Our Research

The E-Learning Development Team engages in an ongoing programme of evaluation and research on best practices related to the use of technology-enhanced learning tools. There are 4 areas of work:

  1. Course evaluation & case study development
  2. Conference presentations & research papers
  3. Evaluation work on HE sector developments and upcoming trends in technology-enhanced learning
  4. Institutional surveys & reports

We also support lecturers in evaluating their own modules and learning activities. More information on this is available within Learning Design and Development.

Research areas

Course evaluation & case study development

Representation of persons that look like chess pawns. One person is holding a clipboard and surrounded by other persons in a focus group.The E-Learning Development Team assists course instructors in the evaluation of blended and distance learning modules, through the development of detailed case studies and reports.

Conference presentations, research papers, recorded lectures and publications

Representations of people that look like chess pawns watching a slide presentation. The E-learning Development Team has presented papers at various e-learning conferences and has also published on approaches to the implementation of technology-enhanced learning.

Evaluation work on HE sector developments (UCISA)

Representation of a person that looks like a chess pawn in front of the letters H.E. and F.E.The team also contributes to the work of UCISA’s Academic Support Group in researching HE sector developments on technology-enhanced learning.

Institutional surveys & reports

Representation of a person that looks like a chess pawn surrounded by piles of documents.The Team also focuses on institutional evaluation, publishing survey results & reports on e-learning activities.

Our latest research posts

  • E-Learning Newsletter – February 2017 Edition (2/3/2017) - E-Learning Newsletter – February 2017 Edition Welcome to the February edition of our newsletter, which summarises the latest news on technology enhanced learning provision across the University. To navigate through […]
  • Cross-institutional peer observation: Reporting on our tutors’ experiences (1/30/2017) - The University’s Distance Learning Forum has partnered with the University of Waikato (New Zealand) to deliver two online peer observation programmes, which have brought together distance learning tutors and programme […]
  • E-Learning Newsletter – January 2017 Edition (1/12/2017) - E-Learning Newsletter – January 2017 Edition Welcome back to a new year of learning developments with technology after the festive break! In this January edition of our monthly e-learning newsletter, […]
  • 2017 Durham Blackboard User Conference – Key Messages (1/11/2017) - On Thursday 5th January, the E-Learning Development Team attended the 17th Durham Blackboard Users Conference. Keynote – Dr. Susie Schofield In line with the conference theme, one of the strongest messages […]
  • E-Learning Newsletter – December 2016 Edition (11/30/2016) - As we approach the festive break and teaching draws to a close for the term, the ELDT can reflect on a productive 2016 and look forward to an equally as […]
  • UCISA case studies on institutional approaches to the management of TEL services (11/10/2016) - As a follow-up to the 2016 Technology-Enhanced Learning Survey, UCISA has just published a companion Best Practice Guide (2016 TEL Survey case studies), showcasing different institutional approaches to the management […]
  • E-Learning Newsletter – November 2016 Edition (11/4/2016) - As the clocks are turned back and we move into the dark nights of November, it seems an appropriate time to look back on a very busy summer of strategic […]
  • Blended Learning 2016 (11/1/2016) - Last week I attended a two-day Blended Learning event in London, which brought together senior managers and heads of e-learning services from UK higher education to discuss institutional strategies towards […]
  • E-Learning Newsletter – October 2016 Edition (10/7/2016) - E-Learning Newsletter – October 2016 Edition As the leaves begin to turn and and the University welcomes an influx of new faces, we find ourselves within what is often one […]
  • ResponseWare ‘Lunch and Learn’ – Wednesday November 2nd (10/7/2016) - Following a call for expressions of interest, we are delighted to confirm that Turning Technologies will be visiting the University campus on Wednesday November 2nd in support of the ‘ResponseWare’ […]

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