Archive for the ‘Higher education publications’ Category

Forthcoming: 53 interesting ways to support online learning
August 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce our forthcoming publication in the Professional and Higher Education series, 53 interesting ways to support online learning (working title), edited by Professor Rhona Sharpe.

53 interesting ways to support online learning (working title)

Outline: Research has shown that although learners in higher education may be familiar with using technology in their social lives, they do not always use effective strategies in studying online. Drawing on research into student experiences, this book provides 53 practical ideas for teachers and lecturers who are supporting students on blended or fully online courses.

Each of the 53 ideas provides a learning activity to help students develop their study skills and habits, so that they can learn confidently and effectively in the digital age. The book is designed to dip into for ideas that dovetail with your own practice.

The topics covered are wide-ranging. They include: time management skills; self-regulated learning; personalizing the online learning environment; collaborative learning; presenting work online; online assessment; experimenting with playful learning; and reflection and blogging.

Contents (tentative): Section 1: Catching up and keeping up x Section 2: Let’s get personal x Section 3: Engage with your community x Section 4: Present yourself x Section 5: Play x Section 6: Becoming a successful online learner.

Key terms: learning design; learning activity; digital literacy; learner development; learning environment; and online learning skills.

Formats and ISBNs:
Paperback: 978-1-907076-81-7
ePub: 978-1-907076-82-4
PDF: 978-1-907076-83-1
Kindle: 978-1-907076-84-8

Series: Professional and Higher Education
Imprint: The Professional and Higher Partnership
Publisher: Frontinus Ltd
Publication: Forthcoming

Professional and Higher Education: e-flyer
July 27, 2015

53 interesting ways to assess your students

We are delighted to share with you our e-flyer for the Professional and Higher Education series, featuring the newest title in the series: 53 interesting ways to assess your students (ed. Victoria Burns).

You can find and share the flyer here.

53 interesting ways to assess your students
June 19, 2015

Volume editor: Victoria Burns

53 interesting ways to assess your students53 interesting ways to assess your students offers reflective practitioners in professional and higher education practical ways to develop broad, flexible assessment repertoires. The 53 suggestions are designed to support both assessment of learning and assessment for learning.

Topics include written tasks, examinations, problem-based activities, live and authentic forms of assessment, assessment over different time scales, interpersonal aspects – such as group work, student involvement, and feedback – and quality assurance.

This is the third edition. The original authors were Graham Gibbs, Sue Habeshaw, and Trevor Habeshaw. This new edition includes contributions by Victoria Burns, Gavin Brown, Robin Burrow, Kate Edwards, and Karl Nightingale.

Contents: Abstract ∙ Series information ∙ Publishers’ foreword ∙ Contributors ∙ Editor’s preface ∙ Introduction ∙ Choosing assessment method ∙ Chapter 1  Essays ∙ Chapter 2  Short formats ∙  Chapter 3  Projects and laboratory classes ∙ Chapter 4  Live assessment ∙ Chapter 5  Problem-based assessments ∙ Chapter 6  Authentic assessment ∙ Chapter 7 Assessment over time ∙ Chapter 8 Assessing groupwork ∙ Chapter 9  Examinations ∙  Chapter 10  Involving students in the assessment process ∙ Chapter 11  Feedback to students ∙ Chapter 12  Other considerations.

Key terms: authentic assessment; assessment; examinations; feedback; learning; marking; peer assessment; practicals; presentations; quality; self-assessment; tasks; and written assessment.

ISBNs and formats:

  • PB: 978-1-907076-52-7
  • ePub: 978-1-907076-54-1
  • PDF: 978-1-907076-53-4

Extent: 192 pp.
Imprint: The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd

Publisher: Frontinus Ltd
Place of publication: Newmarket

Published: July 2015.

‘Assessment is at the heart of the learning process. It provides evidence of what students have learned and, more importantly, the effectiveness of teaching. This publication raises important questions about the extent to which assessment is considered as an intrinsic element of preparation for teaching. It should be essential reading for all involved in teaching and lecturing.’ – Dr Colin Conner, formerly Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge

To order securely from our distributor, Central Books, please click here.

53 ways to deal with large classes
December 8, 2012

53 ways to deal with large classes is a revised and updated edition of 53 problems with large classes.

Original authors: Sue Habeshaw, Graham Gibbs, & Trevor Habeshaw.

Volume editor for the new edition: Hannah Strawson.

Large Classes coverNew contributors: Mais Ajjan; David Kane; George MacDonald Ross; Richard Smith; Hannah Strawson; James Williams.

Teaching staff are increasingly being required to teach large classes. This book identifies the problems this gives rise to and, for each one, suggests a response or set of responses. It is designed for dipping into to find solutions that dovetail with your own practice.

The topics covered are wide-ranging. They include: course planning and implementation; lectures; discussion groups and seminars; practicals, projects, and fieldwork; and assessment. Overall, this resource is designed to help reflective practitioners in professional and higher education survive and succeed.

ISBNs and formats:

  • ePub: 978-1-907076-58-9;
  • PDF: 978-1-907076-57-2;
  • Paperback: 978-1-907076-56-5.
  • Kindle: 978-1-907076-59-6

Extent: 160 pp.
Imprint and publisher: The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd.
Date of publication: 3 March 2013.

Place of publication: Newmarket, UK.

Key terms: assessment; classes; courses; group work; higher education; lectures; pedagogy; post-compulsory education; professional education; seminars; students; teaching; training.

To order securely from our distributor, Central Books, please click here.

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