Category Archives: Communities of Practice

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Learning Studio Workshop on Digital and Social Media for Teaching and Learning

Where: Staff Club, CSM, Kings Cross When:  15:30 – 18:00 on Monday 19th March Sian Evans:  Facebook to support communication, BA Jewellery Design Cath Caldwell: Using Workflow in BA Graphic Design John Jackson: How to set-up Workflow. Hywel Davies: Cross-institutional … Continue reading

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Communities of Practice funding to build networks

An invitation to staff who are members of existing communities of practice, or those who wish to develop a new community, to apply for funds to support the building of networks, the organisation of meetings or the hosting of events. … Continue reading

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