Resources: Online learning resources

18 resources found for "Online learning resources"
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...
Developing and evaluating a collaborative research tool
This is an ESCalate development project led by John Grey of the University of Sunderland and completed in May 2004. This work is concerned with the deployment and evaluation of a web-based collaborative tool that aims to allow students to discuss and develop ideas from the literature. The system provides the means for users to contribute to an on-line database of bibliographic material that will be available to all other users. Users are able to...
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...
eep : the educational evidence portal
This is an article from the ESCalate newsletter, issue 18, autumn 2010 by Andrew Morris. It details the Educational Evidence Portal, an online tool for getting hold of research evidence for those working in education
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...
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...
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
Global Citizenship resources for teaching and learning
This section of the ESCalate Help directory for teacher educators website contains downloadable files and web links to organisations that provide real and virtual resources for Global Citizenship. It includes copies of Teaching Controversial Issues - produced by Oxfam and Get Global - Global Citizenship resources produced by a number of organisation - both available as PDF files. With thanks to Donna Hurford from the University of Cumbria for...
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...
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...
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
Promoting employability skills within the curriculum
Presentation by Paul Chin & Dr Julie Anderson at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL) Conference Sydney, 2007. A major new resource to promote employability skills within the curriculum. ESCalate has a student page dedicated to employability, on this page you will find an online employability module on career skills and a publication to get students thinking about 'How to get the best from your Education...
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...
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...
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...
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...
V-ResORT
The V-ResORT (Virtual Resources for Online Research Training) is working with the Higher Education research training community to develop, evaluate and disseminate a new pedagogic framework for the teaching of research methodology and methods online at Masters and Doctoral level. Our specific aims are to: Develop and evaluate a multimedia online framework for the teaching of research methodology and methods at Masters and Doctorate level; Develop...
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...