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Myths and Misconceptions Reflections

Skeuomorphism: helpful design or holding us back?

Chris looks at how a recent design update to virtual meeting software, an example of skeuomorphism, might have an unintentional impact on teaching and learning practice.

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Good practice

Add digital storytelling to your online learning toolkit

Chris looks at the fundamentals of digital storytelling and how it can play a part in effective online learning and assessment.

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Good practice Reimagining teaching and learning

Ghosts in the machine: rediscovering stories in a world of data

In a world of ubiquitous data and increasing analytical power, we mustn’t forget the power of stories and narrative in making sense of the world. Chris explores what the impact of this on understanding the student experience and the lessons for leaders.

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Reflections Reimagining teaching and learning

Reflections on digital transformation

Chris reflects on some of the lessons learned from the digital leadeship programme about digital transformation in education.

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Good practice

Writing for the Digital World

Scott shares news of a new Jisc training course designed to help those whose role is to publish to the web.

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Myths and Misconceptions Reflections

Is Teams a VLE killer? That’s the wrong question

Many of Jisc’s member institutions are looking at the potential of of MS Teams to be a core system in the support of learning and teaching. Here Chris takes a look at the fundamental difference between Teams and the traditional VLE to ask whether one could be a direct replacement for the other.

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Myths and Misconceptions Reflections Reimagining teaching and learning

Engagement and attention: recognising the difference

We use the word engagement a lot in education. Chris reflects on whether what we often think of as engagement is actually more like attention and why it’s important to be clear about the distinction.

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Events Watch this space

Reflecting on future practice – #ConnectMore19 and beyond!

As the #ConnectMore19 events draw to a close the digital practice Subject Specialists in Jisc share some of their highlights.

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Myths and Misconceptions Reflections Reimagining teaching and learning

Innovation is all about keeping up with the tech, right?

What does it mean to “innovate”? Just because you’re using “innovative” technologies doesn’t automatically mean you are being innovative yourself. Conversely, you don’t need to use cutting edge technology to transform your practice in innovative ways. It’s tempting to think that in the field of education technology, if you’re not keeping up with the latest […]

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Good practice

Digital capability: arrival or evolution?

Chris and colleague Shri Footring presented a workshop at December’s AoC Create comference in London about staff digital skills and adapting to constant change. Here Chris outlines how thinking about “conscious competence” can give a window on the activities leaders can encourage to support this in their organisation.