Author Archives: Chris Follows

DIAL year 2 objectives

Lead and support wider collaborative ‘institutional’ objectives: (in collaboration with the new Digital Life programme and all involved projects) Define UALs digital projects and programmes use of the term ‘Digital literacies’. Debate and define UALs institutional understanding of terms associated … Continue reading

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Digital ‘present’ and futures new blog for CSM

Here’s a really great example of good practice in colleges taking ownership of their digital ‘present’ and futures – http://digitalpresent.myblog.arts.ac.uk/ My question would be who would set up and manage these kind of initiatives in all the other Colleges, this … Continue reading

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Benefits of DIAL:

Benefits of DIAL inline with DIAL year 2 objectives. 1.    Institutional digital literacies/leadership (Digitally literate organisation) 1.1. Digital Terms and definitions Support a cross college collaborative approach to policy and official terms associated to being a ‘digital literate university’ through … Continue reading

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How to join UALs my.blog.arts and blog groups

View this video on YouTube – http://youtu.be/y9BM30WFDws 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/ Myblog.arts is UALs in house blogging service. The digital baseline … Continue reading

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DIAL at Crowd and cloud: towards a collaborative future

Open Education in Practice. Hard and soft skills for creating open educational resources (OERs) and open content communities Chris Follows, DIAL project manager (Digital Integration into Arts Learning) http://dial.myblog.arts.ac.uk/about-dial/  will draw from resources developed during the DIAL project from the … Continue reading

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DIAL at the Library Services Conference 2012

 Library Services Conference 2012 slides library-dial-process-arts-120920080658-phpapp02 ‘Green Shoots’ Chelsea College of Art and Design, 21st September 2012 (Download – LS CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 21.09.12) 9:30am to 10:00am  Registration and NetworkingTea, coffee, and pastries               Location: Canteen 10:00am to 10:10am WelcomeWelcome, housekeeping and … Continue reading

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Digital Research & Development Fund for the Arts

The £7 million Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is a partnership between the Arts Council, the AHRC and Nesta. http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/Digital-Research-Development-Fund-for-the-Arts.aspx It will support research and development projects that use digital technology to enhance audience reach and/or explore new business … Continue reading

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UAL’s Strategy for Learning & Teaching and Digital Technologies

Slides for Professor Shân Wareing, Dean of Learning & Teaching Development presentation at CSM 20 September 2012 VIEW SLIDES HERE

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A sustainable future for DIAL and a new ‘Digital Life’

I met with Shan Wareing (DIAL director) and Steve Howells‎ (Digital Life programme manager) today and we discussed the new UAL ‘Digital Life Programme’ download brief , a new institutional led digital programme/strategy (more details follow soon). I first met with Steve … Continue reading

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DIAL at ALT-C 2012

See presentation information, slides and recordings of DIAL of ALT-C 2012 – http://process.arts.ac.uk/category/tags/alt-c-dial

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DIAL presenting at the Library Services Conference 2012

Library Services Conference 2012 ‘Green Shoots’ Chelsea College of Art and Design, 21st September 2012 (Download – LS CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 21.09.12) See more details here – http://ccaddigitalbaseline.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2012/09/14/library-services-conference-2012/

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Open education at UAL group update

DIAL update – Open education at UAL 1.    What were/are you aiming to achieve? Generating debate about the OER that addresses peoples’ fears, (mis)conceptions, and aspirations for what it might achieve Reviewing the factors that have underpinned achievements in ALTO … Continue reading

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DIAL at Cambridge 2012 OER12

Embed, don’t Bolt-on: promoting OER use in UK universities (full recording of panel session) Summary: Academic staff needs support in using OER. Five panelists share their institutional approaches. Panel: Joanna Wild, University of Oxford, UK Terese Bird University of Leicester … Continue reading

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Call for expressions of interest for DIAL small projects, support & case studies

UAL’s Digital Integration into Arts Learning (DIAL) project aims to carry out a small number of staff and student led projects and case studies, which will explore the pace of technological change and its impact on the day-to-day practices. As … Continue reading

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Staff and student engagement in digital literacies, with UAL academic leaders, academics and students

(Post last updated 18/07/12) I was recently invited to present at the academic leaders forum 29 June 2012 in Chesnut (by invitation of the deputy Rector via a staff development forum meeting), this was an extremely timely opportunity to catch … Continue reading

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Meeting with CCSkills, SEE and DIAL

Katie Mills from SEE UAL Student Enterprise and employability and I had a very productive meeting with the CC Skills team on 27 June 2012. Research proposal – bespoke research project on digital skills needs The CC Skills team are … Continue reading

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Communications and Dissemination Activities

