Category Archives: Good practice

Digital innovation: choosing what’s likely to fly

Originally posted on Inspiring learning.

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.

Originally posted on Inspiring learning.

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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On the Air – making the most of live video

Originally posted on Inspiring learning.

Live video has well and truly entered the mainstream. The arrival of several new tools means that the barriers to broadcasting live over social media have pretty much collapsed. Chris shares some ideas for successfully broadcasting an event, lesson or lecture using Periscope.

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Summer of Student Innovation #studentideas

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Since Jisc announced the 15 winners of the Student Ideas competition back in June there’s been alot of excitement over the summer in taking those ideas forward. For the last week the Subject Specialists, Chris Thomson, Rohan Slaughter, Julia Taylor and myself have been working with colleagues in Jisc to support the students through the …

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Jisc credentials project – the story so far

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This post was originally written by Celeste McLaughlin, who recently started a new role at the University of Edinburgh. This blog post gives an update on the progress of the Jisc digital credentials project which I’ve been involved with since its inception late last year. My colleague Ruth Drysdale has previously blogged about the project. There are …

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