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Generative Learning Objects (GLOs) Seminar

CEEBL, C24 Sackville Street Building,University of Manchester
24 February 2010 13:00-16:30

The seminar, organised by the Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning, intends to demonstrate and investigate the flexibility and pedagogical richness of GLOs and some of the ways in which they may be used within Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) to support personalised learning


13.00        Buffet lunch
13.45        Welcome & Introductions

13.50        GLOs, the Pedagogical Underpinning, Eleanor Okell (University of Leeds)

14.15        Values and Worth GLOs, Janet Tatlock (University of Manchester) 

Using the eMI GLO as a starting point the GLO authoring tool has been used to develop three GLOs which introduce students to some of the ways in which they will be required to contribute to scholarly debate at University.  This has been partly funded by a CEEBL small project grant and has been supported by colleagues at The RLO- CETL at London Metropolitan University.  Through an approach based on Enquiry- Based Learning (EBL) principles students explore the ways in which objects may be invested with value and who or what may determine value.  

14.40        Using GLO in an MA Module – Kate Cooper and Jamie Wood (University of Manchester)
This presentation describes a project that investigated the utility of a GLO (or GLO-like) framework for an MA module at the University of Manchester.  The project was funded by the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology.  It aimed to develop a digital learning framework that would help students to engage with and carry out enquiry activities into the numerous papyri fragments that are preserved in the John Rylands University Library at Manchester.  We will describe the project and its findings and will report on evaluations which we have carried out with students this winter.   

15.10        GLOs in Combined Studies, PhD student(s) (University of Manchester)
Combined Studies students at Manchester select two areas of study; each area of study is based around a central discipline but students may select from a range of related disciplines.  A number of PhD students have produced GLOs based on the eMI pattern which explore the differing ways in which these related disciplines may investigate an object or concept.  This has been funded by the LearnHigher CETL.

15.35    Recent & Future Developments, Carl Smith (London Metropolitan University)

16.00        Discussion

16.30        Close 


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