Celsus-library, Ephesus

Open Learning has a past

The following was written for the ‘Whatever happened to the MOOC?‘ panel session on 12th March 2014 at the Jisc Digifest. I was given 5 minutes to take the story from Open Lerning has a past to the next contribution from Jonathan Worth on the open courses at Coventry. As soon as ancient civilisations began […]

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Digitisation for OER synthesis

An interesting piece of work that I have just completed is a synthesis of findings from a recent JISC funded strand of work  – Digitisation for Open Educational Resources. This strand built on previous Jisc eContent Programme activities around digitisation within the UK Higher Education community. The nine funded projects were led by Higher Education […]

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UKOER outputs

I thought it might be useful to provide a list of recent outputs around UKOER Evaluation & Synthesis – we have been busy bees Webinar – What you can learn from the UKOER experience During Open Education week myself,  David Kernohan and Allison Littlejohn presented some of the key findings from the UKOER programme in […]

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I had some plans for the Activity 3 in the #h817open course – to produce a visual representation that defines openness in education… Grand plans waylaid by something that I couldn’t control… On Friday 22nd March we awoke to blizzards, deeply drifted snow and a power cut. In our small rural town in Southwest Scotland […]

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open course

I’ve nearly signed up with the OU #h817open course a few times in the last two weeks and then shied away at the thought of committing 16 hours a week. But I have finally decided to give it a go – knowing I can’t commit this much time but knowing that one of the really […]

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OER terminology

I’ve been working in the area of learning resources for a very long time with a recent focus on open education resources (OER).  For the last three years I’ve been one of the UKOER Synthesis and Evaluation Team (led by Glasgow Caledonian University with Professor Allison Littlejohn, Dr Isobel Falconer and Helen Beetham (also an […]

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relationship management infoKit

On Valentines Day Andy Stewart from  JISC Infonet launched the new Relationship Management infoKit so I’ve selected an appropriate photo to illustrate this aswell…(click on the photo above to see the full heart effect) This new infoKit describes some of the challenges faced by institutions when seeking to improve and maintain relationships with a range […]

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The other day I saw a tweet from Jonathan Worth about a video conversation with Graham Macindoe  – a photographer based in New York, which was part of the PHONAR open photography class at Coventry University. I am a massive fan of the work done by the team at Coventry and have written and spoken […]

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jiscel12 shaping up

I’ve worked on the JISC Innovating E-Learning Conference for several years now and we’ve been adjusting the format to respond to changing technologies and expectations of delegates. This year there are quite a few changes… The conference will be run in an instance of Moodle managed by the Netskills Team. It seems well suited to […]

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jiscel12 digilit

Students as digital partners and pioneers I wrote last week about a session at the JISC innovating eLearning online conference 2012 on open practices. This will be the seventh JISC online Innovating eLearning conference entitled Shaping the Future which takes place from 13th – 23rd November 2012. Another great session we have planned is looking at the […]

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