Welcome to Teaching Complexity 

#teachcomUAL, a free online seminar series curated by Bonnie Stewart (Visiting Fellow, UAL) and David White (Head of Digital Learning, UAL) from the Teaching and Learning Exchange at the University of the Arts London.

These seminars took place in early 2019 – this site is a curation of the recorded sessions and other materials.

Teaching Complexity

Through talks, discussion and other activities the seminars will explore how open and creative approaches to teaching and learning can help students navigate the complexity of higher education and the digital environment.

The seminars are designed for anyone in a teaching, teaching related or staff development role in higher education. Each seminar runs for approximately 1 hour with some time at the end for additional discussion.

There are also two ‘Digital Fieldwork’ sessions for those that want to take an experiential approach.

Feel free to attend all the seminars or pick and choose. All seminars will be in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

Sign-up to receive updates:  http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2019/1/8/Teaching-Complexity-Online-Seminar-Series/ 

Or you can simply drop into the online room:


(The room is the same for all the sessions and will open at 14:30 GMT, so do arrive early if you need to test your system/set-up)

[While it is well worth attending ‘live’ for the interaction, sessions will be recorded and made openly available]


1. Connected Teaching  – Jan 8th 3-4pm GMT –
Recording and slides
Designing ‘connected’ teaching and learning which works on and offline.
Facilitators: Bonnie Stewart, Amy Collier, David White

2. Openness and Prestige –  Jan 29th 3-4pm GMT
Recording and slides
Exploring how ‘giving stuff away’ and working openly online can be good for you and your students.
Facilitators: Bonnie Stewart, Catherine Cronin

Digital fieldwork part 1 – Feb 5th 3-4pm GMT
Recording and slides
Get tooled up to undertake some exploratory digital fieldwork.
Facilitators: Matt Lingard, David White

3. Complexity and creativity –  Feb 19th 3-4pm GMT
Recording and slides
Learn how to take a creative approach to complex subjects.
Facilitators: David Cormier, Tobias Revell

Digital fieldwork part 2 – Feb 26th 3-4pm GMT
Sharing your digital fieldwork experiences.
Facilitators: Matt Lingard, David White, Sheldon Chow

4. Inclusive spaces – Mar 5th 3-4pm GMT
Recording and slides
Ensuring digital teaching and learning welcomes a variety of voices
Facilitators: Bonnie Stewart, Maha Bali , Chris Giliard