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Learning Enhancement and Development

Learning Enhancement and Development Educational Research Centre

LEaDER - The centre for educational research at City, University of London

The Learning Enhancement and Development Educational Research (LEaDER) Centre is a space for staff at City engaged in pedagogic research to link with others and to access expertise from members of the LEaD academic team.

Research & Projects

Staff in LEaDER are involved in pedagogic research and projects.

Professor Pam Parker

Lecture & Seminar Series

LEaDER Educational Research Lectures

Each term we will plan a research seminar/plenary session with an external speaker.

Case Studies

LEaDER has produced a series of  Research and Practice informed case studies in which City, University staff discuss their experiences of teaching.

These will be available to view soon.

Publications

Secker, J. (2018). Librarians as researchers. Catalogue & Index(190),

Secker, J. and Morrison, C. (2018). Copyright literacy in the UK: Understanding library and information professionals’ experiences of copyright. In: A Framework for Creative Visualization-Opportunities Workshops. (pp. 95-108). New York: Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9781317268352

Mizrachi, D., Salaz, A., Kurbanoglu, S., Boustany, J., Todorova, T., Yantao, P., Zhang, J., Zivkovic, D., Pesut, D., Kortelainen, T., Bar-Ilan, J., Aharony, N., Collina, E., Krumina, L., Geagea, H., Ghinculov, S., Landoy, A., Gastinger, A., de la Vega, A., Terra, A., Johnston, N., Repanovici, A., Vilar, P., Schneider, R., Dogan, G., Kurbanoglu, S., Jamal, P., Bawden, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-0478-6456, Secker, J., Morrison, C.M., Salaz, A., Mizrachi, D., Boustany, J. and ARFIS Research Group, . (2018). Academic reading format preferences and behaviors among university students worldwide: A comparative survey analysis. PLoS ONE, 13(5), e0197444. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0197444

Walker, S., Parker, P. M. and Scamell, A. (2017). Expertise in physiological breech birth: A mixed-methods study. Birth, doi: 10.1111/birt.12326

Walker, S., Scamell, M. and Parker, P. M. (2017). Deliberate acquisition of competence in physiological breech birth: A grounded theory study. Women and Birth, doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2017.09.008

Quinsee, S. and Parker, P. M. (2017). Developing educational leadership. INTED 2017 Proceedings: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, pp. 1221-1229. ISSN 2340-1079

Walker, S., Breslin, E., Scamell, A. and Parker, P. M. (2017). Effectiveness of vaginal breech birth training strategies: an integrative review of the literature. Birth, doi: 10.1111/birt.12280

Todorova, T., Kurbanoglu, S., Boustany, J., Dogan, G., Saunders, L., Horvath, A. R., Terra, A., Landøy, A., Repanovici, A., Morrison, C.M., Vanderkast, E. J. S., Secker, J., Rudzioniene, J., Kortelainen, T. and Koltay, T. (2017). Information professionals and copyright literacy: a multinational study. Library Management, 38(6-7), pp. 323-344. doi: 10.1108/LM-01-2017-0007

Jones, R., Philbin, M. and Secker, J. (2017). TeenTech: getting young people engaged with information literacy. CILIP Update, Sept, pp. 34-38.

Morrison, C.M. and Secker, J. (2017). Understanding librarians’ experiences of copyright: findings from a phenomenographic study of UK information professionals. Library Management, 38(6/7), pp. 354-368. doi: 10.1108/LM-01-2017-0011

Secker, J., Morrison, C.M., Stewart, N. and Horton, L. (2016). To boldly go… the librarian's role in text and data mining. CILIP Update Magazine,

Walker, S., Scamell, M. and Parker, P. M. (2016). Principles of physiological breech birth practice: a Delphi study. Midwifery, doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2016.09.003

Secker, J. and Morrison, C.M. (2016). Copyright education and training. In: Secker, J. and Morrison, C.M. (Eds.), Copyright education and training. (pp. 211-238). London, UK: Facet Publishing. ISBN 1783300604

Morrison, C.M. and Secker, J. (2016). Nine things you need to know about copyright: a good practice guide for administrators, librarians and academics *

Walker, S., Scamell, A. and Parker, P. M. (2016). Standards for maternity care professionals facilitating planned upright breech births: a Delphi consensus technique study. Midwifery, 34, pp. 7-14. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2016.01.007

Parker, P. M. (2016). Personal Tutoring enhancing staff and student experiences. Paper presented at the 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 7-9 Mar 2016, Valencia, Spain.

