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

Springboard Women’s Development Programme

OCSLD will be running the award-winning Springboard Women’s Development Programme starting in November.  Lunchtime talks, open to anyone interested, will take place from 12.30 pm -1.30 pm on 3rd September – Wheatley EL11 9th...

Call for members of BeJLT Editorial Board

The Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching (BeJLT) has a small number of vacancies on its Editorial Board. BeJLT aims to promote, enhance and disseminate research, good practice, development and innovation in all aspects...

Starting the annual review process

Annual reviews seem to come earlier and earlier each year. We are barely into 2013 and I find myself discussing each Faculty’s Annual Review document at the Academic Enhancement and Standards Committee meeting, and...

MOOCs and (online) learning design

Yesterday I had the privilege to hear Daphne Koller speak at the Said business School, University of Oxford.  Daphne is one of the co-founders of Coursera.  This talk comes hot on the heels of...

Supporting e-learning innovation

Way back in March I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Fiona Concannon (NUI Galway) about e-learning innovation. It was one of those conversations where I felt sure at the start that I...

Senior management conference 2012: pre-reading

Here are my notes from my reading/viewing of the pre-reading for the Oxford Brookes Senior Management Conference. A process for devising a new direction for the university… Innovation through design thinking Tim Brown explains...

OCSLD Annual Report 2011/12

Here is the Executive Summary of this year’s Annual Report This was a busy year for OCSLD in which we continued our business as usual whilst also supporting staff who had been affected by...

Exploring creative appropriation

I’m looking for collaborators to help with a literature review of effective learning in a digital age. I haven’t got a project or any money – I just think it would be a cool...

OCSLD’s review of the year

This week I have been trying to finish off the OCSLD Annual Review report for 2011/12.  This year’s report will differ from previous years in that we have used it to structure our review...