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COLMSCT Resources

This section allows lists all COLMSCT resources. These include not only items produced by COLMSCT but also other items which we think may be of interest to the Higher Education teaching community.

All COLMSCT resources

Adams A. and Hills L. (2007) Analyse your Qualitative Data

COLMSCT Expert Forum presentation on 29th November 2007 linknode

Adams, A. and A. Pike (2008) Evaluating empowerment and control of HE e-learning technologies in a secure environment

Paper submitted to BERA Conference, Edinburgh, 3-5 September 2008

Adams, A. and A. Pike (2008) Security issues within prison and health ODL programmes

Paper accepted for PCF5 Conference, London, 13-17th July 2008

Adams, A. and Fisher, W. (2007) Interface Modalities that enhance or inhibit lecturers' assessment 'flow' experiences

(Unpublised Short Paper)

Arrowsmith, G. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Electronic tutor-marked assignments in the mathematics and related curriculum’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Bartlett, J. and Davies, S. (2008) Enabling Remote Activity 2007

COLMSCT Final Report

Beechener, K. (2007) Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Support Distance Learners

Paper presented at the Distance Learning Administration, Georgia, 24-27 June 2007

Beechener, K. (2008) COLMSCT Final Project Report ‘Email, e-communications, and e-learning’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Blakeman, V.(2007) HMP Chelmsford; Pipeline - The European solution

Presentation to Offender Learners and the Digital Divide conference, 1st November 2007, Milton Keynes

Bryers, F. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Developing expertise in teaching mathematics using a synchronous online interface such as Lyceum’

COLMSCT Final Report

Burnley, S. J. (2007) The use of virtual reality technology in teaching environmental engineering

Paper in Engineering Education: Journal of the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, Vol 2, No.2. (2007).

Burnley, S. J. (2008) Satisfying sustainability skills at a distance

Paper in the International Journal of Performability Engineering. Vol 4, No. 4, October 2008, pp371-384.

Burnley, S. J. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘The use of interactive virtual reality DVDs to support project-based learning and assessment’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Butcher, P. G. (2008) Online assessment at the Open University using open source software

Paper presented at CAA Conference, Loughborough, July 2008

Butcher, P. G. (2009) An overview and review of the iCMA initiative, April 2009

A paper providing an update on the iCMA initiative and the characteristic similarities and differences of the iCMAs

Butcher, P. G., Swithenby, S. J. and Jordan, S, E. (2009) eAssessment and the independent learner

Paper presented at the ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, Maastricht, June 2009.

Butcher, P.G. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘e-Assessment for Learning: The interactive Computer Marked Assessment (iCMA) initiative’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Butcher, P.G. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘E-assessment questions with short free-text responses: response matching using computational algorithms’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Butcher, P.G. and Jordan, S. E. (2010). A comparison of human and computer marking of short free-text student responses

Journal paper in Computers & Education, Volume 55, Issue 2, September 2010, Pages 489-499.

CETL Final Self Evaluation Report to the Higher Education Funding Council for England, March 2010

In March 2010, COLMSCT submitted its final report to HEFCE

CETL Formative Self Evaluation Report, July 2007

In July 2007, the Open CETL submitted an interim report on its activity to the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

CETL poster templates

A selection of templates for designing CETL posters for conferences, workshops, display, etc.

CETL presentation templates

A selection of templates for designing CETL presentations

Challenging Perspectives on Assessment

A collection of short presentations intended to provoke debate about assessment

Chetwynd, F. (2009) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Improved TMA feedback through enhanced Marking Guides’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Chyriwsky, S. (2009) COLMSCT Final Project Report ‘Marking tools for Electronic TMA – design, evaluation and pedagogic issues’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Clay, K. (2010) COLMSCT Final Project Report 'Engaging Students in an engineering community'

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Clay, K. (2010) Engaging and retaining distance learning engineering students: the development of effective engineering communities

Paper in the proceedings of the HEA Engineering Subject Centre Conference, EE2010.

COLMSCT Assessment and Feedback Thematic Booklet 2010

This booklet forms part of a suite of publications from COLMSCT.

COLMSCT Communities and Identities Thematic Booklet 2010

This booklet forms part of a suite of publications from COLMSCT.

