The development and evaluation of an open education resource (OER) for the delivery of bioethics on bioscience programmes

A  number of bioscience and biomedical science programme teams across the UK  have been collaborating  with  David Hunter (Associate Professor in Bioethics, Flinders University) in the development of an interactive open educational resource (OER), for the delivery of bioethics, through an international fellowship supported by the Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Sciences. The resource includes video clips illustrating key…

Pedagogic Research in the UK Higher Education Sector- Are the ethical review processes fit for purpose?’

The importance of pedagogy in quality enhanced teaching has led to the emergence of pedagogic research as a discipline over the last decade. Much of this activity is driven by practitioners evaluating teaching practice within their own discipline and in their own institution.  This book explores the key qualitative and quantitative research and data collection…

Space Meets Pedagogy: Shaping Active and Collaborative Learning Environments at Ulster

Yesterday I was delivering a ‘BYOD4L’ workshop as part of the Ulster University Centre for Higher Education Research & Practice Conference 2015,. The theme of the conference was ‘Space meets Pedagogy’, providing staff and students  from across the University and our partnership colleges with the opportunity to think about how learning spaces shape collaborative and active…

BYOD4L Workshop at the CHERP 4th Annual Conference

Space Meets Pedagogy: Shaping Active and Collaborative Learning Environments at Ulster The following workshop will be delivered as part of the 4th Annual Conference  on the 22nd January. Register here to attend the conference. Bring your own Device for Learning: Using Smart technology to transform learning spaces Smart technology is transforming the way we engage…

BYOD4L January 2015

The Collaborative Open Online Course, Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L) will be offered again during the week of 12-16 of January 2015. I will be facilitating the course with friends and colleagues across Northern Ireland in both the HE and FE sector. On each day of the one week course we  use a…

Project Outputs

The project to develop an Open Educational Resource with students at Ulster is coming to an end. The resource is now available here: OER The students delivered a Pecha Kucha presentation at the HEASTEM event in Edinburgh in May, the slides are available here: Pecha Kucha slides presentation An augmented reality poster was presented at…

Changing the Learning Landscape Workshop, Plymouth

This week saw the reunion of several participants from the early pilots of the Visitor and Resident project. In a Changing Learning Landscape workshop (#CLL1314), we shared practice on how the mapping process had been used at our different institutions and in our different disciplines. More information and resources on the Visitor and Resident mapping…