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Teaching Here and There

Teaching Here and There

By Pates, Rutherford & Sikora
A podcast series for exploring emerging practices in hybrid teaching in higher education. With Dominic Pates, Dr. Ivan Sikora and James Rutherford.
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Episode 12, part 1 of our student panel
Welcome back to Teaching Here and There, episode 12, series 3.  We open with a two-parter and our student panel discussion on hybrid teaching. We are delighted to host two students from the University of West London and three from City, University of London. Bringing together their reflections and shared but varied experiences, we introduce Forough Jonghani and Marko Halla from UWL and Keti Khukhunashvili, Erika Rikhi and Rob Kidd from City. Stay tuned for episode 13 and part 2 due out next month.
47:41
September 16, 2022
Episode 11, with Drs. Sarah Montano and Steve Rowett
This is episode 11, with Dr. Sarah Montano from the University of Birmingham and Dr. Steve Rowett from UCL. This is also the anniversary of our podcast series, launched at the APT Conference in 2021. This annual conference, co-hosted by UCL, LSE and Imperial College London, will return to ‘in person’ mode on July 1st 2022, but with online elements. The THAT crew will present 'A Return to Teaching Here And There: Discussions on Hybrid Teaching' a presentation to complement this new episode. In an fascinating discussion, Dom Pates, James Rutherford and Dr. Ivan Sikora, invite their guests Sarah and Steve, to talk about their different experiences, reflections and thoughts on the future of hybrid teaching at their respective and large scale institutions. Our guests talked about their early forays into this simultaneous multi-modal delivery, how they support colleagues and provide informed advice on best practice, along with key reflections about what works and what doesn't.  We hope you enjoy listening to this last episode of the current season. If you would like to participate in a future podcast or just want to contact us, please email us at teachinghereandtherepodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter @THAThybridpod. You can also send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teachinghereandthere/message This is a PSR Production ©2022
48:40
July 01, 2022
Episode 10, with Tessa Rogowski and Mark Glynn
This is episode 10, featuring university technology and learning enhancement managers from Essex and Dublin. Tessa Rogowski is the Director of IT Customer Experience at the University of Essex and Mark Glynn is the Head of Teaching Enhancement Unit at Dublin City University. In an absorbing and insightful discussion, Dom Pates, James Rutherford and Dr. Ivan Sikora, invited their guests to talk about their experiences, reflections and plans for the design and development of technologies and support for hybrid teaching at their respective institutions. Our guests give a comprehensive and intriguing insight into how their respective institutions coped with a pivot to online learning and in particular how they supported the live multi-modal practice as known at DCU as Hyflex and at Essex as hybrid teaching. They said that the hybrid classroom is not the end of the classroom from an HE perspective, but it's perhaps an evolution of it. As it has been reinforced before in our podcasts, it's so much more than just the technology that enables hybrid to be effective. Both Mark and Tessa agreed how we really need to be listening more to the students' voice and hear what their experiences are, ultimately, this is all for their benefit and their learning. We hope you enjoy listening to this latest episode. If you would like to participate in a future podcast or just want to contact us, please email us at teachinghereandtherepodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter @THAThybridpod. You can also send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teachinghereandthere/message This is a PSR Production ©2022
52:59
June 03, 2022
Special 'TEALfest' Episode, with Dr. Robert O'Toole and Jessica Humphreys from Warwick University
Welcome to this special episode all about 'TEALfest' hosted by Warwick University in March 2022, part of podcast series 'Teaching Here and There' Presented by Dom Pates, James Rutherford & Dr Ivan Sikora, this special edition features Dr Robert O'Toole, Director of Student Experience in the Arts Faculty and Jess Humphreys, Assistant Professor in Academic Development, both at the University of Warwick. TEALfest is an online festival for sharing technology enhanced active learning practice, research, ideas and experiences and we spoke to Robert and Jess about the festival and how it relates to hybrid teaching. We hope you enjoy listening to this extra episode. If you would like to participate in a future podcast or just want to contact us, please email us at teachinghereandtherepodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter @THAThybridpod. You can also send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teachinghereandthere/message This is a PSR Production ©2022
32:39
May 20, 2022
Episode 9, with hosts Dom Pates, James Rutherford and Ivan Sikora
Welcome to this special hybrid episode of a podcast series called 'Teaching Here and There' Presented by Dom Pates, James Rutherford & Dr Ivan Sikora, this podcast was recorded in a hybrid teaching space at City, University of London. Together for the first time, Dom, James and Ivan take an informal but empirical look at the ISLA project at City, captured in a learning space that has been especially designed and equipped for hybrid teaching. This episode was recorded on Zoom direct from a seminar room and a computer lab on the main campus at City, to try and illustrate how the technology and the space allows academics and students to effectively engage in a live hybrid teaching session. We hope you enjoy listening to this latest episode. If you would like to participate in a future podcast or just want to contact us, please email us at teachinghereandtherepodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter @THAThybridpod. You can also send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teachinghereandthere/message This is a PSR Production ©2022
