Showing posts from January, 2013

Open Northampton gathers pace

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Open Northampton gathers pacebyonJANUARY 21, 2013 · LEAVE A COMMENT · inLEARNTECH NEWSPROJECTS Following our successful bid to the Leadership Foundation, under the Changing the Learning Landscape scheme, Professor Megan Quentin-Baxter from Newcastle University visited Northampton on 17 January, where she held meeting with a range of colleagues interested in the Open Northampton project.
She delivered an introductory session on open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP), attended by 25 representatives from our staff and students. As a result of consultation with various groups during the session, Megan collated some of the collective thoughts around what are some of the key terms with reference to OERs and OEPs; Some of the dreams and nightmares; and some of the enablers and barriers. Megan will compile a structured plan to develop and enhance staff and stud…

Open Northampton – gaining momentum

Taken from: by Rob Howe

Open Northampton – gaining momentum

The Open Northampton project aims to put the university on the global map of open educational resources (OER) and develop appropriate open practices in curriculum design and delivery. Approval by UET was obtained and work has begun on a number of fronts. A bid was secured from the Leadership Foundation, which will provide the university with consultancy time led by Professor Megan Quentin-Baxter of Newcastle University. Megan is well known in the field of OER. She and Tim Seale of the Open University will be running sessions on various aspects of open practices at Northampton. Their contribution will be valuable to get the Open Northampton project off the ground, and to raise awareness of OER across the university. Sessions will be held on 17 and 28 January, 12 and 20 February, 5 and 20 March. We would very much encourage colleagues to partici…

Learntech and iNorthampton app

Two blog entries concerning the Learning Technology Team and the iNorthampton app taken from:

The Learntech team 2013 – January updatebyonJANUARY 8, 2013

Julie Usher left the team at the end of June 2012 and Adel Gordon subsequently moved into the role of supporting Science and Technology. Rob Farmer moved into the role of supporting Arts. Belinda Green joined the team on 17th September as dedicated Learning Technologist for The School of Education (funded by the School). This is similar to Andy Stenhouse who is funded by The School of Health and is their dedicated Learning Technologist. Al Holloway maintains a central position with a supporting role for Education and Health – working with Belinda and Andy. Rachel Maxwell joined the team on a part time (0.8) post on the 5th November and is picking up support for NBS from Adel Gordon. We currently have a vacancy for Rob Davis’ post as he left on the 21st December. The interviews for this pos…

Journal: Call for papers

Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education (ELEHE): Call for papers!

ELEHE is an open-access international peer-reviewed online journal twice yearly, enthusiastically addressing the challenge of enhancing learning in Higher Education. The journal seeks to explore innovations which impact on student learning, and to share effective practice across different contexts. It aims to enhance the student experience of learning by an engaged commitment to the student voice. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education thus has a unique mission.
Papers are welcome which embrace the student voice to help improve the learner experience in ways which have been shown to impact positively on students. As well as learner experience in the teaching environment it also includes all aspects that improve the learner’s experience in Higher Education. 
The journal is interdisciplinary in scope. It welcomes a diverse range of a…

STRiPe publications

A selection of 2012 relevant publications involving staff involved with the STRiPe group

Journals Maunder, R.,Turner, S., Sneddon, S. and Crouch, A. (2012) Editorial.Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education.4(1), pp. 1-2. 2041-3122. More details can be found here.Kariyawasam K., A., Turner S., Hill G. (2012) "Is it Visual? The importance of a Problem Solving Module within a Computing course", Computer Education, Volume 10, Issue 166, May 2012, pp. 5-7, ISSN: 1672-5913. More details can be found here.Hill G., Turner S. (2012) "Referencing within Code in Software Engineering Education!", Computer Education, Volume 10, Issue 166, May 2012, pp. 1-4, ISSN: 1672-5913.More details can be found here.Conference Turner, S.and Al-Sherbaz, A. (2012) "What's the problem with problem-solving?" Seminar Presentation presented to: Insights into the future of learning and teaching at Northampton, University of Northampton, 3rd December 2012More details can be …