Tuesday, 1 March 2011

out and about: Andy at EBI

Andy was an invited speaker at the European Bioinfomatics Institute, Cambridge, on the 28th Feb, where he presented and ran a number of surgeries for staff. The topic was on "enhancing learning through innovative technologies: observations from UCS and beyond. The intended aims were;

  • how can technologies be effectively used to enhance the learning experience of face to face teaching?

  • how to develop an active e-learning community?

  • how can we share good practice?

  • what methods might we employ to evaluate e-learning?

The context or narrative of the presentation was around trying to explain why in UK HE do we continually fail with respect to learning technologies, to move from initiation, to implementation to institutionalisation? So I was applying the work of Collis and Moonen, with the use of communities of practice and integrating personal learning networks to suggest we can do better at the taking local innovation and scaling it to institutional impact. The slides are available from;

The outcomes include a likely return visit by their e-learning Team to further explore approaches to implement technology enhanced learning innovations, and potential of working together.

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