Category Archives: Expertise/attitudes

How capable do staff and students feel with digital technologies? How relevant are their skills for their specific roles?
What are the challenges that mean practice needs to change? e.g. new graduate outcomes, new student expectations…

What are stakeholders saying? What do they need/want/expect from their use of technology?

What do students need/want/expect from their use of digital technology in study/research/professional development?

How do staff feel about using technology for research, for teaching, in professional/admin roles?

Assessing these last three will be difficult and collating instruments to do this will be a significant task (and an important outcome) for the programme.

Practice, expertise and views may usefully be amalgamated in questionnaires, focus groups, interviews etc and in fact it’s generally better to ask about confidence/competence while also addressing specific practices and future requirements.

Some thoughts on digital literacy in a customer service context (LCC Learning Zone):

Whilst the majority of LCC students have at least some basic knowledge of, and familiarity with IT systems and networked resources on enrolling, there are number of the cohort (especially on access courses) who appear to have very little experience … Continue reading

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Tools and Equipment to support digital practice – IT issues

The university has undergone an incredible amount of change over the past two years in terms of digital tools and environment, including the new website/portals and the new VLE. Many new VLE tools have been introduced, the change from Blackboard to Moodle having the largest impact. Early surveys … Continue reading

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Six UAL colleges and six differing approaches to digital literacies

In terms of DIAL college wide engagement CSM (POI project – BA Performance Design and Practice) and LCF (video presentation skills – MA Fashion Entrepreneurship) have had a majority of local engagement and these were through course engagement involving course … Continue reading

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QAA institutional review – the results

The report also highlights the University’s web-based materials for staff, students and other stakeholders as a feature of good practice, commenting that they are clear, effective and accessible. “Acknowledging that the challenges previously encountered were at least as much human … Continue reading

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Rich media and mobile tools for studio-workshop Learning and Teaching

Many of the DIAL projects to date have identified a clear need for having the right equipment for the job? DIAL have been helping to identify these new tools and processes but DIAL cannot provide all this equipment to everyone, … Continue reading

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MY DIGITAL LIFE: BAR CAMP

This will be a lively and informal workshop where all participants bring something to share. Please come prepared to talk on the theme of ‘My Digital Life’ for 5 minutes in a small group. You can talk about any aspect … Continue reading

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Agreeing an appropriate framework of digital competencies for UAL

This question came from a member of staff in terms of how UAL are agreeing an appropriate framework of digital competencies for UAL. DIAL have explored digital competencies and we also did a quick survey with students – they can … Continue reading

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More survey details ‘Which UAL Online Services do you use?’

Some additional comments combined with the survey data John posted earlier. Understandably, with the focus being on teaching and learning, the most used platform was identified as being the current Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – Blackboard. The fact that use … Continue reading

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iTunes Ual ?

I think before jumping into iTunes U, UAL really needs to have a plan/strategy for how it manages its internal video production and how it archives/makes available and licenses video it produces. Ual really needs to establish a unified cross … Continue reading

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Flexible Learning at UAL – initial thoughts

Academic Planning Sub Committee, 26th January 2012. Purpose of paper: This paper is a response to APSC’s stated wish to review the extent of flexible learning at UAL, with a view to the possibility of extending flexible provision.  It is … Continue reading

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