"Letters from the Edge: Keep Calm and Carry On" @jamesclay #jiscel10 #uksnow

Below is a blog entry written by James Clay for the currently ongoing #JISCEL10 conference, drawing upon a title I suggested for our talk at #PELC10 (Keep Calm and Carry On – my PhD research included this topic). As we are running into another freezing cold snap, the issues we raised at that conference are raised highly again. At the University of Winchester as we look to embed the use of Wimba amongst staff (and Continue Reading →

The iPad – A Game Changer for E-Learning? // Graham Brown-Martin // #jiscel10

The article by Graham Brown Martin prepared for the #jiscel10 conference is fascinating, particularly having reviewed one recently, and finding that others want to use it, but because of the way iTunes works, it has been personalised to me, and I don’t particularly want people being able to use my email, etc. I have picked out some of the sections that particularly stood out for me: The fact is that the office metaphor doesn’t work Continue Reading →

Are Universities Ripe for Transition?

Is human-time running into its hourglass? Or worse, is the hourglass broken and the sand rapidly spilling out? Instead of finally facing up to what is fundamentally wrong with our global society, the picture since Copenhagen (or is it the collapse of Lehmann bros.?), seems to be one where our political and economic leaders, policy-makers and opinion-formers, are not simply bent on avoiding, side-stepping, or even denying outright the crisis of the biosphere but are Continue Reading →

FarmVille: they reap what you sow

There can be no more elegant example of the alienation of the modern workplace than the fact that hundreds of millions of employees across the globe spend their lunch hours pretending to be farmers on the internet. With all the breathtaking and transformative power of the web at their fingertips, armies of workers and young people still choose to spend their online hours growing virtual potatoes on badly animated digital fields. One of the biggest Continue Reading →

My Thinking & Preparation for #jiscel10 podcast

Hear the full podcast. What have you got from attending previous JISC Online Conferences? What has been the impact on your practice or institution. Last year I’d only been in role for a few weeks. Prior to gaining the role as Blended Learning Fellow at the University of Winchester I’d followed the ALT-C conference via Twitter, and followed a number of people who featured highly in online discussions. All seemed to be heading for the Continue Reading →

Letters from the Edge, Podcast with @jamesclay for #jiscel10

Next week is the JISC Online conference. This week it’s already started the material is online, and I’m looking forward to engaging shortly. This morning I had a chat with James Clay, the conference blogger, and it’s already online: Listen to the full interview Original Source (probably requires a login) or On this site (MP3). Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author Continue Reading →

Bringing Innovation to Life: from adversity comes opportunity #jiscel10

  23rd – 26th November 2010 I’ll be a ‘super-user’ at this event! How are colleges and universities going to change in light of recent policy announcements? How do we sustain the investment in technology-enhanced learning in the current climate? Do we know what students really want in relation to technology? How can we transform current assessment for learning practice? Is the future mobile? Innovating e-Learning 2010 invites you to explore these highly topical issues Continue Reading →