#TLCwebinar Reworking The Big Agency as an interactive employability unit #MMUBigAg

At 12:30pm today, I was going to seeking to reflect on how The Big Agency has developed as a Level 5 unit at Manchester Metropolitan University. There appears to be an issue with browser access for other participants, so we have re-arranged for 10th May 2017. I’m looking forward to hearing from others, queries as to what might/might not have worked, and suggestions for other options to try: #TLCwebinar Reworking The Big Agency as an Continue Reading →

"Students as digital partners and pioneers" with #JISCEL12

I finally managed to get into the JISC ‘Innovating E-Learning’ conference by working at home… I have a few to catch up on, but this afternoon joining the University of Exeter talking about their cascade project – students as digital partners & pioneers. Malcolm Ryan started us off with a question … whilst people adjusted to using the software: University of Exeter We then went across to the University of Exeter to head from those Continue Reading →

JISC Feedback & Assessment Webinar

Unfotunately I wasn’t sent the URL for this webinar and struggled to get hold of it until 30 minutes into the session (note to self: prepare for this when running own webinars), but joined at the point that everyone was having a practical go with Peerwise. Peerwise is free software, which seems pretty intuitive: Students use PeerWise to create and to explain their understanding of course related assessment questions, and to answer and discuss questions created Continue Reading →

Webinar: JISC: Open Mentor Technology Transfer Project

The project involved The Open University, King’s College London, and University of Southampton Rowntree in 1987 noted that assessment drives learning. How can we get to know our students, give better feedback & support student learning. E-assessment gives us a better idea of what students don’t know & what we/they can do better. Had groups with more formative assessment, and control groups who got normal feedback, and saw a significant difference. We know students want Continue Reading →

JISC Digital Literacies programme: A history of Digital Literacy in UK & EU #JISCDigLit

Sarah Payton & Tabetha Newman http://elearningprogs.jiscinvolve.org/wp/ http://www.timmuslimited.co.uk/ The EU describes it as digital competency.  Lots of debate about what it is, but if we’re talking policy at institutions, it’s important to know what you are seeking to implement. Recommended books: Jones, R. & Hafner, C. Understanding Digital Literacies: A Practical Introduction. 2012 Carrington, V.A. & Robinson, M. Digital Literacies: Social Learning and Classroom Practices 2009 Lankshear, C. & Knobel, M. Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices 2008 Continue Reading →

JISC e-Learning Webinars: Making Assessment Count

Friday 3rd February 2012 1-2pm Online via Blackboard Collaborate Presenters: Professor Peter Chatterton (Daedalus e-World Ltd) and Professor Gunter Saunders (University of Westminster) The objective of Making Assessment Count is primarily to help students engage more closely with the assessment process, either at the stage where they are addressing an assignment or at the stage when they receive feedback on a completed assignment. In addition an underlying theme of MAC is to use technology to help connect student Continue Reading →

Turn it on to turn them off or turn it off to keep their attention (@adamrsc) #JISC

I have just participated in this very useful webinar on the use of mobile technology in the classroom with @adamrsc, and am even more keen to interview American Studies at the University of Winchester as they have been experimenting with encouraging the use of mobile devices in the classroom, and the feedback is generally positive. Below are my live notes from the session: Mobile phones have no place in a learning space because all students Continue Reading →