In addition to being a centre for supporting students' learning, the SALC is also a research hub. Research underpins everything we do in the SALC and helps us to provide the best support for our learners. Some current projects include:
How do self-directed language learners keep going?
A longitudinal study related to motivation and self-directed learning.
Developing, implementing and evaluating an iPad app for self-directed learning
An action research project which guides the development of a custom-made module app.
Investigating evidence of learning through SALC Modules
A mixed-methods, longitudinal project looking at the degree to which SALC modules help learners to develop self-directed learning skills (as indicated by the SALC learning outcomes).
Developing a peer advising programme
A multi-stage, action research project investigating the development of a peer advising program. The project will also track the effectiveness of the programme over time.
Click here to see a list of publications by SALC team members.