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 [...]

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


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 [...]

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