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Help for those delivering university mathematics online

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In the pandemic lockdown, people have been grappling with delivering teaching, learning, assessment, support and outreach online, and facing the prospect of continuing to do so into the autumn. In response to this, here are four free online events that are coming up where people doing this for mathematics and statistics are offering practical advice.

sigma Online Support Workshop – 29 May 2020

An online webinar, from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm (BST) on Friday 29th May 2020, offering a selection of talks on using different techniques and technologies practitioners of mathematics and statistics support are using.

This is run by the sigma Network for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics Support, a long-running supportive community association.

Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online (TALMO) – 2-3 June 2020

A workshop on the afternoon of Tuesday 2nd June and morning of Wednesday 3rd June, offering short online presentations on pedagogical and technological issues and practices associated with online delivery. A call for contributions is open now, along with a form to sign up, to be kept informed of the workshop, seminar series, and other activities.

TALMO is a community initiative supported by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the London Mathematical Society and the Royal Statistical Society.

Talking Maths in Lockdown (TMiL) – Maths communication in universities – 4 June 2020

TMiL is a series of online events from the people behind the Talking Maths in Public series of conferences. The session on 4th June is aimed at “people who deliver maths outreach activities as part of a university or large organisation” and promises to “discuss what people can still do, and how to still access training”. It’s part of a series of five informational sessions, and the others will be released on YouTube (the first one is there already).

E-Assessment in Mathematical Sciences (EAMS) – 22 June – 1 July 2020

EAMS is an international conference mixing practitioners and researchers in computer-based assessment which has run since 2016. The 2020 iteration of EAMS will take place online between the 22nd June – 1st July 2020, and will offer “a mix of presentations of new techniques, and pedagogic research, as well as workshops where you can get hands-on with leading e-assessment software”.

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