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A first class package? Embedding study skills in the BA Social Policy programme
To develop and enhance student empowerment and academic engagement on the BA Social Policy programme. Specifically the study sought to: • Link issues surrounding the progression , retention and achievement of specific student cohorts in Social Policy as identified in the current annual programme r...
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Author : CLAD, CLAD
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
student transition and embedding skills in the curriculum, student transition, embedding skills, curriculum, action research, study skills, student feedback, academic reading, writing, critical thin...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Clinical and experimental medicine: reflection and e-portfolio
The Medical School aims to encourage students to become independent, self-directed and reflective learners and to have the skills and attitudes to be effective life-long learners: To help achieve this aim the MBChB programme has developed an enhanced Student Selected Component (SSC) element to t...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Clinical and experimental medicine, reflection and e-portfolio, e portfolio, independent, , self-directed, reflective learners, lifelong learners, life long learners, e-Portfolio, effective self-revie...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Communities of practice
The aim of this part of the project is to develop a Community of Practice (CoP). It is to build upon the Designing for Enquiry Based Learning (DiBL) event design and related activities and will explore learner independence through enquiry. Part of the intention is to create a range of assets (digita...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : LIP,Learner independence project, Community of Practice, CoP, Designing for Enquiry Based Learning, DiBL, learner independence, assets, learning designs, WebCT, tasks pedagogical strategies,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Computer-based student-centred learning and assessment resources – highway management and engineering
The main aim of this project is to incorporate modern teaching and learning methods into the MSc Highway Management and Engineering Course to the benefit of both students and lecturers in terms of efficiency and quality. Selected courses of the MSc Highway Management and Engineering programme wer...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Learner enhancement project, LEaP, LEAP, Leap, modern teaching, learning, interactive learning environment, VLE, iVLE, student centred, student driven, WebCT, computer based teaching,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Creating a high-quality distance learning Public Service MBA programme
The project will support the School of Public Policy’s initiative to create a distance learning version of the Public Service MBA with the aim of creating a high-quality programme that offers students a learning experience as rich as that provided in the classroom. The priorities will be: • T...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Creating a high-quality distance learning Public Service MBA programme, distance learning modules, distance learning technologies, learning community, DL students, learner enhancement, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Developing a research on a prescribed case study LLB module
The project was designed to develop a 20-credit optional final year module on the LLB programme which incorporated several forms of ‘flexible’ (‘enquiry based’) learning into the School of Law curriculum, including: (a) the use of a multifaceted case study of a politically and/or legally controversi...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2005
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Developing a research on a prescribed case study LLB module, flexible’ enquiry based, WebCT, reflective, learning, new module, student, formative assessment, leap, multifaceted case study
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Developing electronic personal development plan software
This project aims to develop Electronic Personal Development Plan (EPDP) software for our undergraduates so that it is running for the beginning of the academic year 2006. We wish to tailor the generic Progress system to the particular needs of our undergraduates and integrate it into our undergradu...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Developing electronic personal development plan software, Progress, Self evaluation, Induction, skills and support, Study, WebCT, marks, feedback, careers advice, personal development, learner indepen...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Developing learner independence through field-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This project sought to facilitate the process of students enhancing their skills in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and using these to develop practices of independent learning. The focus was on producing resources for staff to help embed GIS within the curriculum within GEES. Prim...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
learner independence, LiP, generic WebCT, WebCT, module leaders, data-specific case studies, base maps, ArcGIS and mobile ArcPad, GPS in ArcPad,field data,GEES, Geographic Information Systems' techniq...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Development and enhancement of problem based learning in Biosciences
The project was designed to develop the School of Biosciences practice of providing problem-based Learning (PBL) for a minority of students, Biochemists, by integrating it into the curriculum for all cohorts. In aiming to give students a deeper understanding of the theories and principles of biosci...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
problem-based learning, small teams, curriculum, student-centred, student centred, active learning, deeper learning, transferable skills, didactic, traditional, student-led, Biosciences, student led, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Development of Technology Enhanced Learning in the Department of History of Art
This project developed systems and procedures to support the effective use of learning technologies across the School of Historical Studies. It targeted a range of programmes and modules that benefited from the development of such systems and procedures, but focuses on two areas, the effective use ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2008
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
effective use of learning technologies, systems, procedures, learning technologies, digital images, video dissertations, WebCT, database, electronic evaluation, copyright, teaching, research, digit...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Development of a web-based learning (WLE) for the foundation degree
