The St Andrews Centre for Higher Education Research currently consists of staff across 17 Schools and six central University units. The Centre aims to facilitate cross-departmental collaboration in higher education research. CHER brings together staff interested in conducting evidence-based higher education research to inform local, national and international policy and practice, and to promote a reflective, analytical view of Higher Education activities.

For more information please visit the Centre for Higher Education Research (CHER) home page.

Recent Submissions

  • Report and recommendations on multimedia materials for teaching and learning quantum physics 

    Mason, B; Dębowska, E; Arpornthip, T; Girwidz, R; Greczyło, T; Kohnle, A; Melder, T; Michelini, M; Santi, L; Silva, J (Università degli Studi di Palermo, 2015-06-30) - Conference item
    An international collaboration of physicists, affiliated with Multimedia Physics for Teaching and Learning (MPTL) and MERLOT, performed a survey and review of multimedia-based learning materials for quantum physics and ...
  • MOOCs with attitudes : Insights from a practitioner based investigation 

    Chadaj, Monika; Baxter, Gordon; Allison, Colin (IEEE, 2014-10) - Conference item
    In the current educational landscape of shrinking public budgets and increasing costs, MOOCs have become one of the most dominant discourses in higher education (HE). However, due to their short history, they are only just ...
  • Exploring heritage through time and space : Supporting community reflection on the highland clearances 

    McCaffery, John Philip; Miller, Alan Henry David; Kennedy, Sarah Elizabeth; Dawson, Tom; Vermehren, Anna; Lefley, C; Strickland, K (IEEE, 2013-10) - Conference item
    On the two hundredth anniversary of the Kildonan clearances, when people were forcibly removed from their homes, the Timespan Heritage centre has created a program of community centred work aimed at challenging pre conceptions ...
  • Open Virtual Worlds : A serious platform for experiential and game based learning 

    Miller, Alan Henry David; Allison, Colin; Getchell, Kristoffer Marc (Association for Information Systems, 2012) - Book item
    This paper presents our experiences of and reflections on five years work in using virtual worlds to support exploratory learning across a range of disciplines and educational contexts. Both educational and systems aspects ...