Training through webinars

Remote Teaching

Training through webinars

Training through webinars

Webinars on remote teaching, are available for all teachers and staff.

In response to the Corona crisis, the Centre for Innovation and ICLON, in coordination with faculties, organised weekly webinars from March to July 2020 to support Leiden University staff and teachers in the transition to Remote Teaching. At the moment the webinar programme has been discontinued, but you can view past webinars in the video portal. In the overview below, an overview of the latest sessions. Any additional material provided such as presentations, slides or related articles, can be found via the link to the episode on the video portal.

If you are interested in conducting a webinar or workshop on a specific topic for your faculty or institute, the Centre for Innovation offers personalised training and facilitation for teachers and staff. Get in touch with us via c4i@sea.leidenuniv.nl to learn more.

If you have specific questions or are looking for additional advice on remote teaching, get in touch with your faculty coordinator. You can also use the Remote Teaching Tile in the Helpdesk to contact the Remote Teaching Support Team.

Viewing past webinars

Technological possibilities, didactical responsibilities - two teacher experiences ➚

02 July, 2020 - Michael Klos (Law - Department of Jurisprudence, LU) & Christian Tudorache (Science - Institute of Biology, LU)

In a very short time, we were able to make the switch from regular, classroom, education to remote teaching. The available technology often shows what education will look like, but how can we use them best for teaching and learning? In this webinar two teachers share their experiences and insights.

Michael Klos discusses some of the tools made available by the University (eg. Kaltura) and how he complements these tools with open source, cross-platform, free, software for editing video (such as Blender) and audio (such as Audacity). He also shows how he makes them fit within a broader framework of didactic principles that he believes should be leading in remote teaching.

Christian Tudorache also managed to turn the current situation into an opportunity by introducing novel didactic methods in his BSc Biology education, such as case-based learning and flipping the classroom. Christian explains how he used various tools such as Kaltura for teaching and Ans for examination. Finally, he will share his experience with a virtual excursion to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

Supporting students’ learning strategies ➚

19 June, 2020 - Prof. dr. Anique de Bruin, Maastricht University ( Educational Psychologist, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Development and Research & School of Health Professions Education) & Dr. Mario de Jonge (Teaching Advisor), ICLON

Applying effective learning strategies is always a challenge for students, but even more so in the current home-bound situation where distraction is high, and resources are sometimes sub optimal. We will share scientific evidence on meta cognitive misconceptions that might hamper self-directed student learning. Furthermore, we will discuss effective learning strategies and think about how these can help in the current situation to optimize our students’ self-study behaviour.

Online alternatives to lectures ➚

12 June, 2020 - Maarten van de Ven (Department Chair Higher Education/Team leader Institutional Research, ICLON) & Yentl Croese, (Learning Experience Designer, Centre for Innovation)

During this webinar we take a closer look into several options and examples on how to change your regular lecture into an even better learning environment for your students. You can think of forums, group assignments and interactive sessions.

At the end we hope each of you will have an idea of how to improve your regular lectures into an educational highlight.

How to prepare educational videos – Step 1 ➚

04 June, 2020 - Daan Romein (Team Leader Professional Development, ICLON) & Sebas Muñoz ( Videographer, C4I)

In this workshop we cover how you can start producing educational videos for your teaching. Since video making is a time-consuming process, it’s important to plan well before you even push the record button. This means thinking about the implementation of the videos in your course or teaching. This will be a practical session with time to work on your own product. It’s therefore important to prepare a question/topic to use in your video before joining this session.

The following questions will be covered:

  • Why make videos?
  • How can I implement my video in my teaching?
  • What formats are there?
  • What do I need to make videos myself?

Building a Sense of Community in Online Courses ➚

29 May, 2020 - Dr. José Mogollón & Dr. Stefano Cucurachi (Institute of Environmental Sciences, CML) & Daan Romein (Team Leader Professional Development, ICLON)

Teaching online during corona times can be challenging, especially in terms of both connecting with students and providing a space suitable for student-teacher and student-student exchanges. There are plenty of things you can’t do online. Nonetheless, we can exploit the upsides of online tools to create a virtual community environment using interactive lectures, self-directed learning, and building a platform for both direct online discussions and “outside of class” activities.

This webinar provides some examples from our current course, System Earth (circa 70 students) from the MSc Industrial Ecology. We use this space to create a community environment that maintains student engagement while providing light-hearted moments (think online meditation, music playlists and more) that break the mundane and tiring act of staring at screens.