COLMSCT Conference Chat - CC Chat

CC Chat was the COLMSCT Conference blog which captured the Fellows' experiences, thought provoking ideas and reflections on some attended conferences.

COLMSCT Formative Evaluation Report to HEFCE (July 2007)

The COLMSCT Formative Evaluation Report to HEFCE (July 2007) provides an account of COLMSCT activities over the last two years and our reflections on progress and impact.

COLMSCT Maths Online Thematic Booklet 2010

This booklet forms part of a suite of publications from COLMSCT.

COLMSCT Online Experimentation Thematic Booklet 2010

This booklet forms part of a suite of publications from COLMSCT.

Computer Algebra and Computer Aided Assessment of Mathematics

Links to 'STACK' - A System for Teaching and Assessment using a Computer algebra Kernal

Dyke, J. (2008) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Incorporating formative, feed-forward feedback into summative Tutor Marked Assignments’

COLMSCT Final report

Ekins, J. (2006) The Use of Interactive Quizzes in Maths/Science

Paper presented at EADTU Conference, Talin November 2006

Ekins, J. (2007) The Use of Interactive on-line Formative Quizzes in Mathematics.

Paper presented at CAA conference Loughborough July 2007

Ekins, J. (2007) The use of interactive quizzes in maths

Paper presented at The Open University CTSS Conference, The Open University, Milton Keynes, May 2007

Ekins, J. (2008) COLMSCT Final Report ‘The use of ICT to improve mathematics assessment and retention’

COLMSCT Final Report

Englebright, L. (2007) NIACE - Offender learners and the digital divide

Presentation to Offender Learners and the Digital Divide conference, 1st November 2007, Milton Keynes

Ferreira, G. M. d. S. (2008) What about the teacher? Open Educational Resources et al

Proceedings of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) Conference, Poitiers, France, 18-19 September 2008.

Ferreira, G. M. D. S. (2009) COLMSCT Final Project Report 'Communicating learning and the in-between: a study of the impact of open-access, informal online learning environments'

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Fisher, W (2008) Do we engage the student in e-assessment by personalising lecturers' feedback interventions?

Paper presented at Novel Approaches to Promoting Student Engagement (NAPSE) Workshop, University of Ulster Coleraine, 30 October 2008

Fisher, W. (2007) Working with distance lecturers, learning from each other, about Mobile Technology in e-assessment, wiki supported

Paper presented at Curriculum Teaching and Student Support Conference, the Open University, UK, 1 May 2007

Fisher, W. (2008) COLMSCT Final Report 'Do we engage the student in e-assessment by personalising lecturers’ feedback interventions?'

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Fisher, W. (2008) Digital Ink Technology for e-Assessment

Paper presented at Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2008, Orlando, USA, 29 June- 2 July 2008

Fisher, W., (2007) The pedagogy of On-Line Assessment and Technology in Distance Learning

Paper accepted for the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-learning, Lisbon, 6-8 July 2007

Froggatt, P. (2007) OLASS Year 2 - Next steps from OLSU

Presentation to Offender Learners and the Digital Divide conference, 1st November 2007, Milton Keynes

Goodwin, V. and T. Milner (2007) The importance of offender learners and the OU prison system

Presentation to Offender Learners and the Digital Divide conference, 1st November 2007, Milton Keynes

Gray, J. (2006) Online assignments with ASCIIMathML, Proceedings of CETL-MSOR Conference, 11-12 September, 2006 , Loughborough, pp66-71

Paper presented at CETL-MSOR Conference 2006

Gray, J. (2007), 'ASCIIMathML: Now everyone can type MathML' MSOR Connections, 7 (3), 13 - 17

Paper in MSOR Connections, 7 (3), 13 - 17

Gray, J. (2008) COLMSCT Final Project Report ‘A Tool for Writing Mathematics Using ICT’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Hancock, V. (2008) Leaping over the Internet barrier

Inside News: The Open University Newsletter for Prisons, Issue 3, June 2008

Hancock, V. (2008) M150 now 'amber'

Inside News: The Open University Newsletter for Prisons, Issue 4, September 2008

Hancock, V. (2009) 'An objective evaluation of online forum usage amongst prison tutors in a distance learning environment'

Paper presented at the Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (EISTA) Conference, Florida, Orlando, 10-13 July 2009.

