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
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
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
On the 15th November at LCC I had the pleasure of taking part in a SEE Event held as part of Enterprise Week entitled ‘Improving your prospects through online profiles’.
This brought together 6 speakers and a lively audience comprising mainly UAL students and alumni to debate and explore ways in which online profiles can be beneficial – as well as reviewing the potential pitfalls and how to avoid and recover from them. The slides for my presentation are @ http://goo.gl/oLmrv
This was an extremely interesting and enjoyable event which explored a wide variety of themes related to online profiles, digital identity and digital life – for more information have a look @: http://goo.gl/rlYrR
I recently presented a short paper at the Learning Technology Conference Alt-C 2012 entitled ‘Exploring, understanding and addressing the appetite for change’.
This was the result of a collaboration between Marc Griffith and myself and explored the changes taking place in the e-learning and online environments at UAL.
The slides for this presentation are available at: Exploring, Understanding and Addressing the Appetite for Change – http://goo.gl/HBfRb
I recently had the pleasure of talking to LCF’s Graduate School about the Online Assessment Tool (which has quickly become known as ‘OAT’). This CLTAD developed tool is still a work in progress but is available for those tutors who request that it is embedded within their Blackboard course(s) (it will also be available via Moodle when we move from Blackboard to Moodle).
OAT is proving very popular as a look at the usage statistics indicates. Currently (as of 20-4-12) the tool is available to 86 courses and has been used to provide feedback and grading to students submitting work across 220 assessments. This translates into 6821 separate instances of grading/feedback, of which 4618 have been published to date. So far, 131 tutors have provided grading feedback using OAT and 3646 students have received at least 1 instance of feedback in this way.
The presentation I used to introduce and contextualise the Online Assessment Tool is available @: http://tinyurl.com/oatsofar
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.