Mr William McGuire

  • Senior Lecturer in English Language (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)

Biography

Biographical details

Internationally, I have published widely in the scholarship of learning and teaching specifically in relation to MOOCs, SPOCs, the moderation of summative assessments and in terms of re-imagining the relationship between formative and summative assessment into a hybrid structure in order to create effective feedback to students. My work in the area of online/blended learning was awarded the prestigious Vidya Ratna award from India.

Nationally, as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, I was involved in the HEA/Advance HE FLiTE project on developing future leaders in teaching excellence. I also publish widely on the national level and and regularly contribute to conferences on the themes outlined above. I have also authored a range of textbooks on the teaching of English as well as academic book chapters and also published articles in scholarly and professional journals as well as in a range of online fora over a sustained period.

On the institutional level, I was the recipient of two teaching excellence awards at both College and University level and I have been nominated three times by students for Student Teaching Awards. I am a member of the University's Teaching Excellence Network and I contribure regularly to GUSTTO, the Glasgow University Teaching Tips Organisation. and I have just trialled Teachingjobs, a resource on the alumni site, The Network, that supports our former graduates transition from their probationary period in teaching into permanent posts.

I was Subject Head of Language and Literature from 2004-2009 during which period I led the section's varied activities as well as managing its day to - day running.

During my time at the University, I was also commissioned to work for the Scottish Qualifications Authority in a range of roles from Examiner and Senior Examiner, to National Qualifications Development Specialist as well as Senior Team Leader, and Setter.

I have also worked closely with Education Scotland to produce teaching materials for National 5 English. Additionally, I have presented at a wide range of national and international conferences on a variety of topics.

 


Research interests

  • Research interests

  • M-learning in relation to the construction of literacy 'apps'. Some years ago, I wrote three literacy apps to support pupils' knowledge of language.
  • E-learning and M-Learning in relation to English teaching and literacy. This is a recently developing interest and I am the Scotland representative for this SIG as part of BERA.
  • Blended learning. My PhD student is looking at the use of BL in Pakistan in relation to English language acquisition.
  • Virtual learning environments: I have used Moodle and the Futurelearn platforms to produce a wide range of blended or hybridised courses. 
  • The moderation of summative assessments in Higher Education
  • MOOC architectures. My recent MOOC 'Net that Job' had over 35,000 learners. 
  • SPOCs. I am writing a book chapter just now on this topic.
  • Innovation in Higher Education. My book chapter on MOOCs has just been published by Libri press.
  • Teaching excellence. I have been nominated THIS YAER for a student Led teaching Award for Excellence in teaching.
  • Hybridised formative and summative assessment structures. Again, a recent interest of mine, I am currently evaluating an initiative used with my MEd(Prof Prac) course to determine if and/or how this strategy might be upscaled.
  • Supporting academic-professional transitions. I am about to begin evaluating the teachingJobs project I devised to support alumni transition from the probationary period in teaching into full-time posts.

Grants

Grants

2017. £100,000 from BOLD2 grant.

2017. £1,000 RDP grant.

2016. £1,000 RDP grant.

2016. £5,000 MOOC grant.

2015. £1,000 RDP grant.

2014. £3,000 grant to fund a Research assistant to support the project, 'Developing a Guiding Protocol for the Moderation of Summative Assessments.

2014. £1,000 grant to fund a Research assistant to support the development of the project above beyond the boundaries of the School of Education.

2006. £40,000 from Scottish Office to contribute towards the implementation of an online PGCE English course with Dumfries and Galloway Council. 

 

CPD Income Generation

Derived from consultative work with SQA, the delivery of CPD courses and via national courses run for Education Scotland.

2016. £25,000.

2015. £30,000.

2014. £20,000.

2013. £12,000.

2012. £8.000.

2011. £8,000.


Supervision

PGR Supervision

Masters

I have taught widely at Masters level on the MEd in Children's Literature and Literacies and I have also taught on the MEd in Professional Practice where I have supervised a range of theses including:

  • The impact of broadsheet newspapers on students' close reading skills;
  • In What Ways Does the Use of Bloom's Taxonomy as an Intervention Strategy Improve Reading Comprehension of Primary School Pupils;
  • Supporting pupils with dyslexia in the primary classroom;

 PhD

 I am supervising a Phd student:

  • Blended learning in relation to second language acquisition.

