Case Studies Outside BU

Some innovative practice from around the HE sector where ‘research’ informs the learning

HE Policy update w/e 3rd February 2017

Higher Education and Research Bill – the House of Lords committee stage has finished with no further amendments (other than non-controversial and welcome government amendments). Unlike in the House of Commons, where time was more limited and there was a great deal of focus on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), student loans, the impact of… Read more »

Inspirational teaching in higher education: What does it look, sound and feel like? An exploratory research study

Apologies for cross posting, but an excellent article here on inspirational teaching means for undergraduates Derounian, James G. Mr (2017) “Inspirational teaching in higher education: What does it look, sound and feel like?,” International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 11: No. 1, Article 9. Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/ij-sotl/vol11/iss1/9 Inspirational teaching in higher… Read more »

Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in HE – PESTLHE – JOURNAL OUT NOW – January 2017

Apologies for cross posting – but the excellent PESTLHE journal now out: ===== This year we have two special issues coming out – one on Threshold Concepts and one from the ELSTIS16 Conference. We will have two standard issues in May 2017 and November 2017. Vol 12, No 1 (2017) Table of Contents Editorial January… Read more »

Assignment Survival Kit – a fabulous resource for students!

Colleagues, I came across this rather wonderful resource in my LearnHigher JISC Mailing list – it is free to use for educational purposes. Students put in start and end dates, set to essay/ report/ etc and the assignment steps and schedule is calcuated for them – fabulous! url: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ai/ask/

Global Open Education Policy report – please do read!

Apologies for cross posting, but amazing work…Debbie ==== Greetings Open Education Friends: Please see the recently published: “Global Open Policy Report.”  This is a must read… I’m sharing on these OER lists because many of the open policies are about open education. Congratulations to the entire Open Policy Network team who created this incredible report!… Read more »

issue 10 of the JLDHE (Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education) is now live online

We are delighted to announce that issue 10 of the JLDHE (Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education) is now live online at: http://www.aldinhe.ac.uk/ojs/index.php?journal=jldhe&page=issue&op=current We welcome feedback, comment and, of course, contributions for future editions on any aspect of LD. Best wishes from the editorial team: Lucy Gray; Amanda French; Andy Hagyard; John Hilsdon; Christina… Read more »

“The oversight of mathematics, statistics and numeracy support provision at university level: a guide for Pro-Vice-Chancellors”

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Those of you whose Learning Development provision includes maths support might be interested in the “cross posting” below….   =====   Dear sigma Network,   Just a reminder that the recent sigma publication “The oversight of mathematics, statistics and numeracy support provision at university level: a guide for Pro-Vice-Chancellors” is now available on our website at:… Read more »

Excellent new report on TEL published today

The report, fully entitled Digital capability and teaching excellence: an integrative systematic review exploring what infrastructure and strategies are necessary to support effective use of technology enabled learning (TEL) explores ways of using technology in teaching that are best for improving the student experience. It was written by Dr Liz Austen, Helen J Parkin, Stella… Read more »

What does research-informed teaching look like?

The HEA together with the University Alliance have issued a paper – a collection of case studies -which might help explain this. Given the REF’s new broader definition of impact and the TEF which has research-informed teaching as an indicator of quality this is certainly a useful and  timely read.