Teaching and Research Awards 2015

We are pleased to announce that proposals are now being accepted for the next round of UK and International Teaching and Research Awards (TRA) funding for 2015. The TRA scheme provides support for original pedagogic research studies that explore innovative practice in the areas of open and distance teaching and assessment, and the use of technology-enhanced learning … Continue reading

Higher education teaching in virtual worlds

Download the full report: HE teaching in virtual worlds [pdf, 872kb] Summary Immersive virtual worlds are online environments that aim to simulate aspects of the real world. They were first developed for gaming but rapidly came to have more serious uses, particularly in education. The best-known and most widely used virtual world is Second Life, which was … Continue reading

Developing a PG certificate in higher education for teachers at ICEF Moscow

Jane Pritchard, Teaching and Learning Centre, London School of Economics Keywords: teacher education, higher education, distance learning, video conferencing Abstract The International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) is an autonomous department of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (NRUHSE) in Moscow, Russia that was established in 1997 in collaboration with the London School of … Continue reading

Using eLearning to support clinical skills acquisition: Exploring the experiences and perceptions of postgraduate first year pre-registration nursing students

Jacqueline Bloomfield and Anne Jones Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London Keywords: e-learning, clinical skills, nurse education Abstract Students entering nursing now come from a more diverse range of backgrounds than was the case a few decades ago and this is the case particularly with mature entrants to the profession. These students have a … Continue reading