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Support for teaching remotely during Covid-19 for lecturers

by | Apr 8, 2020 | Covid-19, Higher Education, Uncategorized

Finding the new normal seems like a monumental task and for every person that will mean something different. Lecturers will have to find ways to teach in this dauntingly fast changing ‘new normal’ which will take a lot of ingenuity and a mind shift from students to become more accountable for their own tuition.

In light of these challenges we would like to share the following FREE resources with you. 

Epigeum’s exceptional range of online courses, which are created through the collaboration of leading universities and usually shared by subscription – ensuring that innovative, high-quality, and peer-reviewed courses are affordable for all.
We are making three of our online training programmes – Teaching Online, Blended Learning and University Teaching: Core Skills (Planning and Preparing Learning Activities and, Addressing Barriers to Student Success) FREELY available. Anyone tackling an unexpected or abrupt transition to digital course delivery is welcome to make use of them.

Teaching Online presents the fundamental principles of online pedagogy, guiding users through the “nuts and bolts” of designing, delivering, and evaluating online courses for the first time. It also includes a stand-alone course to support students in making the most of their online learning experience.
Blended Learning explores the strategic and practical implications of integrating face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning, covering a range of models and approaches, and including advice on fostering a blended learning culture.
University Teaching: Core Skills, Planning and Preparing Learning Activities instructs those who are new to teaching on designing, structuring, and sequencing learning, with practical strategies for facilitating active learning in online and blended environments
University Teaching: Core Skills, Addressing Barriers to Student Success provides guidance on developing an inclusive and supportive learning environment, including advice on navigating stressful periods, and delivering online well-being support

How to access the programmes for FREE:

  1. Visit our platform: https://courses.epigeum.com/
  2. Use the drop-down user menu in the top-right corner to register as a new user.
  3. When prompted, enter the following ‘Token’ codes: for users based in North America: df5f8fe6; for all other users: 3bb0020b.
  4. You will be sent an activation link by email (check your junk folder if you do not receive this). Click on this to activate your account.
  5. Once this process is complete, you can log into your new account on our platform, where you will have access to the two programmes, both stored under ‘My Courses’.

The programmes will be freely accessible until Sunday 31 May 2020.  If you have any questions or issues accessing the programmes, please email epigeum@oup.com

For assistance during the lockdown period or suggestions on how we can better support you during this time please feel free to contact our Sales Consultants:  

Contact Us:

Anri Mouton – Academic Consultant: Gauteng, North West, Free State, Northern Cape, Namibia – Email: anri.mouton@oup.com

Imraan Vanker – Senior Academic Consultant: Kwazulu-Natal, Eastern Cape – Email: imraan.vanker@oup.com

Prince Seshabela – Academic Consultant: Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Swaziland – Email: prince.seshabela@oup.com

Genevieve Ruiters – Academic Consultant: Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Northern Cape, Botswana – Email: genevieve.ruiters@oup.com

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