The Foundation Degree in Rural Tourism is designed to equip locally based, young and mature people, with a range of business and entrepreneurial skills plus a broad understanding of regional resources of value to tourism enterprises. The programme will be run from September 2002 initially in Herefo...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Study Skills, foundation degree, templates, notice boards discussion groups, communities of learners, facilitate access, Web based learning environment,WLE, VLE, iVLE,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Development of a web-based learning environment for a distance learning Postgraduate Certificate in Heritage Management
This project is centred on the creation of a WebCT-based learning environment to support a Postgraduate Certificate in Heritage Management, to be delivered by Distance Learning and completed by students over one year. Students are likely to be in full-time employment in the heritage industry and ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : web-based learning environment, distance learning, WebCT, CPD log, discussion groups, course workbook,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
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Development of enhanced learning through technology in the School of Humanities
The project will develop systems and procedures to support the effective use of learning technologies across the School of Humanities. It will target a range of programmes and modules that will benefit from the development of such systems and procedures, but focus in the beginning on support fo...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2008
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
learning technologies, WebCT, Good practice, Online Learner, Independence in the Arts, workshop, Collaboration, ePDP, student handbooks, WebCT based support, online teaching material, support material...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Development of technology enhanced learning in the School of Chemistry
This project has completely changed the way that the School manages the provision of information (both teaching and administration-related) for undergraduate students. The Chemistry VLE is now at the heart of undergraduate teaching and learning. An example of the student use of the Chemistry VLE is...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
LEaP, technology enhanced learning, learning technologies, staff structures, VLE, tracking data, Turnitin, material, WebCT, My Grades, feedback, student marks, Questionmark, Perception, Spectroscopy, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Development of technology enhanced learning in the School of Engineering
This project developed systems and procedures to support the effective use of learning and learning-support technologies within the School of Engineering. It targeted a range of modules that will benefit from the development of such systems and procedures across all levels of the programmes, and al...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2005
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : learning experience, on-line support, discussion groups, on-line resources, self diagnostic tests, Learner enhancement project, LEaP, Leap, LEAP, dissemination of best practice,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Diverse communities: implications for professional practice
To create a postgraduate module using WebCT to encourage self-directed learning using the diverse communities in the City of Birmingham as a learning resource to develop anti-oppressive reflective social work practice. The educational purpose of the project tackles the issues of preparing social...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Diverse communities implications for professional practice, WebCT, self-directed learning, diverse communities, reflect, ICT, co-operative working, time management, report writing skills, real world i...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Documentary video dissertation in American Studies
The production of documentary videos has been an innovative and dynamic feature of course delivery in the Department of American and Canadian Studies. The Department is now building on this experience to introduce an audio-visual documentary dissertation as an option for Single Honours students. ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Documentary video dissertation, video dissertation, documentary, video, production, camerawork, storyboarding, editing techniques, WebCT, documentary, dissertation, website, visual comprehension, pres...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Engineering learner independence
This project concerns induction within the School of Engineering and in particular examines direct admission, usually for overseas students to second and exclusively overseas students to the third year of BEng and MEng. The project provides second year undergraduate students with an opportunity...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Learner Independence, LIP, Learner independence project, induction, independent learners, plagiarism, Pre-Induction, WebCT, Freshers, learning styles, welfare,learning skills, transition, retentio...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Exploring the potential of improving language learning and teaching by combining the digital lab and the latest IT and web-based resources
The assumption was that the availability of a series of voice tools would be the ideal extension of the development of e-learning and independent learning material on WebCT. This has certainly happened: with the new Wimba voice tools, students can complete listening, speaking and pronunciation t...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : voice, tools, e-learning, independent learning, WebCT, Wimba, voice tools, listening, speaking, pronunciation, webpages, podcast, audio material, single interface, technology tools, audio clips, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
French studies: WebCT for the French department
This project deals with providing a one-stop open learning resource that students of the French department, of whatever level, can use to answer any questions they might have about learning the language, and to: * find out about what resources are available to them when they are studying the Fren...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2001
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : French studies, WebCT for the French department, download worksheets, WebCT, learning methods, resources, open learning resource, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
French studies: blended learning in modern languages using WebCT
