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 [...]

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 [...]

20 08, 2012

Myscience tender

By |August 20th, 2012|learning, technologies|0 Comments

I have recently been working with Myscience - the UK’s leading organisation for supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education professionals. They have just released an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for a study to review and develop a revised Online Strategy for Myscience education.  The work will be for three months between mid October [...]

21 05, 2012

timelines

By |May 21st, 2012|learning, technologies|0 Comments

I have recently completed a series of articles for the  JISC CETIS other voices blog which offered a reflective account of three areas of work - Learning Environments, Exchanging Course Information (XCRI) and Open Educational Resources (OER). Developments in each area have been significant for the UK Higher and Further education sector and after speaking [...]