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Tips for Writing a Strong Rubric - Rubric Examples Included! - 0 views

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    "Before jumping into creating a rubric, think carefully about the performance objectives of the assignment. Keep these objectives specific and clear."
Chris Hall

Teaching excellence in the disciplines | Higher Education Academy - 0 views

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    "Based on interviews with deans from a range of UK universities, this report produced by LSE Enterprise for the HEA, provides a snapshot of different conceptions of what constitutes good teaching practice at discipline level and exemplifies the challenges facing the architects of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and reviews the current literature base."
Chris Hall

Frontiers | The Learning Styles Myth is Thriving in Higher Education | Educational Psyc... - 0 views

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    "The existence of 'Learning Styles' is a common 'neuromyth', and their use in all forms of education has been thoroughly and repeatedly discredited in the research literature. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that their use remains widespread. This perspective article is an attempt to understand if and why the myth of Learning Styles persists. I have done this by analyzing the current research literature to capture the picture that an educator would encounter were they to search for "Learning Styles" with the intent of determining whether the research evidence supported their use. The overwhelming majority (89%) of recent research papers, listed in the ERIC and PubMed research databases, implicitly or directly endorse the use of Learning Styles in Higher Education. These papers are dominated by the VAK and Kolb Learning Styles inventories. These presence of these papers in the pedagogical literature demonstrates that an educator, attempting to take an evidence-based approach to education, would be presented with a strong yet misleading message that the use of Learning Styles is endorsed by the current research literature. This has potentially negative consequences for students and for the field of education research."
Chris Hall

Jisc Digital Media | gamification-home - 0 views

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    "This infokit explores gamification and its application to the field of education, learning and teaching. It is written for instructors such as lecturers and teachers, and is also of interest to learning system developers, education technology organisations, metadata specialists, librarians, and anyone concerned with effective learning either within, or outwith, curriculum requirements"
Chris Hall

Want to raise the quality of teaching? Begin with academic freedom | Times Higher Educa... - 0 views

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    "Politicians who want to improve the quality of teaching through increased competition may ironically simply end up with ever greater systems of centralised control. Following Hayek (the philosopher father of free market economics), I would say this is not the way to make the best of our teachers."
Chris Hall

Jisc to retire Jorum and refresh its open educational resources offer | Jisc - 0 views

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    "After 13 years delivering and sharing content to support teaching practitioners across higher education, further education and skills, Jisc will be retiring its Jorum service in September 2016. "
Chris Hall

Review of Research on Online Learning Environments in Higher Education - 0 views

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    "A growing number of studies have been carried out to understand learning and teaching activities in online learning environments (OLEs) and to design effective OLEs for meaningful learning in higher education. Although there were a small number of studies to provide research trends in educational technology in regards to research topics, methods, and researchers, more research is necessary to help educators to understand new trends and issues of OLEs in higher education. This study intends to provide an overview of practical and theoretical issues pertaining to OLEs by analyzing literature recently published in peer-reviewed journals. The present study qualitatively analyzed research questions and purposes to identify themes of OLEs in higher education. The OLE research topics were grouped into three major themes: (1) participants, (2) micro-level environments, and (3) macro-level environments. The findings are followed by discussion of an ecological approach as a new theoretical framework to guide future OLE research and practice."
Chris Hall

Student survey rates teaching qualifications above research activity | Times Higher Edu... - 0 views

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    "Lecturers with formal teaching qualifications are valued by students far more highly than those who are active researchers, says a major survey that is likely to reopen the debate over the need for compulsory teacher training."
Chris Hall

Four Traps ... | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd - 0 views

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    "Routine and inertia too often rule the way that departments and institutions devise their curricula; the same goes for the ways individual faculty members teach and assess student learning."
Chris Hall

Student-designed feedback software wins share of Jisc funding | News | Times Higher Edu... - 1 views

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    "A digital system designed to help university staff to collect and act on student feedback is one of two student-designed technologies to win £25,000 in funding from higher education technology body Jisc."
Chris Hall

Welsh Government | Policy Statement on Higher Education - 0 views

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    "This policy statement seeks to set a new vision for higher education in Wales as we approach 2020."
Chris Hall

New firm helps 2-year colleges create honors programs | Inside Higher Ed - 0 views

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    A new investor-backed company, Quad Learning, is teaming up with community colleges to build a national network of honors programs with a collaborative curriculum that they envision giving students an affordable, high-quality associate degree and helping them transfer to topnotch colleges and universities.
Chris Hall

20 tips and resources for using learning technology in higher education | Higher Educat... - 0 views

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    Guardian live chat panelists from universities including Cornell, Bath, MIT and Glasgow Caledonia suggest how to successfully extend the classroom into virtual environments
Chris Hall

Seeing Web 2.0 in context: A study of academic perceptions 10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.04.003... - 0 views

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    This paper reports on a study at a research intensive University in the North of the UK exploring academics' perceptions of the potential of Web 2.0 for their teaching and any influences shaping those perceptions. It looks at the perceptions of academics 'on the ground' as well as those leading teaching and learning strategies at the University. The study identifies a range of perceptions among academics. These are influenced predominantly by academics' beliefs of what constitutes good teaching in their contexts. The paper concludes with an exploration of ways in which the range of perceptions evidenced may inform discussion of Web 2.0, arguing that academics' perceptions are crucial to context-based understandings of its potential.
Chris Hall

Times Higher Education - Use of Turnitin software does not deter cheating, study finds - 0 views

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    Students who are aware that their work will be checked by plagiarism-detection software are just as likely to cheat as those who are not, a study suggests.
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