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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Badged Open Course

Project leader(s): 
Shailey Minocha and Diane Butler

This free Badged Open Course (BOC) titled Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM provides a toolkit for conducting Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). 

The aim of this course, which is designed around the stages of a SoTL inquiry or project, is to help colleagues to systematically design, conduct, reflect on and evaluate an ethically reasoned SoTL inquiry focused on student learning and engagement. They will also learn to disseminate the outcomes of SoTL and to assess the impact of a SoTL inquiry. 

SoTL is often carried out collaboratively involving educators, learning designers, educational researchers and students. Although this course uses the term ‘educator’ for a researcher conducting a SoTL inquiry or project, the course is designed for anybody interested in conducting SoTL.  

The case studies in this course are from STEM but the course has been designed for colleagues from all disciplines across the university who are interested in integrating SoTL in their academic practice and in gaining professional recognition such as Advance HE Fellowships

To find out more please visit the links below.


To enrol, please visit ‘Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM’ on OpenLearn. 

Collins, Trevor and Minocha, Shailey (2021). The pedagogical design of a badged open course on the ‘Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in STEM'. In: OpenTEL, Show and TEL, 02-03 Nov 2021, Hosted online by the OpenTEL Strategic Research area based in Institute of Educational Technology (IET), The Open University, UK.

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