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

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