Author Archives: James Clay

“The digital leaders programme was immensely valuable…”

“The digital leaders programme was immensely valuable…” Deborah Millar, the IT director at Salford City College explains how we are helping to transform her world through digital. Deborah said of the Jisc Digital leaders programme, “it was immensely valuable… it was really reassuring to know that we were all encountering the same sort of things, whether we … Read more

Encouraging informal learning

Originally posted on e-Learning Stuff.

So how do we encourage students to learn outside the formal structures and processes we put in place across our institutions? Informal learning in my opinion is learning that happens outside the “control” of the institution, but is part of the learning towards a qualification that a learner will undertake. This learning may happen within … Continue reading Encouraging informal learning Read more

Show me the evidence…

Originally posted on e-Learning Stuff.

I think this line is really interesting from a recent discussion on the ALT Members mailing list. …in particular to share these with academics when they ask for the evidence to show technology can make a difference. Often when demonstrating the potential of TEL and learning technologies to academics, the issue of evidence of impact … Continue reading Show me the evidence… Read more

World Sketchnote Day #SNDay2017

Originally posted on e-Learning Stuff.

Today is World Sketchnote Day. I have made some sketchnotes from the various conferences I have attended. My original sketchnotes were done with a single colour pen. When I moved jobs I invested in some Stabilo colour pens and a notepad and got some more interesting results. This was from the Jisc Connect More event … Continue reading World Sketchnote Day #SNDay2017 Read more

Top Ten Blog Posts 2016

Originally posted on e-Learning Stuff.

Over the last 12 months I have written 43 blog posts, in 2015 I wrote 24 blog posts. In 2014 I wrote 11 and in 2013 I wrote 64 blog posts and over a hundred in 2012. In 2011 I thought 150 was a quiet year! Dropping four places to tenth, is my post VideoScribe … Continue reading Top Ten Blog Posts 2016 Read more

It’s an extra, but does it need to be?

Originally posted on e-Learning Stuff.

Over the years I have spent a lot of time working with teachers helping them to embed digital technologies into their practice. I have also collaborated with colleges and universities and seen the strategies they use to embed digital. In an earlier post I described my journey and the approaches I have used for support … Continue reading It’s an extra, but does it need to be? Read more

Open the pod bay doors…

Originally posted on e-Learning Stuff.

People are not fearful of algorithms, they’re fearful of agendas that the algorithms represent. Over the last few weeks I have been discussing and listening to people’s views on the intelligent campus. One topic which has resulted in a fair bit of controversy is the concept of using artificial intelligence to support teaching and learning. … Continue reading Open the pod bay doors… Read more

Opening the algorithms: Could we use open analytics?

Originally posted on e-Learning Stuff.

Do you remember when the Google algorithm wasn’t that good, well it was good, but today it’s better! Many years ago if you searched for a hotel on Google, so you could find out if there was car parking, or to find the website for the restaurant menu, the search results most of the time … Continue reading Opening the algorithms: Could we use open analytics? Read more

Hey Siri, how am I doing on my course?

Originally posted on e-Learning Stuff.

Of course if you ask Siri today, her reply is, well it depends… Another response to the same question… As for tomorrow…. well could it be different? However for other things intelligent assistants such as Siri, Cortana and Google Now can be a really useful mechanism for finding things out, things you need to do … Continue reading Hey Siri, how am I doing on my course? Read more