Improving student engagement with synchronous and asynchronous teaching tools ➚

May 20, 2020 - Dr. Natascha van der Zwan & Janna Goijaerts, MSc. (Institute of Public Administration, FGGA)

The corona crisis is posing unique challenges to teachers and students as traditional courses are redesigned for online teaching. Some students lack the time and resources to participate synchronously (e.g. attend live seminars), while others prefer the structure and sense of community that synchronous teaching brings. To make our course inclusive of both groups of students, we have purposely chosen to combine synchronous and asynchronous forms of participation. So far, we have found that this combination helps students stay engaged and connected, even when at a physical distance from us and from each other.

In this webinar we share our experiences and those of students with this new course design. We offer some practical tips for teachers who are faced with maintaining student engagement in the transition to online higher education.

Online supervision of students ➚

May 15, 2020 - Arjen de Vetten (Educational advisor, ICLON)

In the webinar online supervision of students Arijen de Vetten discusses how to supervise students in an online setting. Focusing mainly on supervising (groups of) thesis students, but discussions about monitoring group results are also considered.

Covered topics are:

  • How to keep students on track, engaged and motivated with their project
  • How to monitor progress
  • How to give constructive feedback

Accessibility for all students ➚

April 30, 2020 - Romke Biagioni & Marcel Melchers, Fenestra (Student Support Services)

Romke Biagioni and Marcel Melchers of Fenestra (Student Support Services) cover topics of how to make the university accessible for all students, including students with a disability. Topics include what to bear in mind and which possible solutions are available to promote accessibility. The special focus in this webinar is on accessibility in digital education.

In 2018 Leiden University signed a letter of intent in order to implement the objectives of the UN Human Rights Convention of Persons with Disabilities. Guiding principles of this convention are autonomy, inclusivity, opportunities, and accessibility for persons with a disability. Leiden University would like to offer an inclusive learning environment. Romke and Marcel provide you with information on the needs of students with disabilities and how one can create an inclusive environment.

Online formative assessment ➚

April 24, 2020 - Mario de Jonge (Educational Adviser & Trainer, ICLON) Anthea Aerts (Educational Adviser & Trainer, ICLON)

In this webinar Anthea Aerts (Educational Adviser & Trainer) and Mario de Jonge (Educational Adviser & Trainer) from ICLON discuss online formative assessment and discuss how to evaluate students’ knowledge and skills during an online course and how to use this information in teaching.

Questions addressed are:

  • What is formative assessment?
  • What is the difference between in-class formative assessment and online formative assessment?
  • What are good practices or examples that you could use for your own course?

Inclusive (online) teaching practice and COVID-19 ➚

April 17, 2020 - Dr. Aya Ezawa (Diversity Officer / University Lecturer Modern Japanese Studies)

Good teaching enables all students to be inspired, engage, and develop themselves. The restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 pose new challenges to our teaching: online platforms come with different classroom dynamics. Students are sometimes literally invisible, online tools are not necessarily accessible for students with impairments and students are faced with unknown issues outside of the classroom.

This webinar answers questions like:

  • How can remote teaching be inclusive?
  • What does it mean to teach under the conditions imposed by COVID-19 measures?

Q&A on Tools for Online Testing ➚

April 15, 2020 - Anne-Martine Gielis (ICT & Education Coordinator, Faculty of Science)

During this webinar Anne-Martine Gielis (ICT & Education co-ordinator at Faculty of Science ) will discuss the possibilities for online testing with platforms such as Blackboard, Brightspace, Ans and Remindo and you will learn about what they have in common.

Questions that will be addressed are:

  • Which question types can you use for (so called closed) questions?
  • How can you set up a test that suits your exam situation, including maximum exam duration and randomising questions?
  • Where can you get more info or support at your faculty to help you with digital testing?

Online Instruction for Workgroups and Discussions ➚

April 9, 2020 - Roeland van der Rijst (Associate Professor, ICLON)

In both face to face and online lectures, as well as workgroup sessions, discussions and student interaction are important to engage students and improve their understanding of the course content. However, it is not always easy to engage in a discussion with your students in an online environment. In this webinar, Roeland van der Rijst provides tips and tricks for successful online discussion based on theories from education sciences.

Data Responsibility & Privacy for Online Education ➚

April 6, 2020 - Joanna van der Merwe (Privacy & Protection Lead, Centre for Innovation) and Ricardo Catalan (Data Protection Officer, Bestuursbureau)

This webinar is a panel discussion with the Centre for Innovation’s Privacy & Protection Lead, Joanna van der Merwe, and one of Leiden University’s Data Protection Officers, Ricardo Catalan. They share best practices on how to take into account privacy concerns whilst teaching remotely.

