Tuesday, 27 March 2018
FW: New Issue of Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences (LATISS)
Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal: www.berghahnjournals.com/latiss
Current Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3
Penny Welch and Susan Wright
Riding alone on the elevator: a class experiment in interdisciplinary education Anna M. Frank, Rebecca Froese, Barbara C. Hof, Maike I. E. Scheffold, Felix Schreyer, Mathias Zeller and Simone Rödder http://bit.ly/2FacRKe
Teaching globalisation in the social sciences: the effectiveness of a refugee simulation Stacy Keogh George http://bit.ly/2o6dfSC
Relocalising academic literacy: diversity, writing and collective learning in an international Master's programme Nana Clemensen and Lars Holm http://bit.ly/2oc9eey
Heritage or hate?: A pedagogical guide to the confederate flag in post-race America Cameron D. Lippard
Eli Thorkelson, Guy Redden, Christopher Newfield, Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich and Marie-Pierre Moreau http://bit.ly/2CrzGWB
Be sure to recommend Learning and Teaching to your institution's library: http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/latiss/library-recommendations/
Free Sample Issue: http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/latiss/sample/
Monday, 26 March 2018
FW: New Open Access Book: Shaping Higher Education with Students: Ways to Connect Research and Teaching
Just a quick note to say that this is the latest of three open access books produced in a series that started with A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education and was followed by Developing the Higher Education Curriculum. This third book brings students' perspectives and ideas to centre stage. In case you've missed any of these I've listed all three references with their direct links below - please do add them to your reading lists where appropriate and forward them to colleagues, as they can be downloaded freely and in full anywhere in the world. Feedback welcome, as always.
1) Fung, Dilly. 2017. A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education. London: UCL Press http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1558776/1/A-Connected-Curriculum-for-Higher-Education.pdf
3) Tong, Vincent C H, Standen, Alex and Sotiriou, Mina (eds.) Shaping Higher Education with Students: Ways to Connect Research and Teaching. London: UCL Press
All good wishes
Professor of Higher Education Development
Here are details of the next couple of ELESIG webinars.
No need to register. Just follow the links to turn up (Adobe Connect).
Using the Jisc tracker to research students' experiences of e-learning
Helen Beetham, consultant
The Jisc 'Digital student experience' survey has been developed over three years, originally through research reviews, original research and consultation with students, and subsequently through extensive user trials (ca 30k student users) and factor analysis of the survey instrument. The original aim was to provide credible, actionable data to the institutions that run it. (There was an associated goal of improving student-focused research through guidance and a supported community of practice.) However, the volume and quality of data collected offer huge opportunities for research into the learner experience, nationally and internationally. Which of those opportunities are valid and valuable? What kind of research questions can (and should) be asked?
12 – 1pm British Summer Time, 27 March
How do learners experience the development of digital capabilities in the curriculum?
Tunde Varga-Atkins, University of Liverpool and doctoral candidate University of Lancaster.
The development of digital capabilities has received much attention in education in the last few years. My doctoral study, adopting JISC's digital capabilities framework, aims to explore how the development of digital capabilities are planned, enacted and experienced in the curriculum in particular disciplinary contexts using multiple-case study methodology. The units of analysis will encompass undergraduate modules from two disciplines (engineering and management), drawing on a range of informants' data, including academic, employer/professional, student perspectives - and documentary sources. In this webinar, I will focus on reporting students' experience of their development of digital capabilities. I will also discuss the research methods I have drawn on, such as documentary analysis, interviews, surveys and observation and what I have learnt about using these methods for learner experience research.
12 – 1pm British Summer Time, 2 May
See elesig.ning.com/events for the full programme for 2018 (requires sign in)
ELESIG is a community of researchers and practitioners from higher, further and skills sector education who are involved in investigations of learners' experiences and uses of technology in learning.
ELESIG members work together to share knowledge and practice and develop a shared repertoire of resources which will be of benefit to the community and the sector
Professor Rhona Sharpe
Head of Department of Technology Enhanced Learning
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Sunday, 25 March 2018