6. Further support
There are a number of sources of further support available for embedding technology into your learning, teaching and assessment practice, and these are a combination of contacts for one-to-one support, staff development events and online resources.
• The Edinburgh Napier publication Pedagogy and Learning Technology: a Practical Guide (revised 2010) provides practical tips, advice and reusable examples covering a wide range of technology-enhanced learning, teaching and assessment approaches. The PALT guide has previously been distributed across the University and copies of the revised guide are available from the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement. A PDF copy of the PALT guide including links to the themed Units is available here.
• The Professional Development Programme includes a Technology-enhanced Learning strand that offers a range of seminars and hands-on workshops, and short online courses. This includes events that are focused around working with the 3E Framework and from session 2011/12 all TEL events in the programme will explore applications of the 3E Framework.
• The Academic Development Advisors within the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement offer tailored development and support to meet the particular needs and priorities identified by faculties, schools, subject areas and individuals.
• The University's MSc Blended and Online Education is a fully online, part-time accredited programme for lecturers and other education-related professionals who wish to learn about using blended and online approaches in their own teaching and student support activities, or to take what they are already doing even further. Edinburgh Napier staff, as well as external participants from School, FE, and HE sectors can study the MSc BOE, and a small number of sponsored places are available for Edinburgh Napier staff. The 3E Framework is studied within key aspects of the MSc BOE.
• A number of Schools have academics in Online Learning Advocate roles to provide local support and advice in technology-enhanced learning, while every Faculty has staff being sponsored to complete the PgCert element of the MSc BOE to help disseminate and support good practice within their area.
• The University Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy is supported by an online Resource Bank consisting of a wide range of learning, teaching and assessment resources, case studies, exemplars, guidance, many of which relate to technology-enhanced learning including the 3E Framework.
• The 3E section of the Transform website developed by the TESEP project has a range of resources relating to the 3E Framework in original form (as the 3E Approach) http://www2.napier.ac.uk/transform/rethinking_tl_2.htm, including a video case study. In addition the series of Practitioner Case Studies available elsewhere on the site provide further examples of how those involved in the TESEP project worked enhanced their own modules through adopting the 3E Framework in various ways.
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