Case Study: The 24/7 Study Advice Workshop
AbstractWith a rise in demand for learning development services, coupled with an increasinglydivergent cohort of students (part-time; international; distance learners and students withextra commitments), there is a clear need to look for creative ways to meet the challengesof this growing and changing need. To meet this challenge the Study Advice team at the University of Reading embarked on a project using screencasting to create a suite of videotutorials that focused on key aspects of study. This paper discusses the inspiration for theproject, the development process undertaken and the impact and effectiveness of theresources created. The content was developed through a process of experimentation andextensive team reviewing and refinement, through which we (the Study Advice team)learnt how to effectively create, record and disseminate our resources. The benefits werefar wider reaching than the initial project scope, with implications for capacity building;recognition; profile-raising and student engagement.
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).