Teaching

Teaching

I was Co-ordinator of the Language and Literature section within the School of Education for five years. I am currently Director of the MEd (Prof Practice).

I currently teach mainly at postgraduate levels on:

Understanding Learning and Teaching

Professional Enquiry

Learning and Teaching (Secondary)

Learning and Teaching  (Primary) 

MEd Children's Literature and Literacies

MEd Professional Practice


Additional information

External Examining 

 

  • I am Chief External Examiner for PGCE at Birmingham City University
  • I hold the position of External Examiner for Secondary PGCE and SDT English at Brighton University

 

Consulting and advice

Contributes widely to SAFIS courses and has delivered CPD to a wide range of Scottish Local authorities on the following topics:

  • Writer's craft in both Primary and Secondary schools
  • Moderation of standards for writing in both Primary and Secondary contexts
  • Standard grade folios, close reading and writing
  • The National 5 Writing Portfolio: assessment
  • National 5 Critical Essays: assessment
  • National 5 Raising Attainment
  • National 5 Critical Updates
  • Higher English:preparing for implementation

Academic and Professional Body Membership

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Full GTC Registration
  • Member of the Association of English Advisers in Scotland
  • University of Glasgow Teaching Excellence Network
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Additional Information

  • SQA Question paper setter 2003-2014
  • SQA Examiner for Intermediate 1 and 2 English 2000-2007
  • SQA Examiner for Standard Grade English 1995-2014
  • National Qualifications Development Specialist 2006
  • National Qualifications Development Specialist 2008
  • Item Writer for National 5 English 2013-continuing
  • Senior Examiner for National 5 English 2014-continuing
  • Invited by almost every education authority in scotland to deliver courses on a variety of topics

 Publications

 Articles

McGuire, W.Raaper, R., and Nikolova, V. (2016) Three perspectives on hybridising x and c MOOCs to create an online course on digital CVs. International Multidisciplinary Journal, 3(2), pp. 20-33.

McGuire, W. (2016) The attainment paradox. Education in Scotland, 62(Jan),

McGuire, W., and Raaper, R. (2016) Developing a guiding protocol for the moderation of summative assessments. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 4(1), pp. 36-43.(doi:10.14297/jpaap.v4i1.197)

McGuire, W. (2009) Humanising the machine: Is human interaction in online learning environments necessary for successful distance learning: A review of recent literature.Journal of Teacher Education and Teachers' Work, 1(1), pp. 46-58.

McGuire, W. (2005) More trouble with testing-writer's craft.Scottish Educational Journal, 89, p. 27.

McGuire, W. (2005) Troublesome tests. Scottish Educational Journal, 89(5), p. 27.

 Books

McGuire, W. (2015) Writing Assessment Moderation Continuum.AOK Learning Ltd.

McGuire, W., and Cunningham, C. (2014) National 5 and Higher English: Shorter Scottish Texts. Hodder Gibson: Paisley. ISBN 9781471837449

McGuire, W. (2013) National 5 English: Folio Writing Skills.Hodder Gibson. ISBN 9781444187298

  • 2004-5 Understanding Standards Scottish Qualifications Authority. Standard Grade English. http://www.understandingstandards.org.uk/markers_ccc/mark_main.jsp;jsessionid=387022DDFBE5C28957CF21EAAD8ACCD3?pContentID=10711&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&
  • 2007 Understanding Standards Scottish Qualifications Authority. Standard Grade English. http://www.understandingstandards.org.uk/markers_ccc/mark_main.jsp;jsessionid=387022DDFBE5C28957CF21EAAD8ACCD3?pContentID=10711&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&
  • 2014  Understanding Standards Scottish Qualifications Authority. Standard Grade English.  http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47410.html

 

Evidence of Esteem

  • External  reviewer for the subject review of the Education Faculty of the University of the Highlands and Islands 2009
  • Co-author of report to senate for the above review
  • Conference presentation to teachers of English for Education Scotland at Stirling University titled: Response alignment in relation the 8 mark question in National 5 English
  • Conference presentation to National 5 English students in Glasgow titled: Success in National 5 English
  • Assessing CfE Writing Levels 2-4. aokonline.com

