Researching lecture capture impact – going beyond change in grade

Following on from my posts on the E-learning Development Team blog, I wanted to share my thoughts on my approach to researching the impact of lecture capture provision amongst our students. There are a number of papers and research projects out there which are looking for experimental evidence to support, or not, the use of … Continue reading Researching lecture capture impact – going beyond change in grade

Book recommendations: recommended reading – elearning, web usability and development

There are many books out there on elearning, higher education teaching, web usability, accessibility (and all the other things I’m interested in). Though the list below is by no means comprehensive, it will provide you with a good starting point for your office library.

Using technology for learning: an innovation or an expectation?

For the Spring edition of the University of York’s Forum Magazine I wrote about why we should encourage innovation in technology-enhanced learning and what approaches could be taken. Drawing upon data I collected from our first year students, it is clear that more of our students are contributing to the internet through participation of social … Continue reading Using technology for learning: an innovation or an expectation?

Conference papers, dissemination and presentations

Slides, some annotated with notes, available on Slideshare. Conference presentations and posters Cornock, M. (2019). Evidencing personal and professional development on FutureLearn. FutureLearn Academic Network, 18 November 2019, York. Slides and video recording available to FutureLearn Partners. Cornock, M. (2019). Enabling professional development by letting go of the pedagogical paradigms. ALT-C conference, 3-5 September, Edinburgh. … Continue reading Conference papers, dissemination and presentations

Google Docs with tablets and BYOD for seminar tasks

Use of Google Docs in class as collaborative documents and method for feedback

My recent investigations into tablet and laptop ownership amongst our students have suggested that we might be able to take advantage of these devices in-class. Dr Antonios Roumpakis, one of our lecturers in Social Policy, proposed where this might be useful.

Copyright training with clickers – evaluation

As part of the Social Media for Social Policy short course I run for students at the University of York, one of the key introductory sessions is on copyright. This session aims to inform students about digital copyright and ensure they do not infringe copyright using third-party works when creating their social media projects.

Recording videos for incoming students and the transition to higher education

As part of an institutional-wide project on the Transition to Higher Education, I presented a few months back on an approach to create videos to help students understand what a subject entails at university-level. One of the biggest challenges that some subjects have is that they are not taught at A Level, which means for the vast majority of their students they are starting from scratch. Simply getting a basic understanding of what the subject is, and more importantly why it is relevant for today’s society (and careers), is a key part of both the recruitment and transition experience.

MOOCs – Enough of the sensationalism, will they really affect Higher Education?

I have avoided writing a post on MOOCs (massive open online courses) for far too long. Partly because many other people have written about them already, and partly because I fear I might just write a diatribe. I’m not against the concept of MOOCs I hasten to add (I’d love to develop one), but against the way that MOOCs are being proclaimed by those who don’t know better as the game-changer of higher education. So, be prepared, this could get messy!

Google Apps for Education: Challenging students and engaging them with non-institutional online learning tools

This brief post is a reflection of some of the concepts which emerged from the Higher York eLearning Network Conference Keynote by Professor Matthew Collins (University of York), titled ‘Low cost, low maintenance solution to collaboration in education and research’, delivered on 4 June 2013.