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Widening Participation (WP) - raising the aspirations and attainment of people from backgrounds that are under-represented in higher education - is a major component of government education policy in the UK and Europe.


The aim of the cluster is to develop best practice guidelines for how institutions can use lecture capture/recording to support widening access students - by allowing greater learning flexibility - and how students themselves can use it to support their diverse pathway into, and journey through, higher education.


The cluster is being led by the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the University of Glasgow and the University of Aberdeen. To achieve our aims we will:

  • Host three (free) open workshops (13 Dec 2019, 3 April 2020 and 15 May 2020) to explore how we can use lecture recordings to:
    • promote inclusivity
    • support transitions
    • support the development of study skills specifically within (although not exclusive to) widening participation students.
  • Develop best practice guidance for when and how we can use recordings to support these students at a sector level.
  • Develop resources for prospective university students and school teacher professional development.
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Open workshop three - May 2020

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the face-to-face workshop scheduled for 15 May 2020 was hosted on Zoom. Over 80 colleagues from Scotland and beyond joined us for plenary and breakout sessions during the afternoon, sharing a rich range of perspectives and practice.



About this playlist

In the first of these videos, the cluster team provide an update on work to date, including background to the project and the initial findings from student focus groups.


The second video illustrates the approach taken to Widening Participation at the University of Glasgow.


In the final video, Dr Emily Nordmann (University of Glasgow) gives a quick overview of principles to support inclusiveness in the move to online teaching.


Open workshop two - April 2020

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the face-to-face workshop scheduled for 3 April 2020 was replaced with a Tweetchat. This proved to be very engaging, with colleagues sharing their reflections and practice around five questions: 

  • How does COVID-19 impact widening participation agendas in higher education?
  • Where are we seeing good practice with lecture recording and widening participation?
  • How can we support transitions into higher and further education?
  • What can we learn about online spaces/distance learning during this COVID-19 pivot that we can use in future?
  • What do you think the big widening participation challenges will be in the next five years?

You can read the Tweetchat at this Wakelet.

 

 

About this video

This video presentation describes the work of the Collaborative Cluster looking at Widening Participation with Lecture Recording and the response to the COIVD-19 pandemic. In this presentation we summarise the work of the cluster so far, the perspective of the HE sector, the student experience, and where we want to go in future.

 

Widening Participation (WP) - raising the aspirations and attainment of people from backgrounds that are under-represented in higher education - is a major component of government education policy in the UK and Europe.

Open workshop one - December 2019

The project team held the first open workshop on 13th December, 2019. You can watch the video recording in full or select an item from the video content list to jump forward to that section of the video.