Awards

  • College level Teaching Excellence award 2014
  • University level Teaching Excellence award 2014
  • Nominated in two categories for Student-led Teaching Awards 2015
  • Nominated in one category for Student-led Teaching Awards 2017

Publications

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2019

Hoskins Loyd, M., McGuire, W. , Saliba, R., Bendriss, R., Meier, F., Evans, R. and Nygaard, C. (2019) An introduction to e-learning in higher education: 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. In: Evans, R. and Nygaard, C. (eds.) E-Learning 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 in Higher Education. Libri Publishing Ltd.: Oxfordshire, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9781911450399

McGuire, W. and Harrington, O. (2019) Using a peer-centred online learning platform to support students’ academic-professional transition. In: Evans, R. and Nygaard, C. (eds.) E-Learning 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 in Higher Education. Libri Publishling Ltd.: Oxfordshire, pp. 45-71. ISBN 9781911450399

2018

McGuire, W. (2018) Showing; Not Telling: Modelling Student Feedback to Improve Attainment and Satisfaction. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship, Bristol, UK, 11-12 Jul 2018.

McGuire, W. (2018) Improving Assessment Practices Via Modelled Feedback. 2018 Advance HE Teaching and Learning; Teaching in the Spotlight: Learning from Global Communities, Birmingham, UK, 3-5 Jul 2018.

2017

McGuire, W. (2017) MOOC→ SPOC via F2F: It’s a flipped hybrid, SPOC! In: Hørsted, A., Bartholomew, P., Branch, J. and Nygaard, C. (eds.) New Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Libri Publishing: Faringdon, pp. 149-158. ISBN 9781911450146

McGuire, W. , Evans, R., Li, M. and Midford, S. (2017) student-centred e-learning. In: Hørsted, A., Bartholomew, P., Branch, J. and Nygaard, C. (eds.) New Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Libri Publishing: Faringdon, pp. 113-124. ISBN 9781911450146

McGuire, W. (2017) Enhancing Alumni Employability. Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference: SERA 2017, Ayr, UK, 22-24 Nov 2017.

McGuire, W. (2017) Showing; Not Telling: Modelling Student Feedback to Improve Attainment and Satisfaction. Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference: SERA 2017, Ayr, UK, 22-24 Nov 2017.

McGuire, W. (2017) The Hybridising of Formative and Summative Assessment. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Sheffield, UK, 20-21 Jul 2017.

McGuire, W. (2017) How do we hybridise x and c MOOC architectures to create a course on online CVs? In: Branch, J., Hayes, S., Hørsted, A. and Nygaard, C. (eds.) Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Libri Publishing, pp. 423-432. ISBN 9781911450085

2016

McGuire, W. (2016) Voces ex machina: a literature review of the key elements necessary for success in online courses. International Multidisciplinary Journal, III(3), pp. 1-10.

McGuire, W. , Raaper, R. and Nikolova, V. (2016) Three perspectives on hybridising x and c MOOCs to create an online course on digital CVs. International Multidisciplinary Journal, 3(2), pp. 20-33.

McGuire, W. (2016) University of Glasgow - Creating literacy apps [case study contribution to JISC Mobile Learning guide]. [Website]

McGuire, W. (2016) Sight Unseen: The Digital 3D CV. [Website]

McGuire, W. (2016) The attainment paradox. Education in Scotland, 62(Jan),

McGuire, W. and Raaper, R. (2016) Developing a guiding protocol for the moderation of summative assessments. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 4(1), pp. 36-43. (doi:10.14297/jpaap.v4i1.197)

McGuire, W. , Raaper, R. and Nikolova, V. (2016) Theme: Digital Learning Polarities and Paradoxes in Digital Learning: Net That Job With an Online CV. SERA Conference 2016, Dundee, UK, 27-29 Nov 2016. (Unpublished)

2015

McGuire, W. (2015) Developing a protocol for the moderation of summative assessments. In: Gómez Chova, L., López Martínez, A. and Candel Torres, I. (eds.) EduLearn15 Proceedings: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Barcelona - 6th - 8th of July 2015. Iated Academy: Valencia, pp. 7403-7411. ISBN 9788460682431

McGuire, W. (2015) Writing Assessment Moderation Continuum. AOK Learning Ltd.

