Digitally Ready at the JISC Teaching and Learning Experts Meeting 11/07/12

We had the opportunity to present our project to the JISC Experts meeting yeserday along with the other project in our cluster. Following on form a short pitch, Pat and I talked about the project and the various interventions at the Univerity of Reading, and focused on the student workshops on digital litercaies that Pat has been running with groups of students. The “learning to learn” approach was perticulary commended by the audience. Our two audience groups were very engaging and attendees wanted to find out more about the evidence base approach that we are taking in our project.

Poster for the JISC Experts meeting

 Helen Beetham gave an account of what the Digital Literacies Programme had achieved so far, drawing on the baseline reports and progress of the projects. Dominic Passfield, Student Engagement Coordinator, QAA, talked about Students at the heart of QAA (http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/Quality-Code-Chapter-B5.pdf) which generated an interesting discussion. Diana Laurillard presented the Learning Designer, a tool that can support and drive innovation through enabling collaboration among teachers – somehting that might be of ineterest to our new lecturer programme. FinallyDawn Wood, Leeds Metropolitan University, presented Coaching to Learn (PC3 Curriculum Design Project), part of which is a framework of questions that enables students to reflect on their skills – of interest for the Digitally Ready project in terms of digital skills articulation.

You might find some new JISC resources of interest: “Learning in a Digital Age: Extending higher education opportunities for lifelong learning“, “Designing for Participant Engagement with Blackboard Collaborate” and e-portfolios .

The presentations and handouts together with links to the projects websites areavailable from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearningpedagogy/elearningexperts/july12.aspx

About Maria-Christiana Papaefthimiou

My title is Enhanacement Manager (Teaching, Learning and Technlology) and I am curretnly project managing the DEVELOP project. My repsonsibilities include: 1. Management and direction of the work of a small team of Enhancement Officers (e-Learning), facilitating the development of cross-team working in CDoTL, including the effective integration of the team’s work across the University. 2. The management of the University’s Virtual Learning Environment and other e-learning tools with the aim to enhance and support the development of Teaching and Learning. 3. Work with academic Schools and academic staff, professional services staff and CDoTL team members to create an infrastructure of resources that support the development of courses through the use of Learning Technology. 4. Lead staff development and training programmes to be provided by the team or faculty/IT staff to ensure that academics are able to utilise learning technology approapriately and effectively 5. Promote the use of learning technology by planning and promoting university-wide workshops and faculty based staff development events. 6. Develop, as appropriate, university-wide participation and support for the engagement of academic staff with Technology Enhanced Learning. 7. Contribute to CDoTL’s strategic planning as a member of the CDOTL Senior Management Staff Team. 8. Identify opportunities for development and innovation, including accessing external funding sources, support the writing of bids. 9. Project management
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