Kickstart VR at Warwick

A series of projects and activities, aiming to explore the role of immersive technologies in learning, teaching, student experience, outreach and research at Warwick. £42k from the Warwick-Monash fund for a joint project investigating immersive technologies in engineering education. £5k for VR in Outreach. £10k for the initial Kickstart VR at Warwick project.

The Extended Classroom initiative

Based upon the findings of my PhD research, we have systematically redesigned how (at Warwick) we think about and communicate technology enhanced learning (TEL). The aim has been to revitalise the organisational learning and design loop, drawing a much wider and greater range of people into adopting, reflecting upon and designing enhanced LTSE as a key part of student and academic activity. Find out more at:

Student Champions initiative

Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA) Digichamps – our HEA funded prototype (see below) has now developed into a fully funded University-wide scheme (£35,000) with 19 projects. I am the initial “Digichamps Facilitator” setting the scheme up and supporting it in the first year.

Designing a framework for student co-designers and change agents in LTSE enhancement projects (£10,000). This is part of the Higher Education Academy’s Flexible Learning Strategic Enhancement Programme. It uses many of the approaches that I developed in my PhD. I wrote a competency framework, to be implemented as a scheme at Warwick and published by the HEA. A summary of the project and the framework can be found on the Warwick web site.

Learning, teaching and student experience (LTSE) development projects:

Online scaffolded recording and reflection portfolios for the Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (250+ students from all disciplines doing research projects, 100% portfolio completion rate).

French Studies year abroad dossiers (online scaffolded portfolios for students based all over France).

History first year scaffolded e-portfolios (300+ students completing recording and reflection tasks throughout their first year).

History first year audio podcast and video making (270 students, each making an audio of video critical review of the representation of historical events in film or literature).

Open-space Learning in Real World Contexts (HEA NTF funded for £200,000, co-applicant).

Arts Faculty E-Squad (total funding approximately £25,000)