The project aimed to promote learner autonomy, especially in the areas of listening, reading, vocabulary acquisition and the development of grammatical competence. Supplementary aims included: • to extend staff’s pedagogical expertise to areas of e-learning of direct benefit to CML programmes; •...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2008
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Open Access modules, commercial training, learner autonomy, listening, reading, vocabulary acquisition, pedagogical expertise, e-learning, non-specialist learners, residence abroad, digital learning, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Hispanic studies: developing autonomous language – learning strategy for Spanish WebCT
This project aimed to develop a complete on-line resource for Ab Initio students in Hispanic Studies in order to prepare them to join the post A-level group in the second year. Furthermore, it also aimed to assist students from other programmes with important gaps in their knowledge of Spanish. T...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : on-line resource, WebCT, practice exercises, extra reading, managing their own learning, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Humanities and Historical Studies Learner Independence Project
The project will result in the creation of a skills suite using WebCT, designed for use in conjunction with face-to-face learning in individual modules as appropriate, or as a supplement to conventional teaching contexts such as seminars and lectures. The project has successfully assessed the cur...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Humanities and Historical Studies, Skills4Arts, WebCT, learning, pre-induction, generic skills, skills, induction, LiP, retention,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Humanities generic research skills on the web
This project aims to enhance the School of Humanities postgraduate portfolio by developing the first stage of a web-based generic research skills module for postgraduates in the School of Humanities, to support the activities of the current classroom-based module running in semester 1 and to provide...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2004
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
leap, Humanities generic research skills on the web, generic research skill, WebCT, access to information, postgraduate training, flexible, skills, generic skills acquisition, interactive, centre of e...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
ICT skills development and support for level 1 (phase 1)
ICT skills development and support for level 1 Information Services used Learning Development Unit funding to develop web-based support for learning and teaching ICT skills across the University. This project builds the first phase of the project, which used LDU funding to support and deliver ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
ICT skills development, best practice, ICT skills, Higher Education sector, on-line advice, support, integrating, ICT, web-based support, WebCT, central resource, curriculum, summative assessments, i...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
ICT skills for undergraduate students – phase 2 (levels 2 and 3)
This phase of the project developed reusable learning objects aimed at the IT and Information Literacy needs of 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates, and made available in the WebCT interface. The learning objects are designed to be useful to students whether the course designer embeds them within e...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2005
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
ICT skills development, best practice, ICT skills, Higher Education sector, on-line advice, support, integrating, ICT, web-based support, WebCT, central resource, curriculum, summative assessments, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Integrating campus based and distance learning in taught postgraduate programmes in the Division of Neuroscience
This project is aimed at developing skills among academic staff in the Division in WebCT, by training the project leader, who will then disseminate skills by: 1. Developing one programme (the distance option of the MSc in Learning Disability Studies) as a model for the remaining programmes in the...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2004
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
WebCT, distance, induction programmes, distance learning, distance materials, distance students, conversion of traditional seminar-based programme, flexible learning, video-conferencing, leap, campus...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Integrating flexible e-learning and mobile technologies in geography
This project is aimed at developing students’ key skills relating to fundamental approaches to geographical enquiry by embedding the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and mobile technologies into students’ course of study. The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and mobile ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : flexible e-learning, mobile technologies,geography geographical enquiry, transferable skills, WebCT, groupwork, Geographical Information Systems, GIS, Leap, ivle,vle, learner enhancement,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Investigation of the introduction of enquiry-based learning in the School of Chemistry
The School of Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Programme is largely research-led and teacher-centred. In order to move the ownership of learning more towards students, and therefore to foster independent learning. In order to achieve these objectives, it was decided to introduce students to enquiry...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Learner independence, LIP, enquiry-based learning, Chemistry, employability skills, Advisory Committee, research, teaching practice, curriculum, lecture, laboratory-based, teaching, EBL, Flexible ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
LIP in the School of Education: skills
The key aim of the project was to help establish independent learning in new students and to give them a sound start in the skills required to be independent learners. An initial evaluation of new students’ understanding of independent learning was undertaken through questionnaires and focus grou...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
LIP,Learner independence project, independent learning, new students, skills,independent learners, learners choosing method, embedding, student curriculum, research skills, group working, peer asses...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Learner support in continuing education through learner support environment
