Mr William McGuire

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

telephone: 01413303798
email: William.McGuire@glasgow.ac.uk

College of Social Sciences, School of Education, R662 Level 6, St Andrew's Building, Glasgow, G3 6NH

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1323-9702

Biography

On the institutional level, I was the recipient of two teaching excellence awards at both College and University levels and I have been nominated three times by students for Teaching Awards in four different categories. I am a member of the University's Teaching Excellence Network and I contribute regularly to Glasgow University Teaching Tips Online (GUSTTO). My alumni support initiative, Teachingjobs, a resource that supports our former graduates transition from their probationary period in teaching into permanent posts, is now in its fourth year and is available from my webpage.

I was recently successful in the award of a small grant award to increase the reach of my CPD courses:

University of Glasgow - Schools - School of Education - Research - PPF - News - Successful Small Projects Bids

 Home (williemcguire.co.uk)

I also published an impact story for my RTG for REF 21 to complement the submission with research from the Learning, Teaching and Scholarship track :

University of Glasgow - Schools - School of Education - Research - How our research makes a difference - Purposeful Feedback: improving practices among staff and students

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:

  • Leading innovations in teaching and learning;
  • Managing change;
  • Developing online capability.

I am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the only academic to hold such a position in the School of Education and one of only four at Glasgow University. I am also a member of the MyAdvanceHE community:

https://connect.advance-he.ac.uk/ 

and a member of the Jisc  community of Principal Fellows:

www.jiscmail.ac.uk/PFHEA, the purpose of which is to debate future policy in Higher Education.

I also published a podcast to encourage others to pursue HEA/RET accreditation to the highest possible level:

https://soundcloud.com/user-161625818/willie-mcguire-principal-fellowship-of-the-higher-education-academy

Nationally, I was involved in the HEA FLiTE project on developing future leaders in teaching excellence. I also publish widely on the national level and and contribute regularly to conferences on the themes of feedback literacy, assessment moderation and hybridised assessment forms. 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. I have also co-authored three books on improving teaching and learning in Higher Education with the Institute for Learning in Higher Education.

I have been 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 as well as other external organisations such as the BBC, SDS and HMIe. Additionally, I have presented at a wide range of national and international conferences on a variety of topics most recently in relation to enhancing feedback literacy using the SWAY app.

I am currently working with ITE providers across Scotland to generate a resource: the National English Teaching Network (NETN) to support PGDE English students by collating sample masters assignments from across participating universities as well as acting as a repository for shared teaching resources and for knowledge exchange. This project was funded through a small grants award:

University of Glasgow - Schools - School of Education - Research - PPF - News - Successful Small Projects Bids

 and can be accessed here:

Resources (pgdeenglishscotland.co.uk)

I created a suite of six online literacy CPD courses to support the profession adapt to online learning and teaching as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. These courses come with over 400 pages of resource materials to develop pupil literacy, thus enabling teachers to adapt more easily to the demands of digital pedagogies. Home (williemcguire.co.uk)

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 and to enhance their use of feedback. My work in the area of online/blended learning was awarded the prestigious Vidya Ratan award from India.

I am a member of the  Institute for Learning in Higher Education, the strategic focus of which is to effect improvements to learning and teaching in Higher Education, an aim which is managed in two ways: the symposium, to network with leading experts and textbook publication to disseminate findings. I expanded this reach in two ways; the creation of a Zoom video seminar/workshop, which explained, summarised and also provided interactive content to engage the audience and which was easily replicable within other institutions. A range of institutions then invited the presenter(s) to showcase their work, which led to the uptake of the original idea(s) transnationally as evidenced by evaluations used to determine the extent and impact of the initiatives in departments beyond their origins. Between 2016-2018, more than half of the participants at each symposium had become actively involved in the international dissemination of their ideas in a format beyond that of the textbook, so activating the link between research/knowledge exchange and teaching practice. 

