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Academic Development (DCAD)

SD379: Taking your (PowerPoint) lectures online - 11 November 2020 14:00

Course information
Course codeSD379
Course titleTaking your (PowerPoint) lectures online


The workshop will be 2 hours of synchronous learning time including a presentation input, Preparation time generating responses/question/issues and group discussion. You will be sent the further details and link for the session and further details prior to the session.


The move to providing more of our teaching online, in response to Covid restrictions, has prompted an increased interest in how to provide engaging and effective Lectures ‘at a distance’. In this workshop Kate will outline some guidance and tactics for converting your existing lectures, or indeed preparing new ones, for an online delivery. We are very much in the same boat and learning how to operate in this ’new world’ and the intention is also to provide a forum to come together and share ideas and strategies. As colleagues attending will be at different stages and have varying degrees of experience in undertaking this task, there will be plenty of opportunity to learn from each other and apply things in your own lecturing context.


The goal of the workshop is to provide support and guidance for colleagues who are converting existing lecture material, or preparing new material, for delivery on-line.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the 2-hour, session you should be able to:
• Consider the purpose of the on-line lecture in Covid times
• Discuss a range of practical design issues when taking lectures on-line
• Share experiences and ideas with colleagues ‘in the same boat’
• Begin to plan your next steps & what you can implement from the workshop

Please note the session will not directly address the IT & technical aspects of delivery – but will include information on where this further guidance can be found.


Kate is a former Geneticist who now works as a Senior Academic Staff Development Officer at The University of Leeds and as an Independent Consultant. She has been visiting Senior Lecturer at The University of Luxembourg and The University of Birmingham and is external examiner for Aberystwyth, University of Law and IT Carlow. She has delivered workshops and undertaken educational projects at more than 60 HE, FE, Medical and Research Institutions in the UK, Ghana, Cyprus, Singapore, China and Jordan. Kate is series editor of the Routledge book series “Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education” and an author of several books most recently ”Small Group Teaching: Tutorials, Seminars and Workshops” and a second edition of the popular, “Giving a Lecture: from presenting to teaching". She is an HEA Senior Fellow (2008) and a SEDA Senior Fellow. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008.

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RoomDateStart timeEnd time
Online, External11 November 202014:0016:00

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