In this first event of QMU’s online network for online tutors, Professor Keith Smyth from the University of Highlands and Islands, will be exploring what we mean and understand when we talk about ‘curriculum’ and online learning. After first exploring established and emerging views relating to the concept of curriculum, Keith will draw upon current developments within the sector that are challenging us to think more broadly about the relationship between the curriculum and digital practice in Higher Education.

For part of this event, we will be discussing our tutor network and its role in bringing together online tutors for the sharing of resources, pooling of knowledge, and exchanging of experiences. The Network will hold regular a/synchronous events and discussions including presentations from guest researchers, and learners. Blogs, links and postings will update the Network on a regular basis about forthcoming events and latest scholarship about online learning.



Keith Smyth is Professor of Pedagogy at the University of the Highlands and Islands, where he leads the new Learning and Teaching Academy. Prior to joining UHI Keith was a Senior Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at Edinburgh Napier University, where he was Programme Leader for the MSc Blended and Online Education. Keith has been involved in a range of projects focused on harnessing technology to support co-creative pedagogies and curriculum models, open educational practice, and online academic development. His 3E Framework for technology-enhanced learning has been implemented by over 40 educational institutions across and beyond the UK.

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