There are many different ways you can share your work, research, projects and initiatives with others.
Articles on this website tend to reach a wider audience than events. They’re great ‘social objects’ – that is, short and engaging stories that can have a permanent home and be easily shared with your professional networks. Read our guidelines on writing an article here.
Online events are a great way to present. They can connect you with like-minded people, which may help uncover ideas and spark further inspiration. Presenting online is also a valuable and practical skill, especially for your own professional development.
Ideas you can share
You’re probably already doing things in your own teaching and everyday work that would be of interest to others. What if you could inspire and connect with people beyond your own staffroom, college or immediate network with an interactive online event?
Here are some ideas to help you think about what you might like to share:
- Re-purpose your presentation: Have you recently presented at a conference or workshop? Consider re-presenting it to reach more audiences than you did before.
Example | What do learners really want?
- Share practice: Did you trial a new technology or teaching approach in your class? Share what you learned from your experience. It’s always good to know that something new has been successfully tried and tested.
Example | Creating content for students using Visme
- Communicate project outcomes: Have you been a part of a project that’s just been completed? You could summarise the outcomes, what impact the project has had and/or its potential implications for other learning and teaching contexts.
Example | Institutional-wide curriculum change
- Reflect on learnings: Have you recently attended a conference or completed a course? Tell us about what you learned and perhaps how it has shaped your teaching approach.
Example | Themes and trends in VET
- Discuss your research: Have you been involved in some formal or informal research that others might find insightful or useful? Communicate the key findings.
Example | Impact of video feedback
Choosing a presentation format
Events usually take place online as a Zoom session, and may last between 20-45 minutes. There are different styles that you can choose to suit your topic:
- Regular presentation: This popular format typically involves a 20-45 minute presentation followed by audience discussion or Q&A.
Example | Padlet and online collaboration
- Panels: Do you and your colleagues want to present something together? You can have a panel discussion supported by a moderator who will help prompt questions.
Example | Communities of Practice, in practice
- Q&A interview: The back and forth Q&A style interview may be better suited to you and your presentation. Work with a facilitator or colleague to structure an informal conversation with you about your work.
Example | Common copyright concerns
- Pecha Kucha: This format keeps presentations engaging, concise and fast-paced. Traditionally Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each, with slides transitioning automatically.
Example | Pecha Kucha Toolkit