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Vol 12 Issue 1 (Summer 2017)
Making learning more accessible and effective

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Editorial
Charles Neame
Manchester Metropolitan's Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) scheme
Charles Neame
The impact of peer-mentoring on the experience of first year business students
Marilena Antoniadou and Hannah-Louise Holmes
Beyond Moodle and Powerpoint: Mobile and technology-enhanced learning in the humanities, languages and social sciences
Magdelena Bober
Narratives of Need: Exploring the Barriers to Help-Seeking in Undergraduate Students
John E Goldring, Sal Watt, Nazneen Ismail and Emily Wakeland
Understanding Learner Disengagement: Why do students pay £9,000 a year not to attend lectures?
Mark Langan and Nicola Whitton
Reflections on the use of Student Response Systems in the HE classroom
Orlagh McCabe
Questions as 'springboards': a dialogic approach to fostering critical enquiry and reflection in dance
Rachel Rimmer
Personalized Education Using Adaptive Learning Technology: One Size doesn’t have to fit all
Paul Smith
 

Vol 11 Issue 2 (Summer 2016)
Open Issue

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Editorial
Charles Neame
Maths Cafés: Are they everyone's cup of tea?
Paul Gray, Natalie Simpson and Julie Scott Jones
Let's Animate: Reflections on a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning funded project
Jenny Fisher
Enhancing belonging, confidence and academic development through meaningful Personal Tutoring
Jenny van Hooff and Adam Westall
Facilitating the transition to higher education: An exploration of students' perceptions and experiences
Claire Hamshire
FLEX to evidence Good Standing
Chrissi Nerantzi and Kath Botham
A personal reflection on the use of Microteaching in Creative Disciplines
Kate Dunstone
Developing and using marking rubics based on the MMU standard assessment descriptors: Reflections on two approaches
Rod Cullen et al
 

Vol 11 Issue 1 (Autumn 2015)
Open Facilitator Stories

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Editorial
Charles Neame
Open Facilitator Stories: What is this all about? The 2014 Collection
Carol Yeager and Chrissi Nerantzi
Friday night’s alright for open online learning
Alex Spiers
The importance of social glue in open facilitation, a personal exploration
Chrissi Nerantzi
My Reflections of being a Facilitator on the BYOD4L course
Chris Rowell
Facilitating the unknown
David Hopkins
A facilitator’s journey: a game of two halves…
Neil Withnell
My role as a facilitator: The value of reflection from multiple personal perspectives
Sue Beckingham
Facilitating and Residing in a Digital World
Sam Illingworth
Facilitating an Open Online Learning Course
Catherine Hack
Moving from personal to institutional engagement - my BYOD4L timeline
Sheila MacNeill
Facilitation as a personal engagement in an open space
Andrew Middleton
Tweetchat experience - what’s in a ‘140 character tweet’
Katherine Jensen
Facilitating an online course for the first time
Anne Jones
Assessment in Higher Education Online Open Course
Rod Cullen
Rachel’s reflections
Rachel Forsyth
Reflections on the Peer to Peer University (P2PU) ‘Intro to Openness’ Course
Lenandlar Singh
Facilitator’s Reflections on P2PU ‘Intro to Openness’ Course
Peter Reed
Facilitating the Community as Curriculum in Open Education
Carol Yeager
My story as an open facilitator
Mina Sotiriou
Refining Flexible, Bite-Sized Open Education for Work Based Learners
Colin Gray
 

Vol 10 Issue 1 (Spring 2015)
Open Issue

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Contents

Editorial
Charles Neame
Exploring the role of the Expert
Sam Illingworth
Introducing ALF
Joe McCullagh
The Benefits of Peer Mentoring for Disabled Students
Gill Rice, Samuel Parker, Nahida Shabbir, Alexandra Galbraith
'People will never forget how you made them feel'
Eileen Pollard
Programme quality documentation and Education for Sustainable Development: an overview across MMU
Valeria Vargas
Screencasting as a means of Enhancing the Student Learning Experience
Paul Smith
MMU Flotilla – What would being in the top 50 universities for teaching look like?
Eleanor Livermore
 

