COVID-19: Supporting your teaching
In these challenging times for us all, we’d like to reaffirm our commitment to supporting you with your teaching needs. We hope you find the information here useful in helping you continue with teaching and working remotely. We'll be adding new resources to this page shortly, so be sure to check back.
The latest from our blog
Globalization In The Wake Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
The world woke to the threat of coronavirus in 2020, just as Chinese people were celebrating new year. The initial outbreak occurred in Wuhan in the province of Hubei, and quickly led to drastic measures by authorities to shut down activity and close borders. The epidemic in China caused devastation to families and halted economic activity...Read more
Real World Social Psychology Under The Coronavirus
For psychology teachers everywhere—many with students displaced to their homes—the COVID-19 pandemic’s dark clouds offer a potential silver lining: some teachable moments. In so many ways, we are experiencing social psychology writ large, with so much to study. Here’s my initial list of opportunities for online and in-class discussion...Read more
Law under Lockdown: The Bare Necessities of Life
The coronavirus has swept over the world like a colossal tidal wave, taking thousands of lives in the process. The current lockdown means that life as we know it has changed, for some, irrevocably. Many of us are working at home, educating our children and adjusting to isolation which is a new experience for many of us. Moreover, this new way of life....Read more
The recent coronavirus pandemic has exposed severe inequalities in American healthcare. At the time of writing, 33% of those hospitalised in the USA are African American, despite this group constituting only 13% of America’s overall population. Coronavirus-related death rates among African Americans are disproportionately high...Read more
After the Black Death of 1347-52, which cut the population of Europe in half and accounted for some 75 million deaths globally, the feudal system faced challenges from peasant uprisings while labour shortages resulted in large wage increases for day workers. Charitable institutions run by churches and wealthy...Read more
The pandemic is having a devastating impact upon the global economy particularly airlines, travel, hospitality, physical retail and even the manufacturing and office real estate sectors as people are confined to their homes. Despite all the doom-and-gloom surrounding the global recession, there is a clear winner...Read more
For students and scholars of recent world history - not to mention authors of survey textbooks - the current global pandemic and accompanying public health crisis is poised to disrupt some major narrative themes of the past three decades. Two of these themes, the spread of responsible, democratic government...Read more
Looking to brush up your communcation tips at this time? Emma-Sue Prince shares ideas for effective communication:
Disease, pandemics and security...
Reframing the Narrative: recent world history and covid-19...
W.M. Spellman, author of A Concise History of the World Since 1945 offers his perspective on how the covid-19 public health crisis will disrupt some major themes of the past three decades. Read the article for free here!
Exploring Epidemics with Online Corpora...
How can we use the word 'Epidemic' to explain how students can collect and interpret data from online corpora? Read the article for free here! Article by Wendy Anderson and John Corbett, authors of Exploring English with Online Corpora.
Online Corpora for Linguistics and Beyond...
Wendy Anderson and John Corbett, authors of Exploring English with Online Corpora provide examples of corpora and suggests ways in which students can adapt research projects which are no longer viable and make use of corpora. Read the article for free here!
We've compiled a selection of content taken from titles in our Teaching and Learning series to help you whether you're new to teaching online, or looking for a refresher. Follow these tips and approach your online teaching sessions with confidence!
Looking for tips on delivering teaching online?
If you missed our recent webinar hosted by Sarah Cornelius and Chrid Aldred from the University of Aberdeen, don't worry, you can watch it again at any time below! The session discussed:
- The importance of understanding your learners' experiences of live online learning
- How to adapt face to face strategies for online delivery
- Tips and tricks for facilitation