Tools for distance education
There is an increasing demand now for tools for distance education, as our university might be forced to suddenly move to online courses. We have put together some brief information and guides for getting starting with digital tools for conducting teaching online. Short introductory videos are included to help you get started.
These can be broken down in two main categories
- virtual meetings using Zoom, for small-class lectures and tutorials
- screencasting for recording videos, for classes with large number of students.
More details on how to get started with tools for distance education here from the Section of Chemistry and a local copy here. We also have a netiquette guide with instructions for students about using Zoom for teaching. You can get support from MedFarm DoIT to record your own videos. (20 Mar 2020: suspended temporarily due to high demand)
Local advice and support from UP, Division of academic teaching and learning
Recording of a seminarium (2020-03-20) on tips and technology for transitioning to distance education.
External resources (mostly US inspired)
- Advice to those about to teach online because of the corona-virus
- Suddenly the whole world is going on-line (dos and don'ts)
- Compilation of resources from universities around the world
Website updated 20 march 2020.c
TUR - Upcoming events
Record your own videos for teaching!
Videos can be used to replace parts or whole lectures, as supporting material for revision, for pre-lab preparation and so on. Now all teachers at the Faculty of Science and Technology have the possibility to use the self-service studio at MedFarm DoIT, the media production unit of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy.
TUR - support for educational development
TUR, the Council for Pedagogical Development at the Faculty of Science and Technology, provides support and guidance for the faculty's pedagogical development. TUR acts to ensure that students, teachers and educational leaders at all levels work together based on reflection and scientifically based practice. An increased knowledge of university pedagogy and subject didactics guarantees well-founded decisions and leads to thoughtful renewal of teaching and examination, courses and programs.
TUR is responsible for the faculty's continuing education of university teachers through courses as well as seminars, workshops och conferences (TUK). TUR provides support in the form of different networks and offers adapted support to educational leaders and teachers, educational programs and departments. TUR conducts studies among students and teachers, which is the basis for further pedagogical development.
TUR' mission is also to provide support in developing prioritized areas in relation to Uppsala university's pedagogical program, the faculty's pedagogical action plan och development focus for educational evaluations. Furthermore, TUR is working strategically to promote dialogue on education and training at local, national and international level.
TUR:s program for spring 2020.
The council consists of teacher representatives appointed by the faculty board and student representatives appointed by the student unions. The council has one representative in the Technical Education Board, one in the Natural Sciences Education Board and one in the University Educational Board.
Jannika Andersson Chronholm - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Katarina Andreasen - Biology Education Center
Maja Elmgren - Department of Chemistry - Ångström
Felix Ho - Department of Chemistry - Ångström
Magnus Jacobsson - Department of Mathematics
Marcus Lundberg - Department of Chemistry - Ångström
Stefan Pålsson - Department of Information Technology
Brita Svensson - Department of Ecology and Genetics
Nicusor Timneanu - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Björn Victor - Department of Information Technology
Malin Östman - Department of Earth Sciences, CEMUS
Willian Eulau (stud) - head of academic affairs (engineering)
Simon Sterner (stud) - head of academic affairs (science)
(Appointed for 2020-01-01—2020-12-31, student representatives appointed for 2020)