The practicalities of an online pivot: adaptation in real-time

 Author: Kirsty McIntyre Introduction to context It was the summer of 2020, and Higher Education in Scotland was facing indefinite suspension of on-campus teaching following a rapid emergency pivot to online teaching in March 2020. In my role as coordinator of the first semester of year 1 of an undergraduate medicine course, I had many […]

Checking understanding and engaging online students when cameras are off.

The move to online teaching due to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to new learning and teaching experiences for both students and teachers. This novel situation has arguably led to challenges difficult to foresee or at least difficult to alleviate. One issue that may make teaching more difficult is being unable to gauge online students’ […]