This section of our website is dedicated to collating examples of innovative learning and teaching methods. Each case study focuses on a particular innovation and consists of a brief description that will address the following questions:
- What was its purpose?
- How was it integrated into the curriculum?
- How did it work?
- What problems were encountered?
- How did the students respond?
Comparison of Ideas bank write-up and Journal publication:
|Ideas bank||Journal publication|
|Short case studies (usually 1-3 pages; 400-1,500 words)||Fully developed papers|
|Light copy-editing if necessary||Full peer review|
|Accepting any submissions from university educators in the UK as well as relevant ideas from elsewhere||Significant proportion of submissions rejected|
|Rapid publication: often within a week, sometimes same-day||Review and publication process can take months|
|Are sometimes cited, but do not automatically appear in citation databases||Will be given a Digital Object Identifier and be indexed by citation databases|
|No charge to authors or readers||Might be published behind a paywall or incur an open access charge|