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ELU Strategic Objectives

plansThe remit of the E-Learning Unit is to ensure that:

  • 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.

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:

  • e-assessment
  • distance learning
  • e-learning consultancy
  • lecture capture
  • mobile learning
  • QMplus
  • 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 s.ekebuisi@qmul.ac.uk.

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