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Students as Researchers Vacancy in TEL

TELwebsiteSetting the Standard for Technology Enhanced Learning

The primary aim of the YSJ TEL Quality Framework is to facilitate and encourage a consistent and well considered approach to the use of Technology Enhanced Learning across the University.

The quality statements relate to firstly a set of minimum expectations, and secondly ideas that would further develop learning and teaching activities involving the use of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).

The statements are intended to establish a minimum standard in the use of a particular technology/tool and to ensure a consistent student experience. They are also intended to support tutors by providing examples of how to move beyond the minimum expectations towards the University’s vision of creating an exceptional student experience. The minimum expectation statements could be expressed as the lowest standard expected regardless of whether that particular technology is used to enhance, extend or empower students’ and their learning.

Over the coming academic year we will be looking to review the TEL Quality Framework, and with it the minimum expectations for VLE use. We’ll be evaluating the impact the Framework has had to date, investigating sector-wide subscription to minimum standards and existing research, benchmarking ourselves against the research, and consulting with staff & students on their perceptions of the minimum expectations for the future.

The Academic Development Directorate is inviting York St John students to undertake paid work with academic staff on various research activities across the University. This is a fantastic opportunity to help you develop your research, teamwork and communication skills; undoubtedly an incredibly valuable experience for both your university studies and your future.

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Details of how to apply can be found on the Academic Development Directorate Student Engagement – Job Vacancies website.

There is also an interesting project on the use of Open Badges in the Business School:

SR201MD: Be Prepared. Piloting the Use of Open Badges to Reward and Motivate in Blended Learning Modules

If you require further details, either about the application process, or about individual projects, please contact Emma Sunley on 01904 876305.

Phil

Phil Vincent

Phil’s focus is to work across Faculties to support the implementation of the Academic Strategy, and in particular contribute to the effective development and implementation of technology enhanced learning.

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