Posts By: Debbie Holley

NMC 2016 – horizon scanning for technologies

Horizon Report 2016: Improving digital literacy a daunting task for the under 25s   The 13th edition of the annual Horizon Report from the NMC, that is designed to identify emerging technologies that are likely to have an impact on teaching and learning, has highlighted improving digital literacy as one of six major challenges facing… Read more »

Learning analytics and MOOCs – special edition

You might like to know that the special issue of Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL) on “Learning analytics in massively multi-user virtual environments and courses” is currently slated for publication shortly as Vol. 32, Issue 3 of the journal. In the meantime, the articles comprising the issue are available online through Wiley’s Early View… Read more »

Summer of Student Innovation 2016

Summer of Student Innovation 2016   Our challenge: could your students make an impact?   Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation competitions are an opportunity for students to have an impact on life and study in work based learning providers, colleges and universities across the UK.   Do your students have a bright idea that uses… Read more »

INTED 2016 – (Valencia) a conference report

INTED 2016 (see #INTED2016 or @debbieholley1 for twitter feed) Summary: 800 delegates, 70 countries, education and technology as a theme, . In Barcelona in July 2017 full papers only   The little girl pictured looking after her families goats is worth less to them than the goat, explained Safeena Husain,  the Founder and Executive Director… Read more »

Virtual Worlds, Drones and Mars landing – INTED2016 conference

Virtual Worlds Virtual worlds are back! Lots of great projects coming out of SMARTLab in Dublin (http://www.ucd.ie/smartlab/ ). They have a large budget for doctoral students and post docs, and nine fully funded places on offer. Interesting work including simulations of living on Mars; some early material used to train up the space station astronauts,… Read more »

Undergraduate Dissertation Prizes up for grabs

apologies for cross posting Undergraduate Dissertation Prizes up for grabs Are you an undergraduate student completing your dissertation in the academic year 2015/16?  Do you want your research to be read by other researchers, users of data and practitioners? The UK Data Service will be awarding three prizes for theses that demonstrate flair and originality… Read more »

JISC Digital Students Skills Consultation Event 17/02/2016

JISC Digital Students Skills Consultation Event 17/02/2016 The Jisc team (Sarah Knight and Jane Edwards with colleagues Giles Pepler and Nick Jeans from Sero Consulting) led an innovative and informative consultation event in Bristol. Located in the At-Bristol science centre and access to the museum included, made for a very appealing event. The themes under… Read more »

Guidance on preserving social media

Apologies for cross posting – thanks to UK Data service for sharing Guidance on preserving social media Social media plays an increasingly important role as we embrace networked platforms and applications in our everyday lives. The UK Data Service is pleased to share the latest Technology Watch Report ‘Preserving Social Media’, published by the Digital… Read more »

“Capturing the voice of the child: a co-design approach to developing calmer classrooms” research report

On 23 January, Bournemouth University  hosted an international conference aiming to improve how students use technology and interact online. Called the Digital Citizenship Summit UK (DigCitSummitUK), it is a unique conference geared towards safe, savvy, and ethical use of social media and tech. “Digital Citizenship” is an umbrella term used to describe the expectations of… Read more »

“How Brilliant Are We?”

An appreciative action research project  – Learning from what works.   An asset based approach to Organisational Change. Last year a research team within CEL  undertook a research project, adapting an  innovative method based on  Appreciative Action Research to learn from staff who have received a SUBU “You’re Brilliant Award”,    what  it  is that makes them… Read more »