Teaching and Research Award resources

Below is a list of all the previous awards that the CDE has funded, plus links to the specific TRA award pages where you can see abstracts, download reports and link to other resources.

Alternatively, use the search function to the right of this page with any keywords of interest.

The Centre has published summaries of our Teaching and Research Award output. Download the reports below:

CDE TRA papers 2012 update

CDE TRA Selected Papers 2011 



Integrating library literacy through distance learning module design  Dr Clare Brooks (Dept of Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment, Institute of Education)

An e-publishing platform for legal education: Phase II: A study to explore the use of e-books, e-readers and tablet computing in the delivery of learning materials to enhance the student learning experience  Patricia McKellar (Associate Director, University of London Undergraduate Laws Programme)

Learning Analytics: students’ online participation and academic performance  Dr Jonathan P San Diego and Dr Panagiotis Fotaris (Informatics and Technology Enhanced Learning Hub, King’s College London Dental Institute)

Sponsored/scholarship students: Does additional support in the form of teaching and in-country institutional support have an impact on their retention, progression and level of achievement? Dr Christine Thuranira-McKeever (Veterinary Clinical Services, Royal Veterinary College)



Evaluating a  Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Programme for Global Health Psychiatry  Dr Alexander Finlayson, Dr Susannah Whitwell and Molly Fyfe (King’s Centre for Global Health)

Teaching observations at a distance – the effectiveness of the process and the impact on practice  Dr Ayona Silva-Fletcher (Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College)



Using e-learning to support clinical skills development and enhance the student experience in a cohort of post-graduate nursing students: an evaluation  Dr Jacqueline Bloomfield and Dr Anne Jones (Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London)

Open educational resources in distance education: Adopting a model of open learning in academic practice  Dr Stylianos Hatzipanagos (King’s Learning Institute, King’s College London) and Patricia McKellar and Dr Steven Warburton (University of London, Undergraduate Laws Programme)

Implementing and evaluating ipsative feedback  Dr Gwyneth Hughes and Liz Wood (Institute of Education)

Developing a PG Cert Higher Education for International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) Teachers  Dr Jane Pritchard and Neil Maclean (Teaching and Learning Centre, London School of Economics)

Identifying predictors for success for computing students studying in a distance context  Sarah Rauchas (Department of Computing, Goldsmiths)

Peer learning and knowledge sharing for distance learning students using mobile phones   Niall Winters (London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education), Chris Joynes (London International Development Centre) and Micah Matiangi & Caroline Mbindyo (African Medical and Research Foundation)



Use of ipsative assessment in distance learning:  Gwyneth Hughes, Faculty of Policy and Society, Institute of Education

Mobile Phones for Development (MOB4DEV): Supporting Veterinary Treatment of Distance Learners in Tanzania:  Dr Niall Winters, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education



Formulating pedagogical guidelines for online learning tools in support of mathematics learning in a diverse student group:  Prof Martin Anthony, Dept of Mathematics, London School of Economics

The reflective and empowered learner; building student engagement with formative assessment practices:  Dr Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King’s Institute of Learning and Teaching, Kings College London

A study to compare four different methods of online communication in a distance learning postgraduate course in Dermatology:  Dr Virginia Hubbard, Centre for Cutaneous Research, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Queen Mary

Collaboration and communication in distance supervision of MA Dissertations: perceptions of supervisors and students:  Dr Amos Paran, Institute of Education

Use of social software for online tutorials in Structural Biology:  Dr Clare Sansom, School of Crystallography, Birkbeck College

The place of distance education within the student life-world: a study of international distance learners:  Dr Neil Selwyn, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education

Wake-up calls for learning: an inclusive approach to supporting first-year students:  Dr Ursula Wingate, Dept of Education and Professional Studies, King’s College London



Achieving interactivty in distance learing of phonetic skills:  Michael Ashby, Dept of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London

Online self-access course teaching reading skills for Business Dutch:  Prof Theo Hermans, Department of Dutch, University College London

Student retention: the role of formal induction and communication in retention of postgraduate distance learning students:  Sarah Jones, Centre for Financial and Management Studies, School of Oriental and Asian Studies

Exploring the use of social software in Libraries:  Dr Jane Secker, Centre for Learning Technology, London School of Economics

Computer mediated tasks and tutor inputs (CITTI):  Dr Hugh Starkey, School of Arts and Humanities, Institute of Education

Developing course team approaches to task design:  Adam Unwin, Maths, Science and Technology, Institute of Education

Bibliospace: developing a rich personal bibliographic landscape for distance learners using a lightweight social referencing system:  Dr Steve Warburton, King’s College London

Supporting collaborative groupwork using mobile phones in distance education:  Dr Niall Winters, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education



The development of methods for eliciting learner narratives within a framework for embedded evaluation for fully online distance learners:  Caroline Daly, The Centre for Excellence: work-based learning for Educational Professional, Institute of Education

Pedagogical models of synchronous audiographic conferencing:  Tim Neumann/Dr Sara de Freitas, London Knowledge Lab

Course for all? Improving access to online learning:  Dr Will Gibson, School of culture, Language and Communication, Institute of Education

User-oriented support tools for learning analysis and design:  Prof Diana Laurillard, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education

Examining the potential delivery of the RAMLine project — a coherent structure for the delivery of music-based education:  Anthony Pitts, Royal Academy of Music

Developing communities of practice: a preliminary analysis of third party institutions in the undergraduate External Laws Programme: a clash of teaching cultures of potential for developing synergies?  Dr Wayne Morrison, Queen Mary University

e-Learning activity templates — phase 2 facilitating models of e-learning:  Dr Anita Pincas, Lifelong Education and International Development (LEID), Institute of Education

Designing online tasks for effective discussions:  Dr Hugh Starkey, School of Arts and Humanities, Institute of Education

Closing the loop: identifying effective formative assessment practices and feedback processes that empower the learner and enhance the student experience in open and distance learning:  Dr Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King’s Institute of Learning and Teaching, Kings College London

Reading for a degree?  Sandra Tury, Online Services, University of London



Teachers as media producers in virtual classrooms:  Tim Neumann, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education

Investigating the feasibility of tutor accreditation as a means of enhancing student support in distance learning:  Dr Beverley Brown, Laws Consortium, University of London International Programmes

A study into the use of weblogs as a dialogic tool for supporting community, collaboration and reflection in distance learning environments:  Dr Steven Warburton, Laws Consortium, University of London

Developing an educational model for delivery and support of postgraduate distance learning in Southern Africa that incorporates m-learning:  Jon Gregson, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

To support the setting up of a distance e-learning course in phonetics:  Michael Ashby, Dept of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London

A study of e-learners experiences in the mixed-mode professional degree programme, the Master of Teaching:  Caroline Daly, The Centre for Excellence: work-based learning for Educational Professional, Institute of Education

E-learning and teaching: activity templates:  Anita Pincas, Lifelong Education and International Development (LEID), Institute of Education

Peer observation of teaching in the online environment: an action research approach:  Dr Deborah Swinglehurst, University College London


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