Author Archives: Chris Follows

DIAL 2014 Summary and overview

Review CLTAD provision for ‘DIAL like’ work in the development and delivery of college digital projects, outside the current CLTAD delivery model. Consider a new CLTAD digital projects coordinator role to support college digital projects, college collaborations, cross college brokering … Continue reading

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DIAL 11/13 Executive summary

A Community based approach to developing digital literacies Digital integration into Arts Learning (DIAL Project) | University of the Arts London (UAL) | CLTAD | JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme Twitter: @DIALProject Aims: Cultural change and improved graduate employability Objectives: Encourage and … Continue reading

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DIAL 2014

The Digital integration into Arts Learning (DIAL Project) a Community based approach to developing digital literacies and online practice. DIAL develops and supports self-identifying and sustaining communities of practice in the creation of new resources, processes and learning networks. DIAL … Continue reading

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Appendix 6 local strategy impact example (Pat Christie)

UAL departmental perspective on DIAL impacts and longer term success in terms of stakeholder gains and institutional impact for the report? Working on the DIAL Project was very timely as it has informed our thinking for some of the strategic priorities … Continue reading

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DIAL at Designs on e-Learning Conference 2013 Wilmington USA

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to partner with Penn State University and the University Arts London in hosting the 8th annual Designs on e-Learning Conference. The theme identified for 2 013’s conference is “The Art of Disruptive … Continue reading

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Networked groups and cross college collaboration

DIAL successfully explored new ways of developing cross college collaborations, these new partnerships proved a valuable and sustainable method of the departmental embedding DLs long term. Please see reflections on the DIAL collaboration from the Professional On-line Identities project (POI) collaborative work DIAL, SEE, OwnIT and Learn IT:

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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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Web coding with Freeformers at LCC

DIAL and SEE met with http://www.freeformers.com/ and looked at possible collaborations with them and UAL students and alumni with an aim of delivering web code training and industry connections. The Event: I thought it was a great day and the students all seemed to be … 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 staff as … Continue reading

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WCA staff development day DIAL presentation

Please see slides from the WCA staff development day DIAL presentation, about 20 academic staff, the session was followed by many interesting questions, including will DIAL continue and how can staff make use of the training and resources being coordinated and developed … Continue reading

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DIAL at APT 2013

Conference presentation APT 2012 – Download ppt and slideshare.

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UAL badges first meeting

DIAL applied and received a small amount of funding to explore badges designs, following our first meeting there seems to be great potential for badges especially with potential use with SEE future work. DIAL will pilot the design and integration of … Continue reading

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Defining Digital literacies focus group at LCF

The 3rd UAL Defining Digital literacies focus group took place at LCF on 5/6/13 DIAL were invited to deliver this as part of their Digital Champions Meeting. An open discussion took place and it was agreed that the group should openly exchange ideas by emailing them to Chris or … Continue reading

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DIAL project update from DIALs SEE project partner Katie Mills

DIAL project update below from DIALs SEE project partner Katie Mills: Having produced this summary and reading through the impact and value of the project it really comes to light just how valuable it has been, particularly in testing new … Continue reading

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Some perspectives on DIAL from Professor Shân Wareing

Please see some perspectives below from Professor Shân Wareing, Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching Buckinghamshire New University and formally DIAL project director and initiator of the DIAL project. What were the key drivers for undertaking the project?  Institutionally, there was … Continue reading

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS & ACRONYMS FOR DIGITAL LITERACIES AT UAL (DRAFT)

GLOSSARY OF TERMS & ACRONYMS FOR DIGITAL LITERACIES AT UAL (DRAFT 5/6/13) In the DIAL project year one evaluation report we found an issue of “structural presentation and communication beyond DIAL’s immediate interlocutors within UAL and beyond JISC.  There is a … Continue reading

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Digital Literacies & arts practice

The DIAL project has taken two approaches in ‘Defining of Digital literacies at UAL’ all based on the DIAL project findings from staff and student projects to date, these will be clearer once the project has been fully evaluated in July 2013. The … Continue reading

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DIAL support for The Teaching and Professional Fellowship

As the final report of this project emerges, here is a short reflection on the context within which it was developed, as well as where it might lead us. By Gabriela Daniels The Teaching and Professional Fellowship “Learning videos- do they work … Continue reading

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Benefits of DIAL to the Student Engagement (Digital) project:

Benefits of DIAL to the Student Engagement (Digital) project: by Charlotte Webb My digital life project manager (http://mydigitallife.myblog.arts.ac.uk) The work of the Professional Online Identities group is of interest to the SE project ‘audience’ (students engaged in digital tech) and the … Continue reading

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Library Services things Unlimited update for DIAL draft final report

Library Services things Unlimited project update for the DIAL project draft final report. This project focuses on digital information literacy, addressing this initially through a process of discussion and confidence building with Library Services staff. See project overview.

