‘Students as researchers’ pedagogy at BU

In the higher education context, the ‘students as researchers’pedagogical approach supports “students in their engagement with undergraduate research within and/or beyond the formal curriculum with the aim of furthering their own knowledge and understanding, and in some cases contributing to, the broader knowledge base of their discipline” (Walkington, 2015: 5). At BU, research underpins our… Read more »

Placement Development Advisor for the Faculty of Media and Communication, authors an article on Placement Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Apologies for cross posting but an excellent article here on the implementation of the Placement Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme, from original faculty pilot project to campus-wide initiative. The article has been authored by Vianna Renaud, Placement Development Advisor for the Faculty of Media and Communication, and published in the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Phoenix… Read more »

The awesome New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report 2017 out now!

Colleagues, The NMC Horizons Report is perhaps the premier global report about what is coming next for us as educators. The preview has an overview thought piece ‘Rethinking the Roles of Educators’ as well as identifying key technology trends: Short term: Blended Learning Designs; Collaborative approaches Medium term: Focus on measuring learning; Redesigning learning spaces Long term:… Read more »

Creative Commons – exciting news and 375,000 digital images!

From Cable Green: Greetings Open Education and Open Policy Friends: Two big announcements from Creative Commons today: The new CC Search is now in Beta: Blogs: Tweets: Metropolitan Museum of Art releases 375,000 digital works for remix and re-use online via CC0 MET Open Access Policy: Blogs:… 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: 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 »

Prof Mick Healey – links to his fabulous resources and ‘students as partners’ conference in May

Apologies for cross-posting For details on the first International Summer Institute on ‘Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ in May 2016 see: The next Summer Institute will be held from 8-11 May, 2017 For four free publications each 20-40,000 words see: (2013) Developing and enhancing undergraduate final-year projects and dissertations… Read more »

Productive procrastination resources: Research and teaching podcasts

Today’s Tale from the field is about productive ways of procrastinating. The intention is not to sabotage New Year’s resolutions, but for the following resources to be available for those much-needed breaks in-between writing sprints, or simply to listen on the go for research and teaching inspiration. I have mentioned before the National Centre for… Read more »

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 »

HE policy update

Colleagues, Jane Forster continue to provide us with valuable policy updates. Please see below the recent edition, touching on Brexit, Graduate outcomes, Schools,  Nursing degree apprenticeships,  Government grant standards and the Teaching Excellence Framework: ………………….. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Vinney, has a new blog on the HEPI (the Higher Education policy Institute) website on research and teaching and how Stern and… Read more »