How do you make decisions in your daily life and in your professional life when deciding who and what to trust? Are you worried about the increasing amount of fake news and misinformation circulating online? If you teach others, how do you support your students to critical analyse and evaluate the content they find…Continue Reading Webinar: The importance of digital, media and information literacy for all | Oct 27th 12.00-13.00
Do you ever wonder what goes on in students’ Whatapp groups?
“Everything has been stripped away from us – the social aspects of in-person learning, the discussions with mates outside the lecture halls, walking and talking after lectures.”( Jisc Student digital experience insights survey 2020/1) This student comment, from the Jisc national Student digital experience survey, is typical of what students have been saying since the…Continue Reading Do you ever wonder what goes on in students’ Whatapp groups?
Supporting Student Success for flexible/distance learning
How can we support student success? Julie Voce, Dom Pates and Rae Bowdler attended a workshop by the University of London (UoL) Centre for Distance Education (CDE) to find out. The programme grappled with various big-ticket items such as how we explore retention and progression in the management of flexible learning, through to using various…Continue Reading Supporting Student Success for flexible/distance learning
Digital Literacies and Open Practices starting next week!
I’ve been really busy these past few months putting together a new module, based on two of my key interests and I’m really excited that it is going live next week. EDM122: Digital Literacies and Open Practices is a 15 credit module, being taught as part of the MA in Academic Practice at City, so…Continue Reading Digital Literacies and Open Practices starting next week!
Media and Learning Conference 2018 – Leuven, Belgium
As a grateful recipient of a UCISA DEC Bursary I was fortunate enough to travel to Leuven in Belgium for the Media and Learning Conference. This blog post is a reflection on the presentations and discussions. There was a lot of topics, formats, points of view and discussions that it is difficult to provide a…Continue Reading Media and Learning Conference 2018 – Leuven, Belgium
Copyright, technology and teaching
A few months ago I was honoured to find out I had been appointed to the Intellectual Property Office’s governance group, the Copyright Advisory Panel. This group is largely made up of senior representatives from the creative industries and I am the first member of the group to represent the higher education sector. The Panel…Continue Reading Copyright, technology and teaching
Understanding Critical Digital Pedagogy
This is a guest post, from Prof Leigh A Hall of the University of Wyoming, on Critical Digital Pedagogy. Critical Digital Pedagogy (CDP) is a philosophical approach to teaching that applies concepts of critical pedagogy within a digital context. Under a critical pedagogical approach, we want to create experiences that allow students opportunities to question and challenge dominant beliefs…Continue Reading Understanding Critical Digital Pedagogy
M25 Learning Technology Group July 2016 Meeting
On the 20th July, the M25 Learning Technology Group met at the University of Westminster on Regents Street, the first one hosted by Westminister (see the timeline of meetings , courtesy of Matt Lingard).The afternoon had presentations on Digital Literacy, User Experience and Flow in the redesign of Moodle, Open Badges, Learning Spaces and Learning…Continue Reading M25 Learning Technology Group July 2016 Meeting
Report on the JISC Digifest 2015
Jo Richardson and Mo Pamplin from LEAD attended the JISC Digifest in March 2015, which featured a range of exhibitions, case studies, presentations and workshops themed around educational technologies in further and higher education. The event was well-attended by educational technologists, IT professionals and academics, and generously funded by JISC themselves. It was a great…Continue Reading Report on the JISC Digifest 2015
Bit of self promotion, so excuse me for that, but I thought people might be interested in this piece by Patsy Cullen on HEA/LFHE Changing the Learning Landscape workshop that I contributed to a few weeks ago. The workshop is looking a digital literacy and change and features a series of keynotes and interactive presentations….Continue Reading Messy change