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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.

 

This cluster (led by the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen) aimed to explore how the use of lecture recording can support WP students by enabling greater flexibility for learners.

 

The cluster adopted a broad definition of WP that encompassed equality, diversity and inclusion.

 

On this page you will find the resources published by the cluster, including the engaging booklet 'Top Tips for Widening Participation with Lecture Recording'. You can also browse resources from the three open workshops held by the cluster.

 

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Top Tips for Widening Participation with Lecture Recording

Publication Date: 17 Aug 2020

Student Revision Guidance - Widening Participation with lecture recording

Publication Date: 17 Aug 2020

Useful Resources for Stakeholders - Widening Participation with lecture recording

Publication Date: 17 Aug 2020

Future Directions for the Higher Education Sector - Widening Participation with lecture recording

Publication Date: 17 Aug 2020

Summary Report - Widening Participation with lecture recording

Publication Date: 17 Aug 2020

Open workshop - 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 - 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 - 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.