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The Experience of Teaching during a Pandemic

By Hilary Collins Back in January I published research on the academic experience of teaching and working online. Right now it feels rather timely. In our paper we discussed the precarity of a digital academic life, and examined how this … Continue reading

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From Experience to Theory (Part One)

By Haider Ali In the first article of a series, we will look at one of the methods we have used with a course presented on the FutureLearn platform in order to address the twin challenges of making management education … Continue reading

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Does co tutoring improve online teaching practice?

By Jim Lusted and Claire Maguire Introduction Tutors are increasingly being asked to teach together with a colleague – often called ‘co-tutoring’ – delivering both face-to-face and online tutorials as a pair. But what are tutors’ experiences of co-tutoring and … Continue reading

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Exploring engagement with online interactivities: An introduction to our project

By Sarah Henderson and Ben Melluish A recent conversation with a colleague centred around that age-old question of how to get her son to eat his vegetables; a dilemma we are sure many parents will be familiar with. The young … Continue reading

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Academics are from Mars and practitioners are from Venus – some thoughts on how to create a successful union based on value orientated collaboration.

By Richard Harding It can often feel like academics and practitioners are from different universes, let alone planets. The perspective from the lofty heights of academia’s ivory towers can make the world of practice seem remote. Conversely from a practice … Continue reading

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How do I solve the world’s problems from my desk?

By Jessica Giles In the face of some of the world’s seemingly intractable global problems, it can be easy to feel disempowered and disengaged. Even identifying or prioritising a particular global crisis to engage with can be a challenge. We … Continue reading

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I want my weekend back!

By Haider Ali Face to face residential schools are core to a number of Open University modules, but this does involve sacrifices: One of them being a complete loss of a weekend, while they go away to a residential school, … Continue reading

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Creating Emergency Remote Learning Environments in Response to COVID-19

By Michael Ngoasong The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is a nightmare for universities and businesses world-wide. Universities are turning to online remote teaching (Jack. A. and Moules, J. 2020) and requiring staff to work from home. Some of us … Continue reading

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How to write a blog

By Dr Jacqueline Baxter Ever fancied yourself as a blog writer? Do you have something interesting to share? These simple, top tips will enable you to turn your idea into an eye-catching blog in no time. Throughout the writing process, … Continue reading

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Can we teach skills online?

By Lin Smith As lecturers we can lecture, can’t we? Have our online students acquired key skills for success? We design the assessment, so we think we assess what we have taught and what we expect them to have acquired. … Continue reading

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