There are several projects, now complete, that contributed to the development and international reputation of the Caledonian Academy. Overview information on these projects can be accessed below:
Learning Literacies for a Digital Age (LLiDA)
This JISC-funded study explored an expanded range of literacies relevant in the digital age both for effective learning and for the updated provisions of UK Higher Education institutions.
The LFI-Engage project explored how the effectiveness of learning from incidents (LFI) could be improved and was funded by The Energy Institute and Shell.
UK Open Educational Resources (UKOER)
Funded by the Higher Eduction Funding Council for England (HEFCE)and JISC, this project aimed to encourage academics and UK HE institutions to create and release OERs: Open Educational Resources.
HEFCE OER: Policy Review
The Higher Education Funding Council for England Open Educational Resources (HEFCE OER) review was undertaken in 2012-13 by the UKOER Evaluation and Synthesis Team to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of HEFCE policy and funding.
This project explored Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) behaviours within 'Change11' - a connectivist Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
This EC-funded study investigated work and learning practices evolving through the use of open educational resources (OERs) - freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media used in teaching, learning and research.
This study explored the attitudes of social science doctoral researchers and key stakeholders (researcher developers, supervisors, etc.)towards the development of employability during PhD candidature.
Academic Networking Practices
This PhD project sought to uncover how social interactions and the structure of professional networks influence academics' learning and implementation of new teaching practices.
This project - Community Dimensions of Learning Object Repositories (CD-LOR) - was funded by the UK JISC to identify and analyse factors influencing the practical uptake and implementation of learning object repositories within a wide range of diverse learning communities.
CalShell was an action research partnership with Shell to investigate innovative and dynamic approaches to self-directed technology-enhanced learning, particularly focused on the transition from classroom to workplace.
Learning from Incidents (LFI)
This original Learning from Incidents (LFI) project from 2011 investigated and developed new approaches to enhancing learning from health and safety incidents in the industrial workplace, and led to the LFI-Engage project in 2012 (see menu).
Narrating Your Work
A joint project of the Caledonian Academy and Shell Learning in the Netherlands, this project applied and tested a methodology to explore how case study members used a microblogging tool to broadcast work in progress and share both accomplishments and issues faced.
Learning from Digital Natives
This project from 2006-2007 was funded by the UK Higher Education Academy to explore university students' use of digital tools (such as mobile devices and social media) to support their learning and socialisation.
SeLScope: Sustainable eLearning Scope
Funded by the UK Higher Education Academy, this scoping study synthesised current approaches to sustainable e-learning and highlight areas for further research.
Learning Through Networks
Learning Through Networks (LTN) examines learning behaviours within two connectivist Massive Open Online Courses (cMoocs).
Charting Collective Knowledge
This project is developing tools to support goal articulation and sharing. 'Charting' is the process whereby individuals monitors and optimises their interaction with the people and resources who contribute to their learning and development
ExplOERer (Open Educational Resources)
ExplOERer (pronounced ‘explorer’) is a European Commission co-funded project, under the Erasmus+ programme from September 2014 to August 2016. It promotes Open Educational Resources (OER) sustainability through OER adoption and re-use in professional practice.