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If like us, you feel technology enhanced learning has a critical role to play in education, use this section of the website to discover latest thinking. Find out what has been published and what leading authors are saying about the use of technology to support effective teaching and training.
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Online Learning and Higher Education: Key Questions and Considerations
This document offers a national perspective and is based on discussions amongst researchers and academics within the higher education profession. The report focuses on the topics of online education and eLearning and brings together a series of articles submitted to the UK National Support Service for EPALE.
Use the report to gain a better insight into the broader aspects of online education and eLearning.
Author : Michael Stewart, Founder director, iDi
Six Trajectories for Digital Technology in Higher Education
First published in 2015, this short report offers six individual and thought-provoking trajectories for digital technology enhanced learning in higher education.
Use the report to find out more about the future of 'Learning Analytics', 'Learning Space' and 'Adaptive Learning Technology' and more.
Author : Malcolm Brown, Director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)
Effective Practice in the design of directed independent learning opportunities
This summery study, commissioned by the HEA and the QAA and published in 2014, focuses on directed independent learning practices in UK higher education.
The report 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’.
The research 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 explores some of the critical issues in more depth and 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