I am sat in Birmingham listening to another of James Clay’s greatest hits. If you don’t know what I’m talking about read James’s blog. I am happy to call it a greatest hits keynote because I never tire of hearing it. (I am writing this on my phone as the WiFi here is awful!) James […]Read More Building digital capability for new digital leadership, pedagogy and efficiency
Communication and resilience are key to change. Here here. We often neglect people and focus on the service. Change effects people differently but all change is disruptive. This is the basis of David Walker’s presentation. How do we avoid alienating everyone? When we think about technologies we shouldn’t be distracted by the shiny stuff. I […]Read More Technology, Digital Capabilities and the Language of Change
We’re now talking student engagement with Ellie Russell, Student Engagement Partnership Manager, NUS, and Sarah Knight, Senior Co-design Manager, Jisc. (I am getting RSI from blogging on my phone. I regret this decision. No WiFi so needs must) So we’re looking at how we involve students in our learning community. It already kinda happens. Students […]Read More Benchmarking your students’ digital experience
Hamish Loveday is talking about the learner toolkit he’s developed. I am really enjoying this talk. XXX is speaking my language. People first, technology later. (I’m on the la Let’s start with people. What do they want to achieve and what can we do to achieve it. Technology is there to serve us and what […]Read More Amber Miro Award winner 2015: Lessons from a Learners’ Toolkit
Alistair McNaught is now talking about inclusive practice. Why is inclusivity important? Well look at the numbers 35,000 numbers identify themselves as having a specific learning difficulty. Barriers are everywhere but they can be overcome. Alistair uses a fantastic exercise to demonstrate how different people like different methods of communication. We all closed our eyes, […]Read More Supporting staff to embed inclusivity and accessibility in their practice
Online learning and digital capabilities – the theory and the reality Kathryn Wenczek, IT Learning Centre Manager, University of Oxford and Silke Prodinger-Leong, Client Success Consultant, Lynda.com, a LinkedIn Company Silke Prodinger-Leong showed that there are lots of different interpretations of digital capabilities and of online learning. She shared a number of statistics which demonstrate […]Read More Online learning and digital capabilities – the theory and the reality
Not having learnt her lesson from James earlier, Ellen de Vries, Content Strategist, from Clearleft, begins by asking the group to name the location in her image. Naturally versions of Roady McRoadface are offered. Never ask the internet anything, or a room of conference attendees who are hyped up on coffee and free biscuits. (I […]Read More A Content Strategist’s role in decision making for digital design
Do we need IT Training teams? In my opinion. Yes. Lynda.com is NOT a replacement. This is an issue close to my heart. I was an IT Trainer. Are these teams expensive? Yes. Do we have impact? Not necessarily at the scale the powers above would like. Do we make a difference? Yes to every […]Read More Debate: Do we still need IT training teams?
I have owned these domains for years and yet I have never got around to setting it up. Chiefly because there is always something else I should be doing. So why have I finally got round to enabling this website? Well tomorrow I will be attending UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities 2 conference and thought […]Read More Live blogging: Genius or Madness?