Category Archives: Baselining

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My digital revolution

So it arrives, my new bit of kit. A bit of a school yard status symbol, I feel like the last kid at Academic Standards & Development Committee to get an iPad.  Will I make enough use of it to … 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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Defining UAL’s strengths

I’ve been thinking  about UAL’s strengths as a provider of Arts Higher and Further education, and apart from the obvious (our size, the range of specialisms in one university, being in London, and the amazing students and staff we attract … Continue reading

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Demystify courses, make teaching more explicit

What does the University of the Arts London need to do to improve further? Some of my notes following the recent FE provision OFSTED report recommendations, the below are choice sections that support DIAL’s ongoing baseline full report can be … 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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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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Technology trends for consideration

Paper prepared by Geoffrey Makstutis  (course director CSM) and Patrick Roberts (course director CSM) January 2012 1.           Mobile – the new form factors for mobile and tablet is clearly going to be where things are moving. Already, we are seeing a … Continue reading

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Moving towards Moodle

In 2011 CLTAD undertook a process of consultation with students and academic staff  throughout University of the Arts London (UAL) to determine how the current VLE (Blackboard) was being used and to understand better the preferences and requirements of its … Continue reading

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Online Reflective Practice group: Baselining notes #2

Digital Competence in Online Reflective Practice What does competence look like in online reflective practice? An interesting source of data to draw upon in answering this question would be the learning contracts that my own PG Cert students agreed on … Continue reading

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Online Reflective Practice group: Baselining notes #1

Strategic Context Tools and pilots Prior to the introduction of the University’s institutional blogging platform, myblog.arts, online reflective practice was carried out by a small number of individual staff members and isolated groups of students. The earliest adopter we know … Continue reading

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Six students + Six colleges

Six students in Six colleges. The DIAL project is piloting different feedback methods: Survey by six students employed through artstemps – survey results here – http://dial.myblog.arts.ac.uk/category/survey/ What DIAL would like to achieve from this field worker pilot: Dial would like … Continue reading

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University Strategy

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 … Continue reading

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Meeting notes: Open Education at the UAL

Meeting notes: Open Education at the UAL A focus and discussion group meeting – All Welcome Where: Central St. Martins, Wednesday, 11th Jan – 3-5 pm Rough meeting notes by Chris Follows, please feel free to comment and suggest additions. … Continue reading

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Young British Artists 2.0 – the importance of developing your skillset !

Interesting article in the Guardian, provides a useful insight into the student perspective on studying at art school and future employment in this sector, some choice quotes from one of our UAL graduates below from Max Dovey, WCA, the importance … Continue reading

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UAL Staff ‘flexible’ development & learning #UALgaps

“The Development & Learning team offer a service based on a commitment to inclusivity, the notion of lifelong learning, and a belief in continuous improvement, so we evaluate what we do to provide you with a meaningful and responsive service” … Continue reading

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Development and Learning

The Development & Learning team offer a service based on a commitment to inclusivity, the notion of lifelong learning, and a belief in continuous improvement, so we evaluate what we do to provide you with a meaningful and responsive service … Continue reading

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CLTAD training

Centre for Learning & Teaching in Art & Design (cltad) has a great selection of training workshops. CLTAD Workshops & Short Courses – http://www.arts.ac.uk/cltad/workshops-2011-12/ Some examples cources:

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Open Education at the UAL Meeting

Open Education at the UAL a focus and discussion group meeting Wednesday 11th Jan at 3-5 pm at Central St. Martins in room KX B101 – All Welcome. This will be a focus and discussion group meeting around the theme … Continue reading

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#UALbestpractice and/or #UALgaps

Baselining for DIAL at UAL is basically a snapshot of the current digital ‘landscape’ from as many perspectives as possible. DIAL would like to gather as many examples or stories from across UAL of student and staff best practice and/or … Continue reading

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Baselining UAL for DIAL

Notes from Friday’s baselining session with JISC and the other Digital Literacies (DL) projects, the session was led by Helen Beetham. We were asked to present a quick summary of our early thoughts regarding baselining for the DL projects, see … Continue reading

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Feedback notes from Enterprise week session: ‘Sharing knowledge improve and develop professional identities’

Had a really enjoyable and fruitful discussion with students, alumni and industry members at this event, about 35 people in total, the talk was part of Enterprise week at UAL, there was lots of interest and ideas for DIAL. Discussion: … Continue reading

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Learning studio ALTO & DIAL

In this video Chris Follows introduces an overview of JISC funded projects at UAL including  ALTO and the new DIAL project (all links below)  Chris joins the Learning Studio group 15/11/11 using Wimba. The learning studio group are a new … Continue reading

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