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Herbal teas and their health benefits: A scoping review (2019)
Journal Article
Poswal, F. S., Russell, G., Mackonochie, M., MacLennan, E., Adukwu, E. C., & Rolfe, V. (2019). Herbal teas and their health benefits: A scoping review. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 74(3), 266-276. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11130-019-00750-w

Herbal teas are used as therapeutic vehicles in many forms of traditional medicine and are a popular global beverage. The purpose of this scoping review was to examine the evidence relating to the clinical efficacy and safety of herbal teas, and to i... Read More about Herbal teas and their health benefits: A scoping review.

Web strategies for the curation and discovery of open educational resources (2016)
Journal Article
educational resources. Open Praxis, 8(4), 297-312. https://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.8.4.305

For those receiving funding from the UK HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resource Programme (2009 – 2012), the sustainability of project outputs was one of a number of essential goals. Our approach for the hosting and distribution of health and life sci... Read More about Web strategies for the curation and discovery of open educational resources.

Open education: "Runnin' with the devil" (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V., & Kernohan, D. (2016, April). Open education: "Runnin' with the devil". Paper presented at Open Education Resources 2016

Peer reviewed conference abstract.

Open education: Sustainability versus vulnerability (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V. (2015, November). Open education: Sustainability versus vulnerability. Paper presented at Open Education Conference 2015 (OpenEd)

The idea of innovation in education (or anywhere) is dependent on the ability of people to embrace a shared problem (Nisbet & Collins 1978). In doing so, the seeking of solutions often gives rise to tensions; these develop from dichotomies of ideas a... Read More about Open education: Sustainability versus vulnerability.

On your marks, get set, go open! (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V., & Cronin, C. (2015, September). On your marks, get set, go open!. Paper presented at Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference 2015

In the design and development of digital pedagogies, consideration of the level of ‘openness’ should be an integral part of the process. Bates (2015) recently described the current ‘continuum of technology-based learning’, noting that teaching and le... Read More about On your marks, get set, go open!.

The cost of not going open! (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V., & Kernohan, D. (2015, April). The cost of not going open!. Presented at Open Educational Resources Conference 2015 (OER15)

The cost-saving benefits of engaging with open education initiatives has long been cited as one of the driving forces behind the sustainability of the movement. In the US, undoubtedly, faculty engagement with open textbooks saves significant cost to... Read More about The cost of not going open!.

The sustained reach and impact of open educational resources (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V. (2015, April). The sustained reach and impact of open educational resources. Paper presented at Open Educational Resources 2015 (OER15)

From 2009 to 2012, De Montfort University participated in the UK Open Educational Resource (OER) programme releasing bioscience materials, with the Virtual Analytical Laboratory (VAL), the SCOOTER Project and generic materials released in Biology Cou... Read More about The sustained reach and impact of open educational resources.

A systematic review of the socio-ethical aspects of Massive Online Open Courses (2015)
Journal Article
Rolfe, V. (2015). A systematic review of the socio-ethical aspects of Massive Online Open Courses

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer learners across the globe unprecedented access to education. Through sophisticated e-learning technologies and web approaches, MOOCs attract massive scale participation and global interest. Some commercial ve... Read More about A systematic review of the socio-ethical aspects of Massive Online Open Courses.

Ethical dimensions of Massive Open Online Courses (2015)
Book Chapter
Rolfe, V. (2015). Ethical dimensions of Massive Open Online Courses. In J. R. Corbeil, M. E. Corbeil, & B. H. Khan (Eds.), The MOOC Case Book: Case Studies in MOOC Design, Development and ImplementationLinus Books

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is challenging the core values and practices of education. As academic tuition and resources are opened up to online learners of all ages and backgrounds, and with publically-funded institutions entering into par... Read More about Ethical dimensions of Massive Open Online Courses.

Advancing healthcare sciences through staff, student and service user partnerships (2015)
Journal Article
Rolfe, V. (2015). Advancing healthcare sciences through staff, student and service user partnerships

The reforms to the National Health Service scientific training as part of the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) initiative have attempted to streamline the delivery of undergraduate-level education through a core ‘Healthcare Science’ Bachelors pro... Read More about Advancing healthcare sciences through staff, student and service user partnerships.

BOB CAT: A large-scale review and delphi consensus for management of Barrett's esophagus with no dysplasia, indefinite for, or low-grade dysplasia (2015)
Journal Article
Nason, K. S., Tham, T. C., Iyer, P. G., Siersema, P. D., Meltzer, S. J., Wong, J. Y., …Rolfe, V. (2015). BOB CAT: A large-scale review and delphi consensus for management of Barrett's esophagus with no dysplasia, indefinite for, or low-grade dysplasia. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 110(5), 662-682. https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2015.55

© 2015 by the American College of Gastroenterology. OBJECTIVES:Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a common premalignant lesion for which surveillance is recommended. This strategy is limited by considerable variations in clinical practice. We conducted an i... Read More about BOB CAT: A large-scale review and delphi consensus for management of Barrett's esophagus with no dysplasia, indefinite for, or low-grade dysplasia.

Opening-up education to inspire future learners and teachers (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V. (2014, December). Opening-up education to inspire future learners and teachers. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference 2014

The global open education movement involves a variety of initiatives ranging from access to educational resources, to short courses and degree programmes. We are presently in a situation where the technological advances and global demands have outpac... Read More about Opening-up education to inspire future learners and teachers.

Perceptions of socio-ethical stances surrounding massive online open courses (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Kernohan, D., & Rolfe, V. (2014, November). Perceptions of socio-ethical stances surrounding massive online open courses. Paper presented at Open Education Conference 2014 (OpenEd)

Open education provides opportunities for anyone with digital access to engage in learning far beyond the classroom and throughout their lives, although this notion is not without challenges. When learners formally enrol on a course with an instituti... Read More about Perceptions of socio-ethical stances surrounding massive online open courses.

User perceptions and experiences of massive online open courses (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V., & Kernohan, D. (2014, April). User perceptions and experiences of massive online open courses. Poster presented at Open Educational Resources 2014 (OER14)

Open education is transforming academia by empowering communities to share learning materials, and is opening up teaching practices beyond the classroom (1). In the last few years, massive online open courses (MOOCs) have emerged and become the focus... Read More about User perceptions and experiences of massive online open courses.

Online courses and social responsibility toward learners (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Rolfe, V. (2013, November). Online courses and social responsibility toward learners. Paper presented at Open Education Conference 2013

When we develop and validate traditional degree programmes great emphasis is placed on ensuring that applicants meet entry criteria for enrolment, and that students gain a quality experience to reach their academic and employment potential. If a stud... Read More about Online courses and social responsibility toward learners.


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