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Social Media Has Finally Arrived as a Student-Engagement Tool [Infographic]

Social Media Has Finally Arrived as a Student-Engagement Tool [Infographic] | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
How one startup is helping students connect with social media.
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Helping Doctoral Students Write – pedagogies for supervision | Sutcliffe | Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education

Nick Sutcliffe

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A review of the book: "Helping Doctoral Students Write: Pedagogies for Supervision" written by Barbara Kamler and Pat Thompson (2006, Routledge).

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Using culturally relevant case studies to enhance students’ learning: a reflective analysis of the benefits and challenges for social work students and academics | Tedam | Enhancing the Learner Exp...

Prospera Sorviel Tedam

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‘Internationalising the curriculum’, ‘multi-cultural education’, ‘culturally sensitive’ education, and ‘culturally competent teaching’ are terms often used to describe teaching and learning which provides opportunities for learning about multiple and diverse contexts in which specific aspects of knowledge can be applied. In social work education, there is a growing call for an international outlook in teaching and practice learning to enhance the experiences of learners and also to prepare graduates for working in a global context. Using a case study approach, this article will explore the particular experiences of a student of Zimbabwean origin and the adoption of an African focussed example used to facilitate the particular student’s learning. In particular, Bandura’s Social Learning Theory (1977) will be discussed drawing upon themes and ideas from Africa with the aim of demystifying and making accessible social work theory to a diverse student group. The paper concludes that the use of culturally relevant case studies is an effective and beneficial strategy to engage a diverse student group and calls academics to make creative and innovative use of their skills, knowledge and expertise in the area of social work pedagogy.

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An action research project to explore the effect of a pre-assessment intervention with undergraduate occupational therapy students | Volkert | Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education

Anita Volkert

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This action research study was conducted with 40 undergraduate occupational therapy students completing a Level 6 module. Following identification of the issue of student performance in the module assessment, an emancipatory action research cycle was implemented (Atwal, 2002), consisting of a pre-assessment intervention (Rust et al., 2003) to enhance student understanding of the assessment criteria being used. Results were gathered via reviewing student performance and comments from student module evaluations. Reflection and wider implementation of the action was then completed. The project resulted in an indication of improvement in student performance in the module assessment and a reported increase in student engagement. Findings suggest the need to include some form of formative feedback or pre-assessment intervention in all undergraduate modules in health and social care education. Recommendations for further research are discussed.

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Students’ views on higher education learning environments for professional teacher education | Stoncel | Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education

Diane Stoncel, Ann Shelton-Mayes

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There is a national debate about the connection between the physical environment and learning (McGregor, 2004), and the importance of designing the physical space to enhance the quality of learning (DfES, 2004a, 2006, 2007; JISC, 2006; SMG 2006a). This two year research project considers the views of 174 higher education students, who have undertaken professional initial teacher education programmes, on what makes an effective higher education learning environment for professional development and their evaluation of their current experience. Results confirmed the importance of high quality higher education environments to support a range of learning and teaching approaches, presenting challenges to HE in designing flexible, appropriate spaces for professional programmes.

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The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags In Education

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags In Education | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags In Education...

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College Students Still Prefer Good Lectures Over Tech | Education News

College Students Still Prefer Good Lectures Over Tech | Education News | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
As technologically savvy as modern college students are, when it comes to teaching, many still think the quality of instruction is more important than various digital bells and whistles.
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100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty - Edudemic

100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty - Edudemic | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

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Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics

Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...
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Elisa Vivancos's comment, December 22, 2012 3:46 AM
http://allinfographics.org/top-29-best-ways-to-stay-creative-in-life-inspirational
Kathy Jordan's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:27 AM

I need motivation to stay creative and this infographic by @all_infographic is a winner.

Ana Gea's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:03 PM

Most importantly- Have fun & Finish something. 

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5 videos on connected learning

5 videos on connected learning | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

Here are four very powerful videos from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that are guaranteed to make you think hard about learning, teaching, and schooling. You can watch them all in less than half an hour.


