Highlights from the Xerte Conference 2016

Yesterday I attended the Xerte Conference 2016 (#Xerte16) at the University of Nottingham to hear about how Xerte has developed since the transition to the Apereo Foundation and the release of v3.0 and then v3.1 of Xerte Online Toolkits (the full programme from the event is available here). Continue reading Highlights from the Xerte Conference 2016

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What does it mean to be digitally capable?

Today I had the pleasure of co-presenting a workshop kindly organised by Emma Thompson at the University of Liverpool with my colleague, Esther Barrett, on what it means to be digitally capable. The event was an excellent opportunity to showcase Jisc’s digital capability framework which (if you haven’t seen it yet) is based on the following six key elements: Continue reading What does it mean to be digitally capable?

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Access to HE Quality Development Network event

Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting at the QAA annual networking event at Leeds Beckett University (Headingley campus) which was attended by a range of teaching staff and awarding bodies. The QAA Higher Education Review group has chosen two themes for reviews happening in the academic year 2015-6: student employability and digital literacy, and it was on the latter that I presented. Continue reading Access to HE Quality Development Network event

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“Students are more than students.”

Students are more than students, these words, taken from Paul Chapman’s presentation, became a kind of mantra for the two day Change Agents’ Network (CAN) event in Birmingham earlier this month. Paul was alluding to the multitude of roles students play at Birmingham City University to add value to the overall learning experience, from mentor and collaborator, to expert and leader (to name but a few), and this clearly struck a resonance with the audience, evidenced by the plethora of innovative projects and practices shared over the two days. Continue reading “Students are more than students.”

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