Webinars by Virna Rossi

You have had to switch to e-learning fast, because of the pandemic.
In your current e-learning mode, you likely have some synchronous and some asynchronous lessons. You would welcome some practical ideas for activities in e-learning mode.

Part of the series: ‘A menu of practical lesson activities in e-learning mode’

These 3 webinars present a ‘menu’ of practical ideas on:

  1. lesson starters
  2. main activities
  3. lesson closures

Intended outcome:
By the end, you should be equipped with an international toolkit of (evidence-based) effective activities that you can implement within your course(s) in e-learning mode.

Webinar 1

Lesson Starters (30 min webinar)

In this Webinar 1, about lesson starters, these international guest speakers will discuss some practical options to use at the start of lessons in e-learning mode:

Virna Rossi – Educational Developer – Ravensbourne University London (UK) – @ VirnaRossi

Flavia Belham – PhD in Neuroscience, Chief Scientist at Seneca Learning – (Brazil/UK) – @FlaviaBelhamPhD

Punya Arora – Senior Educator and Academic Developer – New Delhi (India) – @PunyaArora6

Maha Bali – Associate Professor of Practice – American University in Cairo (Egypt) – @Bali_Maha

Tim Fawns – Dr, Deputy Director, MSc in Clinical Education – Edinburgh University (UK) – @TimBocop

Webinar 2

Main activities (30 min webinar)

In this Webinar 2, about main activities, these international guest speakers will discuss some practical learning activities to use for lessons in e-learning mode:

Virna Rossi – Educational Developer – Ravensbourne University, London (UK) – @VirnaRossi

Vicki Dale – Senior Academic and Digital Development Adviser, University of Glasgow (UK) – @vhmdale

Dustin Hosseini – Senior Teaching Associate – Lancaster University (UK) – @DustinHosseini

Chris Baldwin – Application Manager (Education) – Nord Anglia – London (UK) – @chrisbaldwinelt

Steven Kolber – Humanities Teacher – Brunswick Secondary College (Australia) – @Steven_Kolber

Webinar 3

Lesson closures (30 min webinar)

In this Webinar 3, about lesson closures, these international guest speakers will discuss some practical options to use at the end of lessons in e-learning mode:

Virna Rossi – Educational Developer – Ravensbourne University, London (UK) – @VirnaRossi

Stephan Hughes – Adjunct lecturer/Doctoral student/Teacher Trainer – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) – @Stephworking

Dayamudra Dennehy- ESL Faculty, City College of San Francisco (USA) & Creative Director, Jai Bhim International (India) – @sfdaya

Mays Imad – Professor at Prima Community College – Arizona (USA) – @lingsanctuary

Flower Darby – Director, Teaching for Student Success – Arizona (USA) – @flowerdarby

Webinar Inclusive Learning

‘Inclusive Learning Design (post-lock down)’

A webinar for teachers in any setting, in any discipline.

After the fast switch to e-learning, while still in lock-down, you are starting to plan learning for the 2020 Fall term, not knowing what the future holds. You would welcome some practical ideas to help you design learning (mainly at course level) which is as inclusive as possible in either an entirely online or ‘hybrid’ mode. This webinar presents a ‘menu’ of practical ideas on:

Student well being post-lock down, student workload, community engagement, input and output choices, Universal Design for Lerning, old devices/no WI-FI, and more.

A truly global panel of guest speakers will discuss some practical approaches to learning design:

Virna Rossi – @VirnaRossi
Educational Developer – Ravensbourne University – UK

Godson Gatsha – @GodsonGatsha
Director: Research and Innovation – Botswana Open University – Botwsana

Hedreich Nichols – @HedreichDistrict
6th grade Tech Lead – US

Kas Anderson-Carpenter – @DrKaston
Behavioural Psychologist – US

Gennady Egorov- @Gennady45507156
Director of Institute of Distance Learning – St.Tikhon’s University – Russia

Gustavo Espinoza Ramos – @tavoer8
Doctoral researcher – Westminster University – UK/Peru

Kulvir Bahra @kulvirbahra
Digital Development Editor – The Open University – UK

Azra Naseem – @azranaseem
Associate Director, Network of Blended and Digital Learning – The Aga Khan University – Pakistan

Derek Jones – @plug103
Senior Lecturer in Design – The Open University (UK)

To access the slides and the transcript go to this web page: