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Bill Clinton isn't the only one creating a buzz about the open badges movement at the moment. Perhaps with slightly less coverage than the Clinton initiative, yesterday saw the first (Scottish) open badges working group meeting.
Organised by Grainne Hamilton at RSC Scotland, following the success and interest shown at their [...]
Following on from yesterday’s post, another “thought bomb” that has been running around my brain is something far closer to the core of Audrey’s “who owns your educational data?” presentation. Audrey was advocating the need for student owned personal data lockers (see screen shot below). This idea also chimes with the work of the Tin [...]
Thanks to Pat Lockley for drawing my attention to Reuter’s interesting take on inBloom, the US K-12 development that I blogged about a couple of weeks ago. You can find the article here: K-12 student database jazzes tech startups, spooks parents. Just in case you missed it, inBloom is a new technology integration [...]
One of the problems with being part of an innovation centre like CETIS is that we suffer a bit from the Dory complex. For those of you unfamiliar with this concept, it is based on the character Dory in the movie Finding Nemo who is rather easily distracted by new things. Sometimes we find that [...]
Week 5 in #oldsmooc has been all about prototyping. Now I’ve not quite got to the stage of having a design to prototype so I’ve gone back to some of my earlier thoughts around the potential for Cloudworks to be more useful to learners and show alternative views of community, content and activities. I really [...]
Stage two of my “adventures in MOOC-land” started this week as the e-Learning and Digital Cultures course started this week. I have signed up for Coursera courses before but for various reasons, I haven’t got very far. However I have a lot more motivation for sticking with this course. For the past couple of years [...]
It’s half way through week three of #oldsmooc, and once again I have been distracted from the actual course by the possiblities (and opportunities) that a bit of tweaking to Cloudworks could offer. One of the comments Tony Hirst made last week about the practicalities of including some of the network visualisation experiments he had [...]
Well I have survived week 1 of #oldsmooc and collected my first online badge for doing so -#awesome. My last post ended with a few musings about networks and visualisation. I’m also now wondering if a network diagram of cloudscape (showing the interconnectedness between clouds, cloudscapes and people) would be helpful ? Both in terms [...]
The JISC Innovating e-Learning online conference is just a couple of weeks away, and this year I’m particularly glad that this is an online conference and I can catch up with sessions via the recordings and join the discussion via the online forums. Typically, the Open Architectures – solving more interesting problems session I was [...]
The 140 Character Question: Can different web app stores share usage data such as reviews, ratings, and stats on how often an app has been downloaded or embedded? Thats the question that we investigated in the SPAWS project. And the … Continue reading →
It’s coming to the end of the week long #moocmooc course and today’s activity is to design our own MOOC. Once again the course team have encouraged collaboration have used a google doc as collaborative space to share ideas and form ad hoc teams this Google Doc. I’ve had a fascinating morning exploring ideas, designs, [...]
As part of the JISC Institutional Approaches to Curriculum Design project, the UG-Flex project at the University of Greenwich undertook set out to "reveal and enhance the University’s curriculum development processes in order to support a more agile and diverse curriculum underpinned by integrated systems."
As part of on going dialogue about the technical [...]
So it’s day three of #moocmooc, and after exploring what MOOCs are, places where learning takes place, today’s theme is “Participant Pedagogy”. We’ve been given a short list of articles offering a number of perspectives from Howard Rheingold, Amya Kamenetz and Stephen Downes, and been to consider and respond to the following questions: *How does [...]
So I survived day 1 of #moocmooc, and the collaborative task of creating a 1,000 word essay explaining the history, context and potential and potential pitfalls of MOOCs, worked surprisingly well. Thanks to the people in the group I was assigned to, who took charge and got things done. I’m curating the resources/ recommended readings [...]
At the Employer Engagement in a Digital Age Conference next Wednesday (4th July) Bill Johnston and myself will be presenting a workshop around our recent series of blog posts around what it means to be a digital university. Our session, The Digital University – A Proposed Framework for Strategic Development, will give us a chance [...]
The JISC e-Learning Programme team has just announced the release of five new publications on the themes of lifelong learning, e-portfolio implementation, innovation in further education, digital literacies, and extending the learning environment. These publications will be of interest to managers and practitioners in further and higher education and work based learning. Three of these [...]
