Resources: E-learning

48 resources found for "E-learning"
Animation in education : its impact on learning, creativity and behaviour
The School Toon Week will offer animation activities to Key 3, 4 and/or A-level. The aims of the School Toon Week are to develop credited continuing educational courses for teachers provided by Norwich School of Art and Design. In summary the School Toon Week will bring together artist in residence and teachers to maximise the impact on pupils’ education in particular on their learning, creativity and behaviour through the creation of 2D and 3D...
Assessing professional standards
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010. Ruth Pilkington, of the University of Central Lancashire writes about an ESCalate funded project looking at using reflective dialogue to assess professional learning. It details how professional learning dialogues from four institutions are being studied to aid the Continuing Professional Development of academic staff
ASSOCiate Online
Associate Online is an initiative that, in a practical way, addresses three distinct concerns within Education. The first is to do with “e-learning” and the ways in which new technologies can open up new opportunities for learners. The second is concerned with the characteristics of “communities of practice” and means of cultivating them. The third relates to the relationship between pedagogy and content - in particular, how specialists in a...
Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Reusable Learning Objects
The main areas of activity of this Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are the design, sharing, and evaluation of reusable learning objects
Continuum : Developing electronic resources
This is a piece of ESCalate commissioned work led by Professor John Storan of the University of East London. The project explores the use of wiki technology to disseminate pre-course information to initial teacher trainees and on-course collaboration between tutors, learners and support staff. Wikis: disseminate key information to intending students effectively and efficiently; facilitate collaboration and up to date information and...
Creativity in technology rich, flexible learning spaces
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter no. 10, Spring 2008, written by Diane Brewster and Tom Hamilton, of the University of Sussex. It looks at InQbate, one of the 19 joint CETLs that is a joint initiative between the Universities of Sussex and Brighton. At each university there has been a refurbishment of part of an existing building in order to create a new, technology rich, learning space. The article looks at the impact a radically...
Developing NQTs e-pedagogies for inclusion
ESCalate Developing Pedagogy and Practice grant awarded to Nigel Beacham of the University of Aberdeen in 2009. Recently, the university has pioneered an approach to initial teacher education, to ensure that teachers have the pedagogical knowledge to respond to the challenges of inclusive education. Building on this work, they seek to pilot an approach to develop e-pedagogies for inclusion for newly qualified teachers (NQTs)
E-Learning in professional contexts
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Aileen McGuigan of the University of Dundee. It looks at the ESCalate funded "Sharing Ideas" project that examines how e-learning is being used across a number of institutions. The project funding led to an event at the University of Dundee, where Julie Hughes from ESCalate gave a talk on how blogs can support learning and other speakers gave presentations on their...
E-Research: using multimedia for research methods teaching and learning
This is an ESCalate development project led by Vic Lally of the University of Sheffield and completed in August 2006. The Project has the key aim of a national dissemination of new methodologies for designing and developing on-line multimedia materials that effectively support the learning and teaching of Research Methods in Education and Social Sciences, particularly in distance learning and e-learning contexts. The Project will evaluate...
Effective Practice with e-Learning
This guide is published by JISC and can be downloaded from their Web site. The guide ‘Effective Practice with e-Learning’ is built around a sequence of ten case studies illustrating practitioners’ solutions to day-to-day challenges. This publication illustrates some of the key implications in designing for learning for practitioners in the UK post-16 sector and offers an insight into how e-learning can be integrated into established practice to...
Engaging education postgraduates using online media
This is an ESClate student project awarded by Esther Dingley of Graduate Junction to look into engaging education postgraduates using online media. It will use a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods to provide a snapshot of education postgraduates' perceptions of three key themes: e-learning; higher education policy and career options. Additional benefits include the creation of a dedicated peer support environment...
ePIC and Web 2.0 tools
This is an ESCalate Sharing Ideas grant to help organise events and disseminate best practice. The ePIC (e-learning and professionalism in context) Research and Scholarship Group is based in University of Dundee's School of Education, Social Work and Community Education. The group comprises some 20 academics in the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, all of whom have research interests in this field. ePIC plans to host an...
