Category Archives: Good practice

Jiscmail lists for learning resources

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Lis Parcell looks at some useful Jiscmail lists for FE learning resources staff and gives some personal tips on how to get the most out of your lists.

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Let’s go digital – an extra slice

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Lis Parcell reports on the good practice shared at the second of CoLRiC’s two summer conferences for FE learning resources and looks at how college librarians are developing their digital capability. She also shows how you could help make a LearningWheel of useful digital tools for learning resources services.

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Let’s Go Digital!

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News about Scott’s recent attendance at the CoLRIC event ‘Let’s Go Digital!’ celebrating how libraries are successfully creating a digital culture and are supporting teaching and learning with the digital literacies agenda.

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Data visualisation and digital capability

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In a recent webinar, Andy Kirk of Visualising Data fame, talked about the roles and responsibilities involved in effective data visualisation projects. Chris summarises what he learnt and draws comparisons with the Jisc digital capability framework.

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Digital innovation: choosing what’s likely to fly

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With such rapid development in technology and limited resources in education, it’s hard for leaders to know which innovations in technology are likely to succeed and potentially transform learning, professional practice and the effectiveness of their institution. Looking forward to this year’s Jisc Digital Leaders programme, Chris gives some simple guidance on identifying the projects that are likely to make a difference.

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Incoming! Student expectations of technology

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Chris has recently been discussing the expectation of new students about the use of technology in learning. Do further and higher education institutions address the fact that many schools offer quite a sophisticated digital experience which is not always easy to match in post-compulsory education? Chris reflects on his own kids’ experiences and what they might have to teach us about developing a positive digital student experience.

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Making, choosing and using digital content.

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Technology offers fantastic opportunities for staff and students to learn and teach by “actively making” rather than passively consuming. In this post Alistair McNaught  explores the implications of making, choosing and using content. Typical questions “We have a virtual learning environment but it isn’t used well. Can you help us use it better?”  “We are a small …

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