Vol 9 Issue 3 (Summer 2013)
Employability

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Contents

Editorial
Linda Matthews and Rita Lewin
Employability: Transferable skills ranked by students and recruiters
Wendy Wild
Helping first year students understand employability
Judy Reeve and Pauline Hearn
Employability skills and MMU Library: how we can help
Emily Shields and David Matthews
Social Care Placement Development- a work in progress paper
Victoria Morris
Practice Perspectives: An Interview with Clare Knox-Bentham, Outreach Support Tutor in Art and Design
Linda Matthews, Clare Knox-Bentham
Pinterest on Employability
Helen Jones
 

Vol 9 Issue 2 (2012-3)
Open Issue

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Using web conferencing technology to deliver Webinars at MMU
Rod Cullen, Calum Thomson
Building on the Positives of the ‘Student Experience': Outcomes froma targeted Student Experience event
Joshua Riggs, A.Mark Langan, W.Rod Cullen
 

Vol 9 Issue 1 (Autumn 2012)
Equality and Diversity in Learning and Teaching

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Editorial
Dawn Nicholson
Equal? Diverse? Accessible?
John Brooks, Vice-Chancellor
The MMU Single Equality Scheme
Mona Patel and Dawn Nicholson
The impact of social policy reforms on equality and diversity at MMU
Paul Norman
What should you know about your students?
Mark Langan, Emma Taylor
Internationalisation and the inclusive curriculum
Alicia Prowse
Putting inclusion into practice: Designing out Personal Learning Plans for students with mild to moderate dyslexia
Dawn Nicholson, Rita Lewin, Nahida Shabbir and Kath Botham
Supporting Art and Design students transition into Higher Education: an ongoing project
Julie Haslam
Making reasonable adjustments for reading and language disabilities with visual and audio communication
Peter McKenna
Building Moodle courses that are accessible
Rod Cullen, Mark Roche
Unit X
Jane McFadyen, Alan Holmes
Online digital portfolio for student applications to Art and Design programmes
Alan Holmes
Raising student awareness of disability and diversity through an assessed conference organisation activity in final year Healthcare Science programmes
Michael Hayes
Disabled Student Support: Learner Development Service
Nahida Shabbir
Inclusive Curriculum Design and Delivery: A University-wide Task and Finish Group
Matthew Gawne, Dawn Nicholson
 

Vol 8 Issue 3 (Spring 2011)
Open Issue

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Make them eat their greens?: reshaping teaching, learning and assessment of a first year undergraduate unit
Rachel Delbridge ,Alicia Prowse, Sian Lambert
Integration and development of student, staff and external partner interest and engagement in research.
Julie Marshall
 

Vol 8 Issue 2 (Summer 2009)
Linking Teaching and Research

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Linking Research and Teaching in Microbiology
Joanna Verran
Integration and development of student, staff and external partner interest and engagement in research
Julie Marshall
Enhancing teaching-research links through active field-based learning and peer review
Dawn Nicholson
 

Vol 8 Issue 1 (Spring 2009)
Open Issue

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ARGOSI: Alternate Reality Games for Orientation, Socialisation and Induction
Rosie Jones , Nicola Whitton
Numeracy Skills and Employability
Richard Cameron
From Boring to Exploring
Sue Jepson
Real World Learning = Enhanced Employability
Gianpaolo Vignali , Isabell Hodgson
Formative assessment models and their impact on Initial Teacher Training
Debra Kidd
Attendance as a measure of student motivation and engagement
Nicola Hughes
 

Vol 7 Issue 3 (Autumn 2008)
Assessment

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The University Assessment Framework
Rachel Forsyth
Student Assessment Workloads: a review
Alan Fielding
Final year undergraduate student plagiarism: academic staff and student perceptions
Luke Armstrong , Rachel Delbridge
Teaching students about plagiarism
Maureen Dawson , Joyce Overfield
Deploying formative assessment during field work: using a classroom response system (CRS) outdoors on an ecology fieldtrip
Dr W Rod Cullen , Dr Mark Langan, Dr Robin Sen, Paul Chipman
Sociology of Cyberspace: Assessing Generation Y
Helen Jones
 

