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Published: April 2008
Authors: Ian Taylor and Adam Mannis

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This is the first of a series of case studies that UKCME will produce this year that look at the outcomes of the Supported Change Programme developed with Departments across the Materials community. This case study focuses on the University of Cambridge Summer School, where academics and students work together to develop e-learning resources.

In 2004, the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge initiated a Summer Programme, funded by UKCME. This involved staff working in partnership with students to develop e-learning resources; resources which have achieved international recognition for their quality and educational value. Since then, the programme has evolved and expanded, and with joint funding from UKCME and JISC was extended in 2007 into a Summer School which incorporated e-learning developers from other institutions.

In 2006, and again in 2007, the initiative was subject to a detailed external evaluation by UKCME. It is clear from this that the Summer School represents excellent practice, both in terms of developing e-learning resources, and also in relation to forming collaborative partnerships with students.



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