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Best of the week
Each week BISA Director, Juliet Dryden, scours the internet for the best COVID-19 content and other IR news including readings, videos and podcasts.
- Best of the summer - 4 September 2020
- Best of the week - 24 July 2020
- Best of the week - 17 July 2020
- Best of the week - 10 July 2020
- Best of the week - 3 July 2020
- Best of the week - 26 June 2020
- Best of the week - 19 June 2020
- Best of the week - 12 June 2020
- Best of the week - 5 June 2020
- Best of the week - 27 May 2020
- Best of the week - 22 May 2020
- Best of the week - 15 May 2020
- Best of the week - 7 May 2020
- Best of the week - 1 May 2020
- Best of the week - 24 April 2020
- Best of lockdown so far - 17 April 2020
We've held wide range of webinars on teaching and learning. You can find them all in our Learning and Teaching playlist on our YouTube channel.
In addition we held a discussion on 'Covid, journals and the gender gap' where speakers included Heads of IR Departments, editors of IR journals, and early and mid-career colleagues. You can watch this below.
The tricky path from offline to online teaching; five misconceptions - Dan Hough shares best practice on the transition from offline to online teaching
Resources for online teaching - We pulled together a list covering online teaching, inclusion and help from publishers.
Books for the lockdown - BISA Chair, Mark Webber, asked academics and publishers what lockdown reading they would recommend
Adapting to lockdown - A summary of discussions from our PGN virtual meet-up on adapting to lockdown
Networking in an age of social distancing - Peter Finn provides tips from a range of academics on how to network in an age of social distancing
‘No buildings from September: what on earth do we do about the learning experience’? – event takeaways and reflections - BISA Communications Manager, Chrissie Duxson, reflects on the recent one-day conference from Aula and WonkHE
COVID-19 - BISA Global Health Working Group research and response - A look at the activities of the Global Health Working Group and members during the COVID-19 crisis
Beyond alternative: assessment as the forgotten piece in online learning - Simon Lightfoot, Simon Rofe and Helen Williams discuss
Access to information in a changed learning environment - Stephen Thornton discusses libraries, book chapters, licensing and financial implications
Teaching IPE online: thinking about ‘pandemic pedagogies’ in the IPE classroom - An excellent piece from our International Political Economy Working Group.