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SHU project featured in 2016 Horizon Report

Each year, the New Media Consortium (NMC) works with a panel of academics and technologists to identify developing trends in technology-supported pedagogy that are likely to have significant impact on learning and teaching over the next five years, challenges to technology adoption and trends accelerating technology adoption. The 2016 Higher Education edition was published online last week,…

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OU’s Innovating Pedagogy 2015 report published

The 2015 edition of the Open University’s annual Innovating Pedagogy report has recently been published. Once again, the report offers overviews of a variety of new and emerging teaching approaches and pedagogies, along with information on technologies that are being use to support them. As usual, the report includes 10 pedagogies, their potential impact, and…

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Article on Technology and Students’ Use of Past Feedback Published

In 2013, SHU undertook a research project to look into the ways that students use their past feedback when working on subsequent assessments. The full report of the findings from the project, ‘Making Connections’, was published a while ago, and today a paper drawing together these findings with examples of relevant technological interventions was published in Research in Learning Technology. The…

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Evaluation of Sheffield Hallam University’s first MOOC

In October 2014, the University delivered its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The Enhancing Prostate Cancer Care (EPCC) MOOC was developed and delivered by colleagues in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing in collaboration with Prostate Cancer UK, utilising PebblePad as the platform and vehicle for delivery. This report evaluates experiences of and engagement with the EPCC…

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Report on Marking Practice at SHU

As part of the Assessment Journey Programme, a survey was sent at the start of the year to all academic staff involved in marking student work. The survey intended to capture marking practice at SHU during the period in which the survey was open. The responses from the 600 members of staff who completed the survey…

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Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report released

The 2014 edition of the Open University’s annual Innovating Pedagogy report was recently released. In a slight, but very welcome, departure from previous editions, the 2014 report focuses more on the underlying pedagogies rather than the technologies that could be used to achieve them. This makes a lot of sense (and echoes our own Teaching Approaches…

"UFV Student Research Day" by University of the Fraser Valley

Micro-research: An Approach to Teaching and Learning

At its simplest, Micro-research (also known as Inquiry-based Learning) involves getting students to undertake a relatively small research project and report back to their peers. The purpose of the approach is to encourage students to develop a deeper understanding of the material they have been researching while also developing skills that will be useful for other parts of…

What is a Content Curation Site?

This is part of a regular series of articles exploring some of the terms used in e-learning (view other articles in the series).  We’ll do our best to break down the jargon and explain what things are from a basic perspective. A ‘Content Curation Site’ is a website that allows users to gather resources from…

What is Social Bookmarking?

This is part of a regular series of articles exploring some of the terms used in e-learning (view other articles in the series).  We’ll do our best to break down the jargon and explain what things are from a basic perspective. Bookmarks (or ‘Favorites’ in Internet Explorer) are references to web pages that you save in…