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António Maneira's curator insight, February 7, 2013 11:12 AM

Asking the right questions is always the most important. Thinking about learning taking into account the student experience is a great idea!

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5 Free Tools to Collect Student Feedback

5 Free Tools to Collect Student Feedback | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
There are several free web tools that teachers can use to gather feedback from their students both formally and informally. You can also use these tools to poll your students about a learning event,...

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All about 23 Things | 23 Things for Research

All about 23 Things | 23 Things for Research | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

What is 23 Things?
23 Things is a self-directed course, run as part of Engage: Social Media Michaelmas, that aims to expose you to a range of digital tools that could help you in your personal and professional development as a researcher, academic, student or in another role.

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Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education: Learning from African students

In response to the growing numbers of African students on the social work qualifying programme at the University of Northampton, three senior lecturers undertook a small-scale study in 2008 to evaluate African students’ particular learning experiences. This trend of increasing student numbers reflects the national picture as indicated by the General Social Care Council (GSCC, 2009). The African student experience is different and therefore different strategies are needed to ensure that learning and subsequent employability are maximised. The research identified two significant outcomes. The first was the need for a peer support group, which was set up in September 2008. The group named itself PADARE, a Zimbabwean term which means: meeting place. The second was the need for a qualified social worker as a mentor to support the students’ transition from academic learning into work-based learning and practice. This paper will focus mainly on the rationale and potential of these two initiatives from both an educator’s perspective and that of the students themselves drawing on relevant contemporary literature in the areas of Mentoring and Peer support groups.

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Prezi Desktop - use Prezi offline

Prezi Desktop - use Prezi offline | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

Prezi: Prezi Desktop is a presentation software for Windows and Mac giving you all the power of Prezi without needing an internet connection. Start your prezi online or off, work on your desktop, then upload your prezis to the cloud (only if you want to) to access remotely or to securely share your ideas with anyone.


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Coping with the first fail: a strategic approach to student retention | Smith | Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education

Simon Smith, Andrea Lee

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This short report presents the findings of a pilot study conducted to tackle student attrition within year 1 undergraduate business school programmes. The approach tracks across a year of study 13 Accounting and Finance students (the business programmes with distinctly the worst attrition statistics) from a cohort of 92 who failed their very first assessment in higher education. A variety of interventions were used within an action research approach, including interviews, coaching and general academic skills support classes. 12 of these 13 ‘at risk’ students successfully passed their year of study and continued their studies within the institution. Ultimately, the study presents an alternative and strategic micro-level approach that could prove useful in the continuous efforts towards improving student retention.

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An exploration of the motivations of service users and carers involved in student social work education and the challenges that such involvement brings | Gant | Enhancing the Learner Experience in ...

Valerie Gant

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Since the inception in 2003 of the degree-based route for social work qualification, the General Social Care Council (GSCC) requires people who use social work services and carers to become involved in all aspects of a learners experience on qualifying social work programmes. This article reports on a qualitative study designed to explore the motivations and challenges such involvement brings. The aim was to incorporate the voices of those involved and add to the discourse on user and carer involvement in higher education. A series of focus groups occurred to investigate differing perspectives. Views from all parties regarding the learner experience were explored. Findings suggest that students had much to gain in terms of confidence and skills by involvement by users and carers from theoretical and practical perspectives. Service users and carers reported they enjoyed the experience and for some this also lead to an increase in confidence and abilities. Academic staff reported how the involvement of service users and carers brought value and ‘reality’ to classroom based learning. In conclusion, moving beyond the boundaries of ‘traditional’ classroom based learning, towards the myriad of possibilities user and carer involvement in the curriculum brings, enhances the experience of learners, academics, users and carers alike.

