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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Will Digital Colonialism kill pedagogic innovation?

Captain Cook takes formal possession of New South Wales 1770

A couple of weeks ago I was quoted in the Times Higher decrying Virtual Learning Environments. There is a wider context to this. For one thing I referred to most “Learning Technologies” and didn’t intend to single out the VLE. VLE’s were essential to confronting the serious challenges facing the online educator in 1997., They…

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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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After the debate… #digifest15

From where I stood, the Jisc Digital Festival 2015 aka #digfest15, was pretty good. Some excellent sessions, engaged delegates and I also had the small matter of a debate to chair. I’d like to start right off by thanking everyone who attended the debate, I was blown away by the number of people that were…

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Five top concerns for Technology Enhanced Practice in 2015

There has been a lot written in the press about the impact of technology, and senior managers in institutions are being bombarded with adverts for workshops and events that offer “space and time for leaders to gain insight into the digital revolution”. In reality many institutions are already prepared, and capable of meeting their technology…

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How the dinosaur got his nose!

I hadn’t gotten excited about 3D printing. It’s great, love the idea, understand how artists can use it, or engineers can build prototypes etc, but I hadn’t got that excited. That changed for me when I met a project in which Jisc is a partner from the British Geological Society at the Jisc Digifest in…

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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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