Hancock, V. (2009) 'What’s the alternative? Widening participation by making VLE-based distance learning available to those without internet access'

Paper presented at The Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning, Cambridge, UK, September 2009.

Hancock, V. (2010) 'Essential, desirable or optional? Making distance e-learning courses available to those without internet access'

Paper accepted by the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL).

Hancock, V. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report 'Alternative approaches to online activities for prisoners and others without access to the internet'

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Hubble, D. (2009) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Improving student participation in e-learning activities’

COLMSCT Final Report

Hunter, A. (2006) Using an integrated online formative assessment framework to scaffold learning

Paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Northumbria/EARLI SIG Assessment Conference, Northumbria University, UK, 30 August - 1 September 2006

Hunter, A. (2007) Using an online formative assessment framework to enhance student engagement: a learning outcomes approach

Paper presented at the 15th Improving Student Learning Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 3–5 September 2007.

Hunter, A. (2008) COLMSCT Final Report 'Developing an integrated online formative assessment framework - providing a scaffold for learning from course to programme based level'

COLMSCT Final Report

Isherwood, M. (2009) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Developing on-line Learning Aids For M150 Students’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

J. Gillen, P.Twining, R. Ferguson, O.W Butters, G. Clough, M. Gaved, A. Peachey, D. Seamans, K.Sheehy (2009) A learning community for teens on a virtual island - The Schome Park Teen Second Life Pilot project

Paper for eLearning Papers 15 ELearning Europa

Janke, R. (2008) Dialogue of Learning with the Aid of Synchronous Electronic Communication Tools

Paper presented at The 2008 University Conference, ‘Making Connections’, The Open University, Milton Keynes, 29–30 April 2008

Jeffcoate, J. (2008) Developing online activities for postgraduate students in Computing

Paper in the proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Science.

Jeffcoate, J. (2009) 'How Postgraduate Students Engage with Online Course Material and Activities'

Journal paper in ITALICS Voume 9, Issue 1, February 2010, ISSN:1473-7507.

Jeffcoate, J. (2009) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Factors that influence student collaboration and engagement in online activities’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Jones, T. (2008) Science Assessment Wiki

Science Assessment Wiki

Jordan, S. (2008) Assessment for learning: pushing the boundaries of computer based assessment

Paper presented at the Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Cumbria, July 2008.

Jordan, S. (2009) COLMSCT Final Report 'Investigating the use of short free text questions in online assessment'

COLMSCT Final Report

Jordan, S., Brockbank, B. and Butcher, P. (2007) Extending the pedagogic role of online interactive assessment: providing feedback on short free-text responses

Paper presented at REAP International Online Conference on Assessment Design for Learner Responsibility, 29th-31st May 2007.

Jordan, S., Butcher, P.and Hunter, A. (2008) Online interactive assessment for open learning

Roundtable discussion at the Fourth biennial EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Evaluation)/Northumbria Assessment Conference (ENAC 2008), Potsdam, August 2008.

Jordan, Sally (2007) Computer based assessment with short free responses and tailored feedback

Proceedings of the Science Learning and Teaching Conference 2007, edited by Peter Goodhew. Higher Education Place Academy, pp 158-163. ISBN 978-1-905788-2.

Jordan, Sally (2008) Online interactive assessment with short free-text questions and tailored feedback

Paper in New Directions, 4, 17-20

Jordan, Sally (2008). Investigating the use of short answer free text questions in online interactive assessment

Article in Open CETL Bulletin, 3, p 4.

Jordan, Sally (2009) Online interactive assessment in teaching science: a view from the Open University

Paper in Education in Science, Number 231, 16-17.

Jordan, Sally and Mitchell, Tom (2009) E-assessment for learning? The potential of short free-text questions with tailored feedback. British Journal of Educational Technology, 40, 2, 371-385

Paper in British Journal of Educational Technology, 40, 2, 371-385.

Kear, K (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘New Approaches to Online Collaborative Learning’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Kear, K. and Woodthorpe, J. (2008) Piloting VLE communication tools in a Level 1 course

Paper presented at the Making Connections Conference, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, April 2008.