ESCalate newsletter issue 10, spring 2008
This is a special edition of ESCalate Newsletter edited by Eddie Gulc of the Higher Education Academy and aims to explore some of the ways technology and e-learning are enhancing the way we teach and our learners learn. Articles in this issue include: Learning 2.0 harnessing technology to enhance education - Eddie Gulc, Interactive, collaborative online learning for undergraduates - Mike Jeffries Harris, Creativity in technology rich, flexible...
ESCalate slides from UCET conference, 7-8 November 2008, in Birmingham
Dr Julie Anderson and Dr Fiona Hyland gave a talk at UCET, 7-8 November 2008, in Birmingham, sharing recent ESCalate resources on student learning including peer support schemes, internationalisation and e-learning. The presentation slides are available as a PowerPoint file
Event resources : e-Learning 2009 : a hands-on workshop
This ESCalate e-learning workshop at the University of Leeds guided participants through a range of e-learning applications such as wikis, blogs, social media, e-portfolios and accessible Open Source technologies. In this ESCalate workshop, HE and FE practitioners of e-learning in education guided participants through a range of e-learning applications in this free hands-on workshop. The resources from this workshop are available and include a...
Face-zine the future
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Pamela Cowan of Queen's University Belfast. It details an ESCalate funded project that is aimed at looking at the some of the issues that surround online teaching and its delivery by tutors
Face-zine the future : moving to online teaching
This is an ESCalate themed funding grant for Teacher Educators for the 21st Century led by Dr Pamela Cowan of Queen's University, Belfast. With the current focus on online learning, this project examines the role of the teacher education tutor and the strategies used to facilitate teaching and learning online. It will report on ways that effective teacher-educators utilize technology to support student learning and participation, and to develop...
Friday fry up event
This is an ESCalate Hot Topic grant awarded to Lynn Boyle of the University of Dundee to disseminate her work in bringing together colleagues in an informal lunch setting to share best practice on issues such as Web 2.0 and feedback on assessment
Getting started with Diigo social bookmarking - a checklist
This is an ESCalate Hot Topic by Anne-Florence Dujardin of Sheffield Hallam University. Research on social bookmarking suggests students find such media useful to engage with and manage the academic literature on their course. Diigo (or ‘Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff’) may be of most interest in HE settings as it allows threaded commentary, highlighting and annotations in addition to sharing bookmarks. As with other...
Hold on tight we're in for a bumpy ride..
Sarah Weatherhead from the University of Wolverhampton looks at technology-enabled models of ITE (Initial Teacher Education) that support action learning in this article from the ESCalate newsletter. Through my own reflection as an ‘e-tutor’, I realise that meeting the needs of the trainees is a challenge for all involved in nurturing the learning of those in ITE. So I endeavour to continue to communicate with the trainees in various ways; by...
In conversation with .. .Julie Hughes
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter issue 11, summer 2008. It features an interview with Dr Julie Hughes, Principal Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, who is is seconded part time to ESCalate to advise on the use of technologies in learning and teaching, particularly in HE delivered in FE settings. It explores her interest and use of technology in learning contexts, her influences, achievements and thoughts on working with...
Initial Teacher Education : a case study in blended / e-learning
This is a case study into E-Learning Practice in the area of HE in FE. Funding was provided by DeL (JISC's Distributed e-Learning Programme). These case studies are intended to illustrate good/innovative practice in the delivery of HE in FE using e-learning
Integrating e-Learning in Initial Teacher Education
This case study is based in the Teacher Education faculty at Bradford College and focuses on the Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) Programme
Interactive use of video conferencing in ITT
This is an ESCalate Sharing Ideas project grant awarded to Jan Machalski of Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln looking at the use of video conferencing in Initial Teacher Training (ITT). With a mentor we planned a delivery of planning and AfL in the first two weeks of PGCE/ GTP training. The idea was to contextualise the theory so it no longer seemed dry but relevant and to integrate school experience further into the initial 5-6 weeks...
