Category Archives: e-Learning general

MOOCs and more: teaching, learning and responding to student demand.

I was recently asked to speak at an event on MOOCs and technology-enhanced learning. I was part of a panel discussing what we can learn from MOOCs to apply to technology-enhanced learning, and how to support technology-enhanced learning more generally. This is something I could happily discuss for hours, so it was something of a … Read more

How can technology best support the development of employability skills?

A little while ago I had the pleasure of being part of a panel as part of a course for senior institutional managers looking at entrepreneurship, exploring the topic of ‘how can technology support employability’. This was an interesting question, as we have over the years explored this issue through a number of projects, but … Read more

Catch up with some of our recent work…

In case you haven’t already seen them, we have dedicated blogs for two of our current areas of work: on students’ expectations and experiences of the digital environment (Digital student), and on the electronic management of assessment. Posts from these blogs should be appearing here soon, but until then, visit those sites to see the … Read more

Indian HE and eLearning in India

Someone asked me about Higher Education and Online Learning in India, so I made a couple of infographics to get some background information together in order to start a conversation with colleagues. The information draws on official Indian Government stats and news articles. I’m sharing them in case anyone else finds them useful.   [update: … Read more

Approaches to supporting change

It’s always nice when lots of things you’re working on come together, and I had a day like that today at the Jisc Learning and Teaching Experts group. Changing the learning landscape, digital literacies, and students as change agents were all on the agenda: all interesting areas in their own right, and particularly so once … Read more

Assessment standard stimulates 250m investment

Assessment takes up a significant part of an academics time, particularly at this time of year. Over the past seven years Jisc has invested heavily in technologies to reduce the assessment burden on tutors and institutions. One area of investment has been to support the Innovation Support Centre, CETIS, to help lead on the development … Read more

Digital literacies and European TEL research

I was lucky enough to have a workshop accepted at ARV13 this year, a European symposium in which participants attend linked workshops on themes in TEL research. Although the workshop was not funded by Jisc, I took the opportunity to raise awareness of the Developing Digital Literacies programme, and especially the Exeter Cascade project which … Read more

mmmmm Pi

Another brief interlude in the series of posts about #coursedata demonstrators. On Tuesday evening I nipped down to the #BuildBrighton hackspace  for the monthly meetup of the Brighton Raspberry Pi user group. For those who’ve been living in a hole for the last year, the Raspberry Pi  is a great little bare bones computer, very … Read more