Helen Beetham

Helen Beetham
University of Wolverhampton · Centre for Developmental and Applied Research (CeDARE)

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This paper describes and critiques how surveillance is situated and evolving in higher education settings, with a focus on the surveillance of teaching and learning. It argues that intensifying practices of datafication and monitoring in universities echo those in broader society, and that the Covid-19 global pandemic has both exacerbated these pra...
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Access to educational opportunity is undoubtedly extended by the availability of open learning materials, learning communities and forms of open accreditation. However, there is limited evidence that access to these digital opportunities translates into educational success for those without other forms of educational, social and cultural capital. T...
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p>Open educational resources (OER) have been promoted as a path to universal education, supporting economic development and intercultural dialogue. However, to realise these benefits requires greater understanding of the factors that influence both OER supply and use. This paper examines an aspect of the supply side of the OER lifecycle – the motiv...
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This paper draws on actor-network theory and on the sociology of cultural consumption to examine the phenomenon of corporate Massive Open Online Courses. Through an analysis of texts available in the public domain, the paper argues that over a short period (between 2012 and 2013) digitisation technology became associated with the emergence of a hyb...
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Rethinking Learning for a Digital Age addresses the complex and diverse experiences of learners in a world embedded with digital technologies. The text combines first-hand accounts from learners with extensive research and analysis, including a developmental model for effective e-learning, and a wide range of strategies that digitally-connected lea...
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This paper describes a literature review, institutional audit and analysis of practice in the area of digital literacy provision, based on research across the UK Higher Education sector. It concludes that institutions need to place greater value on ‘literacies of the digital’, and better prepare their students and their own organizational processes...
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This paper scopes and discusses the need for identification, development and use of vocabularies that describe the pedagogical aspects of e-learning resources such as learning objects and learning activity designs. The focus is particularly on UK post-16 education.
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e-Learning research is an expanding and diversifying field of study. Specialist research units and departments proliferate. Postgraduate courses recruit well in the UK and overseas, with an increasing focus on critical and research-based aspects of the field, as well as the more obvious professional development requirements. Following this year's l...
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e-Learning research is an expanding and diversifying field of study. Specialist research units and departments proliferate. Postgraduate courses recruit well in the UK and overseas, with an increasing focus on critical and research-based aspects of the field, as well as the more obvious professional development requirements. Following this years la...
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The need for a Web portal to support the rapidly growing field of learning technology has been well established through a number of national surveys and scoping studies over recent years. The overarching vision has been the provision of a virtual environment to assist in informing and developing professional practice in the use of learning technolo...
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The need for a Web portal to support the rapidly growing field of learning technology has been well established through a number of national surveys and scoping studies over recent years. The overarching vision has been the provision of a virtual environment to assist in informing and developing professional practice in the use of learning technolo...
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Two projects funded under the TLTP3 programme have taken a fundamentally different approach. The EFFECTS project (http://maris.ilrt.bristol.ac.uk/effects) was premised on the belief that learning and teaching staff need to be empowered in relation to new challenges, not simply with new technical tools but with new concepts of learning, new skills i...
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Educational organizations across the world face the challenge of embedding the use of computer-based systems, environments and resources into learning and teaching practice. The development of new modes of practice, however, involves more than the simple adoption of new concepts and techniques. This paper explores a number of reasons for the lack o...
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Educational organizations across the world face the challenge of embedding the use of computer-based systems, environments and resources into learning and teaching practice. The development of new modes of practice, however, involves more than the simple adoption of new concepts and techniques. This paper explores a number of reasons for the lack o...
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At this symposium we describe the methods and early outcomes of research into learners' experiences of e-learning in UK higher and further education. The context for this research is given by learners' increasing use of networked technologies, not only those offered by their institutions but also those they own or use personally, and not only for l...
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Extracted from the Executive Summary: The objective of this study was to determine whether the literature identified: 1.any evidence that the role of educational technologists has enhanced the student learning experience, particularly directly (i.e. having direct contact with students) but also indirectly. 2. if there is any such evidence, is it po...

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