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Students As Change Agents
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13 October 2010
Much work has been done in recent years on the student experience of e-learning and the findings have begun to open the eyes of practitioners to the importance of listening and responding to the learner voice.
An emerging trend is students undertaking a range of mentoring, design and training roles that have the potential to impact significantly on practices and processes that may lead to an enhanced learner experience.
This cloud is a first attempt for the Cloudworks community to help me identify examples of students working as change agents in learning and teaching in any context.
There is to be a JISC funded Students as Change Agents in a Digital Age Symposium at University of Exeter on Thursday, 28th April. Register at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/elesigexeter
As a starter to this cloud review this QAA paper co-written by Liz Dunne at Exeter where we plan to run the Symposium in the early summer of 2011.
Do you have any similar examples or know of colleagues who have explored this exciting new concept?
09:13 on 13 October 2010 (Edited 10:50 on 18 March 2011)
Might coaching be an approach to enabling students to be change agents? Check out this project funded by JISC under the Curriculum Design Programme being run by Leeds Metropolitan University: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/curriculumdesign/pc3.aspx
Also, look at the work being done at Lewisham College where students are part of a mentoring group supporting peers in their development of PDP at: http://staffweb.lewisham.ac.uk/lewishamDiplomas.co.uk/documents/JISC Interim Evaluation Report.pdf
14:09 on 13 October 2010