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Learning and teaching about and through research: a technology-enhanced approach Julia Davies The School of Education The ...
Thanks to….. <ul><li>Sheena Banks  -  advice and support </li></ul><ul><li>Jo Gilham    -  technical support and training ...
<ul><li>Module One complete </li></ul><ul><li>Module Two just starting today … </li></ul><ul><li>Did not manage to cram in...
A programme to fulfil certain criteria: <ul><li>Flexibility for the learners -  all professional full time workers </li></...
Resources from some modules shared across The School
<ul><li>Experience of and enthusiasm for Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of multimodality </li></ul><ul><li>Experience...
Theoretical underpinnings <ul><li>New Literacies - Passion about making education relevant – a mission to educate in this ...
High quality Web 2.0 interactivity: <ul><li>High levels of interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration over content </li...
Online MA in New Literacies
 
 
 
 
Different modes and software we have used within MOLE: <ul><li>Slideshows – with notes </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshows  – wit...
What of the learning and the learners? <ul><li>They all seem to be having babies, moving house, having surgery and working...
Quotes from learners <ul><li>(Quotes deleted for online audience due to ethical reasons.) </li></ul>
Lessons learned: <ul><li>Positioning and boundaries:   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing a non intrusive tuto...
Next steps <ul><li>You Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts – probably via  podbean  or  evoca  Second-...
Bonuses <ul><li>It’s fun!! </li></ul><ul><li>Variety continues apace </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to know the students  very ...
Bonuses <ul><li>Hooray!! You can teach without letting work disturb your ‘life-partnership’.  </li></ul>
Thanks for listening   Julia Davies
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Learning and Teaching about and through Research

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Presentation made on 14.1.08 at The University of Sheffield Learning and Teaching Conference. The presentation is about the new online MA in New Literacies - how it was designed and what it is intended to do.

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Learning and Teaching about and through Research

  1. 1. Learning and teaching about and through research: a technology-enhanced approach Julia Davies The School of Education The University of Sheffield, UK
  2. 2. Thanks to….. <ul><li>Sheena Banks - advice and support </li></ul><ul><li>Jo Gilham - technical support and training </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Jinks - advice and technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Jackie Marsh - course tutor </li></ul><ul><li>Kate Pahl - course tutor </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Wigfield - technical support and training </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Module One complete </li></ul><ul><li>Module Two just starting today … </li></ul><ul><li>Did not manage to cram in as much to Module One as we hoped </li></ul><ul><li>We are all complete beginners in using Web CT / MOLE </li></ul>A new programme
  4. 4. A programme to fulfil certain criteria: <ul><li>Flexibility for the learners - all professional full time workers </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of Use </li></ul><ul><li>Suitability of Medium and Mode for Course Content </li></ul><ul><li>Platform for understanding Web 2.0 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Resources from some modules shared across The School
  6. 6. <ul><li>Experience of and enthusiasm for Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of multimodality </li></ul><ul><li>Experience from research evaluation: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping all L and T activities in the online space </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adding to the course incrementally </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping people in step </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Wrap around’ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Providing an overview of the Module and each unit </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency of format - balanced with variety </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Course Design built on:
  7. 7. Theoretical underpinnings <ul><li>New Literacies - Passion about making education relevant – a mission to educate in this area </li></ul><ul><li>Team involved in research around popular culture; digital technologies and social literacy practices; literacy teaching and learning in a range of contexts ( part of our content) </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivist theories of learning (links to research into Web 2.0 etc.) </li></ul>
  8. 8. High quality Web 2.0 interactivity: <ul><li>High levels of interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration over content </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivist Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Different people, different skills and roles </li></ul><ul><li>Value for research and debate </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Cultural Exchange and development </li></ul>
  9. 9. Online MA in New Literacies
  10. 14. Different modes and software we have used within MOLE: <ul><li>Slideshows – with notes </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshows – with sound files </li></ul><ul><li>Camtasia screencasts </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>E-books </li></ul><ul><li>E journals </li></ul><ul><li>Pdfs </li></ul><ul><li>Links outside MOLE totted </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 15. What of the learning and the learners? <ul><li>They all seem to be having babies, moving house, having surgery and working hard. </li></ul>
  12. 16. Quotes from learners <ul><li>(Quotes deleted for online audience due to ethical reasons.) </li></ul>
  13. 17. Lessons learned: <ul><li>Positioning and boundaries: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing a non intrusive tutorial presence </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Absence of spatial signals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students’ notions of collaboration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summing up versus opening a debate </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cultural cues and clues </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ expectations – of tutors and each other </li></ul><ul><li>Wide variation in participation </li></ul><ul><li>Time differences – everything takes longer </li></ul><ul><li>Being over-spontaneous – regretting what you said!! </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion boards get cramped </li></ul>
  14. 18. Next steps <ul><li>You Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts – probably via podbean or evoca Second-Life </li></ul>
  15. 19. Bonuses <ul><li>It’s fun!! </li></ul><ul><li>Variety continues apace </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to know the students very well </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>The learning process is always as interesting as the content </li></ul><ul><li>A record of all learning and teaching activities </li></ul><ul><li>Student attainment so far appears to be deeper </li></ul>
  16. 20. Bonuses <ul><li>Hooray!! You can teach without letting work disturb your ‘life-partnership’. </li></ul>
  17. 21. Thanks for listening Julia Davies

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