43:52
May 06, 2022
Episode 8, with Julie Johnston, Don Merritt and Mark McCallister from the USA
This is episode 8, featuring three university technology managers from the United States. Julie Johnston, Director of Learning Spaces at Indiana University, Don Merritt, PhD, who is the Director of Instructional Resources at the University of Central Florida and Mark McCallister, Director of Academic Technology at the University of Florida. In an absorbing and insightful discussion, Dom Pates, James Rutherford and Dr. Ivan Sikora, invited their guests to talk about their experiences, reflections and plans for the design and development of technologies and support for hybrid teaching at their respective institutions.  Some key quotes to listen out for: "I believe that when people come together, they can accomplish just about anything...the collaboration across all the groups was so strong during this crisis where we all had the same goals" "You could think of it as a re-privileging of the classroom, as the space where learning happens, and more that teaching and learning is really becoming ubiquitous to all of our technologies across the board" "In order for this to be successful, it has to be learner centred...we can't let the technology to drive some of our decisions, we need to let our needs drive the technology decisions" We hope you enjoy listening to this latest episode. If you would like to participate in a future podcast or just want to contact us, please email us at teachinghereandtherepodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter @THAThybridpod. You can also send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teachinghereandthere/message This is a PSR Production ©2022
01:00:56
April 01, 2022
Episode 7, with Dr. Nigel Oseland, Environmental Psychologist
Welcome to episode 7, featuring Dr Nigel Oseland, a workplace strategist, change manager, environmental psychologist, researcher, international speaker and published author. In conversation with Dom Pates, James Rutherford and Dr. Ivan Sikora, he talked about his take on all things hybrid from a psychological perspective.  With a mix of experience from the corporate sector as well as education, Nigel gave his scientific insights into what should be considered for more effective and successful hybrid teaching.  The discussion ranged from etiquette to physiology, body language on screen, how to show non-verbal language, the importance of student screens, and opportunities for social interaction which are a key part of any discussion or class. His closing comments focussed on how to make the university campus more appealing to students, how does hybrid teaching add value and what makes students want to come back for more, whether its face to face on online. We hope you enjoy listening to this podcast. If you would like to participate in a future episode or just want to contact us, please email us at teachinghereandtherepodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter @THAThybridpod This is a PSR Production ©2022 You can also send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teachinghereandthere/message
39:13
March 04, 2022
Episode 6, 'Communities of Practice' with Dr Cecilia Goria and Rachelle O'Brien
This is episode 6, featuring two fascinating speakers, Dr Cecilia Goria, Associate Professor and Digital Learning Director, Faculty of Arts at the University of Nottingham and Rachelle O'Brien, Senior Digital Learning Designer at the University of Durham's Centre for Academic Development. In a wide ranging conversation, Dom Pates, James Rutherford and Dr. Ivan Sikora, asked their guests to talk about their experiences and reflections of establishing communities of practice and supporting hybrid and dual mode delivery. Cecilia and Rachelle were genuinely and refreshingly positive about hybrid teaching. They talked about the need for adaptability, resilience, getting the technology right, as well as sharing their thoughts on what is important in different contexts, allowing for pedagogic experimentation and sharing the live multi-modal teaching experience and development with colleagues, but especially with students. We hope you enjoy listening to this latest episode. If you would like to participate in a future podcast or just want to contact us, please email us at teachinghereandtherepodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter @THAThybridpod This is a PSR Production ©2022 You can also send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teachinghereandthere/message
40:34
February 11, 2022
Episode 5, with Amy Sampson and Dominik Havsteen-Franklin
Welcome to episode 5, featuring Amy Sampson who is Head of Digital Learning Falmouth University and Dominik Havsteen-Franklin, Consultant in Arts Psychotherapies and Professor of Practice at Brunel University London. In conversation with Dom Pates, James Rutherford and Dr. Ivan Sikora, they discussed their experiences and challenges of supporting arts learning and practice and the research of NHS psychotherapeutic hybrid teaching. Key issues were the impact of arts teaching from an enforced hybrid online delivery model, with the absence of tacit and contextual experiences, such a touch, smell and lighting. Tangibility was also talked about as a key factor in making learning authentic specifically in an arts and an NHS healthcare teaching environment. Opportunities were seen from greater use of new sophisticated digital tools to enhance collaboration, and that these could be applied in the future and cross-disciplinary work across curriculum and institutions.  We hope you enjoy listening to this first episode of 2022. If you would like to participate in a future episode or just want to contact us, please email us at teachinghereandtherepodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter @THAThybridpod This is a PSR Production ©2021 You can also send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teachinghereandthere/message
