Both ends of the telescope:Links between research and teaching Professor Frank Rennie
The Key Points• Background to Research-Teaching links• An example from our own practice• What this means for education• What this means for institutions• What this means for society
Teaching into ResearchNew opportunities for staff New ways of thinking New funding for projects Extending beyond the knownThe half-life of knowledge….
Research into Teachingesh ideas to inform & challenge students Stimulates the spirit of enquiry The value of requiring to explain The benefit of requiring to contextualise Reputation as a cutting-edge location
The ResourcesText on Blackboard SiteAdded reading and informationPhotographs on FlickrVideo-guides on YouTubePodcast commentary on…….eBooks for iLibrary and Kindlepaper textbook through blurb.comStudent satisfaction – online analysis
18th Century - The Scottish Enlightenment Europe’s first public education system The triumph of rational thinkinghttp://www.freefoto.com/preview/9909-08-2924/Edinburgh-Fringe-2009
The New Enlightenment OER Open AccessCreative CommonsCrowd Sourcing
Use the cloud to….. Share research resultsShare research data Disseminate your ideasCollaborate within a community of practice … all for free
pathways and hidden meanings Rhizomatic learning Connectivism The power of serendipity Multi-disciplinary networking
The Institutional challenges Self-organising systems Funding sustainability Reputation The Attention Economy The value of learning
Smart Mobs The power of the crowd Learning beyond boundaries
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