Category Archives: Activity & progress

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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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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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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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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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POI Programme – IP and Creative Commons Sessions Feedback

In April and May we finally saw the launch of DIAL Professional Online Identities project (POI). A series of talks, workshops, drop-in sessions and other activities have been organised and are still running as part of the POI programme. Please see … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 Project Outputs: Online Reflective Practice case studies

Here are two mini case studies of participants on this year’s PG Cert programme who have made good progress already in incorporating online reflective practice into their own courses: 1. Monika Parrinder, a Visual Culture and Theory tutor at LCC, introduced the … Continue reading

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DIAL Project Outputs: Online Reflective Practice group

Aims: The aim of the Online Reflective Practice group was to focus on increasing capacity for learning openly and in collaboration with others. Specific objectives identified were the development of: familiarity with tools that enable online reflection and the documentation … Continue reading

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Open Practice Workshop at SEDA Summer School, Tuesday 10 July

I was invited to run a session for the SEDA Summer School last week on Open Practice, the aim of which was to get participants thinking about the benefits and challenges of open practice, to develop the knowledge and attitudes … 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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Learning Videos

Online Video/ Teaching and learning fellowship On 24th May 2012 the first of a series of studies took part at London College of Fashion for a fellowship project studying the impact of online learning videos. These are notes taken from … Continue reading

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Online Reflective Practice group: Update

As the two core PG Cert units draw to a close, it’s an ideal time to look back at the online reflection that colleagues have participated in as part of the course. I’ll report on the outcomes first and then … Continue reading

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Open Education at the UAL – Focus and discussion group meetings

Open Education at the UAL  Focus and discussion group meetings – All Welcome What: Open Education at the UAL Where: Wimbledon College, 1st floor meeting room When: 25th April 12:30 – 14:30 Dear Colleagues,  You are warmly invited to a … 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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