Author Archives: Chris Follows

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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Technology in HE teaching: blended learning and beyond

Article from the Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/feb/06/blended-learning-in-higher-education?CMP=twt_gu – Blended learning, where online learning opportunities are offered along side traditional face-to-face sessions, is growing in popularity in HE. In an interview on the Guardian Higher Education Network, David Ward, acting VC of University … 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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DIAL project board meeting agenda 12/03/12

DIAL project board meeting – DIAL Advisory Board 12-03-12 12 March 2012, 12:00 – 14:00 9th Floor Boardroom, High Holborn   AGENDA  Attending: Shân Wareing, Chris Follows Katie Christie, Pat Christie, Mark Constable, Jason Copley, Amanda Bright, Philip Gourlay and … Continue reading

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What is LCF-Ology?

It’s a new approach to staff development that provides a mix of informal and formal learning opportunities, with an opportunity to eat good food and network. It provides a safe space away from the demands of work, a space to … 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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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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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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Cap and gown learning on a shoestring budget

With novel credentials being developed and employers seeing the value of low-cost study based on open courseware, Jon Marcus asks if the bricks-and-mortar elite will end up on the wrong side of history – http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=419088&c=2

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Policy and strategy

DIAL: Digital integration into arts learning Baseline Report (ongoing)  1.   Policy and strategy What institutional policies and strategic/vision statements have a bearing on digital literacy, digital competence, ‘C21st graduate attributes’ etc. e.g. learning and teaching strategy? UAL Statistics and strategies: … Continue reading

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DIAL survey (short)

Please take a little time (less than 5 minutes) to tell us a little bit about how you use digital technology – and what you think about what you use. http://tinyurl.com/dial-survey

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Cloud and Crowd: Towards a collaborative future

Designs on E-Learning International Conference: 5th, 6th and 7th September 2012 University of the Arts, London Cloud and Crowd: Towards a collaborative future The eighth Designs on E-Learning international conference in the use of technology for teaching and learning in art, design and communication … Continue reading

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Sustainability Plans

Project Outputs Why Sustainable Scenarios for Taking Forward Issues to Address Communities of practice New ways of UAL communication and resource development Embed into future policy and UAL web environments UAL use of Web 2:0 technology Defined new institutional terms, … Continue reading

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Evaluation Plan

Timing Factor to Evaluate Questions to Address Method(s) Measure of Success Throughout (formative) Final 3 months (summative) Approach taken Successes and limitations, lessons learned Iterative reflection in project reports and on blog Critical friend feedback Achievements against objectives Early baselining … Continue reading

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Project Management

The Project will be managed by a part-time Project Manager, Chris Follows, who will report to a Project Board, and be line-managed by Dr Shân Wareing Dean of Learning and Teaching Development, PM and PD to meet forthrightly for first … Continue reading

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Standards

DIALwill us existing UAL support for publishing of OER resources and case studies using inhouse repositories and web site policies and procedures. Name of standard or specification Version Notes In house systems http://alto.arts.ac.uk/filestore/help.html – manuals

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Technical Development

There is no technical development directly involved in this project although the project will make best use of existing in house Word Press blog or Drupal software and \or develop institutional development as small agile project pilots, aligning with existing … Continue reading

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Risk Analysis

Risk Description Probability (P) 1 – 5 (1 = low 5 = high) Severity (S) 1 – 5 (1 = low 5 = high) Risk Score (PxS) Detail of action to be taken (mitigation / reduction / transfer / acceptance) … Continue reading

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Assumptions

Project Project management will 0:5 for first year to be reviewed second year Project groups will be sustainable in the second year or without funded support Colleges will supply the correct equipment to deliver support for use when needed Key … Continue reading

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Constraints

Constraints Action Means to develop and produce an online DIAL network infrastructure Use existing OER content sharing platforms ALTO, myblog.arts and process.arts. Embed DIAl in UAL web environment development and Website Re-Development Insufficient digital equipment Identify the problem to UAL … Continue reading

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Related Projects

UK OER 3 – ALTO UK DL progression from schools – JISC OER3 Project: Digital Futures in Teacher Education Open University (SCORE) www.dev.digitalscholarship.ac.uk (Development site) Skill set http://www.skillset.org/ (contact to be made) Sarah Coffils, Dial Project collaboration contact via twitter … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Analysis

Stakeholder Interest / stake Importance (H/M/L) Academic Staff Course case studies; flexible learning implementation and curriculum change Implement and explore new flexible learning approaches to staff development. Self identified group leaders or actively engaged group participants. Engaged and/or observe on … Continue reading

