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Thriving in the 21st century: Learning Literacies for the Digital Age  Between July 2008 – May 2009 I worked with my colleagues Helen Beetham and  Allison Littlejohn on a fantastic research study funded by Jisc. The LLiDA Project was led by the Caledonian Academy at Glasgow Caledonian University.It aimed to find out what literacies learners...

The report considers the key questions addressed by the study:1. What are successful online learners like?2. What do successful online learners do? 3. How do successful online learners feel about learning online? 4. What differences among online learners are significant to their success? 5. How...

I have already written about my work with Heather Price at Jisc on the Scaling up Online Learning (SUOLL) programme. The  working group identified several pieces of work that would benefit the sector. They suggested a Scaling up Online Learning toolkit which would  offer tools, techniques, strategies and...

This week we are holding #OLsuccess week which is designed to capture voices of online learners - people with a particular preference or need to access their learning online. This might be through choice or may be something that they have to do as part of...

I'm currently working on a Jisc funded study into online learner expectations and experiences with Helen Beetham and Tim Gray, which is part of the wider digital student study. This work also links back to the work I did on the Jisc scaling up online learning project.We have been...

I was talking to an old friend the other day and one thing that struck me was that we both felt really strongly about injustice. But then I thought – surely everyone gets equally angry and upset about it. Is the difference about trying to...

The photo for this post is a pic of our lovely greyhound who came to live with us 10 years ago. Sadly, she died this week (at the grand old age of 16). We all loved her and will miss her a lot. I was reading...

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...

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...

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...