Published by Learning Innovation on 16 Sep 2008 at 02:54 pm
Vision: to create a centre which researches, promotes and delineates innovative learning in and for higher education.
Under the Direction of Professor Maggi Savin-Baden, the Learning Innovation Applied Research Group examines, promotes and delineates innovative learning for higher education and the wider society. The group, which includes research staff and PhD students, has a growing reputation for actively researching the use of new media for learning; including development, support and facilitation in immersive environments, problem based learning in virtual worlds (PREVIEW project, funded by JISC), the design and implementation of reusable learning scenarios, and research into the socio-political impact of learning in immersive virtual worlds (CURLIEW project, funded by The Leverhulme Trust). In addition, the group are also engaged in innovative research with NHS partners and charitable trusts, and are developing expertise in the use of evaluative research, arts-based inquiry and qualitative research synthesis. Monthly educational seminars are held in the Learning Innovation offices and provide great opportunity for discussion and collaboration.