Helen Curston is a former broadcast journalist and BBC TV producer, and her current role is Programme Director for Television Production, Computer Animation Arts and Games at the University for the Creative Arts.

In this episode, Helen shares her experiences of teaching online during lockdown, and offers practical suggestions for getting the best out of people while working remotely. Among the Ding! moments in this podcast are:

  • The role of social rituals and effective bonding in a programme of learning, and the need to create opportunities for meaningful memory making during online learning;
  • The value of using breakout rooms during live online sessions to create meaningful social spaces where learners can get to know each other, and
  • The importance of finding online tools that work for you, and of becoming confident in using them with your learners.

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