52:42
January 07, 2022
Episode 4, 'Staff development' with Alexandra Mihai and Maha Bali
This is episode 4, featuring two esteemed guests, Alexandra Mihai, Assistant Professor of Innovation in Higher Education from the University of Maastricht and Maha Bali, Associate Professor of Practice at the Centre for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo. In a free flowing and wide ranging conversation, Dom Pates, James Rutherford and Dr. Ivan Sikora, invited Alexandra and Maha to talk about their views and experiences of supporting teaching in a live hybrid dual delivery mode. They discussed the importance of equity, listening to students all along the way, the need for support in class to manage both audiences, how hybrid teaching works in a problem-based learning modality, the many challenges of hybrid teaching and how to overcome some of them, the need to focus on the teaching practice and the experience of students rather than the technology, the value of co-ordinated support from stakeholders both pedagogical and technical, and how vital is to have a plan B at all times. We hope you enjoy listening to this episode. If you would like to participate in a future episode or just want to contact us, please email us at teachinghereandtherepodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter @THAThybridpod   This is a PSR Production ©2021 You can also send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teachinghereandthere/message
50:38
November 05, 2021
Episode 3, with Dr. Ashley Garlick and Eoin O'Sullivan
This episode of our podcast series features a conversation with Dr. Ashley Garlick is a Senior Lecturer specialising in event management at the University of West London and Eoin O' Sullivan, Associate Lecturer, University of St. Andrews. In a wide ranging discussion, our guests discuss their experiences of hybrid teaching pre and post pandemic. It is a fascinating conversation that covers the challenges and realities for students, how hybrid teaching should be approached as well as the impact on the timetable, students' well-being and the importance of being on campus. Do contact us if you have any comments or would like to participate in the future Email us at teachinghereandtherepodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter @THAThybridpod   a PSR Production ©2021
44:50
October 01, 2021
Episode 2, with Peter Jamieson from Melbourne, Australia
This episode sees the team discuss hybrid teaching with international learning environment consultant, Professor Peter Jamieson. Peter Jamieson is an Educator with extensive experience across the School and Higher Education sectors working in classrooms and also distance education. He has led the design of innovative learning environments for 25 years, working in more than a dozen countries including the U.K. Most recently he led the design of a major learning facility at Australia’s leading agricultural college and the creation of a new P-12 school in Costa Rica. He is currently involved in multiple projects with a network of schools in Spain. Peter talked passionately about how important it is to bring the students into the hybrid teaching session, so that their voice can be heard and that they are seen as a vital part of the learning experience. In a hybrid context academics need to think how to gain the benefit of having students in a class that may be being conducted in such a way by other students. Student engagement is key so they need to see the value of their participation in this class. A PSR Production ©2021
51:21
September 03, 2021
Episode 1, with Dr. Rebecca Wells and Dr. Jane Secker
In episode 1, Dom Pates, James Rutherford & Dr. Ivan Sikora are in conversation with two academics from City, University of London. Both are practising lecturers and have been using digital technology in a variety of online delivery modes. Dr. Rebecca Wells has experience of teaching on a live multi modal course on Food Policy with 6 other UK universities, before the term hybrid was widely adopted. Dr. Jane Secker teaches on Masters course for academics and has adopted virtual classroom tools for online blended delivery. Our conversation covered their research into hybrid teaching and in particular, their insights from a recent literature review and first hand experience as lecturers. What seems to be key is the need for group work and interaction amongst all participants as well as the need for academics to embrace new technology and carry that extra load in making the hybrid sessions effective for students. Dr. Rebecca Wells mentioned her work on the IFSTAL module, link here to her City profile. Dr. Jane Secker is also involved in Digital Literacies and Open Practice, link here to her web site. A PSR Production ©2021
35:01
August 06, 2021
Pilot episode
Welcome to this pilot episode of a podcast series called 'Teaching Here and There' Presented by Dom Pates, James Rutherford & Dr Ivan Sikora, this podcast will begin with our personal introductions and a conversation around our individual connections to hybrid teaching. We will look at the aims and objectives of the podcast series, how often it should be available and how listeners can get in touch to contribute. We do hope you enjoy listening and we would be delighted if you would like to comment or send us a message and become involved as the series develops. This pilot episode lasts 30 minutes. If you would like to participate in a future podcast or just want to contact us, please email us at teachinghereandtherepodcast@gmail.com or get in touch on Twitter @THAThybridpod A PSR production ©2021
29:54
July 01, 2021