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Individual as Institution

Changing natures Access to a ready means of publishing, social media is being used by a cohort of academics and academic related staff that can be identified and recognised through the  online promotion and increased visibility of their work; and importantly interaction and collaboration with others. This kind of activity has lead to success, with…

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A possible lens for deployment strategies in institutions for JISC artefacts

The Visitor and Resident project is yielding important data about behaviours in digital environments and the real world. Understanding behaviours around technologies is not new and work around digital literacy is an ongoing theme across education. But digital literacy is only the start of the process and many people are no longer identifying skill sets…

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Responding to “Student perspectives on technology – demand, perceptions and training needs”

Responding to “Student perspectives on technology – demand, perceptions and training needs” This report to the Higher Education Funding Council for England by the National Union of Students had the remit to “gain a broad overview of the level of demand from students – new and potential – for online learning provision in UK higher…

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Six ways to ensure sustainability for technology based interventions

Over the last two years I’ve been very lucky in working with some excellent projects in three JISC programmes; Users and Innovation, Institutional Innovation and Building Capacity. This community of projects hold a vast core of information and knowledge about the use of technology in institutions and how to get the most of it. In…

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What future for the VLE?

Back in May I wrote, with Dave Cormier and Mark Stiles an article for Educational Developments entitled “Reflecting on the Virtual Learning Systems – extinction or evolution?”; on Friday, we three, present on a panel session about our views and conclusions at the Altered States (online) conference, along with Blackboard and Moodle representatives. Mostly our…

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FOTE 2008: Final Session

Building 21st Century Learning Environments, John Hickey, Apple Where we need to go – evolution of education Student as both consumer and producer. Disconnected in an interconnected world Students say that going into class is like taking a flight, they have to switch things off and cannot access the outside world. Students expect an interconnected…

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