Learning 2.0 harnessing technology to enhance education
This is a special edition of ESCalate news edited by Eddie Gulc of the Higher Education Academy and aims to explore some of the ways technology and e-learning are enhancing the way we teach and our learners learn. This editorial gives a broad overview of recent policy developments in this area, asks whether the full potential of learning technology is being exploited by practitioners and challenges those in education to look beyond the technology...
Learning in the 21st Century
A discussion of the challenges facing institutions, students and teachers, by a Gordon Freedman, Vice President of Blackboard, as published in the ESCalate bulletin in October 2007. It covers issues such as student engagement, globalisation, institutional accountability and revenue generation. It reports on a survey to learn from higher education leaders about their greatest challenges in achieving the goals of 21st century education. Readers...
Making mobile learning work: case studies of practice
This publication has been written and edited for the education community in UK higher education. It highlights a small number of the significant 'mobile learning' projects currently underway in the UK, for schools, and tries to draw out their significance specifically for the education community.The introduction provides a working definition of mobile learning and then tries to identify the meaning and the limitations of the projects described...
Making the most of PDFs
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 11, summer 2008 by Simon Ball of TechDis. It is the fourth in a series of articles written for ESCalate, giving practical advice about how to improve aspects of practice that benefits all learners. This article covers the TechDis Accessibility Essentials Guide on making the most of PDFs that has been designed to provide step-by-step information to enable anyone creating or using Portable...
Mobile learning : towards a research agenda
Mobile learning: towards a research agenda has been edited by Norbert Pachler of the Centre for Excellence in Work-Based Learning for Education Professionals (WLE Centre) at the Institute of Education. This online publication discusses the research agenda that is emerging around mobile technologies. Several contributors including eminent names in the field offer a range of perspectives. Topics covered include mobile gaming, learning contexts,...
Our heads in a tag cloud
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 16, spring 2010. The authors write about how advances in technology are being used to teach students about sustainability. It also introduces new resources on the ESCalate Education for Sustainable Development website
Resources for e-learning workshops, 2008
This is a collection of resources from ESCalate's e-learning workshops held at Falmouth, Glasgow, Swansea, and Belfast, in spring 2008. It includes: presentations covering various JISC information services and detailing the work of the Regional Support Centres (RSCs); presentations about ESCalate detailing their resources and reporting on innovative e-learning developments; presentations on Videopapers, e-Portfolios, case studies of e-learning...
Secondary PGCE students’ use of ICT in science teaching : case studies of practice
This is an ESCalate development project led by Rob Toplis of Brunel University and was completed in 2008. This collaborative project, from three different University science education providers looked at the effective use of ICT in science teaching using a case study approach. The project aimed to answer three questions: What ICT do science student teachers use in their school experience? How are students using ICT in their teaching? What...
Silence as a trigger for support : using online learner support tools
This is an ESCalate Hot Topic article from Karen Fitzgibbon of the University of Glamorgan on using online learner support tools. Over the last eighteen months I have worked with a team of colleagues in the University of Glamorgan to develop two online learner support tools – ‘Early Days’ and ‘Study Health Check’. ‘Early Days’ was released in the first term and focused on students’ integration into their studies and offered advice and support to...
SOLSTICE - Supported Online Learning for Students using Technology for Information and Communication in their Education
The main area of activity of this Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is a method of program delivery involving the use of supported online learning or blended learning, supporting a range of students studying part-time whilst in professional practice at their place of employment
Starter guides for online learning and teaching
Links to four guides published by The Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) Generic Centre and the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). The titles of the guides are: Using the World Wide Web in Learning and Teaching, Virtual Learning Environments, Computer-mediated Conferencing, and Using Computer Assisted Assessment to support student learning. The guides can be downloaded either as rtf or pdf documents
Supporting professional development using the VLE in the PGCE / Certificate in Education
This case study is based in Coleg Glan Hafren and focuses on the Post-Compulsory Education and Training Programme franchised from the University of Wales, Newport (UWN). This is a case study into E-Learning Practice in the area of HE in FE. Funding was provided by DeL (JISC's Distributed e-Learning Programme). These case studies are intended to illustrate good/innovative practice in the delivery of HE in FE using e-learning. It concludes that...