Parker, P. M. and Cleaver, E. (2016). Reflections on the Teaching Excellence Framework. Educational Developments(16.4),

Rios-Amaya, J. and Secker, J. (2016). Choosing between print and electronic…or keeping both? Academic reading format international study (ARFIS) UK report.. London, UK: Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI).

Rios-Amaya, J., Secker, J. and Morrison, C.M. (2016). Lecture recording in higher education: Risky business or evolving open practice. UK: LSE; University of Kent.

Secker, J. and Morrison, C.M. (2016). Copyright literacy in the UK: tackling anxiety through learning and games. Paper presented at the LILAC 2016, 21-23 Mar 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

Secker, J. and Morrison, C.M. (2016). From anxiety to empowerment: supporting librarians develop copyright literacy. ALISS Quarterly, 12(1), pp. 10-13.

Secker, J. and Morrison, C.M. (2016). Understanding Librarians’ Experiences of Copyright: Initial Findings from a Phenomenographic Study of UK Librarians. Paper presented at the 4th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), 10-13 Oct 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.

Wang, Y., Secker, J. and Gomes, S. (2016). Student ambassadors for digital literacy (SADL): evaluation & impact report 2015/16. London, UK: London School of Economics.

Goldstein, S., Morrison, C.M., Secker, J. and Walton, G. (2015). ECIL 2015: Information literacy in the greenhouse. Journal of Information Literacy, 9(2), pp. 133-135. doi: 10.11645/9.2.2058

Baughan, P., Lindsay, S. and Parker, P. M. (2015). Common themes and missing pieces: the educational value of postgraduate teaching development programmes. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 7(11),

Morrison, C.M. and Secker, J. (2015). Copyright Literacy in the UK: European Conference on Information Literacy 2015. Paper presented at the European Conference on Information Literacy (2015), 19-23 Oct 2015, Tallinn, Estonia.

Secker, J. and Morrison, C.M. (2015). UK Copyright Literacy Review. Paper presented at the 11th Northumbria Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, 20-22 Jul 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Morrison, C.M. and Secker, J. (2015). UK Copyright Literacy Survey: summary report. .

Coonan, E. and Secker, J. (2015). Transition and evolution as we welcome the new editor!. Journal of Information Literacy, 9(1), pp. 1-3. doi: 10.11645/9.1.2003

Morrison, C.M. and Secker, J. (2015). Copyright Literacy in the UK: a survey of librarians and other cultural heritage sector professionals. Library and Information Research, 39(121), pp. 75-97.

Secker, J. (2015). Information literacy beyond the academy: recent perspectives from the UK. Paper presented at the Österreichischen Bibliothekartag!, 15-18 Sep 2015, Vienna, Austria.

Secker, J. and Morrison, C.M. (2015). Copyright Literacy in the UK: Results from a Survey of Library and Information Professionals. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 552, pp. 191-201. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28197-1_20

Bostock, S. and Parker, P. M. (2014). The revised SEDA Values and how we use them. Educational Developments, 15(4), pp. 1-3.

Parker, P. M. (2014). Teaching Excellence from whose perspective?. International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, 20(4), pp. 35-43.

Secker, J., Karnad, A., Bell, M., Wilkinson, E. and Provencher, C. (2014). Student ambassadors for digital literacy (SADL): project final report. London, UK: London School of Economics.

Parker, P. M. (2014). Developing criteria and guidance for assessing teaching excellence. Educational Developments(15.2), pp. 11-14.

Secker, J. (2014). Broadening the scope of information literacy in 2015: Beyond libraries. Journal of Information Literacy, 8(2), pp. 1-2. doi: 10.11645/8.2.1960

Secker, J. (2014). A matter of perspective. Journal of Information Literacy, 8(1), pp. 1-2. doi: 10.11645/8.1.1912

Secker, J. and Graham, N. (2014). From Local to Global: Open and Sustainable Ways to Sharing Our Teaching Resources. Paper presented at the Library Instruction West 2014, 24 Jul 2014, Portland, USA.

Secker, J. and Jackson, C. (2014). Getting published: tips for aspiring authors. Paper presented at the 2nd European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), 20-23 Oct 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Secker, J. and Karnad, A. (2014). SADL project evaluation report. London, UK: Library, Technology and Innovation.

Secker, J. (2013). Towards universal information literacy 40 years on. Journal of Information Literacy, 7(2), pp. 1-3. doi: 10.11645/7.2.1868

Parker, P. M. (2013). How can we facilitate developing scholarly writing?. Educational Developments, 14.4, pp. 26-27.

