Resources: Online learning

15 resources found for "Online learning"
Active Learning – Active Citizenship
This development arose in response to a number of subject priorities identified from QAA subject overview reports as outlined in the FDTL phase five invitation to bid from HEFCE of September 2003. Following our successful application, we intend to work across subject areas with students in Education Studies, Teacher Education and Applied Social Studies at Sheffield Hallam University and with students of Politics in our partner institution at the...
An online learning environment
Describes the theory and some practicalities behind the setting up of a multimedia course for teachers working in the field of gifted and talented pupils
Designing for interaction in an online CPD programme
This is an ESCalate development grant led by Andrew Sackville of Edge Hill College of Higher Education and completed in 2002. The project seeks to develop and share "good practice" guidelines which focus on ways in which interaction can be promoted and enhanced in online CPD programmes. The techniques used will be explored to assess their transferability to other programmes of CPD and undergraduate education in Education Studies; and they will be...
Developing web-based materials to support the induction of new academic staff working on education courses in Higher Education
This is an ESCalate development project led by Jean Murray of Brunel University and completed in 2007. This project is designed to plan, collect and evaluate relevant support materials to be posted on the Education subject section of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) database for the induction of new academics (SNAS). The materials will be particularly targeted at academics involved in teaching on initial and continuing teacher education...
Distant learning : a study tour in New South Wales
Keith Webb is Director of the FDTL 5 Project, “Associate Online”, and is based in the School of Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield. In 2007 Keith was funded by an ESCalate Development Grant to undertake a study tour of New South Wales, Australia, designed to inform further development of the project. This report details the lessons learned including the fact that the evidence-led approaches to cultivating...
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...
Effective use of CHAT in online learning
The potential for region-wide, national and international, live, inter-active online learning using CHAT - a synchronous textual communication - has been under exploited in both distance learning and to support on campus delivery. This proposal suggests some small scale research that may serve to redress this under utilisation. The research will take account of wide public experience of internet CHAT, especially by the younger generation, and...
Exploring Online Research Methods in a Virtual Training Environment
'Exploring Online Research Methods in a Virtual Training Environment' by Clare Madge, Henrietta O'Connor, Rob Shaw, Jane Wellens and Tristram Hooley (University of Leicester) has been developed as part of the as part of the ESRC's Research Methods Programme (Phase 2). The Training resource aims to enhance understanding of online research methods through the production and evaluation of a training portal targeted at the social science community....
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...
Interactive collaborative online learning for undergraduates
This is an article from the ESCalate Newsletter no. 10, spring 2008 written by Mike Jeffries-Harris. It describes how the University of Exeter received research project funding from ESCalate to investigate ways of using new technologies in the context of collaborative online learning in a blended learning scenario. First-year undergraduates from Education Studies and Childhood and Youth Studies degree programmes followed a new module ‘ICT and...
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...
On-line Distance Learning: Supporting independent learning for The Ed.D in Teacher Education
Discussion of setting up online materials for Ed.D students - no analysis of results. Describes the theoretical process and reasoning behind the use of distance learning materials at this level
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...
Virtual worlds in education
This is an article from the ESCalate Newsletter no. 10, Spring 2008 by Fiona Littleton and Sian Bayne. It looks at the potential of online virtual worlds in education, specifically Second Life and reports on its use in the MSc in E-learning, based in the School of Education at the University of Edinburgh. The use of virtual worlds within education for simulation, research, performance, design, collaboration and communication has been increasing...
VLEs for Higher Education: Learning Theories and Modes of Delivery
Presentation given at the ESCalate VLE conference, 3 February 2004, University of Nottingham.