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12 marzo, 2014

Online learning is a driver for sustainability, says Dr Speight at HEA-Nottingham seminar



Online learning is a driver for sustainability, said Dr Sarah Speight at a seminar titled ‘Online and open: modelling sustainability and ‘greening the academy’ through E-learning’ at the University of Nottingham on 5 March 2014.

Hosted as part of the Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014 of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the seminar aimed to support colleagues engaged in developing courses on Sustainability, face-to-face and blended as well as online.

The day started with a welcome and introduction by Terry McAndrew (Academic Lead, Digital Literacy, HEA) and Dr Sarah Speight (academic lead of Nottingham’s Green Academy team).

The development team of the ‘Nottingham Open Online Course’ (‘NOOC’) delivered talks on different aspects of sustainability and e-learning with a particular focus on the university:

  • Helen Whitehead: NOOCing Nottingham: a sustainable approach to Open Online Courses,
  • Andy Beggan and Steve Stapleton: Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Sustainability
  • Dr Sarah Speight: MOOCing the…

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Cool webinars for Open Education Week 2014

Institute of Learning Innovation Blog

This year Open Education Week falls 10 March through 14 March 2014.  What is Open Education Week, I hear someone ask? Open Education Week raises awareness of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Open education encompasses notions of open educational resources or OER, open courses such as MOOCs, and other open practices.

Because the Institute of Learning Innovation is working on the EU-facilitated eMundus project, we are doing a special themed webinar on Friday, 14 March, at 11am until 12noon GMT. Our webinar is one of a series showcasing aspects of the eMundus project, which is (among other things) mapping out institutional partnerships in open education, such as universities which accept MOOC credits for transferring in, and the OER University. Our Friday webinar will look at the pedagogies of MOOCs. Check out  the poster below for more cool webinars you can…

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