ADCET Webinar: Supporting students’ well-being during COVID-19
This ADCET webinar was in partnership with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE). We were joined by presenters Cathy Stone and Nicole Crawford.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching staff at universities across the world are being told they must shift courses from face-to-face to online delivery — not next year, not next semester, but next week. Research findings from two Equity Fellowships are discussed in this webinar. One is currently looking at ways to support the mental wellbeing of mature-age students in regional and remote Australia, while the other has developed National Guidelines for Improving Outcomes in Online Learning. Key findings common to both include: the need to understand students’ diverse strengths, needs and circumstances; importance of building connections online, with teachers and between students, through a strong and positive teacher-presence; and ensuring students know the full range of support available to them and how to access this. These findings can help us to better understand ways to support students’ wellbeing and success, in the context of learning and teaching online.
Other resources discussed or provided in the Chat and Q & A pods :
- OLT Fellowship and MOOC available
- The Guide to Fostering Asynchronous Online Discussion in Higher Education
- Previous webinar Three essentials in the move on-line
- The KISS approach to teaching online in the time of COVID19
- Learning to Teach Online MOOC at UNSW,
- Transitioning Teaching Online – Teaching Tips
- ADCET: University and TAFE pages with COVID-19 information
- At the COAL FACE: a guide to active learning in multi-campus, multi-modal and distributed learning environments.
- Overseas Student Health Cover
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - UniMelb
Transforming Digital Learning: Learning Design Meets Service Design. MOOC at Deakin with FutureLearn