Category Archives: Practice

What technologies do staff, students etc actually use?

What do staff, students (etc) actually do with the technologies they use, and within the policy and support frameworks provided?

Of particular interest will be practice in the curriculum i.e. how far is digital capability considered in practice as a learning/graduate outcome in curriculum design?

What kinds of learning experience are offered and assessed?

What co-curricular experiences build real-world digital capability and fluency? e.g. non-compulsory modules, graduate awards, portflolio/CV building etc

Of course the picture will inevitably be very different in different departments and courses, so the challenge will be saying anything useful. The temptation will be to describe ‘best practice’ but we need some indication of the scope and extent of that best practice, and what ‘standard practice’ really looks like.

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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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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Delivery of technical resource information online

One pressing issue that keeps coming up in various meetings is the delivery of technical resource information at course and college level and how this integrates with the new VLE development. There are various initiatives that have been having to … Continue reading

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UAL Digital Baseline

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The online survey for students and staff which is available at http://tinyurl.com/dialsurvey has yielded some interesting results. The survey asks a mixture of questions – some multiple choice (quantitative) and others very open (qualitative) – thereby inviting additional comment and … 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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Shared OER (Open educational resource) video editing server

In this video from the learning studio event, Chris Follows talks about ways of making best practical use of art and design OER (Open educational resource) video content and how to share and co-edit resources across institutions and the sector … 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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