Getting started with digital – some thinking aloud

An academic recently approached me and said: “I have been doing things this way for a long time – I want to do some digital stuff, I am on Twitter, I use Facebook I have good skills in Office and Google, but how do get started with changing my teaching?” It got me thinking. We…

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Mapping for Change

Lego figures on a stage

Over the last few years I have been working with colleagues (Donna Lanclos and David White) on the Visitor and Residents process. These resources are now available and ready to use, with this post, Donna’s and Dave’s adding some of the the context. Visitor and Resident as a continuum of observed behaviours works well; and…

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Marginal Gain and Digital Capability

[caption id="attachment_7820" align="alignright" width="285"] Making small changes in digital practice[/caption] I was recently looking at the visitor and resident map I had drawn around my own digital capability and practice and was wondering what I could or should be doing that would make a big change to my own practice. Later in the day I…

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Mapping Practice and Strategy: Leadership tools from Visitors and Residents

I’ve been thinking about the role that recognising and understanding one’s own practice, especially in the digital space, can have when it comes to a more complex awareness of the strategic and operational aspects of an organisation. In serendipitous co-evolution of this idea Lanclos and White have recently delivered a more strategic focused workshop of…

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Making the Change: Technology Enhanced Learning

Changing the Learning Landscape: A multi-agency approach

The Changing the Learning Landscape programme was a multi-agency approach that sought to help institutions bring changes to the student experience through the appropriate use of technology. As well as being multi-agency from the external perspective, the success of the programme was also in large part due to the participation of multiple agents in the…

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Reflections from the SDF Coaching workshop

I was recently invited to a world café style event hosted by the Staff Development Forum http://sdf.ac.uk/groups/north-east-yorkshire-staff-development-forum.html around issues arising from mentoring and coaching. The event was excellent, with lots of tips being shared and lots of good practice emerging. There were different elements being showcased but I focused on elements that reflected technology practice,…

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