15 episodes

Listen in on informal chats with experts and practitioners from the world of online learning and teaching. Your hosts are from the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland: Dr Louise Drumm, Dr Stuart Taylor, Dr Imi Dencer-Brown and Dr Ingeborg van Knippenberg. We suggest you get away for the screens, download onto your favourite app and take a walk while listening in. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to participate in this podcast: dlte@napier.ac.uk This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Listen in on informal chats with experts and practitioners from the world of online learning and teaching. Your hosts are from the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland: Dr Louise Drumm, Dr Stuart Taylor, Dr Imi Dencer-Brown and Dr Ingeborg van Knippenberg. We suggest you get away for the screens, download onto your favourite app and take a walk while listening in. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to participate in this podcast: dlte@napier.ac.uk This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

    Episode 15. James York

    Episode 15. James York

    In our final episode of season one, we are joined by James York, lecturer at Tokyo Denki University. James conducts research on the application of ludic approaches to language teaching. He explores research on the use of tabletop games in a task-based language teaching curriculum, the use of Reddit in multiliteracies-inspired curriculum, and building community through online games. He also edits Ludic Language Pedagogy, an open-access journal that publishes research on the integration of games and play in language teaching contexts.

    You can find James on: Twitter | LLP Discord | email

    Links & resources
    James’s methodology: Task-based language teaching (TBLT): https://www.english.com/blog/teaching-methods-introduction-to-tblt/
    Problem-based Learning (PBL): https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.napier.ac.uk/science/article/pii/S2452301116300062
    Bill Cope & Mary Kalantzis (Eds.) A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Learning by Design (Palgrave macmillan, 2016)https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137539717


    Discord: https://discord.com/
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/
    Massively multiplayer online (MMO) games: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massively_multiplayer_online_game
    Minecraft: https://www.minecraft.net/
    Apex Legends: https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends
    Among Us: https://innersloth.com/gameAmongUs.php
    Kotoba-rollers: see J. York (2019), “Kotoba Rollers” walkthrough: Board games, TBLT, and player progression in a university EFL classroom. Ludic Language Pedagogy, 1, 58-­114. https://llpjournal.org/assets/publication-pdfs/york-j-2019-kotoba-rollers-walkthrough.pdf & J. York (2021) ‘Creating playgrounds in online teaching spaces: Kanami and Nene’s “hero journeys” Lucic Language Pedagogy https://llpjournal.org/2021/05/14/j-york-creating-playgrounds-hero-journeys.html
    Situated Learning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situated_learning

    • 45 min
    Episode 14. Sarah McLean

    Episode 14. Sarah McLean

    This week, Dr. Sarah McLean, Assistant Professor at Western University (Ontario), joins us to discuss, flipped-classroom approaches, community, and social connection in online and blended spaces.


    Follow Sarah on Twitter: @DrSarahMcLean


    Links & Resources
    SAMR Model
    Dr Nicole Campbell: @drsoup09 on Twitter
    Western University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning
    eLearning and Curriculum Specialist Beth Hundey’s website
    #academicchatter on Twitter

    • 33 min
    Episode 13. Virginia Byrne

    Episode 13. Virginia Byrne

    Our guest this week is Virginia Byrne, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Morgan State University in the School of Education and Urban Studies. In this episode, we talk about Virginia’s experience and research on equity in online learning and how social media is changing the adult learning experience.


    Follow Virginia on twitter (@VirginiaLByrne), and check out her website 


    Recommendations:


    On Twitter: #AcademicTwitter
    Karen Costa on her website http://www.100faculty.com/ and on twitter https://twitter.com/karenraycosta
    Karen Costa’s asynchronous summer class Trauma Fundamentals for Higher Educators: https://www.onlinelearningtoolkit.com/trauma-aware-teaching

    • 29 min
    Episode 12. Sarah Lambert

    Episode 12. Sarah Lambert

    In this episode, we speak with Dr. Sarah R. Lambert, Honorary Research Fellow at Deakin University, Australia.

    You can find Sarah on Twitter @SarahLambertOz 
    Her two publications we discuss in the episode are:  
    Lambert, S. R. (2019). Six critical dimensions: A model for widening participation in open, online and blended programs. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 35(6), 161-182. https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.5683 
    Lambert, S. (2020). Do MOOCs contribute to student equity and social inclusion? A systematic review 2014–18. Computers and Education, 145, 103693–. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2019.103693 
    The rest of Sarah’s publications are listed on Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=oW424W0AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate 
    Sarah recommended the following:  
    Hamad, R. (2020). White Tears Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour. Hachette UK. ISBN: 9781398703087 
    Moreton-Robinson, A. (2000). Talkin'up to the white woman: Aboriginal women and feminism. Univ. of Queensland Press. ISBN: 9780702231346 
    Saad, L. (2020). Me and white supremacy: How to recognise your privilege, combat racism and change the world. Hachette UK.  ISBN-13: 978152941376 

    • 50 min
    Episode 11. Bancha Srikacha

    Episode 11. Bancha Srikacha

    In this episode, we speak with Bancha Srikacha, Instructional Technologist at Manhattanville College, about instructional design in online learning. 
     
    Follow Bancha: 
    Twitter: @BS96 


    Tools mentioned: 
    Padlet 
    MURAL 
    Hypothes.is 
    Blackboard Collaborate 
     
    Resources: 
    Backward Design 
    Quality Matters 
    Online Learning Consortium 
    Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) 

    • 33 min
    Episode 10. Ceri Coulby & Laura Blundell

    Episode 10. Ceri Coulby & Laura Blundell

    In this episode, we are joined by educational developers Ceridwen Coulby (@cericoulby)and Laura Blundell (@laurablundell) of the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Innovation in Education.
    Information about their Peru project can be found on what'srel and on UNESCO's PMESUT pages. 
    Resources:
    L. Dee Fink, Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses
    ABC Learning Design
    Grant Wiggins & Jay McTighe, ‘Backward Design’ in Understanding by Design
    Kay Sampbell and Sally Brown, ‘Covid-19 Assessment Collection’
    Twitter: Sally Brown; Phil Race; Virena Rossi
    SEDA Network
    Jisc Mailing List
    LTHE Tweetchat on Twitter and collected here.
    Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
    Creative HE
    University of Liverpool’s Spotlight Guides
    Centre for Innovation in Education podcast
    …including the series ‘Treasure Island Pedagogies’ by Dr. Tunde Varga-Atkins
     

    • 28 min