Kear, K. and Woodthorpe, J. (2009) Using wikis for collaborative learning of technology

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA, Orlando, Florida, 10-13 July 2009.

Kirk, A. (2009). Action Research into On-Line Support for Computer-Based Work: Examining Student-Tutor Interaction

Proceedings of the Fourth International Blended Learning Conference, University of Hertfordshire, UK, 17 - 18 June 2009.

Laird, H. (2007) Offender learners in Ireland

Presentation to Offender Learners and the Digital Divide conference, 1st November 2007, Milton Keynes

Leach, C. (2009) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Interactive Assessment in Teaching Mathematics to Students in the Chemical Sciences’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Learning Landscapes 2009

Welcome to the new publication produced by COLMSCT.

Linden Lab (2009) Providing Geographically Dispersed Students & Faculty A Place to Meet and Learn Together: The Open University in Second Life

Case study on Second Life Grid, http://secondlifegrid.net/casestudies

Linden Lab case study (2009) The Open University’s Place for Us: Providing Geographically Dispersed Students & Faculty A Place to Meet and Learn Together: The Open University in Second Life

A case study about the Open University and their pioneering use of Second Life in education

Lowe, T. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘e-Assessment using Symbolic Manipulation Tools’

COLMSCT Final Report

Maths Online Project

The VLE site of the Mathematics Online Project, based in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology at the Open University

Mensah, B. (2007) Resource packs in experimental science for teachers and trainee teachers to enable both face-to-face and distance learning in practical work

Seminar presentation by Ben Mensah from University of the Cape Coast, Ghana to outline the partnership DelPHE project , 29th Novermber 2007.

Minocha, S. and Roberts, D (2008) 'Laying the groundwork for socialisation and Knowledge construction within 3D virtual worlds'

Journal paper in 'ALT-J', 16:3,181-196

Minocha, S. and Roberts, D (2008) Laying the groundwork for socialisation and knowledge construction within 3D virtual worlds, ALT-J,16 (3),181 — 196

Paper in the Special issue: Learning and Teaching in Immersive Virtual Worlds of the ALT Journal (ALT-J).

Nix, I. and Wyllie, A. (2009) 'Exploring design features to enhance computer-based assessment: Learners' views on using a confidence-indicator tool and computer-based feedback'

Paper published in the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) 2009.

Nix, I. and Wyllie, A. (2009) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Learning with Interactive Assessment (LINA)’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Oldfield, S, (2008) 'Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: A developemental Model. Presentation at the Third Blended Learning Conference at the University of Hertfordshire 18-19 June 2008

Elluminate Live! presentation at the Third Blended Learning Conference at the University of Hertfordshire 18-19 June 2008

Oldfield, S. (2008) COLMSCT Final Report ‘BEST: Building Effective Student Teams’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Oldfield, S. (2008) Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: A developemental Model.Third Blended Learning Conference, Hertfordshire, 18-19 June 2008

Paper presented at Third Blended Learning Conference, Hertfordshire, 18-19 June 2008

Oldfield, S. and D. Morse (2006) Developing Online Teamworking Skills. 3rd E Learning Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, 7 – 8 September 2006

Paper presented at 3rd E Learning Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, 7 – 8 September 2006

Oldfield, S. and D. Morse (2007) 'Designing Courses to Develop Online Teamworking Skills: A Helical Model. Proceedings of the Informatics Education Europe II Conference (IEEII 2007) Thessaloniki, Greece, 29-30 November 2007

Paper presented at the Informatics Education Europe II Conference (IEEII 2007), Thessaloniki, Greece, 29-30 November 2007

Oldfield, S. and D. Morse (2008) C is for Collaboration: A Developmental Perspective. IADIS e-Society conference in Carvoiero, Portugal, April 2008

Paper presented at IADIS e-Society conference in Carvoiero, Portugal, April 2008

Open CETL Bulletin Issue 1 (November 2006)

The Open CETL Bulletin provides an update on Open CETL activities, and aims to stimulate discussion of the teaching and leanring issues that are pivotal to future development at the Open University and other institutions.

Open CETL Bulletin Issue 2 (August 2007)

We are pleased to introduce the second edition of the Open CETL Bulletin and invite you to share in our reflections and news from the first two years of Open CETL activity.

