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7. The 3E Framework with illustrative examples

The 3E Framework and associated guidance was originally developed in the context of the TESEP Project as a means for thinking about and introducing technology-enhanced opportunities for increasing student autonomy in the redesign of courses. The Academic Strategy recommends that the TESEP principles should continue to inform teaching and learning in the University, and the 3E Framework itself has been adapted by the University for use in the module approval process.


The 3E Framework below provides illustrative examples for a range of common LTA activities. Many of the activity categories match those in the LTA Resource Bank, and work is ongoing to map the LTA Resource Bank case studies to the Framework.


Enhance Extend Empower
Adopting technology in simple and effective ways to actively support students and increase their activity and self-responsibility Further use of technology that facilitates key aspects of student's individual and collaborative learning and assessment through increasing their choice and control Developed use of technology that requires higher order individual and collaborative learning that reflects how knowledge is created and used in the professional environment

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Tutorials (preparation and participation)
Enhance Extend Empower
Provide links to online case studies for students to explore ahead of discussion in class Have students work individually or in pairs in sourcing relevant case studies to be shared online (via a discussion board, wiki, or social bookmarking’) prior to a tutorial Have students work individually or in small groups to produce a online case study on an allocated topic to be presented and discussed in class and within the VLE
Groupwork and groupwork management
Making teaching more interactive
Student evaluation and student-staff liaison
Seminar participation
Supporting large cohorts
Encouraging timely engagement in key concepts
Supporting engagement with guest experts and in relevant professional communities
Preparing for and undertaking laboratory and field work
Work-based learning
Peer mentoring
Interdisciplinary learning
Supporting transition and articulation
Contributing knowledge to the public domain
Providing globalised learning opportunities
Engaging undergraduates in research-based activity
Support and networking for research students