One recent example of how I have re-shaped the pedagogic culture both in and beyond the university lies in my leadership of the design and implementation of a Feedback Literacy Toolkit: https://sway.office.com/n1bOrAOCCja3Cpkg.

I have been invited to join the 2020-21 cohort for Senior Fellowship of SEDA, the highest level of fellowship available from this educational developers' association:

University of Glasgow - Schools - School of Education - Research - PPF - News - Senior Fellowship Programme

 

Research interests

  • 'Modelled' feedback using the TEDM principle to improve the quality of feedback given  by staff and to enhance its use by students.
  • M-learning in relation to the construction of VR literacy 'apps'. I have written three literacy apps for Apple iPhones to support students' knowledge of language.
  • E-learning and M-Learning in relation to English teaching and literacy. I am the Scotland representative for this BERA SIG.
  • Blended learning in the post-Covid era, using blends within blends to optimise student engagement while offering maximum learner autonomy.
  • 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 MOOC 'Net that Job' had over 36,000 learners. 
  • Retro-fitting MOOC aproaches to teaching in SPOC formats. 
  • Innovation in Higher Education teaching.
  • Teaching excellence. I have been nominated three years in succession by students for teaching excellence awards in different categories.

Publications

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Number of items: 37.

2020

McGuire, W. , Harrington, O., MacDiarmid, C. and Zacharias, S. (2020) Showing; Not Telling: Modelling Student Feedback to Improve Satisfaction. BERA 2020, Liverpool, UK, 08-10 Sep 2020. (Accepted for Publication)

McGuire, W. , Harrington, O. , Zacharias, S. and MacDiarmid, C. (2020) The Problem with Feedback. ECER 2020, Glasgow, UK, 24-28 Aug 2020 [Event cancelled]. (Unpublished)

2019

McGuire, W. (2019) Showing; not telling: modelling student feedback using peer review via Aropa, within a hybridised formative-summative framework, to improve both attainment and satisfaction. 21st ICTEL 2019 International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-15 October 2019. (Unpublished)

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) 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) 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) 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.

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Number of items: 37.

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. , Harrington, O., MacDiarmid, C. and Zacharias, S. (2020) Showing; Not Telling: Modelling Student Feedback to Improve Satisfaction. BERA 2020, Liverpool, UK, 08-10 Sep 2020. (Accepted for Publication)

McGuire, W. , Harrington, O. , Zacharias, S. and MacDiarmid, C. (2020) The Problem with Feedback. ECER 2020, Glasgow, UK, 24-28 Aug 2020 [Event cancelled]. (Unpublished)

McGuire, W. (2019) Showing; not telling: modelling student feedback using peer review via Aropa, within a hybridised formative-summative framework, to improve both attainment and satisfaction. 21st ICTEL 2019 International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-15 October 2019. (Unpublished)

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]

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Grants

External Funding

Internal Scholarship Funding

£150,000 for BOLD2 2015

£19,000 to develop projects on:

£100,000 from Welsh government to review national assessment strategies 2016

MOOCs/SPOCs/TEI webpage/CPD webpage

£40,000 from Scottish Office-online PGCE course 2014

The moderation of summative assessments

£40,000 from consultancy work with the Scottish Qualifications Authority 2015-2020

Alumni Transitions

£80,000 from a range of CPD/SULAS courses 2015-20

Feedback Modelling

 

Hybridising formative and summative assessments

 

Supervision

PGR Supervision

Masters

I have taught widely at Masters level on the MEd in Children's Literature and Literacies and I am Programme Leader of the MEd in Professional Practice where I have supervised a wide range of theses (35) over the last five years.

PhD

 I have supervised two PhD students on blended learning and MOOCs.

