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Phase 3 – Strategic plans for the innovative online courses

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This is the final entry for the “Developing Online Resource for the Family Business Education” project, which has completed in-depth analysis of a number of online learning platforms, course requirements and structures for developing their online resource. In conclusion Choosing the online platform doesn’t end the story of this project. This is just the beginning […]

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Case Study: Improving LUMS Student Experience – Online Marking

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People and organisations are becoming ever more reliant on technology and the use of technology in the educational environment has increased dramatically. Where once teachers used chalk and blackboards it is now laptops and projectors. Currently in Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) most assessment feedback is done on paper, with students having to come into […]

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Case Study: Developing LING200 into an online resource

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The core aim of the project, supervised by Professor Alison Sealey, was to produce a suite of materials to support the 2nd year module in the Department of Linguistics and English Language (LING200) that prepares students for their 3rd year dissertations. Feedback from both staff and students suggested that the current format was not working […]

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Phase 2 – Creating a structure for an online course

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As discussed in the previous blog, the ambassadors chose FutureLearn to be a potential online platform for the project. Now that an online platform has been identified, the next stage is to come up with a structure/skeleton for the online resources relating to family business education. The main purpose is to come up with an […]

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Phase 1 – Selecting the platform for an innovative online course

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As you may have seen from the project info, the objective of the ‘Developing online resources for Family Business Education’ project is to help family business leaders learn better and faster, using innovative digital teaching methods in order to offer learning resources to a broad and global audience. As a first step, GulAhmed and Giuseppe […]

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Case Study: DSGE Model Interface

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Overview Liyao Dong has worked with her academic Will Tayler on developing training for the Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model which is used to explain the effect of economic policy on the behaviour of agents and the dynamics of the economy as a whole. It’s one of the most popular macro-economic models in recent […]

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Case Study: Enhancing Moodle Accessibility

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Manish along with Rebecca Marsden, Ann-Marie Houghton and Sue Cranmer from the Educational Research Department set out to identify best practices for adding materials onto Moodle in the ‘Enhancing Moodle Accessibility’ project.  This was urgently needed given that students and staff access Moodle from a range of web-enabled devices and staff may not know how […]

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Case Study: Student Registration and Attendance Monitoring

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During the final year of her Biomedical Science undergraduate degree, Amy Amira worked on a pilot project carried out by Lancaster University Information Systems Services (ISS) in monitoring the attendance of students from three separate degree modules, namely a Computer Science (SCC) module, an Accounting and Finance (ACF) module as well as a Philosophy, Politics […]

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Case Study: Online grammar assessment for European Languages

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  by Marta Muntoni, Department of European  Languages and Culture. Academic: Birgit Smith. As the world becomes increasingly digitalised, the physical and the digital worlds are becoming ever more intertwined.  I was part of a project that aimed to see if the digitisation of the department of European languages (DELC) was possible, with a particular […]

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Case Study: Network Learning for Placement Students

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This student bursary project has been conducted in the context of a Management School initiative, UG LUMSNET DL, to develop the greater adoption of digital learning and resources in the School’s UG provision. We recruited two Moodle student ambassadors, Unzila Ali and Roxana Ghiassi, to research and develop a digital platform to support and inform placement […]

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