Monthly Archives: December 2015

Journal of Information Literacy vol 9 (2) now out

Thanks to editor Emma Coonan for sharing Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to announce that volume 9(2) of the Journal of Information Literacy is now available at http://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/JIL/index – please find the table of contents below. As a first-time editor, it has been an absolute privilege to be involved with the publication of this issue… Read more »

Tools to be included in the TEL Toolkit

The recent workshops on the TEL Toolkit have been very good for gathering a wide range of input on the Toolkit and related issues. For the launch in February, we have identified the initial tranch of TEL tools that we would like to include.  After the launch, there will be further tools added and we… Read more »

‘Unlocking the digital potential of graduates: technology for employability

Extract from the JISC introduction: At Jisc, we have been looking into the hot topic of employability and the growing ‘employability gap’: the fact that the skills students have as they leave our educational institutions aren’t meeting the expectations of employers, and that employers also want wider, softer skills as well as demonstration of knowledge… Read more »

The new and updated JISC Guide to mobile learning

JISC have revisited their excellent guide to mobile learning – new case studies, videos and lots more… Extract from Guide: “Mobile learning can be many things to different groups of people. Superficially, it appears from the outside to be learning via mobile devices such as smartphones, MP3 players, laptops and tablets. Certainly, these are important… Read more »

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) release of latest OER report (thanks to Cable Green)

Greetings OER Friends: In case you missed this good news… The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its latest OER report yesterday: Open Educational Resources: A Catalyst for Innovation, Educational Research and Innovation. (PDF) OECD post re-tweet CC post re-tweet Creative Commons (CC) is also pleased to see OECD using a CC license… Read more »

New HEA Report on Independent Learning

Colleagues, I am sure you will be interested in this: From the HEA website: This study examines students’ perspectives and experiences of independent learning in higher education in the UK. It was commissioned by the HEA and undertaken by the NUS and Liz Thomas Associates LTA between February and July 2015. It built on a… Read more »

CELebrate 2016

The second annual CELebrate event will take place on 13-15 April 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase how you innovate to improve student learning in any way, but particularly this year around key CEL themes of assessment and feedback, technology enhanced learning and employability. If you are interested in proposing a session and… Read more »

CEL Theme Leader, David Biggins recognised through prestigious student award

David Biggins, the CEL theme leader for Technology Enhanced learning and Innovation, was awarded a student-nominated ‘Most Outstandingly Brilliant’ Gold Award at the Vice Chancellors Award ceremony on Thursday 26th November. Below is a ‘Word Cloud’ analysis of the comments the students made about David and his excellent teaching: Find out more about David and… Read more »