Facilitation of student-staff partnership in development of digital learning tools through a special study module

  • Robert Allen McKerlie University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4910-2764
  • Evelyn Rennie University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Shabana Hudda University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Wendy McAllan University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Ziad Al-Ani University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • William McLean University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Jeremy Bagg University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
Keywords: Co-production, Active Student Engagement, partnership, digital learning resources

Abstract

A student-staff partnership was formed as part of a final year special study module to provide dental students the opportunity to work closely with faculty to produce high-quality e-learning resources in areas of the curriculum identified by the students as particularly difficult. The student-staff team identified the following themes as major influences on the success of the project: student-staff interaction, ownership, managing expectations, time pressures, and co-creation partnership benefits. This partnership resulted in a valuable learning experience for both the students and staff involved. The resource developed was evaluated by junior dental students in second and third year of the five year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree programme at Glasgow Dental School and showed a high degree of acceptability by those in both groups. The quality assurance built into the process has resulted in an e-learning resource that has been incorporated directly into our flipped classroom model for pre-clinical skills teaching.

Author Biographies

Robert Allen McKerlie, University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom

Lecturer in Dental Technology,
Dental School, 
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow

Evelyn Rennie, University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom

Final Year Dental Student,
Dental School,
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow

Shabana Hudda, University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
Final Year Dental Student,
Dental School, 
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
Wendy McAllan, University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom

E-Learning Systems Developer,
Dental School, 
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow 

Ziad Al-Ani, University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
Lecturer in Oral Biology,
Dental School, 
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
William McLean, University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry,
Dental School, 
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
Jeremy Bagg, University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom

Head of School,
Dental School, 
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow 

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Published
2018-05-07
How to Cite
McKerlie, R., Rennie, E., Hudda, S., McAllan, W., Al-Ani, Z., McLean, W., & Bagg, J. (2018). Facilitation of student-staff partnership in development of digital learning tools through a special study module. International Journal for Students As Partners, 2(1), 121-129. https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v2i1.3235
Section
Case Studies