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Online learning

I have been working with Heather Price at Jisc on two large pieces of work around online learning. Heather leads the Scaling up Online Learning (SUOLL) programme at Jisc, with a working group that consists of early adopter universities taking an innovative approach to online learning...

Digital storytelling

I have recently established a new venture around digital storytelling. The service hopes to support individuals, community groups and small businesses to get their messages across to their different stakeholder groups effectively. From identifying their different stakeholders, understanding their key messages and finding methods and...

jisc report
Coventry Open Media Classes

Background Last year I worked with my partner Tim Gray to evaluate the Open Media Classes at Coventry University. The work was commissioned by Jisc to find out how things had progressed since the UKOER Programme. I worked on the synthesis and evaluation team for the programme...

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 Learning has a past to the next contribution from Jonathan Worth on the...

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....

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...


I had some plans for the Activity 3 in the #h817open course - to produce a visual representation that defines openness in education...

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...

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...

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...