In this Edition
- Maria Langworthy
provides an overview of the Innovative Teaching
and Learning Research initiative, a multiyear global research program designed
to investigate the factors that promote the transformation of teaching
practices and the impact those changes have on students’ learning outcomes.
- Keith Shaw describes how a successful departmental blog initiative at
New College Nottingham is now being replicated across the college.
- Neil Jacobs summarizes the outcomes
of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) General Assembly, which
took place 2nd March
- Louella Morton and Brendan Noud offer practical advice on how Associations
might select and implement online learning systems.
- John Webber describes Sussex Downs College’s approach
to continuing professional development, which combines mentoring, peer coaching
and action research.
- Jennifer Jones, Joanne Badge, Stuart Johnson and Alan Cann describe how Web
2.0 tools can be used to ‘amplify’ a staff training event.
- We also have several conference reviews in this edition: Theo Lynn and Neil Bruton report on the Open Educational resources (OER) 2010; Leo Havemann and Mimi
Weiss Johnson cover the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference 2010; Jackie Carter outlines her time at the
2010 EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting conference; Jessica Gramp reviews MoodleMoot UK 2010; and Theo Lynn, Neil
Bruton and Kieran Linehan review Microcomputers in Education Conference (MEC) 2010.