The VLE and institutional culture

One of the aims of the initial ‘engagement’ phase of the VLE Review was to broaden our knowledge and understanding about the current use of WebLearn and other online learning platforms at Oxford. We’re pleased to announce that the findings of … Continue reading

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Digital skills for employment: to teach or not to teach?

‘a set of achievements – skills, understandings and personal attributes – that make graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations.’[1] Employability has occupied a prominent place on the wider HE agenda for a number of years. However, … Continue reading

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News from the ELI 2017 annual meeting

The 2017 Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting was held in Houston, Texas from 12 to 15 February 2017, with the theme ‘Transforming the academy: Building communities of practice’. This is a smaller meeting than the EDUCAUSE annual conference, focusing on … Continue reading

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Innovating Pedagogy 2016 report

The Innovating Pedagogy series of annual reports, published by the Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology, explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world. The purpose of the reports is to guide teachers and policy makers in … Continue reading

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How students locate their learning resources

Following on from last week’s article on digital capabilities, we focus this week on one aspect of students’ digital capabilities: how they search for the resources that they need for their learning, an aspect of information literacy. This article is … Continue reading

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Research in Learning Technology: round-up of recent articles

Research in Learning Technology is the peer reviewed Open Access journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). It aims to raise the profile of research in learning technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes to the development … Continue reading

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‘Like watching a carnival going on outside’: coping with distraction in the digital age

The near ubiquity of wifi and/or 4G, together with the high level of mobile device usage, means students can be almost constantly online. Many check their email, messaging apps and social networks as soon as they wake up, several times … Continue reading

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Digital technologies in tutorials: to BYOD or not to BYOD?

Universities across the UK – and indeed, across the world – have witnessed a trend towards ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD). Indeed, in many institutions it’s expected that most students will not only have access to their own devices (laptops, … Continue reading

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Highlighted articles from Research in Learning Technologies

Research in Learning Technology is a peer reviewed Open Access journal of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). It aims to promote research in learning technology field by sharing good practice and contributing to the development of e-learning policy. Here … Continue reading

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Current articles from Research in Learning Technology

Research in Learning Technology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal published on behalf of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). The journal website is at: http://go.alt.ac.uk/RLT_Journal “Using LectureTools to enhance student–instructor relations and student engagement in the large class” Jerie … Continue reading

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