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Case Study: Digital Literacy for Academic Purposes Training Suite

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The Digital Literacy for Academic Purposes Training Suite project worked with staff and students to create an interactive online learning resource to teach students how to use the internet in a smart and responsible way, in particular focusing on finding reliable research sources and highlighting shortcuts to allow more accurate searching. To learn more about […]

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Case Study: Guide for student presentation videos in distance learning programmes

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The Politics, Philosophy and Religion Department (PPR Department) offer several distance learning modules as part of an on-line MA course.  Distance learning students come from diverse backgrounds and differing time-zones which necessitate a flexible learning environment.  In the absence of any physical interactions and with time-zone limitations on real-time collaboration, the distance learning modules are […]

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Case Study: Multi-Media Moodle Site for Group Learning

Overview Lancaster University Film Production (LUFP) is a student-run society dedicated to the production of short films and providing a platform for students to learn and develop new film-making skills. Our projects incorporate a diverse set of skills, ranging from acting and cinematography to marketing and management. For our project, we created a sitcom web […]

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Case Study: Intercultural Competencies

This Intercultural Competencies training was developed as part of the University’s first Nine Colleges Global Citizenship Programme by student ambassador Holly Laing and academics Olga Gomez-Cash and Claire Povah. The Global Citizenship programme was held in June 2017 with Lancaster students from 14 nationalities taking part. The two-day programme was designed to support students to develop the […]

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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: 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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Understanding how academics interact with online marking tools

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Project Update by Luis Perez Gomez. During the last couple of weeks, I have been conducting interviews with academics and administrative staff across different departments in the Management School. The purpose of these interviews was to get a better understanding of how academics interact with online marking tools and what are their thoughts on implementing […]

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