Improvement / Development

Improvement / Development

Learning Unit


Time: 190 min    Goal: Discover how blogs are used to learn from each other's experiences and knowing where to find more information for teachers

  • ##100daystooffload
  • ##ALTC Blog
  • #Agile Learning
  • #ALT
  • #Association for Learning Technology
  • #Blogs
  • #Center for Teaching
  • #Center for Teaching Excellence
  • #CTE
  • #Derek Bruff
  • #Education Works
  • #Educational Exchange
  • #Examples
  • #Experiences
  • #Further Education
  • #Inside Higher Ed
  • #Sharing
  • #Teaching in Higher Ed
  • #Telucation
  • #University of Bristol
  • #University of Waterloo
  • #Vanderbilt University
  • #Webblog
Time: 120 min

Blogs about Experiences in Teaching Online

Blogs offer the chance to share ideas and opinions on a person's professional experience of online teaching. They also allow teachers to make contact with each other. A number of service providers host open platforms where you can publish your own blog or simply respond to other blogs. Click on any or all of the accompanying links to discover more.  

The blog “Education Works” from the University of Bristol's Digital Education Office contains accounts of various projects in online learning and teaching.


License: The work "Media in Teaching" by Education Works Blogs, University of Bristol, via, is licensed under CC BY 3.0.


License: The work "Media in Teaching" by Education Works Blogs, University of Bristol, via, is licensed under CC BY 3.0.

With the “TELucation” concept, TU Graz aims to support every member of lecturing staff in integrating new technologies into their teaching. It aims to share this experience by sharing the expertise of its own teaching staff. The blog is like a folder that offers reasons for going digital as well as a broad overview of the field and advice on how to navigate it.

License: not freely licensed

The "#ALTC Blog" is a blog from the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Community containing news and information from, for, and about members. It covers a broad variety of topics including case studies on higher education. You can also publish here yourself.

License: The work "#altc blog" by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), via is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 and unless otherwise indicated articles are © their author(s) .

The University of Waterloo also runs a blog entitled “Centre for Teaching Excellence” (CTE). Reporting general news and events related to teaching, the blog covers a wide variety of topics arising from the everyday activity of the university.

License: not freely licensed

The “Center for Teaching” blog at Vanderbilt University contains first-hand reports on practice and academic life at the university including practical insights into issues relating to digital university teaching.

License: The work "Center for Teaching" by Vanderbilt University, via, is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

Derek Bruff, Director of Vanderbilt University, runs his own blog called “Agile Learning”. Here, he writes on themes related to technology-based learning and teaching. He addresses topics such as assessment, visual thinking, and student motivation and provides insights into teaching and learning at university level.

License: not freely licensed

The “Inside Higher Ed” page contains a section dedicated to “Teaching and Learning”. It takes the form of a blog containing reports on practice, personal testimonies, and anecdotes of university life and also includes advice and suggestions for teachers.

License: not freely licensed

If you search "educational technology” on the “Teaching in Higher Ed” page's blog, you will find both a range of practice reports and plenty of pointers on digital teaching as well as discussions of topics such as videoconferencing, screen casting, other tools, and much more.

License: The work "Teaching in Higher Ed. Blog" by Teaching in Higher Ed, via, is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

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Time: 10 min

#100daysToOffload Challenge

This Twitter challenge promotes blogging as an educational and reflective practice and aims to connect bloggers under the hashtag #100DaysToOffload. You can use it to find educational comments and also comment yourself. To participate, you might want to take a look at the guidelines (see below). If you want to find blogposts from other users you can use the hashtag on Twitter, Mastodon, WriteAs, and Facebook for your search or click on the link for an example.

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Time: 60 min

ORBIT - OER in Education

In teaching, it is important to regularly refresh your approach to ensure that your classes are rich and varied and keep learners engaged and motivated. You can use small units of learning to try new techniques and methods by building on work of other teachers. The "Teaching Tools" section of the Open Resource Bank for Interactive Teaching from the University of Cambridge provides a way of doing this.

License: The work "ORBIT - OER in Education" by University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, via, is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 and CC BY-SA 4.0.

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