The Economics Network

Improving economics teaching and learning for over 20 years

Economics Network Virtual Symposium 2021

Video and materials from the sessions now available!

In June 2021 we ran two more sessions of our virtual symposium, sharing ideas and best practice from a year of online and blending teaching, learning and assessment. These events are free of charge.

In each session, presenters share tips, technologies and innovations they have used in their teaching and assessment over the past year. Participants also discuss and share in smaller groups.

Teaching and learning in a blended world

Session 1 took place on 16 June. Topics included:Online symposium

  • Blended Learning and the Student Journey
  • Top Tips for Large Online Lectures
  • Co-teaching during the pandemic
  • Managing student expectations
  • Discussion boards
  • Large online groups
  • Managing teaching workloads
  • How to talk to colleagues about blended learning
  • How to complement face-to-face and online
  • See recorded video and other materials

Future-proofed assessment

Session 2 took place on the 18th of June. Topics included:

  • Open book exams, online and on-campus
  • Take-home exams for technical subjects
  • Sampling problem sheets
  • Viva voce assessment
  • Programme-wide assessment
  • Online MCQs- possibilities and boundaries
  • There is no cheating - it's all collaboration
  • Feedback to large numbers of students
  • See recorded video and other materials