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  • Annotation of the provided image: Radial connections: Tools to prompt and inform Provide artifacts to facilitate reflection and to initiate changes of practice Peripheral connections: Tool to suggest supporting resources and services (project tool codename “iLearn”) Facilitate realisation of changes of practice Discoverability and community Important this is perceived as a guide on the side, not some sort of AI / expert system! CETL E-Learning Services, University of Ulster
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Ajmseda09 090820090242 Phpapp02 Ajmseda09 090820090242 Phpapp02 Presentation Transcript

  • Case studies: a potential nexus for communities of practice and research Alan Masson, Philip Turbitt, Karen Evans CETL for Institutional E-learning Services (CIES)
  • Overview of session
    • Introductions*
    • CETL overview
    • Explore Drivers and influencers*
    • Discuss Case studies*
    • Describe CETL case study approach
    • Demonstrate CETL case study tool
    • Debate possible roles for case studies*
    • Conclusions and discussion*
  • CETL for Institutional E-learning Services
    • Aim: “promote, facilitate and reward the adoption of a “learner centred” reflective practice approach to the development of teaching and learning, in particular wrt the use of e-learning technologies”
    • Staff: 4x Learning Technologists, 2x Technical Developers, 1x Academic Staff Developer, 1x Research Associate
  • Introductions
    • Your name
    • Your institution / employer
    • Your role
    • What interested you about the topic of this session
  • Conceptual model of CIES tools and services
  • What are the main drivers to change your teaching / educational practices?
    • Facilitated brainstorming exercise
    • Possible themes:
    • P ractitioner drivers
    • Learner drivers
    • Technology drivers
    • Institutional drivers
  • What resources inspire you / do you use as a reference for change?
    • Pairs / triple activity
    • 5 minute brainstorm
    • Post its
    • 5 minute debrief
    • Importance of peer experiences?
  • Practice based case studies
    • Facilitated Discussion
    • Benefits of practice based case studies
    • Challenges around using case studies
      • C ase study “manager” role
      • Practitioner role
  • JISC / HE Academy case study template
    • Benefits:
    • C omprehensive
    • Structured
    • Challenges:
    • R equires careful completion
    • Open fields – inconsistent input
    • Conditional workflows
    • Completion time
  • CIES approach
    • H ighly discoverable examples of practice
    • Straightforward to complete
    • U se of closed questions to capture “context”
      • C ohort
      • E ducational context
      • R esources and tools
    • Shorter, focussed open questions
    • Automated workflows
    • I ntegrated with other support tools
    • Moving from silo – connected environment
  • University of Ulster adoption of tool
    • Implementing as a Practice Exchange Repository
    • NOT a trophy cabinet
    • Community tool
    • Contribution focus
    • Thematic reuse (accessibility, technology)
    • Push strands of practice
    • Discoverable from a number of sources
  • Expected Benefits
    • For Staff/Users (who aim to discover practice)
    • To search for teaching and learning practice by key words, themes or browse all examples
    • To print relevant examples for future reference
    • To store queries and receive automatic updates of relevant examples when added to the Repository.
    • For Staff/Users (who will contribute practice)
    • To encourage critical reflection as staff record and describe their practice
    • To provide method of effective dissemination of practice
    • Ease of editing and amending teaching and learning contribution/s.
    • For University of Ulster
    • To enable a community based culture for capturing and sharing teaching and learning practices, Institution wide and beyond
    • To provide a central repository for information management.
  • Can case studies be an effective way for practitioners to connect with people and practices?
    • Primary role / purpose for “case studies”?
    • What are the key “fields”?
    • Management challenges / opportunities?
  • More info @: http:// cetl.ulster.ac.uk/elearning / e-mail: aj.masson@ulster.ac.uk