Vol 4, No 1 (2008)

This Special Issue of Reflecting Education arises from the work of the PREEL project (From Pedagogic Research to Embedded e-Learning) at the Institute of Education from 2006-2008. This project was one of nine HEA/JISC (Higher Education Academy and Joint Information Systems Committee) Pilot Pathfinder Projects and followed on from our involvement in the Pilot Benchmarking of e-Learning Programme. In the benchmarking exercise we identified a lack of coordination between research and practice in e-learning at the IoE as one of our crucial weaknesses, and so our Pilot Pathfinder project concentrated on this theme of building links between e-learning research and practice.

Table of Contents


From Pedagogic Research to Embedded E-Learning PDF
Harvey Mellar, Magdalena Jara, Martin Oliver, Caroline Pelletier 1-5

The National Context

You take the high road: national programmes for the development of e-learning in Higher Education PDF
Terry Mayes, Derek Morrison 6-16

The Pathfinders

Carpe Diem: seizing each day to foster change in e-learning design PDF
Alejandro Armellini, Sylvia Jones 17-29
CABLE: an approach to embedding blended learning in the curricula and across the institution PDF
Irene Anderson, Peter Bullen, Jon Alltree, Heather Thornton 30-41
Linking e-learning research and teaching practice ?Ǩ lessons from PREEL PDF
Caroline Pelletier, Magdalena Jara 42-50

The PREEL Projects

An ?Ǩobjective- centred?ǨѢ approach to course redesign: using learning objectives to integrate e-learning PDF
Karen Bird 51-62
Engaging with the research methods curriculum PDF
Martin Oliver, Natasha Whiteman 63-71
Real time and virtual: tracking the professional development and reflections of choral conductors PDF
Colin Durrant, Maria Varvarigou 72-80
Re-designing an MA module to foster agency, engagement and production in online social software PDF
John Potter 81-91
Designing a mixed mode Masters module in Science Education to support shared construction of knowledge and critical reflection PDF
Ralph Levinson, Tim Neumann 92-102
Developing an Early Years and Disabilities, blended Masters Module: Course change and the use of a critical friend PDF
Karl Wall, Olga Miller, Julie Jennings, Eric Hadley 103-112
E-learning in initial teacher education: A solution looking for a problem? PDF
Adrian Mee 113-126

Going Forward: Embedding Evaluation

Evaluation for new learning contexts ?Ǩ how can it be ?Ǩfit for purpose?ǨѢ? PDF
Caroline Daly 127-138

Editor-in-Chief: Prof Norbert Pachler
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
ISSN 1746-9082