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Process Arts – – has recently been nominated for another award, namely the 2012 People’s Choice Award in the Most Progressive category.

Nominations were made by readers and other members of the free education community. Voting closes on 31 August – and further information about the awards and the nominations is available @ Education Portal.

My Digital Life

The ‘My Digital Life’ project is an opportunity for UAL students to give short (6 minute) presentations about their digital lives at the 2012 ‘Designs on eLearning’ conference to be held in London 5-7 September 2012.

The focus of this year’s conference is ‘Crowd and cloud: towards a collaborative future’.

For further information and to apply, have a look @:

Learning Studio – next ‘Bar Camp’ 9 May 11!

The UAL Learning Studio is holding an informal, Bar Camp style workshop on using digital and social media for teaching and learning on Monday May 9th from 16.30-19.00 in M401 at LCC.

What? – Workshop in using Digital and Social Media for Teaching and Learning
Where? – Room M401 in the Media Faculty block, LCC
When? – 16.30-19.00 Monday May 9th

I participated in the first Bar Camp and it was excellent (I did a post about it below). Unfortunately I missed the 2nd as I was @ the fascinating NDLR Conference in Dublin with John Casey’s ALTO Team (the subject of another post).

Some of CLTAD's projects.

There are a variety of online projects / services which CLTAD develops and supports in UAL.

Being a relative newcomer I needed a quick list of a subset of these together with links to the sites – and several people have mentioned to me they would also find this list useful. So as an aide memoire to myself and them I have made it available here.

Learning and Teaching Day review

The Learning and Teaching Day held last week @ LCF was extremely enjoyable and informative. The only downside was that there were so many interesting sessions and you cannot be everywhere @ once! (Need to work @ cloning myself! :-))

I managed to be at an interesting and entertaining presentation by Lindsay Jordan which was originally entitled ‘5 Quick Wins’ but was re-titled ‘2 1/2 Quick Wins’ due to the available time being cut 😉 Lindsay covered the use of online video, blogging and some social media in an entertaining and involving way to show was can be and is being done in this area in UAL.

This was swiftly followed by David Sims and Darren Raven from LCC who described and showed how blogs are being used as a PPD Tool by students – their informed enthusiasm and obvious expertise was infectious as was the impressive quality and variety of student blogs shown.

Mike Kelly’s presentation on an ePortfolio platform currently being tested by CLTAD / UAL was also very interesting and proved very popular with the audience – who now look forward to the pilot being rolled out.

Paul Lowe’s presentation on the ‘Learning Studio’ introduced UAL’s ‘MyCPD’ tool to his audience, as well as the concept of the ‘Learning Studio’ as a ‘Community of Practice’ for those working with eLearning tools in UAL. This was an enjoyable session which was interactive and collaborative from the start.

I also hear a rumour that further details and materials from some of the day’s presentations will be made available online soon …