Learning in and with Community – CSCL in Times of Crisis Webinar

Tomorrow (27th January 2021) see the third session from the CSCL in Times of Crisis webinar series. We hope to see you there to explore Learning in and with Community. Learning in and with Community In this webinar, we will present about our tools, procedure, and scaffolds that focus on the process of building community. Virtual learning configurations have intensified the need for community building within learning groups and making connections with communities beyond in order to develop inclusive, equity oriented, and generative spaces and enrich learning experiences for students, teachers, community groups, and preservice educators. You can stream the webinar and participate in the subsequent Q & A session here on Wednesday, January 27th 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London, UK): https://youtu.be/kXfEEVz2mKo The next webinar will be presented by Sarah Radke, Hui-Ling Sunshine Malone, Kristin Fisher, Molly L Kelton, Jasmine Y Ma, & Alison White; New York University. CSCL in Times of Crisis Webinar Series The Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) community of...
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Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in a Time of Crisis – Social Annotation as Justice-Oriented Collaborative Dialogue among K12 Educators

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in a Time of Crisis A weekly webinar series about good practices of learning together online. On Wednesdays, January 13th – April 7th 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London UK) The Learning Sciences Research Institute at the School of Education of the University of Nottingham invites you to participate in a webinar series with presentations from experts in the field of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning about good practices of learning together online. The series consists of 13 weekly presentations and subsequent Q & A with experts in the field. We highly recommend participating in the free webinar series and we would like to ask you to forward the invitation to interested colleagues: The next webinar in this series will be presented by Remi Kalir and colleagues from the University of Colorado, Denver. Title: Social Annotation as Justice-Oriented Collaborative Dialogue among K12 Educators This presentation will introduce social annotation (SA) as an effective approach to online collaborative learning through practices and tools that...
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A new paper on Drawing to Learn

So in the LSRI, it's probably well known that we love learning by drawing. Over the years, we have researched drawing to learn from texts, drawing to learn in science, drawing when learning fashion design, drawing to tell stories, drawing from simulations in Chemistry and Physics and drawing in medical anatomy sessions. I am probably forgetting some! So in this paper, Katharina Scheiter (an honorary professor in the LSRI as well as a professor at the University of Tübingen) and Shaaron Ainsworth (Director of the LSRI) tried to synthesise these studies (and more) to explore how drawing can be used for different educational reasons. You don't have to be an expert as it was written for a general audience. It's just out but sadly paywalled so if you can't see it, do get in touch with Shaaron. ...
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New webinar series: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in a Time of Crisis

The Learning Sciences Research Institute is engaged in the organization of a webinar series with presentations from experts in the field of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning about good practices of learning together online. The series consists of 13 weekly presentations and subsequent Q & A with experts in the field. We are inviting you to participate in the free webinar series relevant to everyone who is teaching online: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in a Time of Crisis A weekly webinar series about good practices of learning together online On Wednesdays, January 13th – April 7th 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London UK) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed school and higher education on a global scale with the rise of online teaching and learning. The Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) community of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) together with the Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences (NAPLeS) is offering a live webinar series with presentations as well as Q & A...
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New Chair of ALT ELESIG – Denise Sweeney

Congratulations to LSRI member Denise Sweeney! Denise has recently been appointed chair of the Evaluations of Learners' Experiences of e–Learning Special Interest Group (ELESIG) which is part of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). ELESIG focuses on learners’ experiences and uses of technology across all education sectors, it provides a space for members to explore the theory and practice of researching technology-enhanced learning. One of Denise aims as chair is to establish a mentoring scheme for ELESIG members new to the field of learning technology. You can see more about Denise’s plans as chair here. We at the LSRI all wish Denise a productive year in her new role as chair of ELESIG. To find out more about ELESIG click here. ...
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Getting to grips with technology enhanced learning literature – new paper by Denise Sweeney

What Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) literature do new university teachers and lecturers actually find useful? How do university teachers engage with TEL literature in their practice? Does disciplinary background influence TEL literature choices? Find out answers to these questions in a new paper by LSRI member Denise Sweeney, “Getting to grips with technology enhanced learning literature: Wading out of murky waters” (open access) can be found here. The paper is published in the inaugural edition of Studies in Technology Enhanced Learning. This new open-access academic journal aims to support scholarly conversation about Technology Enhanced Learning. ...
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Researching Education – accessible summaries of research

Do you work in education and want access to summaries of recent research papers?Do you want to know what is happening in educational research but don’t have access journal databases?Do you want to share summaries of your research with a wide audience? If you answered yes to any of these then you should visit Researching Education. ‘Researching Education’ is an online arena within which educational researchers can present summaries of their recently published studies - that may be of interest to educational practitioners.  Many practitioners do not have access to the websites where research papers are to be found; so this service allows individuals to subscribe to a regular email ‘contents list’ that provides direct links to selected study summaries, written by the authors.  The service is currently managed by Charles Crook from the LSRI on behalf of the Nottingham School of Education Visit and sign up to Researching Education here. ...
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Essay mills and the portrayal of HE student experience

Many essay mills adopt empathic narratives to secure custom from students. But how are student’s higher education experiences represented in these narratives? Do essay mills portray higher education practices in a positive or negative manner? And what impact could these narratives have on student’s beliefs about higher education? In How Internet Essay Mill Websites Portray the Student Experience of Higher Education, LSRI member Charles Crook and University of Nottingham colleague Elizabeth Nixon explore these questions. If you want to find out more, this paper is published by The Internet and Higher Education and is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2020.100775 ...
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New article on Inquiry-Based Instruction by Mary Oliver

Interested in inquiry-based instruction in science education? Concerned about the efficacy of the approach to develop scientific literacy? Or want to learn more about how variables are conceptualised in PISA? If so, have a look at the new article my LSRI member Mary Oliver. ‘The Efficacy of Inquiry-Based Instruction in Science: a Comparative Analysis of Six Countries Using PISA 2015’ was recently published in Research in Science Education. In this article, Mary Oliver and colleagues from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, conduct a comparative analysis of students’ scientific literacy and its association with different instructional strategies (inquiry-based, adaptive and teacher-directed). They do this by drawing on six countries that participated in PISA 2015. ...
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