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Researching, with feelings

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Updated 19 Nov 2014
Caroline Clarke has co-edited a new collection on the link between research and feelings - but why is the relationship important?

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The future

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
The stakeholders from universities that offer iTunes U materials discuss the future of iTunes U in this podcast. 

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: Talking to learners

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
In these interviews with several iTunes U users, learners discuss how they find and use the materials they download.

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The learner's view

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
The results from a major survey into how learners use iTunes U are presented and discussed in this podcast. 

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: The stakeholders

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Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
Key stakeholders from universities that offer iTunes U materials discuss their reasons for adding content, their expectations and evaluate their...

iTunes U as a teaching and learning tool: Introduction

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2014
How does podcasting provide access to Open learning resources from around the world and what’s different from previous formats?

Teaching dyslexic language students

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Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 16 Jun 2014
How can you best support students with dyslexia during their studies? Use this hub of articles to find out

Delivering tutorials for dyslexic students

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Jun 2014
Key principles for effective tutorial delivery for dyslexic and, in particular, SpLD students

Support for dyslexic language students through feedback

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Jun 2014
A summary of how you can help dyslexic students through providing feedback 

Maximising the potential of online tools for dyslexic students

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jun 2014
Teachers should be aware of the following assistive technologies and online tools to help dyslexic students

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Teaching assistants: Support in action

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 23 Apr 2014
Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This unit looks at how the role has developed across the UK over time. It explores the...

Learning to teach

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Learning to teach
Masters level Duration 20 hours Updated 26 Mar 2014
This course, which comprises four study units, is aimed at people who are considering training to be teachers, student teachers, newly qualified...

Exploring childrens' learning

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 Feb 2014
How does a child’s mind and behaviour change as they develop over time? In this unit four theories of child development are explored. Each theory...

Engaging with educational research

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Masters level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Jan 2014
This unit introduces you to the theoretical toolkit that is an essential part of engaging in educational enquiry. You will consider the types of...

Understanding dyslexia

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This unit analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such...

English grammar in context

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Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
The use of grammar is more complex than it appears. This unit looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications (both...

Working with young people in sport and exercise

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 15 Nov 2013
This unit examines the special considerations of coaching or instructing young people in sport and exercise. The physiological differences between...

Evaluating school classroom discussion

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 04 Jul 2013
It is important to learn from classroom discussions, both for pupils and teachers. This unit will help you, as a teacher, to evaluate such...

Sharing power and transforming educational practice

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 20 May 2013
Explore the notion of a life of learning and interrogate 'common-sense' assumptions about schooling. Consider what is the research process and how...

What is language?: an applied linguistic perspective

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Masters level Duration 6 hours Updated 22 Feb 2013
This unit serves as an introduction to the discipline of applied linguistics. It examines what is meant by ‘language’, what its main...