Friday 22 May 2015
Support from the Westfield Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience last year enabled Learning Development to involve students in supporting their own and their peers’ learning by making a range of resources related to their disciplinary study.
Key things we learned from the project:
• by working to produce a resource, students developed communication skills and a greater understanding of their subject area
• team working was often particularly rewarding and could take place between students in different years of study
• the most successful results came from academics being on board with what the students were working on, but the academic’s input need not be onerous
• in setting up opportunities, academics benefitted from talking with students about their learning and generating possible ideas for resources
• hi-tech formats weren’t always necessary, but students could benefit from exploring options with a learning technologist and developing new skills
This summer we are able to support up to 15 more student-generated, module specific resources. Do you think you would be interested in creating these? Would you have the time to help them focus the initial ideas and then to review their work at the end? If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.
We envisage that projects will run between mid-May and mid-July. Our Learning Technologist, Tim Morgan, will support the students with design and technical issues. Modest funds are available to pay students for completed resources.
Please contact the Project Co-ordinator Tim with expressions of interest by 5th June: email@example.com