Open CETL Bulletin Issue 3 (November 2008)

This edition of the Open CETL Bulletin shares accounts of some of the effects of the Open CETL up to the Autumn of 2008.

Parsons, R. (2008) Shepherding teachers and runaway student

Paper presented at The 2008 University Conference, ‘Making Connections’, The Open University, Milton Keynes, 29–30 April 2008

Peachey, A (2007) Education in Second Life. CSI Communications: Journal of Computer Society of India 31 (12)

The multidimensional qualities of Second Life hold significant potential for rich, immersive teaching and learning activities, providing semi-authentic contexts for simulation, role play and experiential learning.

Peachey, A and S. Walshe (2008) The Management Challenge Online: eLearning in Practice. Proceedings of the ICELW 2008, 12-13 June 2008, New York, USA

Paper presented at The International Conference on eLearning in the Worksplace (ICELW) 2008 held on 12-13 June 2008 in New York, USA

Peachey, A and Withnail, G (2009) Higher Education Academy Project Final Report 'Exploring Information And Communication Technologies Through A Virtual World'

Higher Education Academy Project Final Report

Peachey, A. (in press, due 2009) Living in immaterial worlds: Who are we when we teach and learn in virtual worlds?

In Sheehy K, Ferguson R, Clough G (Eds) Virtual Worlds: Controversies at the Frontier of Education Nova Science Publishers, New York

Peachey, A. D. Livingstone, S. Walshe (2009) Blueprint for a Mashup: Corporate Education in Moodle, Sloodle and Second Life

Handbook of Research on Virtual Environments for Corporate Education: Employee Learning and Solutions

Peachey, A. Gillen, J and Ferguson, R (2008) Fluid leadership in a multi-user virtual environment educational project with teenagers: Schome Park

Paper presented at Ecologies of Diversities: the developmental and historical interarticulation of human mediational forms: meeting of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research, San Diego, USA. 8-13 September

Peachey, A., Broadribb, S., Carter, C. and Westrapp, F. (in press, due 2010) Second Life in The Open University: How The Virtual World Can Facilitate Learning For Staff and Students

In Wankel, C. and Kingsley, J. (eds) Higher Education: Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds UK: Emerald.

Peachey. A (Jan 09) Getting Online with Second Life, January 2009

Getting Online with Second Life; A guide for students and staff

Peasgood, A. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Student choices in use of ICT: impact on widening participation’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Pike, A (2008) Open University committed to Offender Learning

Inside News: The Open University Newsletter for Prisons, September 2008

Pike, A (2009) Developing Online Communities to Support Distance Learning in Secure Environments

Proceedings from the 2nd International Multi-conference Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Vol 1 (p13-16); Orlando, USA

Pike, A. (2007) COLMSCT Teaching Fellowship project - Preliminary findings

Presentation to Offender Learners and the Digital Divide conference, 1st November 2007, Milton Keynes

Pike, A. (2008) Investigating the digital divide for HE distance learners in prison

This is a short paper submitted to Alt-C, Leeds, 9-11 September 2008

Pike, A. (2008) The Digital Divide for Students in Prison

Inside News: The Open University Newsletter for Prisons, February 2008

Pike, A. (2008) What’s the point of Higher Education for Offenders?

Presentation to Centre for Widening Participation on 9th September 2008

Pike, A. (2009) Virtual Campus – is this the future?

Inside News: The Open University Newsletter for Prisons, March 2009.

Pike, A. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Building bridges across the digital divide for HE students in prison’

COLMSCT Final Report

Pike, A. and T. Irwin (2008) IMPROVING ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND DISTANCE LEARNING

Paper presented at the 5th EDEN Conference, Paris, 20-22 October 2008

Platts, K. (2009) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Mobile Learning – Understanding the OU part time distance learner use of mobile devices and their problems of access’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Potter, R. (2007) POLARIS - A connected future of affender learning

Presentation to Offender Learners and the Digital Divide conference, 1st November 2007, Milton Keynes

ReLIVE08: Researching Learning in Virtual Environments - 20th November 2008

The ReLIVE08 Conference webcasts will be of interest to anyone researching learning and teaching in virtual world environments such as Second Life. These are a sample of presentations from the first day of the conference.

