Introducing change into any environment is seldom easy because people want reassurance the new approach is going to work, and preferably improve on what's gone before. The SimVenture team recognises not all technology advances learning. Therefore, to tackle natural caution and uncertainty, we have gone in search of evidence and completed our own simulation research to highlight the value of our learning technology.
Within this section of the site we have shared and published simulation research from a range of sources. The body of evidence is continually being added to (so keep revisiting the page) and if you would like us to share any other education research or articles that you think would be relevant, please get in touch.
Effective Practice in the design of directed independent learning opportunities
This study, commissioned by the HEA and the QAA, focuses on directed independent learning practices in UK higher education.
It investigates what stakeholders (including academic staff and students) have found to be the most effective practices in the inception, design, quality assurance and enhancement of directed independent learning and explores how best to promote effective practice to stakeholders.
Authors : Professor Liz Thomas, Dr Robert Jones and Dr James Ottaway
Learning Through Technology
With technology use on the increase in the workplace, more and more companies are looking to deploy innovative approaches to train staff.
This report looks at the benefits of technology use, some of the implementation barriers and how employees are being engaged so that organisations maximise their investment.
Authors Learn Direct
Flexible Pedagogies Technology Enhanced Learning
This report is one of a series within the HEA project ‘Flexible Pedagogies: preparing for the future’.
It focuses on how elearning, also known as 'technology-enhanced-learning', may support flexible pedagogies, and so encompass a range of topics where technology can enable new choices for learners.
Author : Neil Gordon
Teaching entrepreneurship to university students through experiential learning.
However, there is both little discussion in the literature on what form experiential education should take. There is also a paucity of examples of experiential approaches to learning. This paper helps to fill these gaps.
Authors : Colin Mason and Norin Arshed
The Future of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
In September 2011, a taskforce was charged with developing a set of recommendations for new approaches in learning methodologies and educational technologies that will add value to RIT’s position in higher education.
This taskforce facilitated interviews with RIT stakeholders, completed benchmark research and prepared a number of summaries for RIT leadership. All details can be found within this report.
Authors : Rochester Institute of Technology