"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…

University of Staffordshire, Change & Innovation, #pelc10

Undertaking - innovative stuff in a traditional institution Most staff trying to be innovative, doing in isolation- not aware of top-level... how do we start to engage staff, understand how strategy is changing... Handout – resource basis,everything was coming from top-down and external influences, not taking on board internal. Enable: portfolio management (strategy development, change management, organisational growth) – curriculum is growing, why is it just growing, how manage.why not culling? Initiative (project) management –…

Social Software for Learning, #pelc10

Social Software for learning – definition... Do we need it or is it fancy hype? How do we use it? What are the apps of the future? The Theory Most of us use it every day without even realising it...e.g. Facebook Social software treat triads of people differently than pairs... needs more collaboration features... Social software treats groups as first class objects in the system – more important than individuals Richter and Koch, 2007 So,…
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