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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Using wikis to support small group work

Author Ruth Page School of English Birmingham City University Summary This case study describes the innovative use of wikis to support small group activities in the School of English at Birmingham City University.  The wikis are used in class time (on lap tops) so...

The C & IT Project

Brief description This JISC funded English Subject Centre project was designed to determine the extent to which Communication and Information Technology (or C&IT) has been incorporated into the teaching of English. The project was guided by three objectives:...

The Duologue Project

Brief description This project aimed to develop, expand and assess resources developed for English Studies within a Virtual Learning Environment. Background 'Duo' (Durham University Online) is a version of the commercial Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment,...

Reusing Learning Materials in English Literature and Language

Brief Description This project formed part of the English Subject Centre's response to a substantial e-learning funding initiative instigated by the Higher Education Academy in association with the JISC in its 'Distributed E-learning' strand (Phase 1). The principle...