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Promoting, Encouraging, Assisting Learning Innovation's main aim is “to have a transformational influence on the enhancement of the student learning experience to include improved retention and progression through research-informed and evidence-based Learning, Teaching and Assessment practice”. Through LTAS, the University seeks to develop staff who are better able to adopt a flexible approach to developing students with enhanced learning capabilities. Learning Innovation will achieve this through a combination of staff development, research, scholarly activity and good practice, while also working with students to enhance their learning journey. Learning Innovation’s activities include preparation for subject health reviews and programme validations; working with staff to develop curriculum design and assessment; support for innovative uses of e-learning; embedding learning development in programmes; working with students to develop their resilience alongside their academic literacies; providing support for a range of initiatives including Moodle, Mahara, Turnitin and Personal Development Planning; implementing action plans; membership of subject development groups; engagement with Faculty Teaching and Learning Forums and assistance with needs analysis.

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teaching practice Social Sciences
communication research Social Sciences
social media Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
secondary school Social Sciences
staff Social Sciences
participation Social Sciences
community Social Sciences

Research Output 2010 2015

8 Citations (Scopus)

Public domain or private data? Developing an ethical approach to social media research in an inter-disciplinary project

Stevens, G., O'Donnell, V. L. & Williams, L., 2015, In : Educational Research and Evaluation. 21, 2, p. 154-167 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

communication research
social media
chronic illness

A socio-cultural exploration of the mechanisms underpinning performance dips following transition from primary to secondary school

Tobbell, J. & O'Donnell, V., 1 Mar 2014, In : Journal of Education and Human Development. 3, 1, p. 159-176 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

secondary school
teaching practice
school transition

The impact of learning in cyberspace on chronic illness: identity, coping and the psychosocial experience

Stevens, G., O'Donnell, V. L. & Williams, L., 10 Sep 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Membership of network

Learning Innovation (Organisational unit)

David Thompson (Member)
Nov 2016 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of network