Monthly Archives: January 2012

Technology trends for consideration

Paper prepared by Geoffrey Makstutis  (course director CSM) and Patrick Roberts (course director CSM) January 2012 1.           Mobile – the new form factors for mobile and tablet is clearly going to be where things are moving. Already, we are seeing a … Continue reading

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DIAL Survey- Central St Martins College of Arts and Design

Based on the views of 16 Students/1 staff member                                31/01/12 (9 am-1pm) Canteen- SU Coffee bar- Library- Outside- Around College Where and how do students/staff want … Continue reading

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Communities of Practice funding to build networks

An invitation to staff who are members of existing communities of practice, or those who wish to develop a new community, to apply for funds to support the building of networks, the organisation of meetings or the hosting of events. … Continue reading

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Moving towards Moodle

In 2011 CLTAD undertook a process of consultation with students and academic staff  throughout University of the Arts London (UAL) to determine how the current VLE (Blackboard) was being used and to understand better the preferences and requirements of its … Continue reading

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DIAL Survey, LCF

DIAL Survey. 15 participants, LCF. Interviews taken from 9.00-13.00 in the lecture theatre, canteen and the library. 1)      Where and how do students/staff want to access their information? Most said, at university and at home, which is already set up, … Continue reading

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DIAL Survey Chelsea

SURVEY FOR DIAL. CHELSEA. 20 PARTICIPANTS. You can add to the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/563MBTS Time:   10h30                         Place:  Studio 1.  Where and how do you access information about your course? Blackboard. 2. Do you feel connected to the other UAL colleges/students/tutors? … Continue reading

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Equipment notes

Robust video camera http://shop.kodak.co.uk/store/ekconseu/en_GB/pd/PLAYSPORT_Video_Camera__Zx5/productID.222971300 Ordering apple equipment at UAL education price – http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000840 Great comparison and video checker – http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9100_galaxy_s_ii-3621.php Hard wearing digital tablet could be usful for workshops. http://www.qooq.com/en/

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Online Reflective Practice group: Baselining notes #2

Digital Competence in Online Reflective Practice What does competence look like in online reflective practice? An interesting source of data to draw upon in answering this question would be the learning contracts that my own PG Cert students agreed on … Continue reading

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Online Reflective Practice group: Baselining notes #1

Strategic Context Tools and pilots Prior to the introduction of the University’s institutional blogging platform, myblog.arts, online reflective practice was carried out by a small number of individual staff members and isolated groups of students. The earliest adopter we know … Continue reading

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Documenting practice & clearance

Documenting practice & clearance  clearance form that you can use to get permission from speakers etc: http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/alto/files/2011/11/UAL-ALTO-Recording-Clearance-final.doc Here’s a useful template from Warwick University which covers audio, video and photography. http://www.wbs.ac.uk/downloads/styleguide/model-release.pdf Recording Lectures Here are some useful guidance documents from the … Continue reading

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Six students + Six colleges

Six students in Six colleges. The DIAL project is piloting different feedback methods: Survey by six students employed through artstemps – survey results here – http://dial.myblog.arts.ac.uk/category/survey/ What DIAL would like to achieve from this field worker pilot: Dial would like … Continue reading

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Open Educational Resources at the UAL – ideas and info for baselining at the UAL

Here is a set of links and comments to feed into the DIAL baselining process from the ALTO projects Senior Management briefing – short ALTO infrastructure description in pdf link Senior Management briefing slides – benefits and rationale in pdf link Here … Continue reading

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Information literacies – some help with evaluation.

We had a really useful meeting with Duna Sabri who helped us to think about evaluation methodologies for the project. It helped us to clarify objectives, and think about how we would know if and when those objectives are met. … Continue reading

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University Strategy

In preparation for the baseline report and writing the project plan aligning and embedding DIAL project to UAL strategies. What are UALs past,  present and future strategies (specifically in relation to technological and digital strategies) in response to the aims … Continue reading

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Screen Capture Recordings

If you want to know about how to make Screen Capture Recordings then this is just amazing. JING is the way to go. You can learn it in no time and be making screen captures just like the ones on … Continue reading

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Meeting notes: Open Education at the UAL

Meeting notes: Open Education at the UAL A focus and discussion group meeting – All Welcome Where: Central St. Martins, Wednesday, 11th Jan – 3-5 pm Rough meeting notes by Chris Follows, please feel free to comment and suggest additions. … Continue reading

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Young British Artists 2.0 – the importance of developing your skillset !

