Opinion

A STAGGERING total of 90 per cent of the world’s data has been generated in just the past two years. But what does this ‘data revolution’ mean for higher education, students and the way they are taught? LITE Teaching Project Enhancement Leader, Dr Luke Burns, explores here this changing world....

AS A Historian, there’s often nothing better than having physical access to precious sources. In the Special Collections rooms here at Leeds, archivists allow me the privilege to access, hold and read extraordinary texts. These include a whole range of fascinating items from household inventories of the 17th century detailing...

DIGITAL AND distance–learning courses are on the rise in higher education but are our students ready for the challenges that lie ahead? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Helen Durham, explores here the changing landscape and some of the future issues and opportunities. What was once viewed as an unconventional route...

DESPITE MORE women entering higher education across the world they are less likely than men to choose an entrepreneurship course. Award-winning enterprise lecturer, Dr Sally Jones, explores what role gender-specific language plays in this. Research increasingly argues that entrepreneurship is seen as masculine: reflecting high-profile entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Richard...

WHAT DO we as teachers need to know about the language of our discipline in order to communicate its knowledge and expectations? LITE fellow Bee Bond writes here about her project and its focus on making knowledge and language clearer to students. As Internationalization moves further up the strategic agenda,...

HOW DO we better prepare our students in the step up to higher education and the challenges of the world post-university? LITE fellow, Lydia Bleasdale-Hill, will explore in her research how we can enhance student resilience in the face of such tests. If we listened to our intellect we’d never...

  ARE TRADITIONAL lecture theatres and learning spaces getting the best from our teachers and students? Digital Learning Director at the University of Leeds, Dr Neil Morris, writes about how a new collaborative model is transforming the landscape. All universities have large tiered lecture theatres.  They were designed in a...

THE POWER of research-led teaching and student co-creation. Laura King and Kevin Linch, School of History, discuss the value of handing over research initiative to the students. All modules evolve: research-based teaching means that we frequently update the content of our module with latest research, ideas and approaches to a topic....