This is largely a paper that I wrote for our September 2017 Learning and Teaching Committee. The paper is available as Paper K here. Just in case anyone wants to know what I’ve been working on for the last 12 months… —————– Information Services Group … Continue reading Replaying highlights from the last year
I’ve been dipping in and out of the livestream and Twitter feed for the Pushing HE conference today, and there’s a few thoughts that I don’t want to lose – they’re very ill-informed and random. Apologies in advance. Digital skills. The NGDLE talks about Universal … Continue reading Pushing some more thoughts
Today I acquired an additional role* (along with the names that others already call me, some of which I am sure are unprintable). I am now officially a Data Steward. In my institution this is defined as follows: The Data Steward is responsible for maintaining … Continue reading Today is a weard day
There’s been a flurry of activity in the last few weeks around the NGDLE a.k.a. the acronym that won’t die. The current issue of EduCause Review is dedicated to it, and Brian Lamb and Jim Groom ride again together with their recent blog posts. I … Continue reading Some more thoughts on the NGDLE, for what it’s worth
I’ve got several half formed posts lurking on this topic and since they never seem to reach the light of day I’m going to just dash this one out now. I’m sure other smarter people than me have already thought about this and I am … Continue reading When does it stop being about us?
One of my concerns about learning analytics has been the potential for ‘feeding the beast’ to become a goal in and of itself. Where you end up constraining the systems that can be used to teach in order to make sure that the analytics are … Continue reading A poor metaphor where I obliquely compare the VLE to a dinosaur