Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cap and gown learning on a shoestring budget

With novel credentials being developed and employers seeing the value of low-cost study based on open courseware, Jon Marcus asks if the bricks-and-mortar elite will end up on the wrong side of history – http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=419088&c=2

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Policy and strategy

DIAL: Digital integration into arts learning Baseline Report (ongoing)  1.   Policy and strategy What institutional policies and strategic/vision statements have a bearing on digital literacy, digital competence, ‘C21st graduate attributes’ etc. e.g. learning and teaching strategy? UAL Statistics and strategies: … Continue reading

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DIAL survey (short)

Please take a little time (less than 5 minutes) to tell us a little bit about how you use digital technology – and what you think about what you use. http://tinyurl.com/dial-survey

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Cloud and Crowd: Towards a collaborative future

Designs on E-Learning International Conference: 5th, 6th and 7th September 2012 University of the Arts, London Cloud and Crowd: Towards a collaborative future The eighth Designs on E-Learning international conference in the use of technology for teaching and learning in art, design and communication … Continue reading

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Sustainability Plans

Project Outputs Why Sustainable Scenarios for Taking Forward Issues to Address Communities of practice New ways of UAL communication and resource development Embed into future policy and UAL web environments UAL use of Web 2:0 technology Defined new institutional terms, … Continue reading

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Evaluation Plan

Timing Factor to Evaluate Questions to Address Method(s) Measure of Success Throughout (formative) Final 3 months (summative) Approach taken Successes and limitations, lessons learned Iterative reflection in project reports and on blog Critical friend feedback Achievements against objectives Early baselining … Continue reading

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Project Management

The Project will be managed by a part-time Project Manager, Chris Follows, who will report to a Project Board, and be line-managed by Dr Shân Wareing Dean of Learning and Teaching Development, PM and PD to meet forthrightly for first … Continue reading

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Standards

DIALwill us existing UAL support for publishing of OER resources and case studies using inhouse repositories and web site policies and procedures. Name of standard or specification Version Notes In house systems http://alto.arts.ac.uk/filestore/help.html – manuals

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Technical Development

There is no technical development directly involved in this project although the project will make best use of existing in house Word Press blog or Drupal software and \or develop institutional development as small agile project pilots, aligning with existing … Continue reading

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Risk Analysis

Risk Description Probability (P) 1 – 5 (1 = low 5 = high) Severity (S) 1 – 5 (1 = low 5 = high) Risk Score (PxS) Detail of action to be taken (mitigation / reduction / transfer / acceptance) … Continue reading

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Assumptions

Project Project management will 0:5 for first year to be reviewed second year Project groups will be sustainable in the second year or without funded support Colleges will supply the correct equipment to deliver support for use when needed Key … Continue reading

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Constraints

Constraints Action Means to develop and produce an online DIAL network infrastructure Use existing OER content sharing platforms ALTO, myblog.arts and process.arts. Embed DIAl in UAL web environment development and Website Re-Development Insufficient digital equipment Identify the problem to UAL … Continue reading

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Related Projects

UK OER 3 – ALTO UK DL progression from schools – JISC OER3 Project: Digital Futures in Teacher Education Open University (SCORE) www.dev.digitalscholarship.ac.uk (Development site) Skill set http://www.skillset.org/ (contact to be made) Sarah Coffils, Dial Project collaboration contact via twitter … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Analysis

Stakeholder Interest / stake Importance (H/M/L) Academic Staff Course case studies; flexible learning implementation and curriculum change Implement and explore new flexible learning approaches to staff development. Self identified group leaders or actively engaged group participants. Engaged and/or observe on … Continue reading

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Anticipated Impact

Impact Area Anticipated Impact Description Staff development HR/learn IT New blended approaches implemented Flexible learning Support the integration of UAL flexible learning initiatives Support institutional strategies DIAL aligned key project themes which support existing institutional strategies Information Architecture/Content Review Project … Continue reading

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Overall Approach

Strategy and/or methodology and how the work will be structured Set up Introduce the DIAL project across the six colleges, meet with key people and establish physical personal presence/connection and working space/hot desk in each college. Create a DIAL identity … Continue reading

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Anticipated Outputs and Outcomes

Anticipated Outputs and Outcomes Output / Outcome Type Brief Description Project Plan Plan Baseline Report Report Baseline Surveys Student and staff surveys Focus groups Open Education at the UAL A focus and discussion group Personal case studies/learning journeys Taken from … Continue reading

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SEED fund

Have you got a great idea? Do you want to help it grow with up to £5,000 from us? We have set up the SEED Fund for UAL students, graduates and staff to give you the opportunity to develop your … Continue reading

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Objectives

Lead and support wider collaborative ‘institutional’ objectives: (in collaboration with the new Digital Life programme and all involved projects) Debate and define UALs institutional understanding of terms associated with ‘Digital literacies’ within all aspects creative practice, including media literacies, information … Continue reading

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Project Overview

1.   Project Overview 1.1  Project Summary The DIAL project (Digital Integration into Arts Learning) a two year JISC funded digital literacies (DL) project at University of the arts London (UAL). The DIAL project aims to improve graduate employability and bring … Continue reading

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DIAl Survey Wimbledon College of art 26/01/12

Student interviewing students for DIAL at Wimbledon College of art, Thursday 26 January 2012 12.05pm canteen ·       Where and how do you want to access information? Blackboard/email, email works well ·        What equipment and skills do staff/students need to deliver … Continue reading

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Baseline -some Library Services reflections

Library Services: base lining for the DIAL project Supporting digital literacy Developing and supporting information literacy is a core element of the Library Services offering, an essential element of academic liaison : The purpose of Academic Liaison is to foster … Continue reading

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Learning Studio Event at LCF

Tuesday 7th February 16:30-18:30 Room 105 John Princes St DIAL: Digital Integration into Arts Learning, a two year JISC funded project at UAL. Chris Follows will lead an open discussion around issues being addressed by the DIAL project. The DIAL … Continue reading

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commonplace introduction

Hi All, Chris asked me to give an introduction to commonplace for those people who haven’t heard of or know much about it. It’s a CLTAD student website project which launched in mid July 2011 with the aim of supporting students making a successful … Continue reading

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