Welcome to PEGasus!

Welcome to the ‘Postgraduate E-learning Group’ (PEGasus).

PEGasus is a meeting of postgraduate students and staff who share an interest in e-learning and technology-enhanced education.

The meetings explore issues of e-learning and technology-enhanced education, such as the use of VLEs, WIKIs, blogs, MOOCs, tablets, software, social media, gamification, etc. in primary, secondary, tertiary and adult educational settings. These approaches are explored from different perspectives including: management of change, development of digital literacies, educational research and development, cognitive approaches, continuing professional development, inclusion and enfranchisement, social welfare, etc.  The group also considers e-learning utilising a range of methodological approaches including: grounded theory, case study, action research, educational research and development, etc. Meetings include opportunities for researchers to discuss their and others’ work with a critical but friendly audience. 

2022/2023 Programme

Date and timeRoomThemeWhat’s on*
Tuesday 25/10/22  
32/2111Meet and greet
 Machine translation assisted writing
Getting to know the UoS e-learning researchers
A new term starts with new PGRs! We’ll use this session to introduce ourselves, share our research and interests, and get to know each other.

Paper discussion 
Alrajhi, A. S. (2022). Genre effect on Google Translate–assisted L2 writing output quality. ReCALL, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0958344022000143 
Tuesday 29/11/22 
32/2111Online distance learning research trends Paper discussion 
Mishra, S., Sahoo, S., & Pandey, S. (2021). Research trends in online distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Distance Education, 42(4), 494–519. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2021.1986373 
Tuesday 31/01/23 
32/2111Digital literacyDigital literacy expectations of tutors and students in Higher Education
Dr. John Woollard (University of Southampton, School of Education) 
32/2111AI in educationDiscussion on the use and impact of ChatGPT in education
Karla K. de Lima Guedes
Friday 24/03/23 
32/2111Work, Family and Distance education Paper discussion 
Waterhouse, P., Samra, R., & Lucassen, M. (2022). Distance education students’ satisfaction: Do work and family roles matter. Distance Education, 43(1), 56–77. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2021.2020622  
OnlineOnline learning design Using Diane Laurillard’s Ways of learning model as a framework for online lesson design 
Professor John Schulz (University of Southampton, School of Education) 
32/2111Technology-enhanced teaching workloads Paper discussion 
Gregory, M. S.-J., & Lodge, J. M. (2015). Academic workload: The silent barrier to the implementation of technology-enhanced learning strategies in higher education. Distance Education, 36(2), 210–230. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2015.1055056  
32/2111Online learning dataAccess to online learning: Machine learning analysis from a social justice perspective
Dr. Nora McIntyre (University of Southampton, School of Education) 
*Please read papers in advance of relevant sessions