Online learning: Can a generic tutorial meet the disparate needs of researchers?
Online learning: Can a generictutorial meet the disparate needs of researchers? Jenny Coombs University of Nottingham
Overview Project background Content creation and authoring tool Quick demo Evaluation of pilot units Future plans
BackgroundAim to create online tutorialsaimed at researchers Reusable Re-purposable Number of East MidlandsInstitutions interested EMRSG Project consortium: Loughborough, Nottingham, Image by Ben Mills, used under a Coventry, De Montfort Universities Creative Commons Licence, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: East-Midlands-Ambulance-Service- map.png
Evaluation of pilot module, 2011 Conducted by a ‘neutral’ research associate Qualitative methods: Focus groups (Nottingham, Loughborough & DMU) Observations (Coventry) Recommendations aided editing and revisions
Conclusions• Difficult to meet all needs of researchers – Level of content – Representing all disciplines – Getting the approach right – Meeting expectations for professional material – Balancing activities
The Future Added to Jorum and Open Courseware to facilitate sharing Dissemination of research outputs Future unit – reference management www.emrsg.org.uk
ContactsCoventry University De Montfort UniversityChris Bark Liz Martinc.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.orgJudy Thompsonj.email@example.com Loughborough University University of NottinghamHelen Young Wendy Stantonh.firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comRuth Stubbings Jenny Coombsr.firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comKeep in touch with the project at: http://www.emrsg.org.uk