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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


Teaching online isn't simply a matter of "converting" face-to-face teaching. Our introductory guides identify some challenges arising from starting to teach (and learn) online, and offer some ideas and examples of ways to address them.

While these guides address accessibility considerations throughout, we would also recommend taking a look at the DRC's pages on Remote Teaching and Learning, which contain some deeper guidance and signposts to further information.


Sourcing Online Readings

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Reading on Screens

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Moving Supervisions Online

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Moving Lectures Online

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Classes & Seminars Online

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Supporting Postgraduates

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In developing these guides, we have tried to keep the following in mind:

  • for many, though of course not all, teaching and learning online is a new experience: start with what's familiar and try to keep approaches simple
  • we recognise that in these challenging times, students and staff may not have straightforward access to technologies or to environments which are conducive to learning and teaching
  • approaches to teaching and learning must not disadvantage students or teachers with disabilities
  • practising, taking stock and seeking out feedback and ideas from students and colleagues are valuable activities - and take time, so need to be balanced with maintaining realistic workloads for both students and staff


We're grateful to academic and professional services colleagues who have helped us to develop these guides and who have shared their own resources.

We are continuing to add to and develop these resources - we welcome your feedback, as well as your own ideas and examples of tools and practices that work for you and your students. Please get in touch - due to the high number of enquiries we might not be able to respond to every email individually, or promptly, but they are very welcome!

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