THE-ICE Webinar Series, which to date has drawn attendance of more than 400 educators and experts from 42 institutions in 19 countries, will resume later this month, and will tackle The ‘Tricky Bits’ of Curriculum Management During the Crisis: internships/placements and practical classes.
In the lead-up to the first ever Virtual International Panel of Experts (VIPoE), THE-ICE will expand their popular webinar series, with the next webinar to be hosted on Thursday 27th August 2020 via Zoom, addressing the theme The ‘Tricky Bits’ of Curriculum Management During the Crisis: internships/placements and practical classes.
Presenters Mr John Daly (Director of Quality Assurance, Swiss Education Group, Switzerland) and Ms Olivia Turner (Academic Director, Dubai College of Tourism, United Arab Emirates) will share their institutions’ experiences of:
- Adapting skills-based courses for online teaching
- Managing internships, work placements, and other on-the-job education and training during the crisis
- Developing content and reinventing curriculum to accommodate postponed or adapted practical coursework and placements
THE-ICE Webinar Series commenced in March 2020 to support THE-ICE member network, and THE-ICE has been delighted by the positive response, high level of engagement, and strong mutual support the webinar series has received. COVID-19 has not only necessitated global shutdowns for both education and industry, and a sudden leap to online learning for many education institutions, but also major changes to the way that coursework is developed, delivered, and assessed, all of which have been discussed in THE-ICE Webinar Series so far. More than 400 attendees from 42 institutions in 19 countries have come together to share information, strategies, and solutions regarding institutional guidelines, new and adapted learning and teaching methodologies, and enhanced student and staff support systems, all introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis we all face.
Future webinar presentations will run for up to 45 minutes, followed by up to 45 minutes of Q&A with presenters and discussion among participants. Although only representatives of THE-ICE member institutions may attend the live webinars, recordings and key takeaways from each webinar will be made available on THE-ICE website after the event.