Both experts answer some of the most commonly asked questions received from teachers in recent weeks. They include where to find current advice and where to direct questions and concerns over the coming remote teaching period.

Flipping the Online Classroom ➚

April 3, 2020 - Daan Romein (Team Leader Professional Development, ICLON)

Daan Romein (ICLON) discusses the following topics in this webinar which covers:

  • Making and using effective knowledge clips
  • Preparing students preparing prior to the online lesson
  • Discussing the content of the preparation
  • Building in interactive elements to keep students engaged and motivated

In this webinar, we discuss how you can transform your regular lecture into a compact version, including interactive elements to keep your students motivated and engaged by having them prepare in advance (flipping the classroom).

    Online Assessments ➚

    April 2, 2020 - Maarten van de Ven (Department chair Higher Education/Team leader Institutional Research, ICLON)

    In this webinar, Maarten van de Ven (ICLON) discusses a number of didactic points for attention in the development and administration of online tests. The webinar starts with a short presentation on:

    • Quality features of online tests
    • Points of attention with frequently used online test forms
    • Ideas for alternative test forms

    Online Tools Advise from a ICT Coordinator's point of view ➚

    April 1, 2020 - Karel Roos (Coordinator ICT, ICLON)

    Karel Roos (ICLON) covers topics in this webinar, such as general technical support using different digital tools and answers questions about:

    • Online tools and GDPR
    • Things to think about before using online tools
    • Learning goals, learning content and didactical approach as a starting point
    • (Categories of) online tools available at Leiden University for all staff members and students and their general purpose. A short introduction on request. Think about peer-reviewing, - discussing, video production, etc.
    • Surf NL overview of other online tools
    • Useful sources as a starting point

    Educational Podcasting ➚

    March 31, 2020 - Joasia van Kooten (Project Leader, Centre for Innovation) and Remco Breuker (Professor Korea Studies, Faculty of Humanities)

    During this webinar, Joasia van Kooten (Centre for Innovation) shares ideas on different podcast formats and how you can get started with podcasting. Remco Breuker (Professor of Korea Studies at LU) gives an insight into his use of podcasts for education, and why he recommends podcasting.

    His K-pod (nominated for the best podcast of 2019 news/politics category - BNR) provides background information on the news about North and South Korea. Remco also creates podcast lectures for his master students.

      Onboarding your Students to Online Learning ➚

      March 30, 2020 - Tanja de Bie (Project Coordinator, Centre for Innovation) and Annemieke van den Bijllaardt (Instructional Designer, Centre for Innovation)

      This webinar covers general remote teaching needs and answers questions such as:

      • How can I get my students to work together?
      • What social aspects should I consider?
      • How do I do expectation management?

      Q&A: Support Kaltura Live Room ➚

      March 25, 2020 - Daniek Bosch (Educational Advisor, Centre for Innovation) and Annemieke van den Bijllaardt (Instructional Designer, Centre for Innovation)

      This webinar covers general technical support with Kaltura Live Room and answers questions such as:

      • How do I use break-out rooms?
      • How do I make a quiz?
      • How do I integrate a video?

      How to Prepare for Remote Teaching? ➚

      March 23, 2020 - Daniek Bosch (Educational Advisor, Centre for Innovation)

      This webinar hosted by Daniek Bosch (CFI), covers general remote teaching needs and answers questions such as:

      • How do you design pedagogy for remote teaching?
      • How does it differ from online and in-person teaching?
      • How does a remote environment impact your teaching?

      Converting Small Scale Education to Kaltura Live Room ➚

      March 19, 2020 - Arjen de Vetten (Educational Advisor, ICLON) and Annemieke van den Bijllaardt (Instructional Designer, Centre for Innovation)

      General technical support with Kaltura Live Room and Q&A on:

      • How do you design activities?
      • How do you use break-out rooms?
      • How do you deal with participation?
      • How do you organise one-on-one conversations?

      How does Kaltura Live Room Work? ➚

      March 18, 2020 - Annemieke van den Bijllaardt (Instructional Designer, Centre for Innovation)

      This webinar covers general technical support regarding Kaltura Live Room and answers questions such as:

      • How does Kaltura live room work?
      • How do you manage expectations?
      • How do you make your session interactive?