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 and objectives of key UAL strategies:
The DIAL project aligns strongly with three of our institutional strategies: Communities of Practice, People and Communication.
The drive to expand international and commercial activities and the resultant demand on the levels of finance related support for new initiatives. Change projects where Finance is likely to provide support during the year include: (5-year Academic Strategy 2010 – 2015)
Support for International Activities (AP/MJ)
Benchmarking project (MJ/KT)
SICOM project (AP/MF)
- “Building on our practice-led traditions, to offer high quality teaching and an innovative curriculum that responds to cultural, economic and technological change and enhances graduate employability”
Enterprise and employability are particularly central to a University of the Arts London education, and will be developed through:
- Intrinsic curriculum design
- Personal and Professional Development
- Improvement of Student Enterprise and Employability provision through increased co-ordination and focus on the needs of arts graduates
To support the delivery of the curriculum, we will extend uses of elearning as a foundation for blended learning, distance learning, and student support, through enhancement of resources and skills
Enhancing existing links across courses and colleges with industry
How are DIAL aligning with UAL policy?
How does DIAL align with individual strategies (second, third level) activities that are happening as a result or are responding to these documents – Elizabeth Rouse email today (Communities of Practice) is a good example – be good to find out if somewhere centrally if each college at UAL keep track of all there initiatives past, present and future and other initiatives started in collaboration partners etc.?
The key question proposed by the SLiDA project was, “How are institutions creating and enabling opportunities that promote the development of effective learning in a digital age?” Nine sub-questions were investigated:
- What strategies, policies and practices can be used to support learners to develop digital literacies relevant for professional and lifelong working?
- What frameworks are useful in specifying effective academic technology mediated practices?
- How can the development of digital literacies and learning support be successfully embedded into the curriculum?
- How can the development of effective learners be supported in individual, personalised ways?
- In what ways can policies and practices be student driven?
- How can social, personal and institutional technology be integrated to enable more
- How are learning spaces that have been adapted in response to learner needs,
being used to promote effective learning?
- How are institutions making use of effective learners to benefit other learners?
- Which staff development approaches support the development of effective digital literacies for staff?