Vol 7 Issue 2 (Summer 2008)
Open Issue

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Developing creativity amongst first year science undergraduates: art assignments in science curricula
Joanna Verran
Active Learning in History Seminars
Paul Oldfield
Use of vidcasts and their link to the performance of first year undergraduates at MMUBS
Kieran Maguire
Are your students ready to study in an online or blended learning environment?
Nicola Greaves
The MMUBS Podcast Project: Establishing the groundwork for a podosphere
Nillan Fakira
Autonomy, Motivation and IT skills: Impacts on the engagement of Physiotherapy students with eLearning
Claire Hamshire , Rod Cullen
Inclusive Learning and Assessment Practice: Feedback from d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Dawn Nicholson
Student views of diversity in two faculties at MMU
Susan Jacobs , Maureen Dawson, Emily Falconer
Destination Choice and MMU Cheshire Students
Susan Curtis
Developing a Programme Strategy for Feedback on Assessed Work
Rachel Forsyth
 

Vol 7 Issue 1 (Spring 2008)
Podcasting

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Assessing the use of Video and Audio Podcasts in the Teaching and Learning of Computing: A Pilot Study
Atif Waraich
An evaluation of enhanced student support (including podcasting) on assessed course work achievement and student satisfaction
Nick Scott
Eleven Months in Pod-casting
Jane Matthews
Using Students' Assignments to Create a Library of Re-usable Learning Objects
Philip Scown
Using YouTubeTM to deliver instructional videos in Exercise and Sport Science
Adrian Burden , Ed Parker
 

Vol 6 Issue 3 (Autumn 2007)
Ensuring Student Success

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Re-imagining the Student Experience: UK Higher Education in the 21st Century
Liz Marr
Understanding our Students' Motivations and Expectations
Maria Wowk
No Time to Study
Helen Rowe
Why do Foundation Year Students Fail to Attend their Classes?
Nicola Hughes , Pauline Hearn
Ensuring Student Success for d/Deaf1 and Hard of Hearing Students at MMU
Dawn Nicholson
Developing Online Assessments within Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Education
Christopher Mitchell
Feedback and Student Retention
Dawn Nicholson , Mark Langan
 

Vol 6 Issue 2 (Summer 2007)
Open Issue

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What makes PDP work for students?
Pauline Hearn
Distinctive Dialogues - The International E-communication Exchange
Helen Jones
Supporting Large Group Teaching: the use of two complementary interactive learning strategies
May Assawi , Maureen Dawson
Benchmarking e-Learning at MMU
Bill Johnston
Blog Technology at MMUBS: Collaboration and Reflection in Student Learning - a research outcome
Nillan Fakira
 

Vol 6 Issue 1 (Spring 2007)
Encouraging Independence

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Training for Independent Learning
Karen Peters , Rosie Jones, David Matthews
Café Culture: The Use of Knowledge Cafés as an Innovative Learning Teaching Method
Rachel McLean
Employability and the International Agenda
Sharon Handley
Student Satisfactions in using Work Packs as aids to learning
Ken Parsons
Experiences with developing an online Certificate in Egyptology at the University of Manchester
Anita Gill
 

Vol 5 Issue 1 (Winter 2006)
Widening Participation

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Full Circle Widening Participation - developing a model based on the student experience and student success at MMU Cheshire
Joss West-Burnham
Diversity and Achievement: how non-traditional students succeed in Higher Education
Kate Kirk
The Social Construction of the New Student
Liz Marr
Who Helps the Helpers? an interim report on work in progress
Peter Millen
Aimhigher at MMU
Peter Riley
Aspiration or Attainment - what are we trying to achieve?
Susan McGrath
Raising Achievement and Aspirations Through Football
Karen Duggan
Introducing ALIC at AUT - Enhancing learning and teaching with linguistically and culturally diverse students
Lorraine Parker , Alison Kirkness
 

