EDTL Approach: Planning for Effective Digital Teaching
The latest version of the EDTL Approach, aimed at those who would like to enhance their teaching using digital technology.
In the early Summer of 2020, as Irish Higher Education was recovering from the initial lockdown, closed campuses and the sudden pivot to online learning, the EDTL project team came together to collaborate on a resource to support staff to plan for a more effective approach to remote teaching in the academic year 2020/21. Branded the EDTL Approach, it adhered to the pedagogy-first pillar of the project, and described a pathway with key considerations for those adapting a single module or a whole programme, previously taught wholly or partly face-to-face. In developing the pathway, and curating a small set of recommended resources, the student digital learning experience was maintained at the core.
The EDTL Approach was welcomed by the wider community, and shared nationally and internationally , under an open license. There is evidence to suggest that the simple approach, based on the expertise across the project team, informed the national response to the pandemic, ensuring that it was based on pedagogical needs, rather than technology driven.
As our universities return to campus this month, the EDTL team is pleased to launch a new version of the EDTL Approach, to support those planning to teach a module using digital approaches. We have called it The EDTL Approach: Planning for effective digital teaching. It complements the Getting Started with Personal & Professional Digital Capacity open course, and is aimed at anybody who would like to enhance their teaching using digital technology.
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