Project Overview: The School of Education, Selly Oak, is a multidisciplinary and multi-site School. Students are mature adults, rather than 18-21 year olds, who live over a wide geographical area and attend courses on a part-time basis. This project is intended to explore the benefits and problems ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Learner support, continuing education, formative question, WebCT, quizzes, Bulletin Board, Chat, community of tutors, community of students, discussion, submission, asynchronous, web discussion, asy...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Mathematics and learning technologies (MALT) in WebCT
This project will develop support systems and procedures for the effective use of learning technologies within the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Recently released mathematical software will be used to allow the development of web-based learning resources for students. By integrating the...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Mathematics and learning technologies MALT in WebCT, MALT, WebCT, learning technologies, learning experience, questions, mathematical content, summative quizzes, interactive mathematical demonstration...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Methods and skills module within Sportex
This project centres on the methods and skills module within Sportex, which we regard as pivotal in providing students with the skills to enable active and independent learning that will benefit them throughout our programme. The overall aim is to develop systems that will enhance students’ exp...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Web-based learning and tutorials, virtual learning, environments, web based learning, WebCT, LIP, learner independence, feedback, research projects,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Online assessment and course administration Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
The bulk of this project seeks to develop a fully online administrative and student support system for modules involving a substantial component of independent learning (e.g. dissertations, mapping projects). This will allow students to easily access the required materials and submit coursework ele...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2005
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Online assessment and course administration, leap, Online assessment, submit marks, summative, formative, assessment, course materials, administrative procedures, assessment, student support system...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Online learning support for students on fieldwork placement
This project is designed to deliver a WebCT (virtual learning environment) course and was introduced into a programme that had no previous experience of managed or virtual learning environments. The course was piloted with 55 students and their tutors and was developed to take evaluation of the pilo...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Online learning support, placements,professional practice, learning materials, e-tutoring, LEaP, LEAP, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Online mineralogy and petrology
The project aimed to build on the expertise gained by geology teaching staff in order to deliver online course material, including practical classes and assessment, for undergraduate teaching in mineralogy, and igneous and metamorphic geology in general. As well as migrating the existing course cont...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Online mineralogy and petrology, leap, WebCT, Online, online tutorials, virtual, online course material, assessment template, resources, teaching,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Online support for the diploma in food safety and food legislation
The project will provide a web based method of delivery, learning and assessment for a section of the Hygiene Management module. Students are required to have a good understanding of the ecology, biology and control of common food associated pests. The WebCT course will deliver this in a manner tha...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : diploma, food safety, food legislation, remote access, WebCT food pests, LEaP, leap, LEAP, Learner Enhacement, remote sites, resources, external resources, ivle, vle,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Peer assisted learning within American Studies
The project examines the use of undergraduates with recent experience of introductory university history to assist beginning students to discuss significant methodological issues in small groups and enhance the quality of student-led seminars. - To facilitate independent learning through the use ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2004
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Peer assisted learning, independent learning, peer mentors, student-led, learning journal, seminars, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Petroleum exploration exercise using computerized interpretation of industry 3D seismic data
This project is to develop web-based software, giving classes of up to 30 Level H and M students doing the Petroleum Exploration Geology module experience in the management, analysis and interpretation of a modern petroleum industry dataset. A WebCT-based undergraduate practical exercise was deve...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Petroleum exploration, computerized interpretation, 3D seismic data, web-based software, WebCT,3D software,Design an exercise, practical exercise, assessment protocol, Leap, ivle,vle, learner enhance...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Physiotherapy: building learning communities for neurological studies
The purpose of the project is to develop learning communities where students will share experiences and learn from each other. This project will provide a modular structure within WebCT to enable the students working in learning communities to work with neurological case studies. The elements of the...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
learning communities, resource, web design, student learning, ICT, independent study skills, on-line, environment,learning, WebCT, modular structure, media clips, web based managed learning environmen...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Physiotherapy: development of WebCT tutorial on the biomechanical analysis of gait
To provide an interactive tutorial using WebCT for students to fully integrate biomechanical analysis of gait with clinical practice, and provide greater understanding of how injury or disease processes will affect this analysis. The project will enable students to access selected detailed analy...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : WebCT tutorial, force platform equipment, WebCT, tutorial flexibility, Vicon optical motion capture, interactive tutorial,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Physiotherapy: development of a web-based diagnostic tutorial on statistics
