Monthly Archives: July 2013

Joint Summer School with the UCL Digital Department project

Last Thursday and Friday, I was part of a joint summer school with UCL’s Digital Department project. This was aimed primarily but not exclusively at teaching administrators, who are the focus of the UCL project. Over the two days, we explored issues of learning, teaching and technology in relation to sector-wide changes, developing pedagogies, changing student profiles and patterns of engagement, and also organisational change.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, with great input from the participants. Further information about the event will be made available in the near future, and I’ll link to it once there’s an update.

Update: here’s a link to the Digital Department project’s blog post on this event: https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/the-digital-department/2013/07/20/summer-school-technology-and-change-in-higher-education/

Presentation at the APT Conference, Greenwich

On Tuesday, we presented a slice of our project at the APT 2013 Conference, at Greenwich. Our presentation was in a session with two others, including one about the DIAL project at the University of the Arts. The Conference’s theme was, “Next Generation Learning Spaces and Work Places”, and disruption was a central theme, so we focused on the way in which our students experienced institutional requirements as disruptive of their studies.

The slides are available on Slideshare, and are linked from our talks and papers page.