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Funding for pedagogical research Developments in Economics Education Conference, September 2007. David Sadler Director of Networks, Higher Education Academy.

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1 Funding for pedagogical research Developments in Economics Education Conference, September David Sadler Director of Networks, Higher Education Academy

2 Contexts –Substantial Investment –National Contexts Scottish Enhancement Themes Broad Architecture developed over time: HEFCE 10 yr E-Learning Strategy CETLs –Higher Education Academy –Subject Centres –Research Calls –National Teaching Fellowships - Individual (England and N.I) –National Teaching Fellowships (projects)

3 CETLs 74 CETLs (£315 Million). Focussed investment within broader architecture. 5yr programme (2yrs in) Institutional (collaborative) Beacon of change first within institutions Reward excellence; raise status of teaching; harness new technology; support for diverse student population Capital developments and new learning spaces Communities of practice and dissemination phases

4 Pathfinder Programme – Op def … the design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of transformation processes and activities which are intended to lead to the long term enhancement, using information and communication technologies, of the learning and teaching provision and processes of the entire institution, i.e. the aim is long term change and not just short- term innovation. Extract from the Pathfinder Programme phase 1 ITT, Higher Education Academy, December 2006, p1

5 Pathfinder pilot projects (Oct 2006) 1Bristol Hub & spoke e-learning support, assessment, synergies, e.g. REAP 2Chester School e-learning champions, e-portfolios in CPD & blended learning in staff development. Podcasting for student feedback. 3Coventry FE>HE transition environment inc interoperability, Foundation degrees 4Institute of EducationResearch into practice 5Hertfordshire Embedding blended learning via Change Academy model 6Leicester Carpe Diem, evidence-based e-tivities, e- moderating 7ManchestereMM as a change management framework 8Oxford Brookes Course redesign, e-learning champions network, integrating learning objects, social software, evaluating student experience. 9Warwick Inter-service development, active pedagogies, learning & teaching grid, open WELA.

6 Pathfinder phase 1 projects (May 2007) ABradfordStudent support, assessment ABrightonStaff development AGreenwichStudent experience laboratory AThames Valleye-Learning advisors, support BBournemouthe-Resources for students BGloucestershireDigital storytelling BKeeleDigital resources Metadata BSt Mark & St JohnStrategy Support CBrunelStrategic planning for e-learning CCambridgeMap learning and teaching CLondon South Banke-Literacy Staff development CReadingPeriodic review process

7 Distributed e-Learning (DeL) 2 Phases Phase 1 (£1.3 million) finished Mar 06; Phase 2 (£1.45 million) from Apr 06 until Sept 08 Phase 1 Part of the JISC DeL Programme (£11m total) Subject Centre work – different approaches within discipline context Regional Pilot Projects e-Tools Digital Repositories Programme All Subject Centres involved (£1.3m) Scoping studies Good practice for sharing resources Identification & collation for resources for repositories Issues & risks associated with sharing learning resources Dissemination events (workshops, conferences) Case studies (culture and discipline issues)

8 Now e-Learning Capital Programme More focused than Phase 1. 4 themes: JISC Digitisation Programme ePortfolios SIG - supported by CRA Pedagogy issues relating to the sharing, reuse and repurposing of content SIG - supported by RLO CETL Embedding existing tools all 24 Subject Centres funded Phase 2 - Apr 06 until September 08

9 National Teaching Fellowship Schemes Individual (£10,000)– –Institutional Nomination (up to 3) –Link to HEI programmes of recognition –Since 2005 no project requirement –Professional development support –Highly competitive (in awards with 223 applications) –Specialist Readers and Advisory Panel Project (up to £200,000) –Institutional bids –Led by NTFs –Against broad themes


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