Ming Nie, Research Associate, Gabi Witthaus, Research Fellow Beyond Distance Research Alliance, University of Leicester For Unisa (Pretoria), 11 June 2012www.le.ac.uk
Part 1: Showcase of e-learning research at Leicester Part 2: Examples of using new technologies for research
What research are you doing into online teaching and learning?
• Data – Online survey (260 returns) – Departmental visits• Key findings – Used for content & administration – Pockets of innovation – More support needed on effective design strategies – Tension between teaching and research – Usability issue
• VLE as a safe nursery slope• Shift from content to activities• Promote reflection and collaboration• Mobile VLE
It was more Great to have very detailed and personal allowed a greater feedback! The Audio feedback explanation of the gave a good general comments made overview and helpedIt also helps to me to understandprovide a more where I needed to makepersonal touch changes. The writtenand to feel better comments showed me exactly where theconnected to my Now I understand changes needed to besupervisor more about what made you were trying to I felt that a lot of say than I did with attention was paid the last set of to my dissertation feedback we got
How I kill time has been transformed by this device, as previously I would have just spent the 20 minutes playing games on my iPhone!I commute to (work)... Its Ive been taking it to work and after lunch reading a fewso much easier to take the pages... Before with the papere-reader rather than taking version, I’d allocate myaround a lot of papers. weekends for study.
School of Museum Studies M.A.students at the British Museum usingtablet computers to explore museumethics
Creation Cascading OERs in Health Sciences iTunes UOER university EVOL-OER: Reuse POERUP:OER policy
Conceptualise What do we want to design, who for and why?The 7Cs of design and delivery Consolidate Evaluate and embed your design
Books, increasingly as e-books andaudiobooks Social network: my Twitter network is especially useful for gainingE-journals, Google Scholar and Mendeley. feedback, asking for suggestions and, on a daily basis, as a filter andDelicious collection mechanism for sharing resources.Blogs: I subscribe to more than 100 blogs inGoogle Reader Google alerts: Providing daily email updates on new content containingMy own blog: I have kept a blog for around the keywords. This allowed me tofive years now, and it provided a useful find new resources, trackresource for items I have commented on and conversations and stay abreast of adrafts of sections of this book. The blog was field which was changing as I wrotealso a means of posting draft content to gain the book.comments and feedback, which could thenbe incorporated into further iterations of Seminars and conferences: mywriting. attendance at face-to-face conferences has declined, but IYouTube, Wikipedia, Slideshare, Scribd, regularly attend or dip intoCloudworks: Sharing resources, and getting conferences remotely.insightful comment.
Ale: Online tutorialswith PhD students Terese: social media Gabi: researching in the open
There is still some reluctance to embrace twitter in healthcareNatalia: Delicious practice. I think there is concern about confidentiality and inadvertently giving away information... Tony: Twitter Alison
Thanks to rapidtravelchai for the image of the Union Buildings, Pretoria on cover slide