DIAL: Communications and Dissemination Activities DIAL dissemination Report on any communication or dissemination activities with project stakeholders or the wider community which have taken place during the reporting period. What strategies have you found useful for engaging stakeholders at this … Continue reading

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DIAL at HEA

I talked about DIAL and UALs baseline at the HEA 2012 conference: Two SCORE fellows discuss OER use of social media content communities and highlight best practice in rich media reuse within the arts, design & media sector. See presentation … Continue reading

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Using iPads in Art and Design

We would like to compile thoughts and ideas of how we can come together and explore the use and integration of iPads at UAL. We hope to collaborate and research in the broad area of ‘Networked Learning Technologies in Art … Continue reading

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ARLIS annual conference DIAL slides

Slide presentation, the DIAL project Digital Integration into Arts Learning University of the Arts London. DIAL Project manager Chris Follows ARLIS Annual Conference 2012  29 June. Download powerpoint slide presentation also attached. Digital technology can enable us to capture, preserve, … Continue reading

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IT UAL and DIAL collaborations

Following my meeting with the Strategic Development SMT 22 May 12 Stephen Reid, Deputy Rector put me in contact with John Brown UALs director of IT. We had a very productive and long conversation about the digital at UAL. John … Continue reading

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Developing Digital Literacies PDF

Developing Digital Literacies The JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme promotes the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies for developing digital literacies for all staff and students in UK further and higher education. This paper explores some of the … Continue reading

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Case study: UAL OEP, process.arts and DIAL

DIAL and DIAL projects were discussed at this 60 minute presentation by Chris Follows (see part 2) who leads a presentation followed by discussion on UALs (University of the arts London) perspectives of developing open participatory education and social media … Continue reading

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UCU wary of lecture capture

Interesting perspectives on UCU being wary of lecture capture by stephen downes OLdaily. In some way UAL are way ahead of all this, in other ways we’re not, but I think we’re already thinking about the pros and cons and there’s … Continue reading

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Developing digital literacy: trial and error?

A JISC study has found that learners develop a variety of digital literacies often through a social trial-and-error process, without the direct support or advice of their educational institutions. Ben Showers, JISC programme manager, said, “By understanding and recognising students’ … Continue reading

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Digital technologies for learning and teaching

From the Rectors page http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/rector/2012/06/12/digital-technologies-for-learning-and-teaching/ One of UAL’s areas of strength is the fantastic uses students and staff are making of digital technologies to support learning and teaching and professional practice. You can see some of our best examples can … Continue reading

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Should students be given the power to decide how universities are run?

Institutions want feedback from undergraduates about their courses, but sharing big decisions about running the university is more controversial – http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jun/11/universities-giving-students-more-power?newsfeed=true Also see: Digital technologies for learning and teaching – http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/rector/2012/06/12/digital-technologies-for-learning-and-teaching/

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Webinar: Emerging Themes on Developing Digital Literacies

By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society. Webinar: Emerging Themes on Developing Digital Literacies Webinar presented by Paul Bailey who is a Programme Manager in the Joint … Continue reading

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Project Plan for a new Open Educational Practice Unit at UAL

The ultimate aim of this project is to develop a new 10 credit Open Academic Practice unit in UAL’s Continuing Professional Development Framework (CPDF).  The CPDF is a modular programme which includes PGCert (HEA accredited PSF D2), PGDip and MA … Continue reading

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Q.7 Should UAL evaluate digital skill levels of staff and students?

Summary of feed back from students who interviewed students Q.7 part of Six students in Six colleges Result of this survey (please see more details below) Yes = 34 No = 36 Wimbledon College of art (7 participants) Yes: 5 Yes … Continue reading

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Learning Studio Workshop in using Digital & Social Media for Teaching and Learning -17.00-19.00 Thursday June 7th

What: Learning Studio Workshop in using Digital and Social Media for Teaching and Learning Where: Room M401, on the 4th floor of  the Media Block, London College of Communication When: 17.00-19.00 Thursday June 7th If you plan to attend or … Continue reading

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DIAL project update: Strategic Development SMT 22 May 12

DIAL project update: Project manager Chris Follows Strategic Development SMT 22 May 12 DIAL presentation to the Strategic Development SMT. Project The DIAL project (Digital Integration into Arts Learning) Programme Funding Dates Two year JISC funded digital literacies (DL) programme100k … Continue reading

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DIAL project 2-minute video update

A video overview of the DIAL (Digital Integration into Arts Learning) project part of the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme – http://dial.myblog.arts.ac.uk/ The video can be downloaded via process.arts – http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/dial-project-2-minute-video-update The DIAL project (Digital Integration into Arts Learning) a … Continue reading