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Assessing the impact of students facilitating workshops within the context of a collaborative cross institution project | Petrey | Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education

Grant Petrey

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This research was conducted to evaluate the impact that situated collaborative learning projects can have on the experience of students who lead workshops as student facilitators. Following the ‘Communities of Practice’ work of Lave and Wenger (1991), this cross institution project was developed in conjunction with the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Kent, and Turner Contemporary, Margate, and Charles Dickens School. Secondary school, further education and higher education students produced animation work from source materials obtained from the Margate Community in a series of short workshops. These workshops were facilitated by mixed stage student volunteers from the BA (Hons) Animation Arts course, School of Fine Arts at UCA. The impact of this project on the student experience as a strategy for enhancing critical skills and improving self-efficacy is considered via qualitative research yielded from student feedback. The results revealed the approaches used by the student facilitators in managing the learning of others and a range of cognitive and meta-cognitive strategies which they deployed, including evidence of scaffolding.

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Peer Assisted Learning; scaffolding; student facilitation

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How to Create Excellent Courses with Open Education Resources

How to Create Excellent Courses with Open Education Resources | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
What are Open Education Resources (OER)?  Where does one find open resources and under what conditions can educators use them? If you don’t have an answer to one or more of these questions, y...

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 2, 2012 7:42 AM
Thanks, this is a super resource.
Siphiwe Kubeka's curator insight, May 23, 2014 7:21 AM

media literacy in learning business studies

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Innovative teaching not technology alone has 'greatest impact' in the classroom, report finds

Innovative teaching not technology alone has 'greatest impact' in the classroom, report finds | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
Digital technologies in the classroom must go hand in hand with innovative teaching to have a true impact on educational achievements, research involving academics at The University of Nottingham has shown.
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Apps in Education: SAMR Model Using iPad Apps Poster

Apps in Education: SAMR Model Using iPad Apps Poster | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

If the SAMR model is new to you here is a brief explanation of the four letters that make it up:

S- Substitution - Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change.
A - Augmentation - Tech acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement.
M- Modification - Tech allows for significant task redesign.
R - Redefinition - Tech allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable.

The SAMR Model begins with Substitution (as in read the poster from the bottom up to more clearly understand the model), moving to Augmentation, then Modification and finishing with Redefinition. 

The SAMR model is the work of Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D. from M.I.T. For more information on the SAMR model check out his website at http://hippasus.com/rrpweblog/.

For an indepth look you may want to check out the presentation from August 23, 2012 with the title "The SAMR Model: Background and Exemplars."


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SAMR model list of suggested apps...

Shannon Soger's curator insight, January 7, 2014 7:46 PM

Great poster, but it's important to note that what you're doing with the app will depend what SAMR level the lesson is. Keynote CAN be at Modification, but it can also be used as Substitution. For example, if a student is typing an "About Me" slide in Keynote, the technology is simply acting as a direct tool with no functional change in the task. However, if a student created an "About Me" presentation in Keynote that contained Photo Booth pictures of his/her family, and video of a family tradition that would bring the lesson to Modification. The student could not have "brought his/family" into his presentation without the use of the technology. 

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Learning and Teaching: New edition of Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education

Learning and Teaching: New edition of Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

The publication of this new edition of Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education serves as a mini re-launch for the journal with a new editorial team. Thank you to the authors who submitted their work, and thanks to the reviewers who provided useful feedback to improve the articles. There is now an open call for papers for forthcoming editions, and we welcome enquiries and submissions from individuals wishing to publish their work in the journal

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Social Trust Factor: 10 Tips to Establish Credibility | Social Media Today

Social Trust Factor: 10 Tips to Establish Credibility | Social Media Today | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it
social media trust factor When building an online persona and brand usually we start with the most basic aspects including over arching brand, logo, colors, core messages etc.  All of these are foundational to success.

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A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills

A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

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Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
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Match-make your students with local employers : JISC

Match-make your students with local employers : JISC | Teaching and Learning in HE | Scoop.it

We need to ensure learners have the best possible chance of securing a job in the current marketplace and to do this I feel that the further education sector needs to develop a more holistic approach to employer engagement. In my understanding the key to doing this successfully lies in the following steps:

Market analysis
Identifying course need
Implementing course design
Presentation and delivery of the course
Gathering feedback to inform future needs and requirements.

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