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DIAL engagement and influence in UALs strategic and departmental planning

During year one of the DIAL project we addressed cultural change in two ways, local and institutionally: locally, we piloted the DIAL CoPs, see year one evaluation here. DIAL also focused on the larger issues of institutional cultural change through senior management engagement and … Continue reading

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Reflections on the DIAL – Learn IT collaboration

Please see updates below from Christine Kelly from Learn IT reflecting on the Professional On-line Identities project (POI) collaborative work DIAL, SEE and Learn IT have been involved in over the past year and a half: What benefits has your project delivered and who are the beneficiaries? The … Continue reading

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Organisational Development and Learning working in partnership with DIAL

Please see notes below from Anna Petts Head of UALs Organisational Development and Learning OD&L. The meeting with Anna, Christine Kelly from Learn IT and myself was a welcome and timely opportunity to reflect on the Professional On-line Identities project (POI) collaborative work DIAL, SEE and Learn … Continue reading

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Refocusing of our strategy

How does DIAL align with the new refocusing of our strategy? See DIAL projects and activities UAL’s strategic plan under review in light of rapid changes in both sector and economy Three major areas identified as particularly important for review and … Continue reading

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Digital literacies for open education

DIAL have been working closely with open education projects and developments across the university exploring the link between open practice and open digital literacies. DIAL are releasing all its resources as open educational resources (OERs).  DIAL are currently in the … Continue reading

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JISC Cluster meeting 26 April 2013

JISC Cluster meeting 26 April 2013 Chris Follows & John Jackson, University of Arts London, Meeting of London JISC Digital literacies Programme projects, UCL, 26 April 2013. Our cluster group (4 London DL projects) all gave project overviews. Digital literacies … Continue reading

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DIAL notes from the JISC Learning and Teaching experts meeting 23/04/2013

First time I’d been to a JISC Learning and Teaching experts meeting, it was great to hear all about all the JISC activities and progress across the various JISC programmes. I was pleased to hear JISC have some new programmes … Continue reading

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Notes from kick off meetings ‘Understanding digital literacies at UAL

We kicked off the first ‘Understanding digital literacies at UAL definitions and competencies’ meetings at UALs High Holborn office, everyone enjoyed the debate and it was a great opportunity to have an open discussion about the issues. We’d like to … Continue reading

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Confessions of a DIAL Coordinator blog

Confessions of a DIAL coordinator’  blog documents the journey of Rossella Emanuele and Kaye Pryce in their new role of DIAL coordinators. It has the format of a journal of their individual journeys; it aims to be resource material for … Continue reading

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DIAL projects and activities

The DIAL project provides individuals, project teams, courses, conference groups or communities of interest a place to cluster groups of user generated content together, group forums can also be created. Users outside UAL can create accounts and fully contribute to … Continue reading

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Professional Online Identities (POI) workshops/programme

After meeting with Learn IT and SEE we concluded that a good approach we’d like to try is to offer some training/focus group sessions to programme/course staff and also the project staff. The idea being that we use this training … Continue reading

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Thoughts on developing a Digital Literacy open course

The DIAL project at UAL would be interested in creating or contributing to a Digital Literacy MOOC from user generated content and resources developed from its open content communities and DIAL projects on process.arts. We’d hope to experiment with independently … Continue reading

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Meeting and survey notes for online identities project

The DIAL project met today with staff and students of the Performance Design and Practice course/subject area at Central Saint Martins. I met with around 65, 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students and course staff and had 15 to 20 … Continue reading

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Social Media at UAL

On Monday 10 December I attended a Social Media Workshop at London College of Fashion by Claire Tomlins (PhD, CSM, 2010) who talked about where social media is being applied in corporate branding, something I was not to familiar with … Continue reading

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Call for Student DIALogue digital researchers

Following the success of the DIAL student surveys (Six students + Six colleges) the DIAL project would like to identify and work with a group of six students (ongoing) one students from each college. The student researchers will work with … Continue reading

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How can I contribute to DIAL?

