Above the parapet for e-learning: recognition, reward and celebration

Salmon, Gilly (2006) Above the parapet for e-learning: recognition, reward and celebration. International Journal of Learning Technology , 2 (4). pp. 342-356. ISSN 1477-8386


From July 2005, the mixed mode University of Leicester in the UK adopted and implemented a new strategy for e-learning. It includes a wide variety of research-led developments to concern all staff involved in teaching and learning. Recognising and rewarding successful teaching is important in motivating individual academics, together with celebration of achievers who have made appropriate and beneficial changes. We found little advice on how to tackle this. It is currently 'below the parapet'. Although there is a tension between raising the profile of e-learning and divorcing it from 'normal' practice, we argue that recognition, reward and celebration are essential in support of new approaches. Against a background of international and UK progress towards improved teaching and learning, the paper discusses approaches to promoting achievement associated with developing pedagogical innovation through e-learning.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2011 23:40
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2012 05:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: reward; recognition; celebration; achievement; e-learning; strategy; change levers; higher education; pedagogical innovation; learning technology; e-agenda; electronic learning; online learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2006.011339
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18847

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