Rhona Sharpe

Rhona is Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University. Her interests are around developing and tutoring online courses, developing learners for a digital age, and  pedagogic research. Rhona is one of the co-founders of ELESIG (Evaluation of Learners' Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group), a Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow. She is Editor of the Brookes eJournal for Learning and Teaching.

Recent blog entries

Good news from OCSLD

Here is the latest news from OCSLD reported to the VCs ‘good news’ meeting on Monday. Three of OCSLD’s flagship programmes are doing really well It looks like PCTHE will have around 70 enrollments...

OCSLD News

Every month or the Heads of Department have lunch with the VC and run through news from their departments. These tend to focus on external activities: research, consultancy and outreach. Here is what I...

Good news in March

Here is good news from OCSLD reported to the VC’s news sharing meeting today. 1. Our Leadership Foundation project to evaluate our Participative Process Review workshops is progressing well. Ian Whiting is delivering these...

OCSLD Annual Review 2013/14

Following a the comprehensive review of our portfolio review in 2011/12, we are now reviewing and refreshing our offer annually. In a sector that is increasingly competitive, we recognise the need to drive forward...

Good news for September

Here is the news that I shared with the VC and other heads of department at today’s news sharing meeting. The previous meeting was back in June so there were some items from a...

New Principal Lecturers Student Experience

George Roberts Since joining OCSLD in 2006 George has been project director for six successive projects, managing over £3 million of funds for the JISC and the Higher Education Academy, developed a productive consultancy...

Good news for June

Here’s the latest instalment of good news from OCSLD reported to today’s VCs lunch. We’ve been out and about at conferences: George Roberts gave a keynote at the SOLSTICE Conference at Edgehill University on 5...

Funded studentship

A very exciting opportunity to work with colleagues in the Oxford Brookes School of Education and Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development. Funded Research Scholarship, School of Education, Oxford Brookes UniversityThe School of...

January’s good news from OCSLD

Every month or so I’m invited to a lunch with the VC where Heads of Departments share good news stories. I thought it was about time I shared some of the good news with...