Disseminating Best Practice for a Global Audience

David Wooff, Sue Beckingham, Dr Claire Stocks, Dawne Irving-Bell

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The work presented here brings together leading initiatives developed to debate, collaborate and disseminate the very best of learning and teaching practice in Higher Education (HE). It draws on the experience of leading practitioners who have developed avenues to facilitate and encourage those working across all areas of HE to support each other openly and freely.

Operating in a digital space, it will be shown how such initiatives transcend the traditional confines of institutional boundaries to reach a global audience. In some cases, these initiatives have seen an accelerated evolution due to the impact of the pandemic, conversely others have been formed, developed, and delivered during this time. Analytical trend data will be presented to demonstrate the impact these initiatives and spaces have had during the pandemic which indicates they are likely to continue beyond the pandemic. This work draws on the experiences of a founder of the Twitter #LTHEChat discussion group, the #SOCMedHE conference community and the founder of the “National Teaching Repository” with additional representation from other key stake holders in the HE learning and teaching community.

Framed in an autoethnographic narrative, we then go on to explore how the wider HE community accesses, and embraces, the effective sharing of best practice with the ultimate aim of positively impacting practice to enhance the student experience.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2021
EventHigher Education Institutional Research Conference - St. Andrews University, , United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Sept 202124 Sept 2021


ConferenceHigher Education Institutional Research Conference
Abbreviated titleHEIR
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • Pedagogy
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • SoTL
  • Best practice


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