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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: 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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Case Study: Feel the fear but doing it anyway; Learning experiences of everyday lecturers

Overview This project is part of the Management Schools’ PG LUMSNET DL initiative where over the last 2 years a group of LUMS staff from all the School departments have been involved in an initiative to introduce and learn more about using and integrating digital learning pedagogical ideas, activities and resources into online learning designs […]

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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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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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Improving Student Access to the University Research Community: Project Update (June 2016)

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Salomé Villa Larenas has been working with the Department of Linguistics and English Language on evaluating how digital conferencing systems can be used to simplify access to, and support increased PGR participation in learning. Here is the update from Salomé: We have trialled Skype for Business with: 2 research groups (several sessions) 1 poster session […]

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Supporting Study Abroad: Project Update (June 2016)

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Zak Varty, is working with Stephen Power (the Maths & Stats Study Abroad Coordinator) to develop a dedicated Moodle page with a range of content for study abroad students in his department. He hopes students will use it to discover what to expect from a year abroad at a Partner University. Zak’s update: Things have […]

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Developing Online Learning with Engaging Content (LING200 Update June 2016)

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Carolina Perez is working with Professor Alison Sealey to improve the effectiveness of LING200 by developing a web page with engaging content that will act as the go-to place for information, advice and development of the skills students need for their dissertation. Here is an update from Carolina on progress so far. What have you […]

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