Talking Teaching across the Globe

This popular webinar series brings together Oxford Brookes’ staff, and colleagues from across the sector, to discuss and explore inspirational practice and emerging trends in teaching, learning and assessment. We believe in the power of community and connection to lessen academic isolation and to provide hope and help in rapidly changing times so that we can continue to create effective student learning environments. Each webinar or workshop offers the opportunity to share practice, ask questions and consider ways to enhance your academic practice. 

Our focus for 2023/24 will be "Approaches to the Use of Generative Artificial Intelligence". 

The use of generative AI is emerging as an essential graduate skill (QAA, 2023), anticipated by the World Economic Forum for some time (WEF, 2018). Whilst there is deep anxiety about the threat AI poses to HE teaching, learning and assessment (Advance HE, Feb 2023; Crawford, et al, 2023) and academic integrity, at the same time it is acknowledged that AI tools can provide benefits “including increased student engagement, collaboration, and accessibility” (Cotton et al, 2023). This raises the issue of fair and equal access to AI and digital security. It is an issue relevant to all disciplines (including technical and visual arts), levels of study, taught or research programmes. 

Throughout 2023 sector agencies have been responding at pace:

If you too have discovered interesting ways to adapt your academic practice in the face of AI, especially those that come out of partnership with students, please get in touch via or use the same email to let us know what topics you would like us to address.

Thursday 28 September 2023, 1.00pm - 1.50pm

Revisiting our assessment practices in response to AI. 

Martha O’Curry and Stefani Goga, Centre for Academic Development (CAD), Oxford Brookes University.

In this short presentation two members of the Centre for Academic Development Academic Language and Literacies Team will talk through how they approached a review of assessment practices in a first year undergraduate writing module in response to the challenges of generative AI to the integrity of the assessments.

Martha O’Curry Deputy Head of the Oxford Brookes Centre for Academic Development and Stefani Goga, Lecturer in Academic Language and Literacies. Stefani and Martha work across Oxford Brookes working with students and collaborating with colleagues to embed academic literacies in programme content. They also run the university’s Academic Language and Literacies modules which are available to all students.

Wednesday 11 October 2023, 12.00 noon - 12.50pm

Why we are embracing AI in teaching and learning. 

Tarsem Singh, University of Birmingham and Charlie Simpson, Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University.

Thursday 26 October 2023, 12.00 noon - 12.50pm

How do we decide what acceptable student use of AI is? 

Mary Davis, Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford Brookes University.

Wednesday 1 November 2023, 12.00 noon - 12.50pm

Demystifying Oral Assessment in the Age of AI.

Mary Davis, Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford Brookes University.