- QMUL staff and students are empowered to make the most effective use of learning technologies in all teaching and learning contexts;
- learning technologies provided within QMUL continually support the particular needs of our staff and students and that these needs are well understood by us;
- QMUL remains at the leading edge of UK HEIs in its e-learning provision and always looks ahead for new technologies and new ways to use existing technologies to enhance learning.
he ELU’s day-to-day activities work towards a number of objectives in the College Strategy 2014 and the Student Experience, Teaching, Learning and Assessment (SETLA) strategy as well as our own ELU Strategy.
Please find below a list of projects and new initiatives that the E-Learning Unit intend to work on during 2018/19.
- ABC Learning Design sessions for curriculum development
- Baseline standards for QMplus modules
- Learning analytics to provide in-depth usage and user information within QMplus
- Working directly with schools and departments to understand their requirements
- Content creation tools to allow our users to easily create resources and activities within QMplus
- QMplus Hub and E-portfolios
- Digital Exam and Assessment Project (DEAP)
- Audience response systems solutions pilot
- Assessment & feedback guidance for our users
- Consolidating our video offering services and support
- Q-Review – Lecture capture system enhancements
- Mobile learning and app development
Priorities for 2015/16
The following are priorities for the E-Learning Unit to deliver before the end of academic year 2015/16:
- Encourage creative use of video in teaching
- Support development of distance learning Academic Development Programme
- Investigate potential of learning analytics from e-learning applications
- Review and improve Q-Review opt-out process and policy
- Bid for e-assessment and feedback solution (to cover three aspects: e-submission; e-exams; e-feedback)
- Increase number of consultation sessions for academic staff and ELU presence on school/faculty user groups
- Research how students engage
- Promote use of Box of Broadcasts (with Student Services)
- Contribute to e-learning showcase events in all three faculties.
- Develop reward and recognition initiatives for e-learning practitioners.
- QMplus Hub: Develop support resources and review student and staff participation levels.
- Pilot a production team for ‘premium’ e-learning developments
- Embed into practice 4E Framework for e-learning enhancement
- Run face-to-face and distance postgraduate modules in e-learning for early career teachers
- Survey staff for evaluation of e-learning applications
- Implement automated regression testing tools for QMplus development
- Achieve Certified Membership of the Association of Learning Technology (for ELU non-ELU Learning Technologists)
- Contribute to teaching room refurbishment project with innovative classroom technologies
Priorities for 2014/15
This year’s projects and activities are dependent on funding and the publication of agreed institutional strategies. However, we pan to focus on the following initiatives:
- distance learning
- e-learning consultancy
- lecture capture
- mobile learning
- an enhanced advisory service
Priorities for 2013/14
The following were priorities for the E-Learning Unit to deliver before the end of academic year 2013/14.
- to upgrade QMUL’s online learning environment QMplus to the latest version of Moodle and Mahara
- to launch a renewed E-Learning Production Scheme to provide resource to kick-start e-learning initiatives within the disciplines and enhance the employability of QMUL students
- to develop an institutional policy on the use of Turnitin
- to survey staff and students following the first year of QMplus use across all three faculties
- to update the Q-Review code of practice to support QMUL’s current use of, and future ambitions for lecture capture
If you have any questions or comments about the direction of e-learning at QMUL, please contact Stella Ekebuisi on firstname.lastname@example.org.