2014

McGuire, W. and Cunningham, C. (2014) National 5 and Higher English: Shorter Scottish Texts. Hodder Gibson: Paisley. ISBN 9781471837449

McGuire, W. (2014) English National 5 Scottish Text Briefing Commentary: Anne Donovan. Documentation. Scottish Qualifications Authority.

2013

McGuire, W. (2013) National 5 English: Folio Writing Skills. Hodder Gibson. ISBN 9781444187298

McGuire, W. (2013) National 5 English: General Assessment Guide. Documentation. Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

McGuire, W. (2013) Teacher Support Resource for National 5 Scottish Set Texts: The Poetry of Edwin Morgan. Documentation. Education Scotland, Glasgow.

2012

McGuire, W. (2012) Mobile phone literacy apps. In: National Literacy Network, Stirling, UK, 8th Nov 2012,

2009

McGuire, W. (2009) Humanising the machine: Is human interaction in online learning environments necessary for successful distance learning: A review of recent literature. Journal of Teacher Education and Teachers' Work, 1(1), pp. 46-58.

2008

Dickson, B. and McGuire, W. (2008) English Language Education. In: Bryce, T.G.K. and Humes, W.M. (eds.) Scottish Education: Beyond Devolution. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 478-489. ISBN 9780748625932

2005

McGuire, W. (2005) More trouble with testing-writer's craft. Scottish Educational Journal, 89, p. 27.

McGuire, W. (2005) Troublesome tests. Scottish Educational Journal, 89(5), p. 27.

2003

Dobie, M., Gormley, J., McDaid, P. and McGuire, W. (2003) New horizons in writing: guidelines. Other. Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, UK.

McGuire, W. (2003) New horizons in reading: close reading pack for teachers - level A. Other. Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, UK.

McGuire, W. (2003) New horizons in reading: close reading pack for teachers - level B. Other. Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, UK.

McGuire, W. (2003) New horizons in writing: imaginative writing pack for teachers. Other. Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, UK.

McGuire, W. (2003) Sectarianism: a support pack for teachers. Other. Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, UK.

This list was generated on Mon Jun 17 00:36:03 2019 BST.
Number of items: 34.

Articles

McGuire, W. (2016) Voces ex machina: a literature review of the key elements necessary for success in online courses. International Multidisciplinary Journal, III(3), pp. 1-10.

McGuire, W. , Raaper, R. and Nikolova, V. (2016) Three perspectives on hybridising x and c MOOCs to create an online course on digital CVs. International Multidisciplinary Journal, 3(2), pp. 20-33.

McGuire, W. (2016) The attainment paradox. Education in Scotland, 62(Jan),

McGuire, W. and Raaper, R. (2016) Developing a guiding protocol for the moderation of summative assessments. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 4(1), pp. 36-43. (doi:10.14297/jpaap.v4i1.197)

McGuire, W. (2009) Humanising the machine: Is human interaction in online learning environments necessary for successful distance learning: A review of recent literature. Journal of Teacher Education and Teachers' Work, 1(1), pp. 46-58.

McGuire, W. (2005) More trouble with testing-writer's craft. Scottish Educational Journal, 89, p. 27.

McGuire, W. (2005) Troublesome tests. Scottish Educational Journal, 89(5), p. 27.

Books

McGuire, W. (2015) Writing Assessment Moderation Continuum. AOK Learning Ltd.

McGuire, W. and Cunningham, C. (2014) National 5 and Higher English: Shorter Scottish Texts. Hodder Gibson: Paisley. ISBN 9781471837449

McGuire, W. (2013) National 5 English: Folio Writing Skills. Hodder Gibson. ISBN 9781444187298

Book Sections

Hoskins Loyd, M., McGuire, W. , Saliba, R., Bendriss, R., Meier, F., Evans, R. and Nygaard, C. (2019) An introduction to e-learning in higher education: 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. In: Evans, R. and Nygaard, C. (eds.) E-Learning 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 in Higher Education. Libri Publishing Ltd.: Oxfordshire, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9781911450399