ReLIVE08: Researching Learning in Virtual Environments - 21st November 2008

The ReLIVE08 Conference webcasts will be of interest to anyone researching learning and teaching in virtual world environments such as Second Life. These are a sample of presentations from the second day of the conference.

Sangwin, C. (2006) Assessing Elementary Algebra with STACK

This paper concerns computer aided assessment (CAA) of mathematics in which a computer algebra system (CAS) is used to help assess students' responses to elementary algebra questions.

Schadewitz, N., Garner, S. and Ferreira, G. M, D, S. (2008) Utilizing FM Software in Collaborative Design-Learning

Proceedings of the Human-Computer Interaction Workshop, Liverpool, UK, 1 September 2008.

Seaton, R. (2007) An investigation of the use of podcasting to enhance support to distance learning students. Proceedings of EAEEIE, 2-4th July 2007, Prague

Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference in Innovation in Education for Electrical and Information Engineering of the European Association of Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE) held 2-4th July 2007 in Prague.

Seaton, R. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Practising problem solving using mobile technologies.’

COLMSCT Final Report

Selected Assessment References

Research in COLMSCT has highlighted the following references which may be of interest to you.

Selected General References

Research in COLMSCT has highlighted the following references which may be of interest to you.

Selected Online Experimentation and Investigation References

Research in COLMSCT has highlighted the following references which may be of interest to you.

Shaw, J. and Woodthorpe, J. (2009) fOUndIt? Sharing online resources to support subject communities

Paper published in the proceedings of The Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning 2009, 22-25 September 2009 Cambridge, UK, pp 419-422.

Shaw, J. and Woodthorpe, J. (2009) fOUndIt? Sharing online resources to support subject communities

Paper published in the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA, 10-13 July 2009, Orlando.

Sweeney, B (2008) Immersive Virtual Environments: Eye tracking experiment 2008

Part of a presentation to the Researching Learning in Virtual Environments 08 (ReLIVE08) Conference, 20-21 November 2008, The Open University, Milton Keynes

Sweeney, B. (2008) Mathematics in a Virtual World: How the immersive environment of Second Life can facilitate the learning of mathematics and other subjects

Proceedings of Researching Learning in Virtual Environments Conference, Milton Keynes, 20-21st November 2008

Sweeney, B. and Adams, A. (2009) Virtual World Users Evaluated According to Environment Design, Task Based and Affective Attention Measures

Paper in the proceedings of the Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI), Cambridge, UK, 1-5 September and published by the British Computer Society.

Swithenby, S. and Jordan, S. (2008) Supporting open learners by computer based assessment with short free-text responses and tailored feedback

Paper presented as part of an invited symposium on ‘Matching technologies and pedagogies for supported open learning’ at the 6th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications, EISTA, Orlando, 29th June – 2nd July 2008.

Tait, B. (2007) “Extensible Learning objects“, IADIS International Conference on e-Learning, Lisbon, 6 June 2007

Paper presented at IADIS International Conference on e-Learning, Lisbon, 6 June 2007.

Tait, B. (2008) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Web Based Learning in Open University Courses’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Tait, B. (2009) COLMSCT Final Report ‘The Evaluation of Learning Objects for Mathematics Courses’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Tait,B. “Learning objects, Pedagogy and Motivation”, Higher Education Academy Information and Computer Sciences Annual Conference, Southampton University, 28 August 2007

Paper presented at Higher Education Academy Information and Computer Sciences Annual Conference, Southampton University, 28 August 2007

Thackray, L. (2009) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Resources and Skills for Teaching in Second Life ™: developing a toolkit for use by Open University Associate Lecturers and others’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Thackray, L., J. Good and K. Howland (2008) Difficult, Dangerous, Impossible...: Crossing the boundaries into Immersive Virtual Worlds

Proceedings of Researching Learning in Virtual Environments International Conference, Milton Keynes, 20-21st November 2008

The 2nd Open CETL Conference Proceedings "Pushing the Boundaries" 15-16 Oct 2007

Book of abstracts and posters presented at The Open CETL Conference on the 15-16 October 2007 which was held at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

The 3rd Open CETL conference (2008) Keynote presentation by Geetha Narayanan - Looking Back to Look Ahead - Learning Through and From the Human Spirit

Replay of Keynote presentation by Geetha Narayanan

The 3rd Open CETL conference (2008) Presentation by PVC Denise Kirkpatrick – Much has been written of the potential for new learning afforded by Web 2.0. What might be happening in the world of learning 2.0 and what can it mean for us and our students?

