Category Archives: Open education (group)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Introduction project management, DIAL & open education at UAL a case study

I recently attended a very productive 2 day introduction to project management course at UAL by Emma Altman, was very timely for me given DIAL is my first officially managed project. It was a great opportunity to road test the … Continue reading

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Updated notes Open Educational project

Here’s a quick update on the Open Education at UAL project we are running as part of DIAL/ALTO . Team ALTO/DIAL have been out in the field meeting with UAL staff at various sites across UAL – we have completed … Continue reading

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Notes from meeting on DIAL Open Educational at UAL project

Chris follows and John Casey (project lead) Duna Sabri (evaluator) Date of meeting: 24th January What is the context for this project? ALTO (Arts Learning and Teaching Online) just launched last week.  Its purpose is to provide a space and … Continue reading

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Open Education at the UAL discussion group meetings

As part of the work of two UAL CLTAD projects (DIAL and ALTO) we are holding a series of consultation meetings at Central St. Martins, Chelsea and Wimbledon around the themes of open education and digitally enhanced learning. Focus and … Continue reading

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Open Educational Resources at the UAL – ideas and info for baselining at the UAL

Here is a set of links and comments to feed into the DIAL baselining process from the ALTO projects Senior Management briefing – short ALTO infrastructure description in pdf link Senior Management briefing slides – benefits and rationale in pdf link Here … 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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Free and open

The recent initiatives for open access to educational resources (ALTO and DIAL) in the UAL are very important in relation to both ethical and practical considerations about UAL’s academic outputs. They follow another milestone project: UAL Research Online which functions … Continue reading

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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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