This project was aimed at providing an interactive tutorial using WebCT for students to evaluate their performance and achieve the required level of competence in statistics and research before beginning their postgraduate programme The project also allowed staff to be able to identify students...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : development of a web-based diagnostic tutorial on statistics web-based, tutorial, WebCT, interactive, FAQ, discussion area, study materials,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Physiotherapy: development of observational analysis and evaluation of human motor disorders
This project allows students to access video clips, within WebCT, of patients with different movement disorders due to neurological damage. These video clips will be used in conjunction with class-based teaching and formative assessment to develop the observational and analytical skills required in...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : observational and analytical skills, leap, learner enhancement,formative assessment,CD-ROM, portal, class-based teaching, multiple choice questions WebCT,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Placement review: development of cross-University mixed media support for students planning and undertaking off-campus study
The project examines existing practice across UoB and at other institutions, determines “best practice” and develops guidelines for students and staff to ensure consistent approaches to placement and to enable students to gain more from the experience The project has provided consistent informati...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Off-campus study, Undergraduate placement, year abroad, placement guide, Exchange Tutors
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Planning and policy development student progress files – part 1 (ePDP and related resources)
To provide an on-line facility for all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students to engage in PDP (personal development planning), with links to relevant resources To enable Schools to embed PDP into students’ programmes of study (where relevant)
Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2006
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : PDP, personal development, planning, skills, work experience, Database, WebCT, portfolio, Progress, CV, curriculum vitae,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Postgraduate teaching assistant training and mentoring development
This project will be run in collaboration with an FDLT project funded by HEFCE at the Centre for Higher Education Practice at the Open University. This national project is looking at the needs of part-time teachers in Social Science and is already working with a number of UK Universities. The Open U...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2001
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : HEFCE, FDLT, part-time teachers, mentors, learner enhancement, leap,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Pre-entry learning – phase 2 ‘skills4uni’
This project provided pre-entry academic writing skills support. Although the initial aims and objectives for the module were not all achieved, the module has formed an important element of the Access to Birmingham Higher Education Learning Module, replacing the Foundations of Learning Module. The ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Access to Birmingham (A2B) scheme, academic writing skills, transition from school, conventions, presentation skills, plagiarism, critical analysis, essay writing, remote marking, learning materials, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Project title ClinPsy-i: Web-based infrastructure for teaching and communications on the clinical psychology doctoral course
This project aims to develop and integrate the support of students on placements using WebCT into the programme of study. This support to include the development of online learning materials and communities of practice with fellow students, tutors and clinicians. Clinical psychology skills are b...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Web-based infrastructure, communications, WebCT, online learning materials, communities of practice, cop, disseminate, book reviews, extensive placement, descriptions, quizzes, placement supervisors, ...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Promoting peer feedback through a judicial review exercise
Over the lifetime of this project the School aims to explore the potential for providing dedicated opportunities for developing learner independence through interactive, iterative teamwork exercises where students play the roles of the professional participants in hypothetical legal case studies. ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Promoting peer feedback through a judicial review exercise, resource effective alternative learning, orthodox didactic, group work, student directed, group work exercises, interactive, iterative, te...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Public policy learner independence
The purpose of this project is to facilitate the development of learner independence within the School. A Learner Independence Project Task Group would be set up to review current teaching provision to identify existing good practice and to highlight areas of teaching that might be enhanced by more...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2009
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Public policy learner independence, review, current practice, purpose of learner independence, think critically, transferable skills, knowledge and its application, Learner Independence Toolkit, learn...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Review of induction and training and skills programmes and develop a student mentoring scheme
The Learner Independence Project was designed to be closer to students and cover their everyday needs. Based on the fact that WebCT covers students’ academic and formal requirements, L.I.P. was aiming to be the place that covers informal and everyday students’ requirements. With the use of a more ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
learner independence, Web-CT, transferable skills, Study Skills, Progress, Pod-casts, best practise, plagiarism, LIP, chat rooms, blogs, WebCT, Lessons learnt, Survey monkey, Personal tutor system, tr...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
School of Computer Science re-thinking student induction
The transition from school/college to university life is one of the most challenging events in a student's life and can often mean the difference between successful completion of their studies and early withdrawal from studies. Therefore we must take student induction seriously and where possible im...
