The link to the slides I used for my ‘Lightning Talk’ about a series of interviews / podcasts I have recorded with UAL colleagues, exploring how teaching and learning is developing and residing within digital spaces and practice is evolving further into ‘the digital’ is here: https://goo.gl/a5P9H0
You can now listen to UAL academics talking about how they and their students are using digital spaces for reflective practice, research, collaboration, showcasing work and more – @ Discussing Digital Pedagogies.
This is the start of an ongoing audio enquiry I am conducting into digital teaching and learning spaces within the art and design Higher Education context.
I (and a few other people ;-)) enjoyed Wikimania 2014 – which took place in London from August 8th-10th. For more details have a look at the programme. Most of the presentations to do with education took place on Saturday and included my new UAL colleague Dave White (Head of Technology-Enhanced Learning) with a provocative and thought provoking presentation entitled ‘What’s left to teach now that Wikipedia has done everyone’s homework?’ Videos of key presentations from Saturday are available at Livestream (you will need a Livestream account to view but that is free/easy to set up). A truly inspiring presentation was given by Jack Andraka ‘Citizen Scientist’ who told of his ultimately successful mission to discover a straightforward, cheap and effective test for early pancreatic cancer thereby saving lives Continue reading Wikimania 2014
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.
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. Continue reading Electronic Management of Assessment – HeLF Forum
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 Online Assessment Feedback
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 Accessibility and Website Design