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Anticipated Impact

Impact Area Anticipated Impact Description Staff development HR/learn IT New blended approaches implemented Flexible learning Support the integration of UAL flexible learning initiatives Support institutional strategies DIAL aligned key project themes which support existing institutional strategies Information Architecture/Content Review Project … Continue reading

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Overall Approach

Strategy and/or methodology and how the work will be structured Set up Introduce the DIAL project across the six colleges, meet with key people and establish physical personal presence/connection and working space/hot desk in each college. Create a DIAL identity … Continue reading

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Anticipated Outputs and Outcomes

Anticipated Outputs and Outcomes Output / Outcome Type Brief Description Project Plan Plan Baseline Report Report Baseline Surveys Student and staff surveys Focus groups Open Education at the UAL A focus and discussion group Personal case studies/learning journeys Taken from … Continue reading

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SEED fund

Have you got a great idea? Do you want to help it grow with up to £5,000 from us? We have set up the SEED Fund for UAL students, graduates and staff to give you the opportunity to develop your … Continue reading

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Objectives

Lead and support wider collaborative ‘institutional’ objectives: (in collaboration with the new Digital Life programme and all involved projects) Debate and define UALs institutional understanding of terms associated with ‘Digital literacies’ within all aspects creative practice, including media literacies, information … Continue reading

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Project Overview

1.   Project Overview 1.1  Project Summary The DIAL project (Digital Integration into Arts Learning) a two year JISC funded digital literacies (DL) project at University of the arts London (UAL). The DIAL project aims to improve graduate employability and bring … 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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Learning Studio Event at LCF

Tuesday 7th February 16:30-18:30 Room 105 John Princes St DIAL: Digital Integration into Arts Learning, a two year JISC funded project at UAL. Chris Follows will lead an open discussion around issues being addressed by the DIAL project. The DIAL … 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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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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Equipment notes

Robust video camera http://shop.kodak.co.uk/store/ekconseu/en_GB/pd/PLAYSPORT_Video_Camera__Zx5/productID.222971300 Ordering apple equipment at UAL education price – http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000840 Great comparison and video checker – http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9100_galaxy_s_ii-3621.php Hard wearing digital tablet could be usful for workshops. http://www.qooq.com/en/

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Documenting practice & clearance

Documenting practice & clearance  clearance form that you can use to get permission from speakers etc: http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/alto/files/2011/11/UAL-ALTO-Recording-Clearance-final.doc Here’s a useful template from Warwick University which covers audio, video and photography. http://www.wbs.ac.uk/downloads/styleguide/model-release.pdf Recording Lectures Here are some useful guidance documents from the … 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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Screen Capture Recordings

If you want to know about how to make Screen Capture Recordings then this is just amazing. JING is the way to go. You can learn it in no time and be making screen captures just like the ones on … 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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My Advice

Tony Pritchard interviews participants of the 2011 Design for Visual Communication courses for their advice to the new 2012 students. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2_n1WCotnY Tony Pritchard’s blog – http://tonypritchard.wordpress.com/

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Do Teachers Need to Relearn How to Learn?

I understand that time and countless other responsibilities are often the hurdles for teachers to integrate more technology into their instruction, but that’s a topic for another time (Kathleen Morris has a great post about overcoming obstacles to tech integration.) What I’m … Continue reading

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Digital literacy campaign – Michael Gove speech and live Q&A

Gove announced that if the new computer science GCSE meet “high standards of intellectual depth and practical value”, the government will “certainly consider” including computer science as an option in the English baccalaureate – which currently includes English, maths, two … 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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Curriculum Development Funding

Making a Difference Call for Applications Staff at the University of the Arts London interested in developing their curriculum to be more inclusive, valuing and in a way that develops the cultural capital of all students, are invited to apply … Continue reading

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Project meeting notes DIAL: Digital Integration into Arts Learning

JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme Project: DIAL: Digital Integration into Arts Learning Institution: University of Arts London Date: Friday 11 November 13:00 – 16:00 Location:  Boardroom 9th Floor, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY

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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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Learn IT Training

Need help with using software? Want to learn something new? http://my.arts.ac.uk/learn-it/ Learn IT offer a variety of learning opportunities and are open to suggestions. Opportunities include: classroom training, one-to-one session (Learn-IT surgeries) visits by trainers ‘floor-walking’, bespoke training and an … Continue reading

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