Add content and comments to the DIAL blog and baseline blogs: In this video we walk through the process of joining my.blog.arts and joining group blogs like the DIAL UAL baseline blogs – http://ualdigitalbaseline.myblog.arts.ac.uk/ Baseline links – http://dial.myblog.arts.ac.uk/digital-baseline-links/ Call for … Continue reading

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CCW Technical Staff Away Day at the Imperial War Museum

DIAL presentation at the first All-CCW Technical Staff Away Day held at the Imperial War Museum London Download slides here – http://www.slideshare.net/ProcessArts/tech-away-day Links here – http://dial.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2012/12/04/dial-project-highlight-report-291112/ DIAL Project Highlights This Period •WP 3: DIAL team Link •WP3: DIAL projects activity: … Continue reading

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DIAL Project Highlight Report – 29/11/12

DIAL Project Highlights This Period •WP 3: DIAL team Link •WP3: DIAL projects activity: Active, ongoing, new and emerging projects link •WP5: DIAL Project Blog Link •WP6: Ongoing Baseline Link 1 & Link 2 •WP6: Focus & discussion group meetings … Continue reading

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All-in-one UAL digital literacy blog activity

See all-in-one UAL digital literacy blog activity at: http://www.netvibes.com/dialproject#UAL_digital_literacies

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E-Learning Strategy Group (ELSG)

DIAL attended the E-Learning Strategy Group (ELSG), as well as hearing a concise overview and update of all the current E-Learning developments & contacts at UAL that DIAL could be involved in or benefit from, it was also an opportunity … Continue reading

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Today’s online identities panel schedule and links to all presentations

Enterprise Week 12-16 November 2012 – Improving Your Prospects through Online Profiles Post debate we have now set up this forum aims to encourage and continue the lively and constructive debate and presentations which took place at LCC on 15/11/2012 … Continue reading

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DIAL proud sponsors of the ‘Digital’ Creative Enterprise Award

Very best wishes to all the nominees for Creative Enterprise Awards 2012 good luck from the DIAL team proud sponsors of the ‘Digital’ category. SEE will be hosting the fourth Creative Enterprise Awards at University of the Arts London as … Continue reading

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DL Cluster meeting Nov 2012

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DIAL Evaluation Report Year 1

DIAL Evaluation Report Duna Sabri October 2012 Introduction This report evaluates the progress of four projects within the JISC-funded UAL Project DIAL (Digital Integration into Arts Learning).   This two year project is coming up to the end of its first … Continue reading

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Understanding digital literacies at UAL definitions and competencies

Understanding digital literacies at UAL definitions and competencies kick off meetings. DIAL are address Digital literacies in its own way (sustainable community networks) this is not to say this is the only way or that we can obtain generalised definitions … Continue reading

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UALs DIAL project engagement and project capacity

In terms of ‘Managing expectations project scope met‘ in year one DIAL had differing success with engagement and managing engagement, given that DIAL is a project and not an institutional department or service and has limited resources and scope. DIALs … Continue reading

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Online PPD skills & specialisms with a practice based accreditation tool

I’ve been part of the CCW (Chelsea) SICOM process and at one of the meetings, which brought together a wide cross section of staff we discussed issues and ideas I think DIAL could really support. I would really like to … Continue reading

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DIAL Advisory Board 29 October 2012

Meeting minutes are being prepared…… DIAL Advisory Board meeting 29 Oct 2012 DIAL Advisory Board meeting 29 Oct 2012 AGENDA Meeting of the DIAL Advisory Board to consider the following items of business. The meeting will be held on Monday … Continue reading

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DIAL overview and update at Library Services Conference 2012

  Chris Follows and Jess Crilly talk about University Projects DIAL and Process Arts and the Things Unlimited Information literacy project for Library Services part of the DIAL project at the Library Services Conference 2012 ‘Just One Thing’ Activity During the … Continue reading

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Improving Your Prospects through Online Profiles

Enterprise Week 12-16 November 2012 For more information about this event http://see.arts.ac.uk/events/entweek/ or see event below: Improving Your Prospects through Online Profiles Date: 15 November 2012 Time: 3pm – 5pm Location: Podium Lecture Theatre, LCC, SE1 6SB Event details: Presenting … Continue reading

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