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 have taught 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

MOOC. Net That Job with a CV Online https://edshare.gla.ac.uk/812/

Lead designer of SWAY app to enhance feedback literacy. https://sway.office.com/n1bOrAOCCja3Cpkg

My Teaching Jobs resource supporting probationer teachers to secure full-time jobs is now available from my website as is my portfolio of CPD resources:

http://williemcguire.co.uk

My CPD courses are also available from the website:

http://williemcguire.co.uk

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2014: College teaching excellence award (University of Glasgow)
  • 2014: University teaching excellence award (University of Glasgow)
  • 2016: Finalist: Student Led Teaching Awards (University of Glasgow)
  • 2017: Finalist: Student Led Teaching Awards (University of Glasgow)
  • 2018: Finalist: Student Led Teaching Awards (University of Glasgow)
  • 2017: Vidya Ratna Award for Research Excellence (CFTRA)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2018 - —————: Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
  • 2020 - —————-: Principal Fellow, Advance HE (HE Academy)
  • 1987 - ————-: Member, General Teaching Council Scotland

Selected international presentations

  • 2020: MyAdvance HE (Online)
  • 2020: BERA (Online)
  • 2020: ECER (Online)
  • 2019: ICTEL (Prague)
  • 2018: Advance HE (Birmingham)
  • 2018: ESLTS (Bristol)
  • 2017: SERA (Edinburgh)
  • 2017: SERA (Edinburgh)
  • 2016: SERA (Dundee)
  • 2019: LiHE (Greece)
  • 2019: LiHE (Greece)
  • 2018: LiHE (Copenhagen)
  • 2015: Edulearn (Barcelona)

Additional information

External Examining 

  • Chief External Examiner for PGCE at Birmingham City University
  • External Examiner for Secondary PGCE and SDT English at Brighton University

 Consulting and advice

I have 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

  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Full GTC Registration
  • Chair (former) of the Association of English Advisers in Scotland
  • Co-convenor of the University of Glasgow Teaching Excellence Network
  • 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

Access to full list of publications is available here:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/staff/williammcguire/#publications

 Evidence of Esteem

2014:College/University Teaching Excellence awards
15-18:Student Teaching Award nominations-four categories
2017:International award for scholarship excellence by CFTRA Global 'Vidya Ratan'
2017-:Editor for LiHE series-Innovations in HE Teaching

Sustained record of invited workshops internationally:

2015:SPOC architectures-La Trobe University, Australia
2016:Translating MOOCs into SPOCs-Chinese University of Hong Kong
2017:Enhancing Feedback Protocols-Aarhus University, Denmark
2017:CFTRA Global-building MOOC capabilities in Mumbai, Dubai
2017-18:Using an online platform for effective transitions by the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education-Greece and MOOC/SPOC architectures-Copenhagen

Sustained record of national workshops by invitation on feedback literacy:

2018-20:MMU and Brighton; My Advance HE/BERA/ECER and on the key components of online learning at Edinburgh Napier
2018:External Reviewer: Cambridge University’s literacy assessments; Teaching Scotland’s Future literacy assessments for aspiring teachers.
2019-Chief External Examiner for the Universities of Birmingham and Brighton’s PGCE
2019 Appointed as RSA Fellow

2017-20:Collegiality enhancing others' esteem:

• Mentoring visiting academics-Associate Professor Annie Zhang from China
• Mentored Teaching Excellence Award Winner from Engineering and 2 GTA winners
• Supporting 2 GTAs to HEA Associate
• Advocate for 2 GU colleagues for SFHEA and PFHEA and 6 internationally at SFHEA
• Co-authoring with 2 RAs who then secured Lectureships

2021:National Reviewer-HEA Teaching Excellence/Group Awards for Teaching Excellence/National Teaching Fellowships and BERA
2021:Invited to facilitate on International Principal and Senior Fellowship writing retreats for My Advance HE
2021:Invited onto the Senior Fellow cohort of the Staff and Educational Development Association due to my profile in academic development.

Awards

  • Vidya Ratan award for Scholarship Excellence 2017
  • 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 2016
  • Nominated in one category for Student-led Teaching Awards 2017