Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Manifesto for teaching online - book and online events

I have found the Manifesto for teaching online (produced by a group at Edinburgh University in 2011 and revised in 2016: shown right) both useful and thought-provoking. Its authors have now brought out a book (to be published 15 September) which explores the statements in more depth.
The Manifesto website is here: and the manifesto is reproduced above under a Creative Commons licence (
The book: Bayne, S. et al. (2020). The Manifesto for teaching online. MIT Press. ISBN: 9780262539838. The information on the book is here:

There are three free online events connected with the launch
- Wednesday 16th September, 11am-noon UK time. "Whose interests do automation, algorithms and datafication serve? Manifesto authors Dr Jen Ross, Dr Jeremy Knox and Dr Pete Evans will be joined by Professor Neil Selwyn from Monash University.
- Wednesday 7th October, 1-2pm UK time "Challenging the idea that online teaching is ‘second best’, and arguing that the distancing in ‘distance learning’ is more complex than we might think, Manifesto authors Professor Sian Bayne, Dr Phil Sheail and Dr Rory Ewins will be joined by Professor Rebecca Eynon from Oxford University."
- Thursday 15th October, 4-5pm UK time "Arguing that authorship isn’t what it used to be - how we assess students and understand plagiarism needs to shift. Manifesto authors Dr James Lamb, Dr Hamish Macleod and Dr Christine Sinclair will be joined by Dr Amy Collier from Middlebury College."
Go to for links to register for the events.

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