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31 01, 2016

Coventry Open Media Classes

By |January 31st, 2016|learning, open education|0 Comments

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 so it was a great opportunity to consider how [...]

10 03, 2014

Open Learning has a past

By |March 10th, 2014|learning, open education|0 Comments

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 open courses at Coventry. As soon as ancient civilisations began [...]

10 10, 2013

Digitisation for OER synthesis

By |October 10th, 2013|learning, open education|0 Comments

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 [...]

26 03, 2013

disempowered

By |March 26th, 2013|home life, learning, open education|1 Comment

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 [...]

4 03, 2013

OER terminology

By |March 4th, 2013|learning, open education|7 Comments

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 [...]

19 02, 2013

relationship management infoKit

By |February 19th, 2013|learning, relationship management, technologies|0 Comments

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 [...]

19 10, 2012

jiscel12 digilit

By |October 19th, 2012|digital literacy|0 Comments

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 [...]

15 10, 2012

End of History

By |October 15th, 2012|photography|0 Comments

My partner Tim Gray has a new photographic exhibition opening today (15th October 2012) at the Glasgow Mackintosh Church as part of the First Creative Mackintosh Festival. The Exhibition shows some of the photographs from Tim's End of History photographic project which records and documents the portraits of re-enactors involved in living history societies throughout [...]