The Centre for Digitally Supported Learning (CDUL) has compiled a number of guides on how teachers and supervisors at AAU can digitise their teaching and supervision.
There are many options when you want to make your teaching digital. To a large extent, it’s about finding the format that best suits the way you normally teach, and the format that you are most comfortable using. Furthermore, it’s always a good idea to discuss your thoughts with a colleague.
One of the advantages of digital teaching is that you have the option to teach in ways that differ from your normal practice. For example, you can record a video that your students can view whenever it suits them. This is referred to as an asynchronous solution, as opposed to e.g. live streaming the lecture, which is referred to as a synchronous solution. AAU currently recommends asynchronous teaching as the primary form of teaching. Other asynchronous formats include PowerPoints with speech, recordings of your screen (screencasts), recordings of your screen while you draw (pencasts) and external videos from e.g. YouTube or podcasts. In addition, it is possible to supplement your primary lessons with quizzes, peer-to-peer learning (when students learn from each other) or other formats.
Examples of digital lectures
- Recorded video lectures
- Podcasts, screencasts and pencasts.
CDUL encourages using a mix of formats and teaching options in a way that makes sense in terms of the individual’s teaching, digital literacy and educational practice.