Exeter cascade slides july2012

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Exeter cascade slides july2012

  1. 1. The Exeter Cascade Project:Academic Practice in a Digital Age Dale Potter 11 July 2012
  2. 2. The context Exeter a research-intensive university High-achieving staff and students many of whom prefer traditional research and study approaches BUT an appetite for change if led by scholarship: New campus developments including Forum building with innovative teaching spaces New programmes and interdisciplinary research centres with digital elements History of successful initiatives led by students as change agents
  3. 3. Generic aim to design and implement a range of innovative strategies and curriculum activitieswhich ensure that researchers, students and staff develop their digital capabilities in the context of their own disciplines
  4. 4. Activities Baselining the situation as is, and priorities for change Developing people working with 15 postgraduate researchers to develop their digital expertise and local influence Developing the curriculum working across taught programmes to embed authentic, research- rich activities that enhance digital capability Developing know-how building online resources and activities, working in partnership with Colleges and professional services
  5. 5. Critical values Digital scholarship Knowledge practices that support learning, teaching and research, focusing on how knowledge is generated, grown, shared, critiqued and communicated in the discipline Collaboration Activities designed by staff and PGRs, following consultation about the needs of students and scholars in the context of different disciplines; partnerships with professional services Students as change agents Postgraduate students are key agents of change in this area, as early-career researchers, digital natives, and emerging teachers.
  6. 6. July 2012: web site launch
  7. 7. July 2012: web site launch Developing digital digital scholars – Breifng papers, learning journeys, Digital Researcher online module (mapped to Vitae), technologies researchers use, materials for arriving international students, video tips, what kind of digital researcher are you?... Developing the digital curriculum – Curriculum case studies, repurposable materials, writing in the digital university, digital blooms taxonomy, what kind of digital learner are you?... Developing the digital university – Findings, reports, recommendations, talking heads, resources from Supporting Academic Practice in a Digital Age...
  8. 8. Find out more http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/cascade/http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/cascade/blog/ twitter: exetercascade cascade@exeter.ac.uk d.j.a.potter@exeter.ac.uk Visit our Poster!

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