26 06, 2018

Human resources teams supporting digital capabilities

By |June 26th, 2018|digital literacy|0 Comments

I just completed some work for Jisc with my partner Tim Gray to carry out a short review into how Human Resources (HR) departments support staff to develop their digital capability. The original intention was to capture a snapshot of current practice through a survey and interviews. How HR teams support staff digital capabilities HR teams in FE and HE [...]

12 05, 2018

Digital leadership course launched

By |May 12th, 2018|digital literacy, learning, online learning, open education|0 Comments

I have already written about the work I did for the Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) programme. The online course in digital leadership has just been launched Adoption of C-DELTA in a country will help determine the level of digital education leadership skills in its educational institutions and provide a national benchmark for [...]

27 10, 2017

C-DELTA course in digital leadership

By |October 27th, 2017|digital literacy, learning, open education|0 Comments

I recently authored some course modules for the Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) programme. C-DELTA course for Digital Education Leaders I was working with the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching CILT) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). The conceptual framework underpinning [...]

3 03, 2017

LLiDA website

By |March 3rd, 2017|digital literacy, learning|0 Comments

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 need to thrive in a digitally networked world, and [...]

1 09, 2016

Successful online learners

By |September 1st, 2016|learning, online learning, technologies|0 Comments

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 can providers and teachers/facilitators support online learners’ success? 3. How do successful online learners feel about learning online? 4. What differences among online learners are significant to their success? 5. How can providers and teachers/facilitators support online learners’ success? 4. What differences among online learners are significant to their success? 5. How can providers and teachers/facilitators support online learners’ success? 5. How can providers and teachers/facilitators support online learners’ success?

8 07, 2016

Online learning checklist

By |July 8th, 2016|learning, online learning, technologies|0 Comments

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 activities at institutional, strategic and delivery levels to support the [...]

5 07, 2016

Autistic learners

By |July 5th, 2016|autism, learning, online learning, technologies|3 Comments

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 a face to face course. One of the challenges for [...]

3 07, 2016

Online learners

By |July 3rd, 2016|learning, online learning, technologies|2 Comments

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 carrying out a fairly extensive literature and project review [...]

2 03, 2016

Online learning

By |March 2nd, 2016|learning, online learning, technologies|2 Comments

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 and universities who are yet to tackle online learning (and/or [...]

31 01, 2016

Digital storytelling

By |January 31st, 2016|digital literacy, learning, personal, technologies|0 Comments

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 tools to tell their stories well to evaluating feedback and [...]

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 [...]