Recent evidence suggests that digital technologies
are not always effectively designed for teaching, learning and creative inquiry
in HE environments. Professor Gary Beauchamp, Dr Cheryl Ellis, Nick Young and
project research assistant and PhD student Sammy Chapman, are currently leading
the Erasmus+ funded SHOUT4HE project which designs open educational resources
on effective teaching with technology across a wide range of disciplines in HE.
The team believe that HE teaching skills are best addressed through
international collaboration and cooperation between Higher Education Institutes
(HEIs) to develop best practice and innovation. The project has five university
partners in four countries: The University of Limerick (Ireland), University of
Nice and University of Bordeaux (France), and Belgium (PXL University of
Applied Sciences and Arts).
The SHOUT4HE project has three main goals. Firstly,
each of the project partners across the five universities is working with local
HE teachers with diverse disciplinary knowledge to understand and share how
they are using teaching technologies in innovative ways. Next, the team will
use this information to design an e-platform for sharing open education
practices and resources. Lastly, the team will create a set of e-Resources for
HE teachers. E-Resources produced by this project will be available and widely
disseminated to achieve a long-term impact on individual HE teachers, and also
more generally on university teaching and professional development programmes.
Expected outcomes emerging from this project
include a minimum of 40 new practice videos using technology in HE within the
partner institutions, to be shared on the e-platform. Also, the team is
designing and producing three e-books covering: best innovative practices,
advice for HE teachers, and communities of practice building techniques.
You can learn more about the SHOUT4HE