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The ASSAP Project - Adding Subject Specificity to Accredited Programmes or "The Pool"
Welcome to 'The Pool', a Higher Education Academy/JISC funded Open Educational Resources project. 'The Pool' is a themed collection of resources for use by English or Creative Writing lecturers in Higher Education, especially those following accredited courses for lecturers -- or for use by more experienced colleagues seeking to enhance or refresh their teaching practice. The collection comprises a variety of types of materials such as video footage, activities and texts. Used together or individually, these can be used to add a subject-dimension to accredited courses or be incorporated in learning and teaching events within departments.
The Director of the English Subject Centre, Professor Ben Knights, introduces the Pool in these 2 short videoclips available to watch here or on Vimeo.
Ben Knights introduces the Pool
Ben Knights talks about how you might use the Pool
All the resources created are now stored on the Subject Centre's VLE, in the HumBox repository (see references below) and in JorumOpen (the UK-wide OER repository). To access them in the Virtual Learning Environment please use the access details below. If you would like a copy of the entire course from Moodle please use the contact address below.
The Pool is available on the Subject Centre’s VLE, called ‘Virtue’.
To access The Pool in Virtue please follow these steps:
a. Navigate to the Virtue home page on: www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/virtue
b. Select ‘create new account’ in the left-hand login panel.
c. Create your user account (note your user name and password!)
d. Confirm your registration by clicking the URL in the authenticating email you will receive.
e. This will take you to the Virtue site/Return to the home page www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/virtue where you select ‘The Pool’ from the list of current courses.
f. When prompted for an enrolment key for the course, enter: pooltime, and select 'enrol me on this course.'
The Pool questionnaire is marked by a red tick in the left-hand ‘Activities’ panel.
If you have any problems, please contact Brett Lucas.
From the former English Subject Centre were:
- Jane Gawthrope (Project Manager)
- Dr Jonathan Gibson (Project Co-ordinator)
- Dr Nicole King (Project Co-ordinator)
- Professor Ben Knights (Project Co-ordinator)
- Brett Lucas (Project Co-ordinator)
From Nottingham University:
- Dr Monica McLean (External Consultant, Academic Development)