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DIAL Interim Report – Outcomes and Lessons Learned – April 2012

Outline any changes to practice brought about or influenced by the activities described in section two or by use of the deliverables described in section three. Project related: DIAL project or programme? (The DIAL project was always going to be … Continue reading

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JISC Digital Literacies programme: A history of Digital Literacy in UK & EU #JISCDigLit

Great (simple) definition of digital literacies: Not about using particular technologies, but about particular practices that we want students [and staff!] to use and allowing them to find the tools. [How do we support them in doing so?] A components … Continue reading

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DIAL are hiring! myblog.arts blogger/researchers and/or drupal users

The DIAL project are looking for students or staff who are confident myblog.arts bloggers and/or drupal users for minimum of 6 days each, to be employed via ArtsTemps (from May to Sept, some weekdays, evenings, weekends and work from home … Continue reading

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Web Literacy Skills

Thought this work by Mozilla is very inline with the DIAL objectives. http://erinknight.com/ ………prepare people for participation and contribution in today’s (and tomorrow’s) digital society and global economy. Webmaking skills can set up an approach to life in general that … Continue reading

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Self Regulated Learning

This course concentrates on the role of Self Regulated learning (SRL) and has been produced by the Responsive Open Learning Environments (ROLE) project. Overall, the ROLE project provides tools and services that enable learners to build their own technology-enhanced learning environment … Continue reading

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Mozilla and web literacies webinar

Mozilla and web literacies webinar as part of the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme. The recording and chat transcript from the session is now available via the JISC e-Learning programmes blog: http://elearningprogs.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2012/04/30/recording-mozilla-and-web-literacies

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DIAL WORK PACKAGE

DIAL WORK PACKAGE- (DIAL-workpackage-nov-12 – DOWNLOAD) ­ Project start date: Nov 2011 Project completion date: Nov 2013 Duration: <24> months

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E-Learning Strategy Group Meeting ELSG 01/12/11

E-Learning Strategy Group Meeting Minutes  (DIAL related only) from the last ELSG held on 1st December 2011. in the Large Board Room, High Holborn Present: David Bracegirdle, Jan Conway, Jess Crilly, Angus Eason, Kevin Garner, Marc Griffith, Paul Lowe, Ruth … Continue reading

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What does open educational practice mean to you?

We had our forth ‘open education at UAL drop-in/focus group session at WCA 26/04/2012 following on from previous sessions at (CSM, LCF and CCAD) the sessions are part of a CLTAD project collaboration between ALTO and DIAL. We will announce … Continue reading

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My Digital Life – Call for Submissions

UAL students are invited to submit proposals to give a presentation about their digital lives at the 2012 Designs on e-Learning conference hosted by UAL and Penn State University. This is an international conference dedicated to innovations in learning technologies … Continue reading

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UAL experts in the media

This looks interesting in terms of online identity and professional profile, I wonder what constitutes media in this context, as media/publishing is increasingly in hands of anyone ? Its encouraging to see UAL provide an online platform for promoting the … Continue reading

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STAFF & CAREER DEVELOPMENT FORUM 22/02/2012

Dial were invited to present at the STAFF & CAREER DEVELOPMENT FORUM 22nd February, 14:00 attended by the deputy Rector and key UAL staff. The following notes from the meeting with recommendations below: Discussion item – DIAL update lead by … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy – delivering the agenda within colleges and universities

In the sixth episode of our online radio programmes – JISC On Air – we are exploring how universities and colleges can help teaching staff, researchers, support and administrative staff to develop their digital literacies – those capabilities which prepare … Continue reading

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Digital literacies blog post by Grainne Conole

Conole plymouth View more PowerPoint from Grainne Conole Blog post by Grainne Conole from the School of Education at Plymouth University on the 18th April 2012. http://e4innovation.com/?p=575  – Conclusion…… This post has explored the types of digital literacies that are needed by … Continue reading

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Open Education Week at the UAL

John Casey’s notes below summarise of our previous OER drop-in session. Our Critical friend Carole Baume joined the meeting, was really refreshing to have external participation in the debate, Carole proposed the interesting idea of ‘OER buddies’ John mentions in the notes … Continue reading

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JISC Developing Digital Literacies – Evaluation REALITY-CHECK Task

The questions below are intended as a reality-check exercise, for us to use as a project team in clarifying and ratifying our evaluation design, and for us to review so we can provide effective support and valuable sets of evidence … Continue reading

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Teaching & Professional Fellowship Awards 2012

Many congratulations to the two successful 2012 Teaching & Professional Fellowship Awards, both projects are aligned closely with DIAL’s objectives and we look forward to working together : Gabriela Daniels & Oliver Furlong: Learning videos – making them work for … Continue reading

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