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 [...]

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 [...]

11 10, 2012

jiscel12 open session

By |October 11th, 2012|learning, open education|0 Comments

We are now working on the seventh JISC online Innovating eLearning conference entitled Shaping the Future which takes place from 13th – 23rd November 2012. We have the usual array of excellent keynote speakers which we hope will challenge and stimulate our delegates. (with keynotes by Sue Black, James Clay and Ian Gilbert) One of the sessions [...]