#Take5 #65 Wellbeing: The chasm between students’ expectations and institutional provision

Published: 26/11/2021 - Reading Time: 10 min

Categories: Wellbeing | Technology Enhanced Learning |

This #Take5 blog is brought to you from Debbie Holley and David Biggins, two researchers from Bournemouth University who are interested in the digital experiences of students, with a focus on digital wellbeing and support. Mind the gap “Be more mindful about the situation, be more kind”. Advice to academic staff from an undergraduate student. “Be better at supporting students who need help or who are behind” “Be more understanding especially with non-visible disabilities and health issues!” This blog post reports on a piece of work we carried out in May-June 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic where we asked students …

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LD@3 Riding the Coronacoaster

Published: 20/10/2021 - Reading Time: 2 min

Categories: Events | Education | Research | Wellbeing |

Session abstract:  The Open University Business School is leading a research project on online learning and strategic planning through, and post, lockdown in English secondary schools. This workshop focuses on one of the key themes that has emerged from the qualitative research: wellbeing of educators through the pandemic. The workshop provides an engaging and motivational look at how learning developers move into recovery beyond Covid-19. There are a series of slides interspersed with questions for participants to pause, reflect and take part in group discussion. The workshop shares the latest research exploring developments in positive psychology, neuroscience and resilience to …

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#Take5 #62 Reflecting back and moving forward – 8 lessons from ants

Published: 15/07/2021 - Reading Time: 10 min

Categories: Digital Literacy | Education | Technology Enhanced Learning | Wellbeing |

Make like an ant? This #Take5 post is brought to you from Dr Katharine Jewitt from The Open University who shares what we can learn for our teaching and learning online from ants. Katharine is looking back at what we have adapted to this year – highlighting the lessons learned that we can take forward in our practice – especially for those of us who will continue with some (or all) online delivery next year.  For those of you who already feel a bit too ant like in the version of Technology Enhanced Learning that is emerging post-pivot – please …

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#Take5 #23: The best way to start the new academic year? It’s meditation, Jim…

Published: 03/10/2017 - Reading Time: 3 min

Categories: Wellbeing |

The Meditation Project – Kent We decided to start the new academic year with a meditation – rather than either a bang or a whimper, appropriate as either would be – and have invited Louise Frith, University of Kent, to share her experiences of building meditation resources with and for her students. This is what Louise has to say: “The meditation sessions were great, I realised it was not just me who is feeling overwhelmed.” (Stage 1 student). The meditation project at Kent was developed from a growing awareness of the stress that students experienced related to their studies. Firstly we established a …

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Take5 #13: The best way of being creative?

Published: 18/04/2016 - Reading Time: 4 min

Categories: Education | Wellbeing |

To coincide with a week-long run of #creativeHE facilitated by Norman Jackson –  16-22 April 2016 – we are posting a #Take5 from Norman – asking us to join in a conversation about creativity in the disciplines. Join in the conversation in Google+ here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110898703741307769041 #Where Does Creativity Reside in the Discipline? Surveys of academics/faculty in different disciplines (1) reveal that sites for creative thinking and action appear to be available in most aspects of disciplinary practice. Sites for creativity can be connected through the idea of disciplinary inquiry and problem solving. They can also be connected to Dellas and …

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