Preparing for @UXLibs

Last week I was preparing my keynote for the second UXLibs conference in Manchester, in June. The UXLibs approach is to use ethnographic, usability and human-centred design research approaches to gather invaluable behavioural and attitudinal user information, to inform the work of libraries and beyond. It’s a privilege to be invited to speak to this…

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Reframing the debate? Learning Technologies part 2

Last week Donna Lanclos and I had our session accepted to ALT-C. It builds on a debate around whether Learning Technologies are fit for purpose? We know this is not a new debate: Previous debates around this subject have been focused on the ‘purpose’ of the Virtual Learning Environment. As argued by Stiles 2007: I…

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Are Learning Technologies fit for purpose? #Digifest15

In the strictest sense of the word technology has been used in in learning and teaching since before we were using chalk on slate; the reasons are myriad including efficiency, enhanced learning, or just because it is there. On Monday 9th March 2015 we will be debating “Are learning technologies fit for purpose?” This debate…

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Flipped classroom, or just flippin’ technology? Where are we now with technology, student experience and organisational change?

Jisc have been working in collaboration with key partners in the Higher Education sector to support the technology enhanced learning aspirations of a variety of institutions through a HEFCE funded initiative – Changing the Learning Landscape. The model of support is based on conversations with key staff in institutions and followed up with targeted interventions.…

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Presentation: Digital behaviours and their impact

This blog post supports the presentation at Imperial College, 14th November 2013. The conference is organised by Panopto, a software company that provides lecture recording. I agreed to speak about some of the things that we have elicited from working with students in the Changing Learning Landscape Programme, the Visitor and Residents project and the…

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Workshop for the AUA@OU Professional development programme

This week saw me at the Open University contributing to the AUA professional development programme. They’ve already been looking at Professionalism, Careers and Personal Branding, they invited me to come in and share some thoughts and lead a discussion around what social media might add, in terms of both risk and reward.For the benefit of…

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Changing Learning Landscape: Strategy and Change #CLL1213

This morning I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the “Influencing Strategy and change processes to enable the embedding of digital literacies” event in London. My slides are below, and at the bottom are some of the tweets from during the presentation drawing out some key points. I would also like to…

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Keynote @ University of Bath Learning and Teaching conference

Dave White and I gave a keynote entitled Academic Credibility Online at the University of Bath Learning and Teaching conference last week. It was a good opportunity to test the ideas around the Individual as Institution idea and also explore their relationship with the Visitor – Resident model / framework. [slideshare id=21207976&doc=bathdavewhitelawriephipps-130515083739-phpapp02]  

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Engaging staff in technology enhanced learning: Workshop write-up

This is the write-up of a workshop I ran for the HEA’s Gwella programme in November 2009. The programme is a change programme supporting e-learning units to embed technology enhanced learning (TEL) at their institutions. As with all workshops I run, I got the delegates to do most of the work, so a big thank…

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Rethinking Dissemination in Educational Technology Projects

What is the purpose of dissemination? For most of the projects that I have been involved with dissemination is about telling people about the project. But this idea of dissemination can be traced back to when the web was a unidirectional medium; most conferences in this field have been around, at least, since the birth…

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