Creative Commons

Creative CommonsI recently put together some slides for a discussion we had on UAL’s APP Open Education Practice (OEP) unit. This focussed on ‘Creative Commons’ licensing and showed examples of useful online resources and sites using ‘Creative Commons’ licensing – the examples link through to the live sites. The slides are available here. Absolutely essential reading on Creative Commons is John Casey’s “Creative Commons Licenses – are they right for you?” – which you can access at http://alto.arts.ac.uk/904/

#app, #creative-commons, #oep, #oer, #presentation, #presentations

Janet, Google Apps for Education and Universities

janet

Janet has recently announced a service to make it more straightforward for education establishments such as universities to sign up for Google Apps for Education. Further information is available from a recent Janet announcement.

#google-apps, #janet, #learning-technology

Visual Rhetoric – a UAL / LSE Collaboration

Visual Rhetoric logo

Visual Rhetoric is a collaboration between the LSE and UAL (LCC) with a recently designed and launched public presence available at www.visualrhetoric.ac.uk. This fascinating knowledge exchange project brings together designers and researchers from the social sciences, arts and humanities.

Here follows an  overview of the collaboration between the eLearning Teams of UAL (CLTAD) and LSE and the academic teams to provide additional resources to support this project. Continue reading

#cltad, #creativity-2, #digital-literacy, #elearning-2, #lcc, #learning-technology, #ual

Electronic Management of Assessment – HeLF Forum

HeLF logo

Towards the end of June I attended and presented at the ‘Heads of eLearning Forum’ – HeLF – ‘Electronic Management of Assessment’ (EMA) SIG Event held at the University of Brighton. It was a fascinating gathering, most attendees being senior ‘Learning Technologists’ and ‘Heads of eLearning’ from universities across the UK.
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#digital-literacy, #elearning-2, #feedback, #oat, #online-assessment

Online Assessment Feedback

My Assessment feedback - logo

Together with Technical Developer Sat Anandhan, I have been involved in UAL’s Online Assessment Tool (‘OAT’) project since its inception.

OAT is an online assessment grading and feedback tool developed to support the delivery of high quality and timely assessment feedback to students throughout the university. Continue reading

#assessment, #cltad, #digital-literacy, #elearning-2, #eportfolio, #learning-technology, #mahara, #moodle, #online-assessment, #ual

Openshot – why it’s worth funding.

Openshot logo

Openshot

Putting my money where my mouth is, I’ve just pledged funding for the Openshot project via Kickstarter.

Why have I done this?

Openshot is an excellent free video editing program currently available for Linux platforms – and I have recently started to use Linux in the form of Linux Mint on a couple of laptops. However, I also use Windows and Mac systems too.

Openshot intend to make their program available for Windows and Mac platforms too Continue reading

#digital-literacy, #learning-technology, #openshot, #video

OEP @ UAL

OEP - the hands-on bit

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in the fascinating inaugural day of UAL’s Open Educational Practice (OEP) unit of CLTAD’s Academic Practice Provision (APP).

The slides I used to introduce my workshop introducing, testing and discussing some of the tools which can be useful for OEP are available @: http://goo.gl/vFPEu

#app, #cltad, #creative-commons, #digital-literacy, #oer, #presentations