Electronic Management of Assessment – HeLF Forum

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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.
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Online Assessment Feedback

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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

Openshot – why it’s worth funding.

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Openshot

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 Openshot – why it’s worth funding.

OEP @ UAL

OEP - the hands-on bit

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

Why ePortfolios?

Tree imageSeveral weeks ago I wrote a short piece for CSM’s ‘Digital Present’ blog in which I explored the use of UAL’s ‘Workflow’ ePorfolio – based on Mahara.

Students and academics were kind in giving of their time and experience to discuss how and why they were using ePortfolios. What becomes very clear is that this is very much a platform which can be of use and benefit to students even without it being made a core component of their course(s). The full article is @: http://goo.gl/fFuOb

Digital Present at CSM

Digital Present BlogThe new CSM Digital Present Blog has just launched and is well worth visiting! This new blog aims to document and support digital literacy at CSM and offers useful information as well as case studies illustrating current practice.

UAL Digital Baseline

The online survey for UAL students and staff which is available at has yielded some interesting results. The survey asks a mixture of questions – some multiple choice (quantitative) and others very open (qualitative) – thereby inviting additional comment and reflection. A summary of the multiple choice answers to date is shown below – watch this space for further details on the more qualitative findings.

(The findings presentation runs automatically below – but you can also open it up in a new browser window to view full screen).