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Learning Development in a Time of Disruption [Poster]

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posted on 2023-01-26, 09:33 authored by Lee FallinLee Fallin

This poster presents the research I have undertaken for my Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP).


The Covid-19 Pandemic had (and continues to have) a significant, worldwide impact on Higher Education (HE). To ensure students could keep learning and complete their qualifications, HE Institutions had to make a rapid pivot to online learning. This forced many students and staff to engage with online learning for the first time in a move Hodges et al. (2020) termed as ‘emergency remote teaching’.


The online pivot did not impact academics and students alone. All areas of HE had to adapt, including third space professionals (Whitchurch, 2008) like Learning Developers, Educational Developers, Learning Technologists and Instructional Designers. This research project takes a literature-based approach to understand the third space challenges and responses the pandemic because it is essential to recognise good practice and keep developing pedagogies for teaching in times of disruption.


This research focuses on analysing the Compendium of Innovative Practice: Learning Development in a Time of Disruption, a special issue of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. The issue contains 102 peer-reviewed reflections on the pandemic, authored by Learning Developers and other third space professionals.

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