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Author : CLAD, CLAD
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
student induction transition, induction, transition, institutional, disciplinary, engagement, communities of learners, formation of friendships, social networks, transition, independent, enquiry bas...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
School of Computer Science induction and linking academic skills to employability
This project is split into two facets: The first involved a teaching assistant working to develop a system that employs the University's iVLE as much as possible for getting into contact with students before they join the University. This consists of information explaining what the students can e...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
transition, retention, feedback, technical nature, standardised questionnaire, teaching assistant, iVLE, getting into contact with students, information explaining,Computer Science, study skills, focu...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
School of Dentistry Skills and Virtual Patients Project
Learning Dentistry is challenging for young people who are expected to undertake a spectrum of learning encompassing academic, practical and professional skills. The pre-clinical/clinical interface is a transitional point within the course where the development of professional skills is most cr...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
virtual patients,1Learner Independence,LIP, Dentistry skills, Dentistry, transition, clinical environment, electronic interactive learning tools, role-play scenarios, self-assessment,knowledge, skills...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
School of Education - Using problem based learning to develop on-line resources for use in the professional development of specialist teachers of the visually impaired
The focus of this study was the design, development and evaluation of online problem-based learning resources for use with postgraduate teachers studying through distance education at the University of Birmingham. Following their participation in online problem-based learning within two modules of a...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
problem-based learning, PBL, problem based, online resources , professional development, specialist teachers, visually impaired Learner enhancement project, LEAP, leap, LeAP, on-line problem-based lea...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Student induction and core skills survey
This project aims to: • seek out good practice in inducting students into the higher education learning environment • review good practice in embedding skills into the curriculum • review currently available learning resources in study skills that academics can adapt for their own subject areas...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Student induction and core skills survey, induction, good practice, embedding, skills, curriculum, ePortfolio, WebCT, learner independence, leap, lip, assessment, feedback, instant marking, learning b...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Study skills including pre-induction
This project deals with an identified gap in supporting students who do not have a learning support agreement. The project involves giving specific training to postgraduates who would then support undergraduate students and utilises existing on-line resources already available within the college. ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
small groups, face-to-face learning, retention agenda, employability skills, confidence building, peer-support, Improve retention figures, on-line materials, LiP, student transition, transition, reten...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
The development of a WebCT learning environment to support life science part-time programmes of study
The design of a WebCT site which is used to provide a significant volume of diverse support material for the course, including references, links to topical news stories and additional lecture notes, copies of power point files, instructions for residential weeks, etc. Both course leaders update the ...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2004
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
discussion groups, online tutorial system, WebCT, learning environment,learning resources,on-line, learning environment, studied at home, exchange of ideas, ideas, learning communities, tutorial group...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
The philosophy of thought
The principal aim of this project was to construct an online ‘Interactive Learning Environment’ to facilitate first-year philosophy students’ active and collaborative learning of philosophical logic, to accompany a module on the topic (Philosophy of Thought). It was envisaged that the ILE would comp...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2003
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
The philosophy of thought, online Interactive Learning Environment, active, collaborative, learning, network of web pages, Online handouts, hyperlinks, Exercises, games, forums fora, hyperlinks, ergo...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Using WebCT to develop a postgraduate research methods module
The project is aimed at designing and implementing in WebCT a two-week Research Methods module which will introduce students to social science research methods, focusing particularly on approaches to studies in organisational, development and governance contexts. The module will be delivered online,...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2008
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Using WebCT to develop a postgraduate research methods module, WebCT, Research Methods, social science research methods, delivered online, theoretical discussion, guided group discussions, practical t...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Utilising WebCT (or equivalent technology) to develop: an information and content depository; student feedback and student tutor communications; and enhancement and development of learner independence across the School
This project deals with the development of WebCT within the School of Physics and Astronomy, specifically To develop a set of digital tools that staff can use in their teaching, learning and research, and support their embedding in academic practice.
Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2010
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
WebCT, information, content depository, student feedback, student tutor communications, enhancement, development, learner independence, LIP, progress, e-learning Web based learning student l...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Web hosted AIM tests suitable for undergraduate mathematics
The fundamental aims of this project are • to improve and enhance student learning in the important first year module Mathematics Core • to improve student support and to implement better monitoring in the crucial transitional phase of undergraduate study in mathematics. To achieve these aims, w...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Mathematics and learning technologies MALT in WebCT, MALT, WebCT, learning technologies, learning experience, questions, mathematical content, summative quizzes, interactive mathematical demonstration...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Web-based distance learning modules for MA Shakespeare and Theatre
This project aims to promote and facilitate world-wide access to the MA Shakespeare and Theatre Programme and thus: • Increase student numbers • Extend availability, flexibility and choice of pathway • Enhance students’ learning experiences and the acquisition of skills • Improve delivery and...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Web-based distance learning modules for MA Shakespeare and Theatre, Shakespeare Institute, Shakespeare Studies, web-based DL, distance learning, standard web browser, electronic communication, virtual...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Web-based learning and tutorials
The project issues around web-based learning and tutorials and is designed to be a pilot scheme whose results will be disseminated to all colleagues within the School and beyond. In addition, the project team aim to work closely with the School’s web officer once he/she has been appointed. The p...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2004
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Web-based learning and tutorials, virtual learning, environments, web based learning, WebCT, evaluation, student development, write references, personal CV, self development, learner enhancement, le...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
Web-based support for Key Skills across the Humanities Curriculum
This project developed the first stage of a 20 credit, self-standing, key skills module for level 1 students on the UoB Westhill, BA Humanities Programmes. Key within the project was to develop the ICT component of the new module, identifying the learning outcomes, assessment methods, learning m...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2001
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Key Skills, LEaP,LEAP, leap, Learner enhancement project, assessment,outcomes, learning,learning materials, support systems,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
WebCT for MBA (IBF) embedding WebCT into the iMBA programme
To increase the number of iMBA modules supported by WebCT to include all 4 core modules and at least 3 optional modules by the start of the Autumn Term 2002. The second phase of this project built upon the first phase by aiming to increase the number of iMBA modules supported by WebCT. The proj...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2002
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : LEaP, WebCT, Discussion groups, chat rooms, notice boards, module programme calendars, quizzes, modules via WebCT, Communications Tools, interactive learning, Students home pages, Lessons learnt,
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
WebCT for MBA (IBF): Developing the use of communication tools
The first phase of this project aimed to enhance the learning experience of MBA (International Banking and Finance) students by utilising WebCT to develop an intranet based central learning support package. The project aimed to supplement paper-based course information traditionally given to studen...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2011
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords : Keywords, WebCT, learning support,Communications Tools, MBA, exercises, competitions, questionnaires, intranet, interactive, LEaP
Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
WebCT in Law
The principal objective of this project is to provide Law based students with web-based materials in support of their programme of study. This will include ready access to • materials which would otherwise be available only in printed / photocopied form; • collections of existing web-based...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2008
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
WebCT in Law, self-tests, WebCT, communications, course material, Web Development Co-ordinator, links to cases, statutes, periodical, news pages, surveys, discussion boards, group reports, surveys, su...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
ePDP and study skills support
The project aims to develop Web based systems and teaching materials designed to enhance learner independence. Initially we will build on a LDU project (awarded June 2006 – see CLAD – HIST067 - see additional information below for link) to develop Electronic Personal Development Plan (EPDP) software...
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Author : CLAD, LDU
Date : 2007
Source : Project Report. University of Birmingham, Birmingham.
Keywords :
Developing electronic personal development plan software, Progress, Self evaluation, Induction, skills and support, Study, WebCT, marks, feedback, careers advice, personal development, learner indepen...
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Collection : Education Enhancement Projects
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