Secker, J. (2013). An information literacy spring: new approaches and projects. Journal of Information Literacy, 7(1), pp. 1-2. doi: 10.11645/7.1.1830

Parker, P. M., Attenborough, J., Cunningham, M., Holland, W. and Perkins, J. (2013). Interim Project report: Teaching Excellence: what is this and how can we assess and recognise this. Learning at City Journal, 3(1), pp. 92-97.

Secker, J. and Bell, M. (2013). Developing Digital and Information Literacies in LSE Undergraduate Students. Paper presented at the ECIL 2013, 22-25 Oct 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

Secker, J., Graham, N., Zazani, E., Kelt, M. and Kasinskaite-Buddeberg, I. (2013). CoPILOT - Developing a community of practice for sharing information literacy resources as open educational resources. Paper presented at the European Conference on Information Literacy 2013, 22-25 Oct 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

Secker, J. (2012). JIL begins a new chapter. Journal of Information Literacy, 6(2), pp. 1-3. doi: 10.11645/6.2.1774

Bell, M. G. H., Moon, D. and Secker, J. (2012). Undergraduate support at LSE: the ANCIL report. London, UK: London School of Economics.

Coonan, E., Secker, J., Wrathall, K. and Webster, H. (2012). ANCIL in action: progress updates on A New Curriculum for Information Literacy. Sconul Focus, 55, pp. 4-8.

Coast, E., McDaid, D., Leone, T., Iemmi, V., Pitchforth, E., Matthews, Z., Hirose, A., Macrae-Gibson, R., Secker, J. and Jones, E. (2012). What are the effects of different models of delivery for improving maternal and infant health outcomes for poor people in urban areas in low income and lower middle income countries?. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Insitute of Education, University of London.

Parker, P. M. (2012). Learning and Teaching Prizes and Awards 2011 - 2012. Learning at City Journal, 2(2),

Parker, P. M. and Quinsee, S. (2012). Facilitating Institutional Curriculum Change in Higher Education. International Journal of Learning, 18(5), pp. 49-60.

Quinsee, S. (2012). Drinking Coffee and Reading Papers: That’s not real teaching is it?. Learning at City Journal, 2(1), pp. 6-9.

Secker, J. and Coonan, E. (2012). Developing a New Curriculum for Information Literacy. ALISS Quarterly, 7(2), pp. 20-22.

Secker, J. (2011). A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL): expert consultation report. Cambridge University Library.

Secker, J. and Macrae-Gibson, R. (2011). Evaluating MI512: An information literacy course for PhD students. Library Review, 60(2), pp. 96-107. doi: 10.1108/00242531111113050

Parker, P. M. and Baughan, P. (2011). Providing written feedback that students will value and read. The international journal of learning, 16(11), pp. 253-262.

Parker, P. M. and Quinsee, S. (2011). Developing a community to disseminate good practice. The international journal of learning, 17(11), pp. 87-92.

Quinsee, S. (2011). How can we create the university of the future?. Learning at City Journal, 1(1), pp. 8-22.

Quinsee, S. and Bullimore, A. (2011). Creating the strategic learning environment at City University London. Campus-Wide Information Systems, 28(4), pp. 275-288. doi: 10.1108/10650741111162743

Quinsee, S. and Parker, P. M. (2011). Lessons in curriculum design and institutional change. Paper presented at the AISHE-C 2010: Designing & Delivering Curricula for the Future, 26 - 27 Aug 2010, Dublin, Ireland.

Secker, J. (2011). Technology Training in Libraries: The Tech Set 6. Program, 45(2), pp. 240-242. doi: 10.1108/00330331111129769

Secker, J. and Coonan, E. (2011). A New Curriculum for  Information Literacy (ANCIL): Executive Summary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Library.

Secker, J. and Coonan, E. (2011). A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL): curriculum and supporting documents. Cambridge: Cambridge University Library.

Secker, J. (2010). Book Review Secker, J. 2010. Book Review of Welsh, T.S., and Wright, M. 2010. Information Literacy in the Digital Age: an evidence based approach. Cambridge: Chandos. Journal of Information Literacy, 4(2), pp. 103-104.

Secker, J. and Bell, M. (2010). Copyright? Why Would I Need to Worry About That? The Challenges of Providing Copyright Support for Staff. Legal Information Management, 10(3), pp. 166-170. doi: 10.1017/S1472669610000654

Secker, J. (2010). Information literacy education in US libraries. Journal of Information Literacy, 4(1), pp. 75-78. doi: 10.11645/4.1.1460

Secker, J., Bond, S.J. and Grussendorf, S. (2010). Lecture capture: rich and strange, or a dark art?. Paper presented at the ALT-C 2010, 6-9 Sep 2010, Nottingham, UK.

