Category: Technology Enhanced Learning

Zoom and Room: hidden labour

We need to recognise the labour involved in these emerging practices; existing teams are great at making things happen, making it feel possible, and making it as simple as they can for those of us who are experiencing it as users. But if the practices are to be embedded and widespread, that extra labour needs to be recognized and accounted for. People often can’t just turn up and flip a switch.  And those who are told it’s just that easy are being sold something. In some institutions I am seeing a lot of recruitment in learning design and technology enhanced learning roles, in some I am seeing restructures with no overall increase in numbers, and of course some are either not changing or even reducing their numbers. 

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Listening to teachers: #Digifest19 preview

Donna Lanclos and I have just finished and about are about to publish our work “Listening to teachers:  a qualitative exploration of teaching practices in higher and further education, and the implications for digital” We are going to be talking about this on our panel on Wednesday of Digifest (13th March) so come along and…

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

#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…

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Discussion: Next Generation Digital Learning Environments

We think its time to take the next steps This 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…

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Will Digital Colonialism kill pedagogic innovation?

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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Changing the Learning Landscape: A multi-agency approach

Making the Change: Technology Enhanced Learning

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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