A new CETIS briefing paper on the IMS LTI specification is now available online. Written by Stephen Vickers (ceLTIc project and an early adopter, developer and user of the specification) the briefing provides an overview of the specification and illustrates benefits of using it for for developers, VLE administrators, teachers and learners. The paper is [...]
As part of the the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme held yesterday (15th May), Helen Beetham (synthesis consultant for the programme), started the day by giving a very useful summary of key issues and themes emerging from the baseline reports from both the projects and the professional associations associated with the programme. One of the [...]
For those that missed yesterday's Webinar on The Future of Web Applications, the presentations and recording is now available from the JISC website: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/2012/05/webinarwebapplications.aspx
Briefly, the webinar includes:
An overview of the current trends in web design by Scott Wilson,
A summary by Scott of the new JISC Observatory TechWatch report on Delivering Web to Mobile.
An introduction to [...]
Continuing from my last post, the next part of the programme technical journey focuses on the Cluster B projects: Co-educate, SRC, P3 who had similar objectives in terms of organisational change. SRC *Project Prod entry In terms of organisational change, SRC (Supporting Responsive Curricula) is part of larger set of project EQAL which is radically [...]
One of the advantages of having being involved with JISC for a number of years (as a project and a service) is the opportunity to reflect on some activities that we've been involved in for some time. We thought it would be interesting to take the long view of some of our involvement with OER, [...]
Dev8eD is a new event for developers, educational technologists and users working throughout education on the development of tools, widgets, apps and resources aimed at staff in education and enhancing the student learning experience, taking place in Birmingham on 29 – 30 May. The event will will include training sessions led by experts, lightning presentations [...]
Unthinkable a couple of years ago, and it still feels a bit April 1st: Blackboard has taken over the Moodlerooms and NetSpot Moodle support companies in the US and Australia. Arguably as important is that they have also taken on Sakai and IMS luminary Charles Severance to head up Sakai development within Blackboard's new Open Source Services department. The life of the Angel VLE Blackboard acquired a while ago has also been extended.
Over the last two months, The Open University, the University of Bolton, KU Leuven, and IMC, with funding from JISC, have been working to develop a Widget Store aimed at the UK education sector using a codebase shared across and sustained by a range of other EU projects and consortia. (see Scott’s post for more [...]
The JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme is now well underway. As I reported from the programme start up meeting last October , the aim of this 2 year programme is too ” . . .promote the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacies for all staff and [...]
Over the past 18 months I’ve been having a series of discussions with Bill Johnston (a colleague of mine here at Strathclyde) around notions information and digital literacy and of what it means to be a digital university. We moved from a series increasingly long, and wide ranging ad hoc “in the kitchen/pub” chats to [...]
Over the past 18 months I've been having a series of discussions with Bill Johnston (a colleague of mine here at Strathclyde) around notions information and digital literacy and of what it means to be a digital university.
We moved from a series increasingly long, and wide ranging ad hoc "in the kitchen/pub" chats to [...]
Over the past 18 months the projects funded through the JISC DVLE (Distributed Virtual Learning Environments) programme have been exploring ways to extend their provision of teaching and learning services. The W2C and SLEP projects joined for an virtual brown bag session to give an overview of the work they have been undertaking - [...]
Beat the January wet and windy blues by joining us from the comfort of your own desk, for a free "virtual brown bag lunch" session next Friday (13 January). The W2C project (MMU) and the SLEP (Univeristy of Southampton) will give an overview of the work they have been doing in creating mobile [...]
The University of Exeter has developed an entirely online end-to-end coursework management system which is the subject of the Online Coursework Management Evaluation (OCME) project funded by JISC as part of the Assessment and Feedback programme Strand B.