Replay of Keynote presentation by PVC Denise Kirkpatrick

The 3rd Open CETL Conference Proceedings "Building Bridges" 24-25 Sept 2008

Book of abstracts and posters presented at The Open CETL Conference on the 24-25 September 2008 which was held at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

The 3rd Open CETL Conference: Example of three short oral presentations from the conference

You can now find the replay presentations and Audio pod cast of these three presentations

The 4th Open CETL Conference Proceedings "The CETLs: Celebrating Teaching and Learning" 15-16 Dec 2009

Book of abstracts and posters presented at The Open CETL Conference on the 15th - 16th December 2010 which was held at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

The Exerciser Revision Tool

The Exerciser Revision Tool is a stand-alone java application that helps students practice their skills at drawing entity-relation diagrams (ERDs) to model data. The tool contains a number of questions each containing a scenario from which the user is asked to draw an equivalent ERD.

The Learning Innovation Office Virtual Worlds website

Working through the Learning Innovation Office, Anna Peachey, COLMSCT Teaching Fellow, is acting as liaison with all other interested parties in the University to converge in the development of our SL presence and capabilities, and providing an advice and reference point for those who have an interest in exploiting Second Life.

Thomas, P. G. (2008) COLMSCT Final Report. 'The exploitation of machine interpretation of graph-based diagrams for learning'

COLMSCT Final Report

Thomas, P. G. Waugh, K. Smith, N (2007) Computer Assisted Assessment of Diagrams

Paper presented at ITiCSE, Dundee, Scotland, Jun 2007

Thomas, P. G. Waugh, K. Smith, N. (2007) Learning and automatically assessing graph-based diagrams. Paper presented at ALT-C: Beyond Control, Nottingham, UK, Sep 2007

Paper presented at ALT-C: Beyond Control, Nottingham, UK, Sep 2007

Thomas, P. G., Smith, N., Waugh, K. (2008) Automatically assessing graph-based diagrams

Journal paper in 'Learning, Media and Technology, Volume 33 Issue 3' pp249-267

Thomas, P. Waugh, K and Smith, N. (2007) Tools for supporting the teaching and learning of data modelling

Paper presented at the ED-MEDIA International Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June, 2007

Thomas, P., N. Smith and K. Waugh (2008) Automatically assessing graph-based diagrams

Learning, Media and Technology, 33 (3), 2008, pp 249-267

Twining, P. & Peachey, A. (in press) Open Virtual Worlds as Pedagogical Research Tools: Learning from the Schome Park Programme

In Tatnall, A. & Jones, A. (Eds.) WCCE 2009, pp. 263–272, New York: IFIP (due 2009)

Waights V. (2009) Assessing learning for healthcare practice using an on-line interactive tool

Paper presented at the Nursing Education Tomorrow Conference 2009 Cambridge, UK

Walker, M (2007) Using comments on assignments to good effect

Guidelines for tutors about effective commenting on Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs)

Walker, M. (2007) COLMSCT Final Report ‘Improved learning through improved feedback on assignments’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Walker, M. (2008) 'Feedback, assessment and skills development'

Paper in Rust, C. (ed.) Improving student learning - for what? The Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Oxford, England, pp.228-240

Walker, M. (2009) 'An investigation into written comments on assignments: do students find them usable?'

Paper in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education vol. 34, no. 1 pp. 67-78

Willis, A. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report 'Inductive Logic Programming to Support Automatic Marking of Student Answers in Free Text'

COLMSCT Final Report

Woodthorpe, J. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘New approaches to generating, delivering and maintaining course and community resources’

COLMSCT Final Project Report

Woodthorpe, J., Shaw, J., Hauck, M. and Beaven, T. (2009) What’s in it for me? The stick and the carrot as tools for developing academic communities

Paper published in the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2009, 10-13 July, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Wyllie, A. and Waights, V. (2010) COLMSCT Final Report ‘CDM: Assessing clinical decision-making skills using a web-based interactive tool’

COLMSCT Final Project Report