Vol 4 Issue 1 (Summer 2005)
Information Technology

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Metaphors for University Teaching
Kim McShane
Supporting First Year Undergraduates through Blended Learning
Margaret Kendall , Alicia Prowse
3 Years of E-learning - the guinea pigs bite back!
Helen Jones
Attendance System
Liz Marr , Guy Lancaster
The JISC Plagiarism Detection Service Revisited
Bill Johnston
Sociology Students Submit! to the JISC Plagiarism Detection Service
Maria Wowk
A 3D Response to Reducing Cut-and-paste Plagiarism Using the JISC Plagiarism Detection Service
Ian Martin , Mark Stubbs
The PlaySMART Research Project: promoting thinking through physical education
Tom Bell
 

Vol 3 Issue 3 (Winter 2004)
Focusing on Students

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Conceptualising the Student-Tutor Relationship: Adventures in Marxist and Realist Analysis
David Webster
Developing and Sharing Best Practice: some key issues and principles
Della Fazey
Plagiarism Project 2002 - 2004: A how NOT to do it guide for students
Bill Johnston
Designing Out Plagiarism and Supporting Widening Participation: a strategy implemented to support a technical unit, with online submission
Richard Eskins
Enhancing Feedback to Students: Technology Can Help
Jonathan Willson
Degrees of Uncertainty or TIPS for Success? Oiling the wheel rather than reinventing it
Gill Rice , Karen Duggan
The Employability of History Students
David Nicholls
Diversity and Achievement
Kate Kirk
LT2004 fast-forward: A winning formula?
Mike Cole
 

Vol 3 Issue 2 (Summer 2004)
Reflection, Work in Progress and Successes

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Quality Assurance of Open and Distributed Learning
Jim Petch
QA for Online Courses - A View from the Shop Floor
Alan Fielding , Simon Harris, Sue King
UNIGIS - Quality Assurance Crossing Borders
David Lambrick
How Quality Assurance Can Learn From Distributed Learning
Louise Walmsley
Quality Assurance In Open, Distance and Online Learning: From Cottage Industry Into The Mainstream
Fred Lockwood
Integrating eLearning into University Procedures at UMIST
Bland Tomkinson , Simon Perry
The Role of Evaluation in the Quality Assurance of eLearning
Professor Grainne Conole
Inside and Outside the UK Quality Assurance Box: some issues for open and distributed learning
Bernadette Robinson
Certificating Your Quality Assurance
Richard Freeman
Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning: A National Perspective
Professor John Slater
Collaborative Provision, and Flexible and Distributed Learning (Including e-Learning): QAA’s Revised Code Of Practice
Peter Williams
Learning by Doing
Lisa Oakley , Katherine Kinmond
Embodying Theory: Choreographic 'style' explored through Labanotation (Dancing off the page)
Rachel Duerden
Research in Progress: Good practice in Open and Distance Learning – the experience of postgraduate students on the Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Health Promoting Practice
Mary Issitt
Professional and Academic Development through Externally Funded Initiatives, or, Why should teaching staff get involved in 'Reach-Out'?
Gaye Heathcote
Plagiarism Detection and JISC
Bill Johnston
 

Vol 3 Issue 1 (Spring 2004)
Professional Development

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Developing the Workforce: learning and teaching in Action
David Skidmore
Framework for Online Professional Development
Santosh Panda
Survey of Academic and Professional Development Needs
Nuala Byrne
Staff Development for Open and Flexible Learning
Colin Latchem
Getting the Balance Right: Developing a Blended Approach to the Support of Technology
Rachel Forsyth
The European Computer Driving Licence within MMU: The perceptions and performance of participants in the training programme
Fred Lockwood
 

Vol 2 Issue 3 (Autumn 2003)
Enhancing Learning and Teaching: Things Which Made a Difference

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Blended Learning: One Small Step
Mark Stubbs , Ian Martin
Real-time Lesson Observation: using technology in teacher training to learn about technology in the classroom
Maureen Haldane
Telestia AB Multi Media CD Rom - Pattern Technology
Clare Culliney
Using e-learning technology for student support - an early adopter's experiences
Peter Cuthbert
An evaluation of the perceived importance and success of a Department-level key skills scheme
Nuala Byrne
Trends in Faculty Use and Perceptions of E-Learning
Som Naidu
 

