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This week so far we’ve focussed on two areas: supporting your students and identifying approaches to putting your teaching online.

Now it’s time to apply what we have covered to your teaching and learning context. We’re going to ask you how it went later, but for now, it’s time to go teach!

We are all supporting you from a distance and you can always come back here to ask for advice or share how you’re getting on.

Remember to support your students and consider this advice:

Lisa Harris, University of Exeter Business School:
1. Pedagogy should come before technology
2. Be prepared to re-think structure and content for the digital environment and provide lots of scaffolding
3. Don’t assume that your students are magically adept at online study just because they may be experienced consumers of technology

Most of all, be kind to yourself.

We’re all working under pressure here and sometimes we can forget to look after ourselves in the rush to transition to online. Take a moment to get away from your screens, get some fresh air, and recharge your batteries. Then, take a moment to appreciate all that you’ve done already, and try out your learning activity with your students!

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