Designing and Delivering a Quality HE Curriculum – some takeaways

By Gabi Witthaus, Learning & Teaching Facilitator, School of Business & Economics, Loughborough University. On 3 March I attended the Inside Gov event in London, “Designing and Delivering a Quality HE Curriculum”, wearing my SBE Learning & Teaching Facilitator hat. Here I summarise my key take-aways from the day. Alan Palmer, Head of Policy andRead more

TurnItIn shifts focus

The September TurnItIn UK User Group meeting was hosted by Leeds Uni this year. It followed the usual format of a position statement by the host, an overview of the development roadmap and case studies from users. There are big changes under way at TurnItIn, in response to a massive increase in the demand forRead more

Loughborough University joins Futurelearn

The first free, open, online platform for courses from multiple UK universities and other leading higher education institutions has announced a further five partners today (3 May), including Loughborough University and the British Museum. Loughborough and the British Museum join Strathclyde and Glasgow universities, alongside 17 other universities, the British Council and British Library, asRead more

'Other' Web tools

Every so often, my colleague Martin Hamilton (Head of Internet Services) and I are asked by a University group to look again at the University’s policy on the use of Web 2.0 services to support Teaching and Learning. “Web 2.0” is an unsatisfactory term that covers a wide variety of tools out there on theRead more

2012 Technology Enhanced Learning Survey

Every few years, UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association) conducts a survey of the use of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in UK universities and colleges. The report based on this year’s survey has just been published and is available here.  Here is a condensed version of the key findings from the executive summary: EnhancingRead more

JISC – Out with the old

This message has just been posted to the JISC Announce mailing list by Martyn Harrow, the new Chief Executive, and marks the end of an era for JISC, at least in terms of the way funding is distributed. Below you will find one funding call, which represents the end of our funding programme for theRead more

First Lboro E-learning Network meeting

Thanks to all those (30+) colleagues who attended the first Loughborough E-learning Network meeting this afternoon, chaired by Professor Ray Dawson. The theme was the planned migration of Learn to the next version of Moodle (V2). Rich Goodman, Manager of the E-learning Systems Team in IT Services, gave a demonstration of our test installation andRead more

Loughborough Student Charter, 2011-2012 – new website

The Loughborough Student Charter, 2011-2012, was created earlier this year with the input of staff, students and student representatives from across campus. Signed by both Prof Shirley Pearce, the Vice Chancellor, and Rebecca Bridger, the Loughborough Students’ Union President, this document exemplifies the sense of partnership that exists here at Loughborough University. In addition toRead more

NUS Charter on Technology in Higher Education

The NUS have produced a new Charter on Technology in Higher Education which follows on from their report into student perspectives on the use of ICT commissioned by the HEFCE Online Learning Taskforce (see previous post). The Charter was presented by Emily-Ann Nash from the NUS at the Future of Technology in Education 2011 conference atRead more

Emerging Practice in a Digital Age: new guide from JISC

  JISC have just launched at ALT-C 2011 their latest e-learning guide entitled Emerging Practice in a Digital Age: A guide to technology-enhanced institutional innovation . The report, with 10 case-studies from across UK HE, can be found at . Required reading for anyone involved in e-learning in UK HE. I particularly like the quotationRead more

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