Monday, 16 March 2009

Learning Support Team project hailed as model of Best Practice

A snapshot of the work carried out by the Learning Support team within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is currently being featured as a model of best practice on the LLiDA's (Learning Literacies in a Digital Age) wiki. The LLiDA wiki is a collection of learning literacies being employed in FE and HE sectors in the UK.

The Team’s featured project, entitled ‘i-guides: Byte-sized pockets of information’, features a series of electronic study skills and academic guidance booklets aimed at humanities and social science students. The guides are currently hosted on posterous and are a spin-off from K:LEarn, the Learning Support Team’s main learning space and study skills support network pages on the KLE.

The Learning Support Team provides study skills advice and academic guidance. This covers a variety of topics but common concerns that students have include essay planning, essay writing, exam revision, exam performance, time management, research skills, academic confidence and doing a dissertation. The provision is faculty based and open to any student who studies within humanities and social sciences so is available to all Sociology and Criminology students. As part of this work, they run workshops, hold one-to-one appointments and develop and maintain a range of study skills resources online via the K:LEarn. The team comprises of Verity Aiken and Claire Fox. You can find their details and learn more about their work on the learning support blog at www.humsslearningspace.blogspot.com

You can view the acclaimed entry on the LLiDA wiki pages here:

http://www.caledonianacademy.net/spaces/LLiDA/index.php?n=Main.BestPracticeExamples

If you have any questions about the project, or would like to know more about the Learning Support Team’s work please email v.aiken@keele.ac.uk

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