Free eBooks from OCSLD for your Kindle or iPad

OCSLD are pleased to announced our first series of eBooks are now available from our online shop.

Downloadable in mobi format (for Kindle) and ePub (for devices including iPads and iPhones) these eBooks are Creative Commons licensed so you are free to convert to other formats, share (with attribution) and use the material in your own work.

First Words on Teaching and Learning by David Baume

First Words on Teaching and Learning was first published in 1996 as a set of pages on the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development’s website. It was intended primarily for new lecturers at Oxford Brookes University, UK but has been popular around the World ever since.

Learning by Doing: a guide to teaching and learning methods by Graham Gibbs

The reflective learning cycle presented in the book models how learners can link theory and practice through engaging in a cyclical sequence of activities: describing, feeling, evaluating, analysing, concluding and action planning. This model has been particularly influential in teacher development programmes and in professions allied to medicine.

Small Group Teaching by David Jaques

Small group discussion fulfils several important goals of higher education. It encourages students to organise their thinking by comparing ideas and interpretations with each other and to give expression, and hence form, to their understanding of a subject. It is therefore immensely important as a vehicle for learning.

What we Know by Chris Rust

What do we think we know about student learning, and what are the implications for improving that learning? There is a lot of published research about student learning and this is an attempt to summarise that literature and to take stock of what we think we know already.

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Also now available from Amazon is a Kindle version of Assessment Literacy: The Foundation for Improving Student Learning.


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About the author

Simon Llewellyn

Simon recently joined OCSLD in January 2014 as our MOOC Moodle Developer. Simon’s background is in education, eLearning and web development and has previously worked for one of the largest further education colleges in the UK, Coleg Gwent. He has also been involved in researching mobile devices in the classroom and how the use of technology (especially mobile devices) can enhance the teaching and learning experience.

Simon has also recently moved to the Oxford area from South Wales with his wife and is looking forward to getting to know the surrounding area more.

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