Digital diarists give a glimpse into the student experience

The DIGE 2 project is now well under way. In February the core project team of Liz and Sarah was joined by three graduate students from the Department of Education: Kinga Petrovai, Laura Pinkerton and Erin Young. In contrast with … Continue reading

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DIGE 2: Revisiting the Student Digital Experience

Three years ago we carried out DIGE, the University’s first detailed study of students’ experience of digital technologies in their academic and social lives. The time has come to revisit the findings from that work, and so we will shortly … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming Open Educational Practice in a Research University: Prospects and Challenges

This is the abstract of the paper that I’ll be giving at the OER15: Mainstreaming Open Education conference in April… Increasingly, the case is made that OER should be deployed within pedagogic practices that ‘rely on social interaction, knowledge creation, … Continue reading

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A hands-on approach to building digital literacy

As part of the “Engage” series, the Imperial War Museum will present their ‘Computer Club’ which enables staff to gain hands-on experience with technology and aims to increase their digital literacy. This briefing will examine the practicalities of running the programme … Continue reading

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From Stretcher Bearer to Students’ Choice

How lesser known poet Tommy Crawford became one of the most popular selections at this year’s Poetry by Heart competition.   As someone who worked as a researcher for Poetry by Heart, I was fortunate to be involved in the county contest round of the … Continue reading

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The Learning Designer revisited

For most of the past nine years I have been researching into ways in which different tools can support teachers and lecturers in designing their courses and classes. The work comes under the broad rubric of ‘Learning Design’, which at … Continue reading

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Webinar: The Art and Science of Learning Design: a Supplement of Research in Learning Technology

On the 19th November, Liz Masterman joined colleagues from the learning design community in delivering a ALT-hosted Webinar entitled The Art and Science of Learning Design: a Supplement of Research in Learning Technology. The “Research in Learning Technology” journal recently … Continue reading

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The enduring themes in technology-enhanced learning – a webinar for ALT

This term ALT is running its first MOOC, ocTEL (Open Course in Technology-Enhanced Learning). Each week features a lunchtime webinar which is open to all, regardless of whether you have registered for the course. I was very pleased to be … Continue reading

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First Quarter Publications

A lot of writing at the start of the year has paid off and the EE team have contributed knowledge to the wider TEL community via the following publications: Comaz-Quinn, A., Wild, J., Carter, J. (2013) Leveraging passion for open … Continue reading

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