A common topic of conversation for those of us who engage in SoTL, or who support others who do so, is the problem of obtaining ethical approval for SoTL projects that emerge at short notice. Having ethical approval in place before starting a SoTL project is obviously vital – we need to have carefully thought […]
Can the ‘research onion’ help your thinking around the philosophical and methodological underpinnings of your SoTL project?
Author: Paula Karlsson-Brown @researchingrisk I recently did an assignment for my MEd in Academic Practice studies, which involved me designing a substantial project proposal and pitching it to a fictional funder. I had very limited time and only a few slides at my disposal for the pitch, so I needed to present my study quickly and as clearly as possible. I figured that a visual […]
Checking understanding and engaging online students when cameras are off.
The move to online teaching due to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to new learning and teaching experiences for both students and teachers. This novel situation has arguably led to challenges difficult to foresee or at least difficult to alleviate. One issue that may make teaching more difficult is being unable to gauge online students’ […]
Removing barriers from SoTL projects
For busy academics trying to design the best learning experiences possible for their students, the luxury of time to plan a SoTL project is a pipe dream. An ideal project might go something like this: However, one cannot always predict the type of learning methods worthy of formal investigation (such as the sudden switch to […]