Vol 2 Issue 2 (Summer 2003)
Flexible and Lifelong Learning

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Lifelong Learning Priorities
Rob Halsall
Flexible Learning within MMU: Working smarter not harder
Fred Lockwood
“What the ..@#~* PDP* < $*|>.. is going on ?”
Trevor Williamson
How adults really learn - or what we think we know about how they learn!
Jane Artess
'Transformative' Models for Learning, Teaching and Academic Professional Development � A �Self-ish� Approach
Shaheena Abbass
Developing a Departmental Employability Strategy
Chrissie Gibson
The eUniversity
David Lambrick
Skills for Lifelong Learning: A Progress Report
Louise Willmot
Professional Modern Apprenticeships
Vic Leyden
Lifelong Learning Means You Too: A Review of Staff Development Activity
Hannah Peace
 

Vol 2 Issue 1 (Winter 2003)
Assessment

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The Concept of Plagiarism
Bill Johnston
Plagiarism Detection Software - a new JISC service
Rachel Forsyth
Can students assess students effectively? Some insights into peer-assessment
A Mark Langan , C Philip Wheater
Exploring the potential of Multiple-Choice Questions in Assessment
Edwina Higgins , Laura Tatham
Developing a new assessment strategy
Gaynor Lea-Greenwood
Assessing the Un-assessable
Tim Dunbar
How to assess disabled students without breaking the law
Mike Wray
Returning Feedback to Students via Email Using Electronic Feedback 9
Philip Denton
Tools for Computer-Aided Assessment
Alan Fielding , Enid Bingham
 

Vol 1 Issue 3 (Autumn 2002)
Student Support

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A "Holistic" Approach to Support for Learning
Kate Kirk
Learning in the Therapeutic Relationship
Stuart Beckett , Yvonne Harris
The Role of a Counselling Service in Student Retention
Carol Lomax
Creating Accessible Learning Materials
Mike Wray
The Contribution of Assistive Technology in Supporting Students
Ian Webb
Teaching students and supporting learning – is it the same thing?
Sue Bailey
Teaching To Develop Employability
Jan Moore
Building career development learning into the curriculum: working in partnership with the Careers Service
Mark Kent
Guidance and Career Development Learning - an outcome of a research project into identifying the advice and guidance needs of Small � Medium sized Employers (SMEs)
Jane Artess
Provision of Key Skills using Online Materials
Rachel Forsyth
 

Vol 1 Issue 2 (Summer 2002)
Information Technology

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WebCT at Manchester Metropolitan University: progress and possibilities
Rachel Forsyth
Developing Links Using Online Learning
Rachel Harradine
Of Mice and Pen
John Pal , Mark Stubbs
Using online learning to disseminate disability-related staff development materials
Mike Wray
Independent Online Learning : Enhancing the Student Experience
Michael Cole
Introducing Online Learning in the Curriculum - Ensuring an Inclusive Learning Experience
Kate Kirk
Adding an extra dimension: the experience of using WebCT for the Literature and its Readers option
Margaret Kendall
WebCT in the Arctic - evaluating the first module for a new university
Bill Johnston
Developments in Lecture Theatre Technology
Robert Ready
Lecture Delivery Using MS PowerPoint: Staff and Student Perspectives at MMU
Dawn Nicholson
The European Computer Driving Licence Pilot Scheme
Jerry Niman
 

Vol 1 Issue 1 (Spring 2002)
Widening Participation and Access

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Widening Participation and Student Support
Sheila Aynsley Smith
Overcoming barriers - widening access for all students
Ann Barlow
The University Foundation Year: a Work in Progress
Karen Moore
Online mentoring - a role in Widening Participation?
Mark Kent
Widening Participation - Supporting Students to Improve Retention
Pauline Hearn
The Attraction, Support and Retention Project
Philip Lloyd , Louise Willmot
Connexions: a bridge for Widening Participation
Lydia Meryll
Visit days: do they really encourage students to choose us?
Susan McGrath
Widening Participation: the National Challenge
Geoff Layer
 

 

 

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