Peer observation of on-line teaching in a distance learning environment

Beckton, Julian and Penney, Esther (2011) Peer observation of on-line teaching in a distance learning environment. In: Blackboard Users Group Conference, 6th - 7th January 2011, Durham.

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Peer observation of on-line teaching in a distance learning environment
An account of a small scale research project carried out at the University of Lincoln
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Abstract

The introduction of a new VLE at the University of Lincoln was an opportunity to pilot an extension of the University’s peer observation of teaching scheme into an on-line environment, and to consider alternative methods of staff development in order to fully exploit the affordances of the VLE. This paper reports on a small research project into that pilot which found that online peer observation had the potential to be a very powerful development tool. It was largely welcomed by staff involved in the project and has led to more sophisticated exploitation of the VLE by participants, based on a mutually defined conception of teaching quality.

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Additional Information:The introduction of a new VLE at the University of Lincoln was an opportunity to pilot an extension of the University’s peer observation of teaching scheme into an on-line environment, and to consider alternative methods of staff development in order to fully exploit the affordances of the VLE. This paper reports on a small research project into that pilot which found that online peer observation had the potential to be a very powerful development tool. It was largely welcomed by staff involved in the project and has led to more sophisticated exploitation of the VLE by participants, based on a mutually defined conception of teaching quality.
Keywords:Peer observation, Blackboard, Distance learning
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:3953
Deposited By: Julian Beckton
Deposited On:06 Feb 2011 14:09
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:54

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