Innovative Practice in Higher Education

This independent online journal (kindly hosted at Staffordshire University) is an opportunity for any colleagues in HE to share their work on delivering teaching and learning.

It is a double blind peer reviewed publication, now into its second volume and is aimed at promoting and sustaining a research culture amongst practitioners in higher education who have an interest in the development of the HE student experience. The journal is inter-disciplinary in approach and accepts papers of 3000-5000 words, posters (with audio commentary) short papers and ‘student voices’ papers (first hand reflective accounts of innovative practices from the learners’ perspective). Topics include: tutoring, research, equality and diversity, internationalisation, classroom innovation, widening participation, assessment and feedback, research-informed teaching, information and digital literacy, teaching and learning processes and a range of other relevant topics.

We are particularly proud of our posters section which is a new way of sharing innovation in teaching and learning. Each poster publication is presented with an accompanying podcast which gives more context and detail to the content.

If you wish to submit your work for publication please email it to: 

Dr Chris Wakeman


David Parkes

Papers should be formatted correctly following the our publication guidelines prior to submission.

NB: Papers that do not conform to our guidelines will be returned to you for formatting without review. You will then need to re-submit your correctly formatted work for review.

Vol 3, No 1

Table of Contents


The Case of Screencast Feedback: Barriers to the Use of Learning Technology DOC PDF
Bill Soden
The Transitional Experiences of Sport and Exercise Students from Further to Higher Education DOC PDF
Ashley Gill
Teaching Tourism Change Agents DOC PDF
Bodil Stilling Blichfeldt, Peter Kvistgaard, John Hird
Improving the student experience in higher education: An action research approach to implementing collaborative learning strategies DOC PDF
Elizabeth Spruin, Nicola Abbott
Personal, educational and psychological characteristics of university students with dyslexia and matched controls: A pilot study DOC PDF
A Stampoltzis, E Tsitsou, H Plesti, R Kalouri

Poster Presentations

The Increasing Importance of Employability Skills for University Graduates PPSX
Stephen Bayles
REBUS reading lists PPSX
Susan Chakraverty
Clickers - Integrating technology into teaching and learning with interactive tools PPSX
Fiona Cust
The usefulness of adopting eCoach for teaching career development PDF
Uchitha Jayawickrama
Improving employability in Higher Education: Delivering and embedding employability modules within undergraduate courses PPSX
Karl McCormack
Introducing Screencasts to Sport and Exercise Undergraduate Students Conducting Statistical Analysis: How Useful Are They Anyway? PDF
Vicky Riley
Can Online Technology Enhance Work Related Learning? PPSX
Mark Wordley

Book Reviews

How to Get a PhD DOC PDF
Zhandra Belgasmi
Internationalization and global citizenship: Policy and practice in education DOC PDF
Robert J Bethke
The purposeful graduate: Why colleges must talk to students about vocation DOC PDF
Marie Christie Dam
Is Technology Good For Education? DOC PDF
Alke Gröppel-Wegener
Learning with the Labyrinth DOC PDF
Kathryn McFarlane
The Gamification of Higher Education DOC PDF
Stephen Merry
Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education- Engaging with the dimensions of practice DOC PDF
Marj Spiller

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