Gabi Witthaus

Gabi Witthaus
Lancaster University | LU · Department of Educational Research

Masters in Training & Development (USQ)

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Additional affiliations
January 2009 - December 2014
University of Leicester
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (22)
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Britain’s asylum system fails the most vulnerable; it cannot ensure that people who are least able to protect themselves are provided with the legal assistance that they require to cope with the challenges with which they are inevitably faced. Against this background, the charity Refugee Action developed the Frontline Immigration Advice Programme (...
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We search beyond basic measures of lecture capture usage amongst students in UK Higher Education to explore how and why Business students access recorded lectures. Conducted against a background of high student demand for captured lectures and institutional evidence gathering, we support an informed approach to implementing the technology. Through...
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This paper presents a case study evaluating the online learning experience of ten refugees on MOOCs. Qualitative data were collected from the learners, generating a set of 43 statements depicting the learners’ experience of learning, which were analysed using an augmented Community of Inquiry (CoI) theoretical framework. The key findings show that...
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This draft paper reports on a developmental evaluation of the experience of refugees in Germany who are learning from massive open online courses (MOOCs). The learners in the study were supported by an organisation called Kiron Open Higher Education, which works to provide a range of study-related services for refugees, in partnership with MOOC pro...
Conference Paper
This paper reports a small research project at a major UK University focused on the efficacy of using Lecture Capture technology. The research is part of a suite of projects designed to illuminate and inform University policy on the use of Lecture Capture. Based on an extensive literature review on Lecture Capture this project aimed to observe and...
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The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) commissioned the FUTURA (Future of University Teaching: Update and a Roadmap for Advancement) project, in collaboration with its eLearn Center, with the overarching goal of providing a 'roadmap' to inform strategic planning for the future of online and blended higher education. It achieved this through an e...
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This paper shares some of the findings of the OpenCred study, conducted by the Institute of Learning Innovation at the University of Leicester in collaboration with the European Commission’s Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), and funded by the IPTS. It describes a range of initiatives by higher education and professional traini...
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By investigating how educational practitioners participate in activities around open educational practices (OEP), this paper aims at contributing to an understanding of open practices and how these practitioners learn to use OEP. Our research is guided by the following hypothesis: Different social configurations support a variety of social learning...
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This report shares the findings and lessons learned from an investigation into the economics of disaggregated models for assessing and accrediting informal learners undertaking post secondary education. It presents some key economic and governance challenges for universities to consider in implementing OER assessment and accreditation policies. It...
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This chapter addresses the theme of interactive learning in higher education for distance and on-campus students. The authors focus on Asynchronous Digital Audio (ADA), which they define and place in context among media used in education. They review the literature on interaction in education and learning and discuss briefly five types: learner-con...
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We report on the incorporation of e-book readers into the delivery of two distance-taught master's programmes in Occupational Psychology (OP) and one in Education at the University of Leicester, UK. The programmes attract work-based practitioners in OP and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, respectively. Challenges in curriculum deliv...
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Open education resources (OER) are taking centre-stage in many higher educational institutions globally, driven by the need to raise institutional profiles, improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning and achieve universal access to education. Many academics attracted to the idea of turning teaching materials into OER have, however, found th...
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We report on the incorporation of e-book readers into the delivery of two distancetaught master's programmes in Occupational Psychology (OP) and one in Education at the University of Leicester, UK. The programmes attract work-based practitioners in OP and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, respectively. Challenges in curriculum delive...
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This is the author’s final draft of the paper published as Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2010, 22 (3), pp. 162-176. The final published version is available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/8532436538121715/, Doi: 10.1007/s12528-010-9036-1. Is the curriculum in British universities being influenced by decisions about ownership of...

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