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  • Sharing best practice and stealing ideas – student staff partnership working
    I have been very fortunate over the past week to have attended a number of events run by colleges and universities where the theme of student –staff partnership working has been the focus. This in itself is an interesting development and shows the growing awareness of how important it is to engage students in the ...

  • Supporting Digital Leadership
    The role of digital skills, and the roles of leaders in education engaging in digital skills has been highlighted in a variety of reports including the Select Committee on Digital Skills own report, Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future. However, the recognition of need for leaders to exploit technology goes back as far as ...

  • Highlights from a new student (staff) group London Digital Student Meet-up (LDSM) co-organised by LSE and UCL
    Guest post by Moira Wright, Digital Literacy Officer,E-Learning Environments, UCL Digital literacy: student (staff) partnership working Highlights from a new student (staff) group London Digital Student Meet-up (LDSM) co-organised by LSE and UCL it aimed to provide a platform for student networking. LDSM is open to all students working on digital literacy and student engagement ...

  • UCISA Digital Capabilities
    A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking about the Digital Student project at the UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities.  What I enjoyed most about the event was how the sessions dealt directly with the realities of supporting and embedding digital practices. There was no abstract waffle about ‘identity’ or hard-sell techno-solutionism. ...

  • The experience of online students – findings from the Institute of Education
    Guest post by Dr Martin Oliver, Institute of Education There are many practical reasons why people might want to study online – convenience, flexibility and so on. But are there other benefits, too? The Institute of Education undertook a study for Pamoja Education , the only approved provider of online courses for the 16 to ...

  • Diagnostic tool and priority theme updates
    Last week the SkillSet team, along with Lou McGill presented the initial user stories and wireframes for the diagnostic tool and the priority themes covering both the diagnostic tool and the Scaling up online learning toolkit to the project’s working group during a webinar workshop for their comment and feedback. The workshop began with an introduction by the SkillSet ...

  • Revisiting digital capability for 2015
    It’s been a hectic, interesting and sometimes information-overloaded couple of months on the Digital Capabilities frameworks project. Lou McGill and I have reviewed over 60 existing frameworks for describing the digital capabilities of staff, from professional frameworks which might only touch on digital practice, to frameworks from the IT industry, digital media, and business innovation. ...

  • Spotlight on digital capabilities
    UCISA’s Spotlight on digital capabilities conference provided two days tucked away in Media City, Salford, with excellent speakers and delegates, to talk about a topic very much top of my agenda at the moment. The event covered both staff and student capabilities, and the inter-relationships between the two, and attracted interested delegates from a wide ...

  • The Change Agents’ Network at the sparqs national conference in Edinburgh
    This is a short blog post to recount my experience of running a workshop on the Change Agents’ Network at the sparqs national conference in Edinburgh on Friday 29 May in conjunction with Simon Walker (University of Greenwich) and Mark Kerrigan (Anglia Ruskin University). Interestingly, we heard that sparqs (student participation in quality Scotland) is ...

  • “Mission Employable” – students driving change in developing student employability at the University of Southampton
    I read with fascination a case study recently published in the Change Agents’ Network Journal of educational innovation, partnership and change entitled ‘Mission Employable’: Creating a student-led employability strategy for the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton. The case study exemplifies an effective faculty-based approach to students driving change in pursuit of enhancing student employability ...