Delivering Student Conferences: Avril Buchanan and Louise Buckingham

Avril and Louise explained the reasons for and benefits to students learning for the development of academic skills.  After evaluation of student feedback and communications they decided to develop a conference with a variety of skills for academic success, whereby … Continue reading

Dyslexic Learners: Julie Lowe

Julie discusses the importance of supporting students at DMU as the university has a high proportion of students with learning differences. She evaluates the importance of inclusivity at DMU especially in the regard to the government changes in funding to … Continue reading

High Street the VLE Community: Dr Rob Weale & Bernadette Gregory

Rob discusses the technical development of High Street as a Virtual Learning Environment built within Blackboard platform. It is a flexible tool that can be continually adapted to include updates in the field of the NHS and Social Welfare. The … Continue reading

e-Learning with Large Groups: Jenny Carter

Jenny discusses how she is implementing the distance learning pedagogic approaches to the large on site groups for MScs in Intelligence systems and Robotics.  She is basically expanding the use of Lecture Capture, and resources through blackboard and specialist computing … Continue reading

e-Portfolios and Reflective Journals: Ros Lishman

Ros discusses how Reflective Journals are embedded into the professional Housing courses and how they are used to evaluate real work scenarios and enhance skills.  These journals are a compulsory element of her courses but they are now in the … Continue reading

Reflective Academic Practice for Policing Students: Stephen Christopher

Stephen examines the development of the use of reflective journals on the Policing Degree.  Reflective e-journals are embedded into the Practice route, which allows the training police to reflect on their experience in the field. The use of the e-journal … Continue reading

Student Reflection Logs: Alison Statham

The effectiveness of using reflective journals by Politics students for enhancement of their employability is examined in this video.  Dr Statham evaluates the value of work experience for the Politics students and how this process is evaluated via reflective journals … Continue reading

Visual Learning: Julia Reeve

Julia illustrates how the creative art students develop the academic writing and critical awareness through the Writing Pad blogging and the Reframing Research techniques. These methods allow a deeper engagement by the students to overcome  barriers to learning relating to … Continue reading

Black Perspectives and the Power of Education: Carlton Howson

Carlton outlines the power of education and the need to create safe spaces for engaging and challenging behaviours and barriers to learning. The process of learning requires interaction between the students to change perspectives and paradigms of reality. Students and … Continue reading

International students expectations: Aaron Toogood

This research analysed the reasons for expansion in the numbers of International Students entering HE courses and evaluated the issues involved in ensuring success for this group. The research involved finding out the expectations before and during the university experience. … Continue reading