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

ELESIG Masterclasses

Did you know that OCSLD runs a national special interest for learner experience research, called ELESIG? As well as the usual ELESIG Symposia, in 2014 ELESIG is launching a series of Masterclasses. These events...

Research scholarship available

Funded Research Scholarship, School of Education, Oxford Brookes University The School of Education at Oxford Brookes University is looking for strong candidates to apply for one three-year, full-time PhD studentship. The studentship is intended...

Suggestions for SESE2: Curriculum

The first of the online discussions for the SESE Consultation is drawing to a close today. Over the last two weeks, a dozen or so members of Brookes staff have been looking at the...

SESE Consultation goes live

The current Strategy for Enhancing the Student Experience (SESE) covers the time period 2010-2015. In preparation for revising the strategy for 2015 and beyond, we are undertaking a review of the SESE. We are...

ebooks from OCSLD

In the past year OCSLD have released eight eBooks—six free and Creative Commons licensed titles from the archives and two paid for ebooks that are available to purchase from Amazon. There have been to...

Bringing Graduate Attributes to life

On 22 November, Oxford Brookes will be hosting an event organised by the ‘Bringing Graduate Attributes to Life‘ project based at University of Aberdeen. See www.abdn.ac.uk/bgatl Universities around the world are engaging in the...

Liminal Participants and Skilled Orienteers

The June issue of the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching included an article from Marion Waite, Jenny Mackness, George Roberts and Liz Lovegrove exploring triggers for learner participation in the First Steps into...

Staff Development Consultant Interviews

Dear colleagues On Tuesday 24 September we will be interviewing for two Staff Development Consultant posts. As part of their day they are asked to do a mini-workshop on a topic of their choice....

Outstanding examples of Brookes teaching practices

As part of Oxford Brookes’ 150th anniversary celebrations, OCSLD are attempting to collect 150 outstanding examples of Brookes teaching practices. We  started with some of the examples of good practice identified by faculties in...