Reflections on the JISC Programme meeting, 4 Oct 2011

An interesting and very stimulating meeting yesterday, thank you JISC. A room full of ideas, posters, and plans for digital literacies.

The projects have a lot of common areas of work, especially within the clusters. It was great to meet the other projects within our own cluster (Bath, Exeter, and Oxford Brookes) and our critical friend -Malcolm Ryan. The project at Bath has very similar outcomes to ours – one is employability, and it will certainly be useful to exchange ideas and approaches. As our first task is baselining, we thought that there is scope to look into the institutional audit materials Helen Beetham has developed to see how we can adapt them for our projects.

I was also interested in the Greenwich project (Digital literacies in Transition), which will work with employers, as well as the UCL project (Digital Department) that will focus on the digital literacies of support staff and their changing roles.

It is always great to see how JISC are supporting the projects within the programme, and Jay’s session on evaluation was very informative: it is so important to plan for evaluation at the beginning and define the where, what and how.

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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