This system sees the integration of Moodle and Turnitin within the university’s Exeter Learning Environment (ELE). Assignments are [...]
drchuck: RT @wilm: “@ghenrick: http://t.co/spiZ5OP8 #Moodle 2.2 will support connecting to IMS LTI tools. #moodle2” #jiscdvle - Mon Nov 28 18:59:10 +0000 2011 - tweet id 141229666131382273
wilm: “@ghenrick: http://t.co/spiZ5OP8 #Moodle 2.2 will support connecting to IMS LTI tools. #moodle2” #jiscdvle - Mon Nov 28 18:25:53 +0000 2011 - tweet id 141221289007398912
ARC_Teesside: Franck is representing ARC at the Aegis conference in Brussels and will be presenting our work on widgets #aegisconf #widgat #jiscdvle #ltig - Mon Nov 28 14:13:20 +0000 2011 - tweet id 141157732379148289
willwoods: RT @sheilmcn: live demo of Google/Moodle integration from Douls project #jiscel11 #jiscdvle - Wed Nov 23 11:12:52 +0000 2011 - tweet id 139300376829628417
sheilmcn: Presentation from Friday's activity week session Creating and Enhancing Student Centred Portf... http://t.co/UQ5n2N4F > #jiscdvle #jiscel11 - Tue Nov 22 13:48:55 +0000 2011 - tweet id 138977258961518592
sheilmcn: “@moodlehelen: Interested in Moodle 2.2 and 2.3? Join our online dev meeting tomorrow 1pm UTC http://t.co/PfdD4GB5 #moodle” >#jiscdvle - Mon Nov 21 09:41:09 +0000 2011 - tweet id 138552521634480129
sheilmcn: Now hearing about DEVELOP project e-portfolio developments #jiscel11 #jiscdvle - Fri Nov 18 11:53:03 +0000 2011 - tweet id 137498549658193920
sheilmcn: live demo of Google/Moodle integration from Douls project #jiscel11 #jiscdvle - Fri Nov 18 11:41:37 +0000 2011 - tweet id 137495672294342657
welshmackem: RT @sheilmcn: now hearing from DOULS project and their portfolio work http://t.co/HReoT85g #jiscel11 #jiscdvle - Fri Nov 18 11:37:38 +0000 2011 - tweet id 137494668136022016
welshmackem: RT @sheilmcn: Hearing about LTI links from the ceLTIc project http://t.co/6qCwVrBH #jiscel11 #jiscdvle - Fri Nov 18 11:37:05 +0000 2011 - tweet id 137494529849823232
This week has been designated "activity week" for this year's JISC Innovating E-learning conference. There are a number of pre conference online activities taking place. I'm delighted to be chairing the "enhancing and creating student centred portfolios in VLEs" webinar, this Friday (18th November at 11am).
The session will demonstrate a number of portfolio centric integrations [...]
I made this silly counting game for my kids, but you might find it fun too… Monster Math
ukoer: RT @sheilmcn: ICALT call for paper - topics of interest to #jisccdd #jiscdvle #jiscassess #UKOER http://t.co/FkFBtdKs - Thu Oct 20 10:14:19 +0000 2011 - tweet id 126964452657610752
sheilmcn: ICALT call for paper - topics of interest to #jisccdd #jiscdvle #jiscassess #UKOER http://t.co/FkFBtdKs - Thu Oct 20 10:06:12 +0000 2011 - tweet id 126962412162265088
sheilmcn: ROLE widget competition http://t.co/YB3EQctf - prizes include ipad & android tablet http://t.co/YB3EQctf #jiscdvle - Wed Oct 19 09:38:46 +0000 2011 - tweet id 126593119394344960
thestubbs: integrating JQuery FullCalendar with Scientia; thanks to @alexbilbie @josswin + http://t.co/gL7ExeH4 for highlight JS library #jiscdvle - Wed Oct 19 09:19:41 +0000 2011 - tweet id 126588319260884992
sarahknight: RT @sheilmcn: #jiscdvle projects from OU, Reading and Edinburgh have pre-activity session around widgets & student centred portfolios in ... - Mon Oct 17 15:56:54 +0000 2011 - tweet id 125963506527899648
sheilmcn: #jiscdvle projects from OU, Reading and Edinburgh have pre-activity session around widgets & student centred portfolios in VLEs #jiscel11 - Mon Oct 17 13:14:55 +0000 2011 - tweet id 125922741290401792
sheilmcn: another useful blog post from W2C project this time on web timetables http://t.co/dGTqQ4ml #jiscdvle - Mon Oct 17 08:52:29 +0000 2011 - tweet id 125856697142091776