Barriers to scaling up online learning

Originally posted on Scaling up online learning project blog.

Whilst preparing for today’s presentation to the Jisc Learning and teaching practice experts group, I realised that an overview of the barriers to scaling up online learning that workshop participants identified back in July hadn’t been shared on this project blog in any detail, so to remedy this I’ve listed them below (in no particular order): Lack of clear … Read more

Online Toolkit and Diagnostic Tool Consultants appointed

Originally posted on Scaling up online learning project blog.

Following the progress update in February and the subsequent open call for tenders, I am delighted to announce that Lou McGill Consultancy has been appointed to undertake the development of the content for the Scaling up online learning Toolkit and that SkillSet Limited, working with Lou McGill, have been appointed to develop the diagnostic tool as … Read more

Proof of concept: developing a directory of UK online courses

Originally posted on Scaling up online learning project blog.

As one of the potential solutions identified by the community to help enable institutions to expand their online course offerings, the Scaling up online learning project has been exploring the viability and usefulness of developing a directory of UK online courses. As a very first exploration of this, Michael Webb, Jisc’s Director of technology and analytics, has put … Read more

Solution development is under way: can you help?

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

First a potted history for those new to this blog – Jisc has been working with the community to: Identify EMA challenges that need to be tackled – see the EMA landscape report. Prioritise those challenges – see establishing priorities for action. Work up some possible solutions – see from challenges to solutions. Solicit community […] Read more

Registration for the 27 April webinar is now open

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

The Change Agents’ Network third lunchtime webinar takes place on 27 April from 12:30-1:30.  The webinars are designed to include opportunities for discussion and questions so please join us. This month, there are two presentations beginning with Paul Chapman, Head of Student Engagement at Birmingham City University who will speak on the theme of ‘Student … Read more

Framing digital capabilities for staff

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

Recent consultations by Jisc have highlighted the need for institutions to take a strategic approach to the digital capabilities of their staff. We hear from students – for example at the recent Change Agents Network event – that teachers who are confident with digital tools make a real difference to their learning. We know that … Read more

“Students are more than students.”

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

Students are more than students, these words, taken from Paul Chapman’s presentation, became a kind of mantra for the two day Change Agents’ Network (CAN) event in Birmingham last week. Paul was alluding to the multitude of roles students play at Birmingham City University to add value to the overall learning experience, from mentor and collaborator, to … Read more

Electronic Management of Assessment and Assessment Analytics Workshop

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

EUNIS E-Learning Task Force Workshop University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, 9th June 2015, 10.00-16.00  The workshop will explore how technology can be used to enhance assessment and feedback activities and streamline associated administration and how we might make use of assessment data to improve learning. Across Europe universites are struggling with similar issues of bringing […] Read more

Change Agents’ Networking event begins on Tuesday

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

We are looking forward to welcoming over 100 staff and students from FE and Skills and HE to our networking event in Birmingham, running over two days.  The event will showcase projects and people working in staff and student partnerships that support curriculum enhancement and innovation. This event provides an opportunity for us to come … Read more