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.

The next UAL Learning Studio Event will take…

The next UAL Learning Studio Event will take place on Monday 23 May 2011 from 4.30 to 6.30 pm – this time in Room 418 at LCF’s John Princes Street.

It is open to anyone to join and participate in, whatever your role or current use or experience of learning technology. There will be a range of activities, and the approach is very informal – colleagues will simply be talking about how they are using a variety of approaches in their teaching and learning.

Monday’s event will include: Ollie Furlong sharing his recent findings on affordable options for lecture capture; Trams demonstrating hosted video editing and sharing solutions; Pete Cranston talking about the UAL Sandbox (a facility for staff to sample new tools & technologies); John Casey discussing ALTO; Chris Follows demonstrating Process Arts.

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).

‘Bar Camp’ @ LCC

I took part in the Learning Studio’s inaugural ‘Bar Camp’ event held @ LCC last week – Thursday 10th February. This was an informal, informative and very enjoyable event where practitioners from all over UAL shared their expertise and experience of using a variety of media in their teaching and learning. This included: the use of streaming video (in this case using simple Flip cams for filming); the Process Arts website –; Jackson Jessop’s website which houses a wealth of useful information about video production –; production and distribution of screencasts using tools such as Camtasia, Jing and Camstudio; production and use of audio material; online publishing – using platforms such as Issuu All very useful stuff with plenty of opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, kinesthetic learning – and having fun! (The latter evidenced by the videos produced by participants in the ‘documenting the cupcake decoration’ exercise :-)) Further information and videos also available @