Paula Shaw

Paula Shaw

Associate Professor Online Teaching and Learning University of Derby

As a lifelong online learner I demonstrate that online learning can offer a rich and rewarding, equivocally different HE experience. My research interests revolve around the complexity of diffusing innovation, including language and synergies between macro, meso and micro levels of understanding within institutions. In particular, I have a keen interest and expertise in online and digital education, this enabled me to achieve National Teaching Fellow status in 2018. I am currently leading a QAA supported collaborative project deliver a flexible learning toolkit. The QAA applauded the project for its high student engagement as co-designers and researchers throughout.

As we move into a new era of blended experiences my tenacity for championing the marginalised will ensure that transitioning between study modes won’t compromise students’ experiences; acknowledging that University life may be experienced in different ways but all students should feel welcome, supported and valued irrespective of their study mode.


Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Thursday 24/03/2022

From 13:45 To 14:10

03/24/2022 13:45 03/24/2022 14:10 How can maps influence quality in flexible learning

In collaboration with QAA

Can pedagogical planners help practitioners to focus on an inclusive future-fit curriculum, embedding digital capabilities and evidencing impact?

‘Module Activity Planning incorporating Institution-wide Timetables’ (MAPIT) is a pedagogical planner that not only enables staff to ‘make visible’ the overall themes of Higher Education, but more specifically how staff will evidence the impact of successful interventions using flexible modes of delivery. MAPIT has been created from a QAA enhancement bid to enable academic staff to add flexibility to module design whilst maintaining a coherent and appropriate amount of activity.

The value of using MAPIT is that it will help to better understand and communicate module timetables to students. It will also help to frame module performance reporting. Planners such as MAPIT should represent at a glance, the enactment of the design in a temporal sequence highlighting the activities that must be carried out, the materials and technologies used, and enable teachers to assess the level of constructive alignment (Agostinho,2009; Biggs, 1999, Conole, 2012; Van Ed and Koper, 2006). In particular, module mapping visualises appropriate places to embed sustainable development goals or to focus on one ‘track’ such as increasing institutional belonging or improving outcomes in line with their access and participation plans.

This presentation includes contributions from Amrita Narang, Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy and Quality Enhancement and Standards Specialist.

Themes: Skills, Innovation

ExCeL London

ExCeL London

"How can maps influence quality in flexible learning"

Paula Shaw
Time and date

Thursday 24/03/2022

From 13:45 To 14:10

03/24/2022 13:45 03/24/2022 14:10 How can maps influence quality in flexible learning

In collaboration with QAA

Can pedagogical planners help practitioners to focus on an inclusive future-fit curriculum, embedding digital capabilities and evidencing impact?

‘Module Activity Planning incorporating Institution-wide Timetables’ (MAPIT) is a pedagogical planner that not only enables staff to ‘make visible’ the overall themes of Higher Education, but more specifically how staff will evidence the impact of successful interventions using flexible modes of delivery. MAPIT has been created from a QAA enhancement bid to enable academic staff to add flexibility to module design whilst maintaining a coherent and appropriate amount of activity.

The value of using MAPIT is that it will help to better understand and communicate module timetables to students. It will also help to frame module performance reporting. Planners such as MAPIT should represent at a glance, the enactment of the design in a temporal sequence highlighting the activities that must be carried out, the materials and technologies used, and enable teachers to assess the level of constructive alignment (Agostinho,2009; Biggs, 1999, Conole, 2012; Van Ed and Koper, 2006). In particular, module mapping visualises appropriate places to embed sustainable development goals or to focus on one ‘track’ such as increasing institutional belonging or improving outcomes in line with their access and participation plans.

This presentation includes contributions from Amrita Narang, Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy and Quality Enhancement and Standards Specialist.

Themes: Skills, Innovation

ExCeL London
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