Supporting social bookmarking activities
This is an ESCalate Hot Topic article by Anne-Florence Dujardin of Sheffield Hallam University on how social bookmarking can help students develop a personal and confident stance towards academic texts. The issue is: how can people make use of the pedagogical affordances of social bookmarking? Advice on e-tutoring needs to be revisited, taking into account the functions offered by specific applications. Diigo, for example, isn’t just about...
Switch that phone on! Extending higher education opportunities for the iPod generation
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter no. 10, spring 2008 by Steve Rose. It reports on an ESCalate-funded research project that explored the possibilities for learning using increasingly ubiquitous mobile computing devices, more commonly known as MP3 players, new generation mobile phones and mobile games platforms. It helped secure research and development time and the opportunity to ensure that Somerset College is now well-placed to...
The ESCalate-JISC HE in FE Conference: Inspiration for Practice
A collection of conference proceedings and presentation reports arising from the ESCalate-JISC HE in FE conference in May 2010. It includes contributions from more than a dozen speakers on topics ranging from Widening Participation to e-learning, in the context of Higher Education in Further Education
The on-line tutorial : developing and evaluating resources and disseminating experience
This is an ESCalate development project awarded to Kerry Shephard, University of Southampton in 2005. It looked at developing practical approaches to integrating a range of commonly available e-learning tools to facilitate wider use of the On-line Tutorial in staff development settings. The aim of this project was to implement and assess the value of an online tutorial within staff development scenarios which are themselves encouraging...
The Videonarratives project
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 16, spring 2010. Carol Taylor, an ESCalate grant holder, shares her experiences of using video to record the key events on students’ doctoral journeys and considers ways in which these videonarratives can be used to develop their researcher identities
Understanding and supporting the e-learning experiences of students with disabilities
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Jane Seale of the University of Plymouth). The article introduces the reader to LEXDIS a two year project supporting disabled students. Disabled students at the University of Southampton have been working with researchers to produce an online resource for both students and academics that offers handy hints and tips on technologies and strategies that can be used to make...
Understanding pedagogy in online doctoral learning
This is an ESCalate Developing Pedagogy and Practice 2009 grant awarded to Sheena Banks of the University of Sheffield and Chris Jones of The Open University. This project investigates what constitutes good pedagogic practice in online learning for doctoral students. An evaluation study of two Doctorates of Education programmes across two institutions, using online modules, will identify the key characteristics of good practice in consultation...
Using video for the identification and assessment of learning in initial teacher education
This is an ESCalate research grant awarded to John McCullagh of Stranmillis University College in 2008-9.It considers how post lesson evaluation and reflection can play a crucial role in the development of student teachers and seeks to develop video based methodologies to enhance this process. It also uses video to make specific module learning intentions more explicit and support student self-assessment. The wide availability of video recording...
Videopapers and teacher education
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, summer 2010, celebrating 10 years of the education subject centre. Elisabeth Lazarus explains how an ESCalate grant was the catalyst for her research into the potential use of videopapers with PGCE students
Web 2.0 and its potential impact and influence on education
This article from the ESCalate Newsletter, no. 10, Spring 2008 was written by Julie Hughes and Kevin Brace and looks at how Web 2.0 services could be used in education. The web's shift from a tool of reference, or space for telling, to a space for talking, where the emphasis is upon participation and collaboration, presents teachers with opportunities for rich e-learning. The article looks briefly at wikis, blogs, podcasts, e-portfolios, social...
What a National Teaching Fellowship means to me
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 16, spring 2010. Richard Hall writes about how the award has helped him to develop and support networks of e-Learning co-ordinators across his institution
Widening Participation in Continuing Education: Using ICTs to enhance the learning environment
Discussion of a funded project incorporating ICT into teaching in Continuing Education, including issues of widening participation. Includes some discussion of technical issues, policy background, student and convenor evaluations