Secker, J. and Lingard, M. (2010). Developing students’ information management skills to match the 21st century internet. Paper presented at the The Fifth CILIP CoFHE and UC&R Joint Conference, 21-23 Jun 2010, Exeter, UK.

Parker, P. M. (2009). What should we assess in practice?. Journal Of Nursing Management, 17(5), pp. 559-569. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2009.01025.x

Secker, J. (2008). The adventures of LASSIE: Libraries, social software and distance learners. Serials, 21(2), pp. 112-115. doi: 10.1629/21112

Secker, J. (2008). Case Study 5: Libraries and Facebook. London, UK: University of London.

Secker, J. (2008). LASSIE: Libraries and Social Software in Education. London, UK: University of London.

Secker, J. (2008). Social software and libraries: a literature review from the LASSIE project. Program, 42(3), pp. 215-231. doi: 10.1108/00330330810892640

Secker, J. and Fryer, C. (2008). Information Literacy and RSS feeds at LSE. In: Goodwin, P. and Parker, J. (Eds.), Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0. (pp. 95-102). London, UK: Facet Publishing. ISBN 9781856046374

Secker, J. and Lloyd, C. (2008). Libraries, social software and distance learners: the adventures of LASSIE. Health Information on the Internet, 62(1), pp. 6-8.

Secker, J. and Price, G. (2008). Virtual Libraries as virtual learning spaces: the experiences of the LASSIE project. In: Hodgson, V., Jones, C., Kargidis, T., McConnell, D., Retalis, D., Stamatis, D. and Zenios, M. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Networked Learning. (pp. 342-349). Lancaster, UK: Lancaster University. ISBN 9781862202061

Secker, J. and Price, G. (2007). Libraries, social software and distance learners: Blog it, tag it, share it!. New Review of Information Networking, 13(1), pp. 39-52. doi: 10.1080/13614570701754536

Secker, J. (2007). Book review of Martin, A. and Madigan, D. (eds) (2006) Digital Literacies for Learning. London: Facet Publishing. Journal of Information Literacy, 1(3),

Secker, J. and Price, G. (2007). Libraries as a social space: enhancing the experience of distance learners using social networking tools. Paper presented at the Libraries Without Walls 7: Exploring 'anytime, anywhere' delivery of library services, 14-18 Sep 2007, Lesbos, Greece.

Secker, J. (2006). New copyright licence allows scanning services to be extended in Higher Education. ALISS Quarterly, 1(3), pp. 25-27.

Hurst, J. and Quinsee, S. (2005). Partners with clinical practice: Evaluating the student and staff experiences of on-line continuing professional development for qualified nephrology practitioners. The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 6(1), pp. 52-59.

Quinsee, S. and Hurst, J. (2005). Blurring the boundaries? Supporting students and staff within an online learning environment. The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 6(1), pp. 1-9.

Quinsee, S. and Sumner, N. (2005). How to manage the big bang: Evolution or revolution in the introduction of an MLE?. ASLIB PROCEEDINGS, 57(2), pp. 146-156. doi: 10.1108/00012530510589119

Secker, J. (2005). DELIVERing library resources to the virtual learning environment. Program, 39(1), pp. 39-49. doi: 10.1106/00330330510578796

Quinsee, S. (2004). "3 stars for effort": designing pedagogic models for online learning delivery. Paper presented at the ECEL 2004: the 3rd European conference on e-learning, 25 - 26 November 2004, Paris, France.

Secker, J. (2004). Developing the e-Literacy of academics: case studies from LSE and the Institute of Education, University of London. JeLit, 1(2), pp. 97-108.

Secker, J. and Roger, K. (2002). Learning Technology at the LSE. Assignation, 19(3), pp. 33-35.

Secker, J. and McAvinia, C. (2001). Enhancing teaching and learning at UCL: the Access to Core Course Materials Project and the Key Skills Web Development Project. VINE, 31(1), pp. 35-40. doi: 10.1108/03055720010803916

Secker, J. (2001). Access to Core Course Materials Project: recommendations and conclusions to be presented to SCILTA. London, UK: UCL Library Services.

Secker, J. (2001). Access to Core Course Materials Project: the Dutch Study Pack Experiment report. London, UK: UCL Library Services.

Secker, J. (2001). Access to core course materials project: final report. London, UK: UCL.

Secker, J. (1999). Newspapers and historical research: a study of historians and custodians in Wales. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, University of Wales)