13 11, 2018

Jisc discovery tool

By |November 13th, 2018|digital literacy|0 Comments

For the last year or so I have been working with Jisc colleagues and fellow consultants Helen Beetham and Tabetha Newman on a very large scale pilot of the Jisc discovery tool. Jisc Building digital capability service The discovery tool is part of the Jisc building digital capability service which has just launched as a new Jisc service. [...]

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 [...]

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?

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]