Online seminar, 22 October: Innovations in (Online) Reflexive Practice: Linking Theory with Technique within the Virtual Learning Environment

Date and Time: Wednesday, 22 October 2014. 12.20 for 12.30 start
Duration: 1 hour (1.30 end)

Jo Alexjuk, Lecturer in Dementia, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, will discuss her Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS) research.

For educationalists, reflexive practice encompasses a series of techniques that enable the practitioner to critically reflect upon their role within the learning process.  Whilst established techniques exist for facilitating reflexive practice within campus-based teaching, the rapid advance of e-learning technologies presents new challenges, as well as opportunities, for educationalists when reflecting on their role within the Virtual Learning Environment.

Drawing on key principles within Threshold Concept Theory as well as analytical techniques adapted from Goodall’s Verbal Exchange framework, this session highlights how readily available data sources, such as online discussion boards and recorded webinars, can help facilitate reflexive practice, identifying the quality of online interactions and their role in shaping students’ learning.

This session will take place via Collaborate, the University virtual classroom system ( MSc Digital Education students are welcome to attend – if you would like to join in, please email to book.