Active blended learning at scale: university-wide writing programmes

Struan, A. (2021) Active blended learning at scale: university-wide writing programmes. In: Rodriguez, B. C. P. and Armellini, A. (eds.) Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education. IGI Global: Hershey, PA, pp. 106-121. ISBN 9781799878568 (doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7856-8.ch006)

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Abstract

This chapter analyses the deployment of active and blended approaches to course design and teaching across one of the largest writing programmes in the British Higher Education sector. The programme, which teaches and assesses 12,000 students per academic year, adopts an entirely active and blended approach to all elements of its design. This chapter presents the pedagogical underpinnings to the programme, a case study of how the programme has been deployed, and discussion of some key challenges. The chapter establishes that active and blended learning approaches were central to the success of the programme, and that without such pedagogical designs the programme would have failed to meet its essential requirements.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Academic literacies, academic writing, writing, writing development, student-centred, Moodle, student writing, academic language, learner developers, learning development, writing enhancement, student development.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Struan, Dr Andrew
Authors: Struan, A.
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
College/School:University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Publisher:IGI Global
ISBN:9781799878568

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