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Critical Approaches to Online Learning

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Critical Approaches to Online Learning

AUTHOR : By Julian McDougall Edited by Joy Jarvis and Karen Smith

ISBN : 9781914171017

Edition No : 1

Publication : Sep 3, 2021

Extent : 100 pgs

ISBN : 9781914171024

Edition No : 1

Publication : Sep 3, 2021

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ISBN : 9781914171031

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ISBN : 9781914171048

Edition No : 1

Publication : Sep 3, 2021

Extent : 100 pgs

Description

Online learning has become an increasing presence in higher education course design, with most courses combining physical real time engagement with asynchronous learning activity. Now, however, there is a greater need for this one-stop guide to critical practice in this area, as we rethink the role of digital in the social practices of university learning and teaching. This book provides a critical and contemporary ‘deep dive’ into the socio-material, technological and pedagogical practices at work in virtual and digital higher education. Examples are drawn from across and between disciplinary pedagogies with a focus on blended and hybrid approaches and the pivot to fully online made urgent by Covid-19 but drawing on existing best practice.

The Critical Practice in Higher Education series provides a scholarly and practical entry point for academics into key areas of higher education practice. Each book in the series explores an individual topic in depth, providing an overview in relation to current thinking and practice, informed by recent research. The series will be of interest to those engaged in the study of higher education, those involved in leading learning and teaching or working in academic development, and individuals seeking to explore particular topics of professional interest. Through critical engagement, this series aims to promote an expanded notion of being an academic – connecting research, teaching, scholarship, community engagement and leadership – while developing confidence and authority.

Contents

Introduction

  1. Virtual learning, time and space
  2. Relational co-creation in virtual spaces
  3. Inclusion, social justice and the digital
  4. Assessment: Vygotsky in the Third Space?
  5. Rethinking the idea of the university

Conclusions

 

Author

Julian McDougall is Professor in Media and Education, Head of the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He edits Media Practice and Education, runs the Professional Doctorate (EdD) in Creative and Media Education at Bournemouth University and convenes the annual International Media Education Summit. He is external examiner for BA and EdD programmes and a senior examiner for Media Studies A Level in the UK and is a grant reviewer for several international panels. In the fields of education, and media / digital literacies, he is the author of a range of over 100 books, articles, chapters and research reports and has provided numerous research projects for external funders, charities and non-profit organisations including the European Union, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Samsung, the United Kingdom Literacy Association, the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport and US Embassy in London. He has given keynote speeches and joined invited expert panels on education, media and digital literacies in over 20 countries.

Joy Jarvis is currently Professor of Educational Practice at the University of Hertfordshire and a UK National Teaching Fellow. She has experience in a wide range of education contexts and works to create effective learning experiences for students and colleagues. She is particularly interested in the professional learning of those engaged in educational practice in higher education settings and has undertaken a range of projects, working with colleagues locally, nationally and internationally, to develop practice in teaching and leadership of teaching. Joy works with doctoral students exploring aspects of educational practice and encourages them to be adventurous in their methodological approaches and to share their findings in a range of contexts to enable practice change.

Karen Smith is Reader in Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Hertfordshire. She has a strong practice and research interest in transnational education, notably in flying faculty models. Karen spent many years working on lecturer development programmes and is now the Director of the University of Hertfordshire’s Professional Doctorate in Education. Karen also leads collaborative research and development in her School, where she engages in externally funded research and evaluation and supports the development of scholarly educational practice through practitioner research.

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"This timely and accessible contribution from Julian McDougall takes a critical perspective on digital learning practices for the post-pandemic university. Particularly praiseworthy is the treatment of innovative assessment and feedback designs within blended and hybrid approaches. The analysis interweaves theories and critical practices, anchored by relational and social justice perspectives."

Professor David Carless Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong
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