E-learning

Introduction

Welcome to the e-learning area of the website. This e-learning area currently consists of a growing archive of projects we have either sponsored or carried out ourselves looking at the ways in which technology is enhancing the teaching of English studies.

Current work

One of the most exciting developments for the academic year 2009/10 is the arrival of the Subject Centre’s new e-learning consultant, Dr Rosie Miles from the University of Wolverhampton. Rosie is an enthusiastic user of her institution’s VLE with her students and has worked with us over a number of years in e-learning projects and initiatives. Make sure you also check her new blog: ‘A year in the life of e-learning in English’ and don’t forget to leave a comment! You can read more about what Rosie can offer on her web page.

We are currently working with our 4 cognate Subject Centres on a one-year major pilot project to design an ‘open’ collection of teaching materials across the humanities. We are calling it HumBox. We have also recently completed an innovative project exploring the pedagogical effectiveness of the Virtual World ‘Second Life’ with our colleagues at the PALATINE (Dance, Music and Drama). A seed guide for those starting out with VLE’s will be published shortly, as well as a Good Practice Guide to Online discussion.

The Duologue project looked at the rollout of a VLE in the English department at the University of Durham and examined the pedagogical issues from the viewpoint of both the students and staff involved. Digital Resources for Teaching and Discussion was a major project which examined how digital resources can assist learning and teaching and is designed to stimulate discussion about the use of digital resources in the discipline.

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E-learning: Additional reference

Useful starting points E-learning General The Theory & Practice of Online Learning - Second edition Edited by Terry Anderson & Fathi Elloumi a feely downloadable book on the subject focusing primarily on distance teaching but plenty of use to all online practitioners....

Report 5: English & IT

Overview The report is a description of the state of C&IT in relation to English teaching in the UK (Published in December 2002) and is therefore relevant to anyone interested in the development of the subject as a whole. The report ostensibly describes the C&IT...

Depositing a Learning Object with JORUM

Author Dr Stuart Lee Oxford University Computer Services & English faculty University of Oxford Summary As part of the project to build the online Old English coursepack, funded by the English Subject Centre, the completed web site was deposited within JORUM. JORUM is...