Making teaching videos can be an excellent way of engaging learners. After 15 years of helping educators create video in various forms I’ve learnt that it can also be complicated, infuriating and time-consuming. At a time when you’re already under a lot of pressure, you want to spend what time and energy you have wisely. […]
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.
Chris looks at the fundamentals of digital storytelling and how it can play a part in effective online learning and assessment.
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.
Chris reflects on some of the lessons learned from the digital leadeship programme about digital transformation in education.
Scott shares news of a new Jisc training course designed to help those whose role is to publish to the web.
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.
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.
As the #ConnectMore19 events draw to a close the digital practice Subject Specialists in Jisc share some of their highlights.
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 […]