Developing digital awareness of academic staff in AME: what went right (action research).

Rodriguez-Yborra, Maria A. ORCID: 0000-0002-3022-2099 (2011) Developing digital awareness of academic staff in AME: what went right (action research). In: Research and Innovation Conference 2011, 28 - 29 June 2011, Bolton. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The use of learning technology has become a central aspect of the student learning environment and experience. The past eight years there has been an increased pressure from the University of Bolton (UoB) to enhance the academic staff digital knowledge and expertise to support the teaching and learning process, and facilitate administrative roles. As technology becomes pivotal in the pedagogical and strategic changes facing Higher Education and specially in UoB, it is increasingly important to support academic staff and student in their process of enhancing their digital knowledge as easy as possible. Since the UoB last restructure which brought together three very differentiated subject areas (Art & Design, Cultural and Creative Studies and Education), which formed the School of Art, Media and Education (AME), academic staff in AME have been working with a wider range of other professionals, different level of technological skills (using technology to support the teaching and learning process) and being driven by a changing learning and teaching agendas. Sometimes these experience have been 'unhappy', but most of the time have been enriching for most. This poster intends to inform the challenges faced during the planning, development, implementation, and reviews of an e-Strategy in AME to facilitate digital support, collaboration, understanding and personal development to enhance the teaching and learning agendas in all three subject areas, and to update about the lessons learned and good practices attempting to close the gap in the 'academic digital divide' within the school. Key references: Balmer, Kim and Jones, Ian and Phillips, Barry and Stokes, Eleanor, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA), corp creator. (2009) Harnessing Technology: new modes of technology-enhanced learning: a case study series. Online http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/1534/ DeBlois,Peter (2006): Leadership in Instructional Technology and Design: An Interview, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 12?17, Online http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eqm0542.pdf Jisc: Learning Technology: key implications for academic staff. Jisc. Online www.jisc.ac.uk/career AME e-Strategic plan 2008-2010

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Education
University of Bolton Conferences > Research and Innovation Conference > Research and Innovation Conference 2011
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2018 14:50
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437

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