I am looking forward to the UAL ‘Learning and Teaching Day’ tomorrow (15 January 2014) @ Chelsea College of Arts. Further information about this exciting, informative and enabling event is available on the event website.
Janet has recently announced a service to make it more straightforward for education establishments such as universities to sign up for Google Apps for Education. Further information is available from a recent Janet announcement.
Visual Rhetoric is a collaboration between the LSE and UAL (LCC) with a recently designed and launched public presence available at www.visualrhetoric.ac.uk. This fascinating knowledge exchange project brings together designers and researchers from the social sciences, arts and humanities.
Here follows an overview of the collaboration between the eLearning Teams of UAL (CLTAD) and LSE and the academic teams to provide additional resources to support this project. Continue reading
Towards the end of June I attended and presented at the ‘Heads of eLearning Forum’ – HeLF – ‘Electronic Management of Assessment’ (EMA) SIG Event held at the University of Brighton. It was a fascinating gathering, most attendees being senior ‘Learning Technologists’ and ‘Heads of eLearning’ from universities across the UK.
Together with Technical Developer Sat Anandhan, I have been involved in UAL’s Online Assessment Tool (‘OAT’) project since its inception.
OAT is an online assessment grading and feedback tool developed to support the delivery of high quality and timely assessment feedback to students throughout the university. Continue reading
Putting my money where my mouth is, I’ve just pledged funding for the Openshot project via Kickstarter.
Why have I done this?
Openshot is an excellent free video editing program currently available for Linux platforms – and I have recently started to use Linux in the form of Linux Mint on a couple of laptops. However, I also use Windows and Mac systems too.
Openshot intend to make their program available for Windows and Mac platforms too Continue reading
Recently I had the opportunity to take part in the fascinating inaugural day of UAL’s Open Educational Practice (OEP) unit of CLTAD’s Academic Practice Provision (APP).
The slides I used to introduce my workshop introducing, testing and discussing some of the tools which can be useful for OEP are available @: http://goo.gl/vFPEu
There is a great video from BSI about the importance of accessibility in website design:
A couple of points made in the video which I find particularly interesting are: most (probably all) website designers understand the importance of accessibility but many (most?) of them really do not realise what it entails and how to ensure they are doing it; and many people who would not otherwise classify themselves as disabled find themselves disadvantaged and excluded by poor design choices and lack of site testing – with developers failing to test their sites to see whether they are indeed accessible. Continue reading
Off to Moodlemoot 2013 in Dublin in a couple of days. I attended last year with a couple of colleagues and it was excellent – so back again this year for more!
There is a super fine line-up of speakers – including Martin Dougiamas, Mr Moodle himself – who although present in cyber form last year, will be present in person this year!
Moodlemoot is @: http://moodlemoot.ie/