Category: SOTL

Scholarship of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

12 Days of SoTL: Day 12

Publish SoTL Today is a list of journals and resources that can help you to find the right place. I created an OER where you can collate appropriate journals and plan your writing process. With the help of colleagues we made a head-start. You can download it here: Some suggestions from our SOTL group: A…

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12 Days of SoTL: Day 11

Write about your SoTL Normally in SoTL publications, and specifically when we engage in a reflexive practice piece, we would write in 1st person, which can feel very awkward when you are used to writing in 3rd person. Whilst there is nothing intrinsically wrong with writing in 3rd person, you will still have to acknowledge…

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12 Days of SoTL: Day 10

Data Analysis As with any of the previous topics I could probably run several 12 days of SoTL just for this topic. There is a variety to data analysis processes or frameworks you can refer to. Some of which @UofGLEADS offers CPD for. Today we have a brief look at the easiest one for qualitative…

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12 Days of SoTL: Day 09

Data Collection On day nine we reflect that whilst we have chosen our methods, there are some considerations to take into account when it comes to actually ‘doing the collecting’ of data. For instance: If we are leading interviews, and instead of having open ended questions, or even just prompts to encourage a free flow…

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12 Days of SoTL: Day 08

Ethics Ethics is always necessary when undertaking (non-clinical) research which involves people. Questions that usually need to be addressed are: Why are you undertaking the research? Your rationale. How do you plan to undertake the research? Methodology Methods Who are you participants? How do you choose them? Are there any risks for your participants? If…

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12 Days of SoTL: Day 07

Participant Selection Participant selection can be a tricky issue particularly when we are undertaking an education inquiry with our own students. There is a variety of sampling techniques (probability and non-probability sampling methods) we can refer to: Cluster Sampling Snowball Sampling Convenience Sampling etc Convenience sampling is most likely to be your easiest and most…

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12 Days of SoTL: Day 06

Methods On Day Six of SoTL:We think about our data collection methods. Do our methods actually answer your questions?Ask yourself, if you have a small group of students (10 or 20) how valuable is the data you get from a questionnaire with Likert Scale answers? Are you too worried to try something new? What about…

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