10 lessons I learned about online learning by running an online conference

The conference is dead! Long live the conference! When we “volunteered” to organise the 2020 Bioscience Education Summit, there were grand plans to bring the learning and teaching community to Sheffield for a joint conference between the cities two Universities. COVID-19 changed our plans, the conference moved online, and we delivered two days of content to an international audience from our offices, spare rooms and … Continue reading 10 lessons I learned about online learning by running an online conference

Biochemical Society e-course review: Using technology for effective teaching in HE

This e-course ‘Using technology for effective teaching in HE’ is composed of five modules and the course objectives map onto the UKPSF to support candidates for various levels of fellowship of the HEA. The course is incredibly well supported by educational theory, with references provided throughout. The ideas presented are innovative and would be really useful for anyone looking to redesign or update a module or course. Continue reading Biochemical Society e-course review: Using technology for effective teaching in HE

One size doesn’t fit all – 5 things I learned from quitting my PhD

By Matthew Sinton, University of Edinburgh

I remember the moment that the email dropped into my inbox. It was the 29th of February, at 5.05pm, and I had given up hope of hearing about my PhD application that day. I opened the email with trepidation, excitement, and dread. I had poured so much energy into preparing my PhD application that a lot was wrapped up in this.

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