The EMatrix is an open educational resources website that is intended to help lecturers to update their online teaching skills. Contributions are welcome.
The site is of interest to higher education lecturers and other teachers who wish to improve their online teaching skills. It offers content in the form of articles created by practising academics on many subject areas and specialities. Everyone who contributes to the site is qualified in their subject area and many contributors are senior or principal lecturers, while others are e-learning or academic support professionals. Some of the articles are the output of Master’s level projects from lecturers studying online learning at London Metropolitan.
However, we warmly welcome contributions from educators all over the world.
In addition, to publishing articles, we curate open educational resources, vet them for their usefulness, keep them current and include them as additional resources to accompany the articles.
We welcome articles on topics which are designed to assist lecturers of all levels to get comfortable with teaching online from all contributors worldwide. We do the research on educational resources so busy lecturers don’t have to!
There are three main ‘strands’ of content:
- Online Teaching Series
- Learning Series
- Investigations in University Teaching and Learning, our academic journal
Use the links and search fields on the menus to find resources of interest to you. If you want to narrow down content selections, just type in some words you think most appropriate, and click the submit button in any of the search fields.
There is a search icon at the top of the menu on the right shown by the magnifying glass image.
SUBMITTING AN ARTICLE
Writing content for online audiences presents additional challenges and considerations to those that involve printed forms of academic and journal article writing. Online publishing isn’t only about knowing how to use your blogging platform or a text editor – it’s also about understanding how internet users find and read pages on screen.
Additionally, internet browsers are available on any number of differently sized devices and any number of browser software applications can be used to access onscreen pages. These issues all impact how your article comes across, how it is found, how it is read or downloaded or saved for later.