Interesting article in the Guardian, provides a useful insight into the student perspective on studying at art school and future employment in this sector, some choice quotes from one of our UAL graduates below from Max Dovey, WCA, the importance … Continue reading

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Free and open

The recent initiatives for open access to educational resources (ALTO and DIAL) in the UAL are very important in relation to both ethical and practical considerations about UAL’s academic outputs. They follow another milestone project: UAL Research Online which functions … Continue reading

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Lights, camera, action: presentations skills and video

  I’m very pleased to be helping set up an online community for presentation skills as part of the DIAL project. I am an ideal guinea pig for any experimentation. I have been terrified of public speaking for as long … Continue reading

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My Advice

Tony Pritchard interviews participants of the 2011 Design for Visual Communication courses for their advice to the new 2012 students. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2_n1WCotnY Tony Pritchard’s blog – http://tonypritchard.wordpress.com/

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Do Teachers Need to Relearn How to Learn?

I understand that time and countless other responsibilities are often the hurdles for teachers to integrate more technology into their instruction, but that’s a topic for another time (Kathleen Morris has a great post about overcoming obstacles to tech integration.) What I’m … Continue reading

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Digital literacy campaign – Michael Gove speech and live Q&A

Gove announced that if the new computer science GCSE meet “high standards of intellectual depth and practical value”, the government will “certainly consider” including computer science as an option in the English baccalaureate – which currently includes English, maths, two … Continue reading

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DIAL activity and progress to date

DIAL activity and progress to date November to: Updated 9 January 2012 http://process.arts.ac.uk/sites/default/files/progress-update.doc

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Curriculum Development Funding

Making a Difference Call for Applications Staff at the University of the Arts London interested in developing their curriculum to be more inclusive, valuing and in a way that develops the cultural capital of all students, are invited to apply … Continue reading

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Project meeting notes DIAL: Digital Integration into Arts Learning

JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme Project: DIAL: Digital Integration into Arts Learning Institution: University of Arts London Date: Friday 11 November 13:00 – 16:00 Location:  Boardroom 9th Floor, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY

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UAL Staff ‘flexible’ development & learning #UALgaps

“The Development & Learning team offer a service based on a commitment to inclusivity, the notion of lifelong learning, and a belief in continuous improvement, so we evaluate what we do to provide you with a meaningful and responsive service” … Continue reading

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Development and Learning

The Development & Learning team offer a service based on a commitment to inclusivity, the notion of lifelong learning, and a belief in continuous improvement, so we evaluate what we do to provide you with a meaningful and responsive service … Continue reading

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Learn IT Training

Need help with using software? Want to learn something new? http://my.arts.ac.uk/learn-it/ Learn IT offer a variety of learning opportunities and are open to suggestions. Opportunities include: classroom training, one-to-one session (Learn-IT surgeries) visits by trainers ‘floor-walking’, bespoke training and an … Continue reading

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CLTAD training

Centre for Learning & Teaching in Art & Design (cltad) has a great selection of training workshops. CLTAD Workshops & Short Courses – http://www.arts.ac.uk/cltad/workshops-2011-12/ Some examples cources:

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DIAL groups (pilot phase Feb – April 2012)

Confirmed Groups Online Reflective Practice (e.g. blogs & wikis) Group coordinator/s: Lindsay Jordan Group members: ACTION:  Develop ideas (meeting)/evaluation interviews (Before Jan) Information literacies (digital information management etc.) Group coordinator/s: David Bracegirdle, Jess Crilly Group members: ACTION:  Develop ideas (meeting)/evaluation … Continue reading

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