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September 2015

SNL on Plagarism – how not to write your university assignments! :)


Active learning and live assessment in the field biz school events management an @HEAcademy case study of good practice. @ARUBusinessSch

This project document chapter offers a brief review of recent literature about three forms of active learning: (1) simulated student projects are contrasted with live projects in the form of (2) internal service projects and (3) projects with external partners. Type (3) is referred to in the literature as service learning and student consulting projects (Eyler& Giles, 1999; Cooke & Williams 2004). While most of the literature seems to focus on the effects of the students’ personal development, this chapter discusses the relationship between motivation, assessment and role perceptions, and highlights the positive effects on aspects of student employability, as well as on the students’ and lecturers’ professionalism and identification with the institution.

Heidelberg International Business Academy (HIB) is a business school with an international study programme modelled along British lines that leads to the degree- level award of Bachelor of Arts (Honours). HIB is an associated institution of the Open University.
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Thanks to the HEA for developing this resource in collaboration with the affiliated institution.

Writing dissertations @ ARU_BusinessSch in tourism? From confusion to conclusion…here is a superb @HEAcademy 9 part guide…

Writing dissertations in tourism

Writing dissertations is a daunting process, particularly at the beginning. Where to start, how to plan, what to research – are the initial starting points. Thanks to the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and affiliated authors, they help to deconstruct the process down to the following 9 parts in the context of tourism, hospitality and leisure.

Have a read, and let me know in the comments – how they helped you, and the advice you would give students entering the third year to prepare and succeed at their dissertations…

Research in tourism, leisure, events (part 1)

Introducing the research process (part 2)

Getting started (part 3)

Literature reviewing in tourism, hospitality and leisure  (part 4)

Designing research and methodology in tourism, hospitality and leisure (part 5)

Analysing your results in tourism, hospitality and leisure (part 6)

Discussing your findings in tourism, hospitality and leisure (part 7)

Concluding your research dissertations in tourism hospitality and leisure (part 8)

The final dissertation write up in tourism hospitality and leisure (part 9)

Thanks to @HEA Academy and associated authors for providing these resources.

LinkedIn best practice insights for staff and students by @ChezZzag @ARU_BusinessSch

Presentation by Cheryl Greyson,
Lecturer in Marketing @ARU_BusinessSch, Department @MET

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