Category Archives: Technology Enhanced Learning

Institutional to Individual: realising the postdigital VLE?

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Digital is people – it’s not the first time this has been said on this blog, and I am sure it won’t be the last. One of the unique things about people, according to Chomsky, is our ability to communicate through language. Institutions are made up of people and there is a now a huge […] Read more

Of fiendish patches, and absent developers. An update to the previous post.

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Last week I wrote a short story “Next Gen DLEs and Coach C on 15:11 from Cheltenham”. It recounted my struggles with the Crosscountry Trains on-board booking system, and  documented a series of failures and usability errors, both online and face-to-face. When I tweeted it, and cc’d @crosscountryUK for comment – they did kindly get […] Read more

Next Gen DLEs and Coach C on 15:11 from Cheltenham

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Bear with me. This story starts with a journey. 25th April 2017, 14:30: Bristol. It was a Tuesday. I was heading home from a meeting. There is a Train Service provider in the UK called CrossCountry Trains. They have a fleet of trains with LCD seat reservations. The seat reservation system downloads all the reservations […] Read more

What cats taught me about project management

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

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 […] Read more

#Codesign16: The story so far – Next Gen Digital Learning Environments

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

#Codesign16 Launched on 31st October, so far the hashtag has appeared over 4000 times and discussion across all the challenges has been lively. The area I am leading is Next Generation Digital Learning Environments, receiving over 600 tweets and a dozen blog posts from across the sector. We asked a range of questions, including: What […] Read more

Discussion: Next Generation Digital Learning Environments

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

We think its time to take the next stepsThis week Jisc launched #Codesign16 , a consultation to find the next big ideas for technology in education and research. We have identified 6 challenges from the visions that you helped us develop, which we think pose interesting opportunities for our members. We want to find out […] Read more

Co-design challenge: How can we use data to improve teaching and learning?

Welcome to the summary of the #codesign16 discussion on data-driven improvements in teaching and learning. We will be using this blog to collate feedback and post summaries of the discussions happening in various forums during the consultation phase. So please come here to see how the discussion develops and add your views. Comment below, or … Read more

Vulnerability in the Curriculum: No one cares about your soup!

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Digital Pedagogy Lab : Prince Edward Island : Fourth Reflections Vulnerability comes from the latin vulnerare, “to wound” and is defined as “exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally” I’ve been discussing vulnerability as a part of authenticity for a while now and thinking about it in my own […] Read more

Connectivism and the tyranny of print

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Digital Pedagogy Lab : Prince Edward Island : Second Reflections The recent pedagogy lab on Prince Edward Island was split into two tracks, Digital Literacies and Networks. My experience was mostly with the network track, focusing on the nature of digital networks and network-building. Although, with a dedicated unconference space there was a lot of […] Read more

Red Roads and Connectivism

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

First Published on Medium Digital Pedagogy Lab : Prince Edward Island : First Reflections I am just back from Digital Pedagogy Lab on Prince Edward Island, a two track digital workshop and essentially an unconference opportunity. It is only now as I suffer from jet lag and start the reflection process that I realise how […] Read more