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Presentation at the JISC online e-learning conference

We have just completed a presentation on the project as part of the JISC’s online e-learning conference. This focused on the process of institutional change, analysing two parts of the work of our project, using ideas drawn from Actor-Network Theory. This was an opportunity for us to work through (for ourselves, as well as for the audience!) accounts of change that didn’t rely on top-down, imposed, rational accounts of change. We had some very positive feedback, which was reassuring.

The session was recorded and we’re assured that this will be made available in the new year. We’ll provide a link through to this once it’s available.

Resources from the programme meeting, Brimingham

Last week, we gathered in Birmingham for a programme meeting; as part of this, all the projects presented outputs from their work in a ‘trade fair’ activity.

We offered two resources: a poster, that gives an overview of some of the evidence from our studies and raises questions for institutions to consider; and a guide to using qualitative data about the student experience to inform institutional decision making.

We chose these because between them, they cover both the process and the substantive findings of the work we’ve done to date. We designed them to give people resources to think with, without pre-judging what issues they might be facing locally. Since we recognise that our institution isn’t typical, we wanted to prompt people to think about how these concerns might play out for them.