Presentation on theme: "OERs Workshop Perspectives from the Professions: University of Liverpool January 23 rd 2013 Brandon Crimes Tourism Department University of Hertfordshire."— Presentation transcript:
OERs Workshop Perspectives from the Professions: University of Liverpool January 23 rd 2013 Brandon Crimes Tourism Department University of Hertfordshire
Olympic Learning Project: and HEA Special Interest Group Background to projects Aims of Projects Capacity and Links Funding Reflections
(Source: Jafar Jafari, University of Wisconsin Stout in McIntosh et al, 1995: 19) Study of Tourism: Choice of Discipline and approach
How UK tourism/hospitality programs worked together Higher Education Academy- HSLT HLST and the Olympic Games Londons hosting of the 30th Olympiad in 2012 provided an opportunity to raise the profile of the subjects in our Network. the coaching and sports management capacity required to support growing participation in sport; the provision of facilities and opportunities for active leisure; understanding the needs of tourists travel and tourism management skills essential for the provision of successful events; high quality hospitality facilities and services; our close working relationships with industry and employers and our well established multicultural awareness and international outlook.
Tourism 'needs pre-Olympic boost The government must do more to attract visitors to the UK ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, Unless more money was provided, the Olympics could prove a "huge missed opportunity", Conservative MP John Whittingdale
Games related tourism / hospitality research now being undertaken in the UK The shared vision among central Government, funders LOCOG and many HEIs is that the 2012 Games present a once- in-a-life time opportunity to create work that will have a genuine legacy Olympic Opportunity
UH Teaching & Learning Funded Project The learning legacy of the future Olympic Games to Enhance the Teaching of Tourism and Sustainable Development ?
Research project 2008/9 Project objectives To identify and maximize the learning opportunities for students that are presented by the 2010 winter and 2012 Olympic and Paralympics games. To co-ordinate an on-line resource base to support the teaching and learning of the impacts of the Olympics through a range of academic subject areas in Tourism and Hospitality, and support programme development of a new Event Management degree.
To explore and identify how through the Olympics, sustainable development can be further weaved into teaching and learning strategies. To facilitate the exchange of material between UH academics and Canadian academics in the researching and teaching of subjects related to future Olympics
Project Outcomes: Olympic themes incorporated into modules Olympic day planned On-line resources developed case studies and discussion starters www.heacademy.ac.uk/learninglegacies/resources Business School student funded for 6 week internship to Vancouver 2010 e:legacy project
External links Project linked to Higher Education Academy and funded ( modest) UH hosted Olympic workshop for HEA Project leader convenor Olympic SIG Links to PODIUM- www.podium.ac.ukwww.podium.ac.uk Hosted our Canadian partner University e.legacy project team Hertfordshire- ready for winners Olympic network
Ongoing activities: Identify what teaching and student activities are now being undertaken in preparation for 2012 games (and 2010) Actively collect, develop and disseminate resources and effective practice Focus on legacy of learning the Olympics on- Local activities Regional National
The Higher Education Academy Help institutions, discipline groups and all staff to provide the best possible learning experience for their students The Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Network aims to encourage and broker the sharing of good learning and teaching practice across our subject areas of UK higher education.
Potential future student and faculty linkages/opportunities 2010 and 2012 Games and beyond ? International agenda in UK Higher Education Sustainable development ( not as evident) On-line resources to support teaching Skills training Legacy that we want as academics ?
Podium 'Podium' is the Further and Higher Education Unit for the 2012 Games. The Unit has a nationwide remit and has two major aims; To communicate both within the sector and with outside agencies about the potential for Universities and Colleges to support the successful staging and delivery of the 2012 Games. To coordinate the development of activity within the sector that maximises the benefits of hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in this country, contributing to the building of a sustainable and wide reaching legacy.
Podium PODIUM operated through 5 main work strands...