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What cats taught me about project management

Recently we held a really fun day of internal talks around a variety of issues. I chose to build on the metaphor that Amber Thomas first suggested around “cats and dead birds”. I have used this before in workshops, but I wanted to build on it, and with limited time available (max 10 minutes) this […]

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Digifest demo summary

Last week at Jisc Digfest I gave a demonstration of the new Jisc Scaling up online learning guides and the Online Learning Readiness Tool* which received a lot of interest. It was a great opportunity to share the resources that have been developed over the last year as a result of feedback from the wider community …

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directory of UK online courses not viable for Jisc at present

A mid-project stop/go review meeting on the development of the directory of UK online courses took place near the end of last week. The initial phases of this work (technical feasibility work undertaken by Michael Webb and Tim Richard of Jisc) and a service design review by LiveWork were carefully reviewed and the decision was …

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Outline plans: progress this month

Since the publication of the projects outline plans last month, the Scaling up Online Learning project is moving forward: two invitation to tenders (ITTs) are in the final stages of editing and are due to be released later this month/early next month. The first ITT relates to the scaling up online learning toolkit where we are …

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Scaling up online learning: outline plans

As outlined in the projects last blog post, the best of the ideas that came out of the ideas board for the project were considered by the projects Working Group during a dedicated workshop session. The solutions that they considered and the outcomes for each of these are summarised in the table below: Idea Desira-bility Feasi-bility Commit-ment Outcome …

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Solution selection and review workshop – 23/10/14

Last Thursday the Scaling up online learning working group got together to review and refine the ideas that were put forward by the community on the projects ideascale page. By the day of the workshop 22 ideas had been posted, obtaining 185 votes and 46 comments from 66 users. However, the amount of overlapping ideas that …

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Ideas voting update

The scaling up online learning ideascale board has been busy over the last week and it now has 12 ideas on it which have received a total of 98 votes and 30 comments from 45 users – currently the top two are ‘Institutional Toolkit on new ways of conducting business’ and ‘Distance Learning Recipe Book/Handbook’ with a net total …

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SUOLL Working Group finalised

Following the fantastic response for our call for interest in becoming a member of the scaling up online working group, I’m pleased to say the membership of this has now been finalised and includes a broad range of representatives across the community (see the members list here). The group have already been contributing their ideas to the …