These cover topics including literature searching, searching for systematic reviews and critical appraisal as well as introductions to unique collections and archive materials.

Peer Support: How do I...?

King's Examples

  • Exemplars section coming soon


External Examples

  • Open Education Resources can be helpful when seeking inspiration for teaching a complicated topic online, or for offering students supplementary revision exercises. 
  • They are freely available through an open license that allows you to re-use or adapt them but should be used with caution as our teaching provision for 2020/21 must remain demonstrably a King's education.

Assessment: How do I...?

 

Digital Learning and and Assessment Group

To support the Academic Strategy 2020/21, a dedicated Digital Learning and Assessment group has been tasked to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of blended resources to enable flexible teaching and learning.

The goal of this group is to ensure that a clear sense of prioritisation, deliverables and resource allocation is established to successfully enable the learning and assessment elements of the academic strategy, including utilisation of KEATS and associated education technologies to support a blended approach to teaching.

If you have any specific DLA questions, please email us at dla@kcl.ac.uk

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What we’re working on, what’s coming next and faculty support

James Toner leads Digital Education at King’s College London and is co-lead/convenor of the Digital Learning and Assessment Group. James' role includes heading the Education Solutions and the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) team that has a cross-college focus on innovative, sustainable and scalable technology to support the student and staff teaching and learning experience.

Dr Kyle Dyer is the Academic Lead for Digital Education for King’s College London and co-Chairs the Digital Learning and Assessment Group with James. He is responsible for providing key academic input into the Digital Education Vision for King’s and into strategic planning for King's Online, KPED and CTEL, while supporting faculties in developing and adopting successful and consistent approaches to digital education.  Kyle's role involves leading for innovation and adoption of digital education and ensuring that commitments to digital education are realised and implemented in line with the Education Strategy.

 We have five task and finish groups that are focused on the following areas: 

  • Staff Development and Support (Led by Lauren Cracknell and Sue Harrison)
  • Student Digital capabilities (Led by Nabila Raji and Dr Ellie Dommett) 
  • Systems, design and Infrastructure (Led by Dr Vincent Giampetro and Philip Blake)
  • Digital Assessment (Led by Kathryn Connor and Dr Kyle Dyer) 
  • KEATS reporting and data (Led by Philip Blake and Dr Anatoliy Makovic)

If you have any specific DLA questions, please email us at dla@kcl.ac.uk

Foundation templates: 
Release of a centrally supported foundation template for KEATS and PowerPoint that are fully accessible and centrally supported.

Supporting Student digital skills
Developing a programme of support resources to enable students to successfully engage with fully flexible teaching and learning. This development also includes providing clear guidance on the various hardware and software components required by students.

Digital Wellbeing
A range of resources to support educators with their digital wellbeing.

Enhanced Resources
We are continually improving the resources available to you based on feedback and requests from the academic community.

  • Creating guidance on upcoming improvements to MS Teams’ meetings, including breakout groups, increased capacity of up to 1,000 attendees and new reactions feature.
  • Capturing lessons learnt and piloting new forms on innovative e-assessment and feedback.
  • Further support guidance on digital tools for assisting professional staff.
  • Using KEATS and analytics to improve interaction and engagement for teaching and learning.
  • Improving KEATS course page through an upgrade to Moodle. This is part of several ongoing improvements to transform KEATS into a high-quality teaching and learning environment which is simple to learn and use.
  • Ensuring that our fully flexible teaching and learning content is accessible, inclusive and engaging via supporting tools, including Blackboard Ally, PowerPoint and KEATS templates.

Faculty contacts

Faculty Specific Guidance for your local online teaching needs and support.

Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

Dickson Poon School of Law

Life Sciences and Medicine

Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

King's Business School

Arts and Humanities

Social Science and Public Policy

Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

King’s Foundations