McGuire, W. and Harrington, O. (2019) Using a peer-centred online learning platform to support students’ academic-professional transition. In: Evans, R. and Nygaard, C. (eds.) E-Learning 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 in Higher Education. Libri Publishling Ltd.: Oxfordshire, pp. 45-71. ISBN 9781911450399

McGuire, W. (2017) MOOC→ SPOC via F2F: It’s a flipped hybrid, SPOC! In: Hørsted, A., Bartholomew, P., Branch, J. and Nygaard, C. (eds.) New Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Libri Publishing: Faringdon, pp. 149-158. ISBN 9781911450146

McGuire, W. , Evans, R., Li, M. and Midford, S. (2017) student-centred e-learning. In: Hørsted, A., Bartholomew, P., Branch, J. and Nygaard, C. (eds.) New Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Libri Publishing: Faringdon, pp. 113-124. ISBN 9781911450146

McGuire, W. (2017) How do we hybridise x and c MOOC architectures to create a course on online CVs? In: Branch, J., Hayes, S., Hørsted, A. and Nygaard, C. (eds.) Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Libri Publishing, pp. 423-432. ISBN 9781911450085

McGuire, W. (2015) Developing a protocol for the moderation of summative assessments. In: Gómez Chova, L., López Martínez, A. and Candel Torres, I. (eds.) EduLearn15 Proceedings: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Barcelona - 6th - 8th of July 2015. Iated Academy: Valencia, pp. 7403-7411. ISBN 9788460682431

Dickson, B. and McGuire, W. (2008) English Language Education. In: Bryce, T.G.K. and Humes, W.M. (eds.) Scottish Education: Beyond Devolution. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 478-489. ISBN 9780748625932

Research Reports or Papers

McGuire, W. (2014) English National 5 Scottish Text Briefing Commentary: Anne Donovan. Documentation. Scottish Qualifications Authority.

McGuire, W. (2013) National 5 English: General Assessment Guide. Documentation. Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

McGuire, W. (2013) Teacher Support Resource for National 5 Scottish Set Texts: The Poetry of Edwin Morgan. Documentation. Education Scotland, Glasgow.

Dobie, M., Gormley, J., McDaid, P. and McGuire, W. (2003) New horizons in writing: guidelines. Other. Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, UK.

McGuire, W. (2003) New horizons in reading: close reading pack for teachers - level A. Other. Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, UK.

McGuire, W. (2003) New horizons in reading: close reading pack for teachers - level B. Other. Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, UK.

McGuire, W. (2003) New horizons in writing: imaginative writing pack for teachers. Other. Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, UK.

McGuire, W. (2003) Sectarianism: a support pack for teachers. Other. Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, UK.

Conference or Workshop Item

McGuire, W. (2018) Showing; Not Telling: Modelling Student Feedback to Improve Attainment and Satisfaction. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship, Bristol, UK, 11-12 Jul 2018.

McGuire, W. (2018) Improving Assessment Practices Via Modelled Feedback. 2018 Advance HE Teaching and Learning; Teaching in the Spotlight: Learning from Global Communities, Birmingham, UK, 3-5 Jul 2018.

McGuire, W. (2017) Enhancing Alumni Employability. Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference: SERA 2017, Ayr, UK, 22-24 Nov 2017.

McGuire, W. (2017) Showing; Not Telling: Modelling Student Feedback to Improve Attainment and Satisfaction. Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference: SERA 2017, Ayr, UK, 22-24 Nov 2017.

McGuire, W. (2017) The Hybridising of Formative and Summative Assessment. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Sheffield, UK, 20-21 Jul 2017.

McGuire, W. , Raaper, R. and Nikolova, V. (2016) Theme: Digital Learning Polarities and Paradoxes in Digital Learning: Net That Job With an Online CV. SERA Conference 2016, Dundee, UK, 27-29 Nov 2016. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

McGuire, W. (2012) Mobile phone literacy apps. In: National Literacy Network, Stirling, UK, 8th Nov 2012,

Website

McGuire, W. (2016) University of Glasgow - Creating literacy apps [case study contribution to JISC Mobile Learning guide]. [Website]

McGuire, W. (2016) Sight Unseen: The Digital 3D CV. [Website]

This list was generated on Mon Jun 17 00:36:03 2019 BST.