Category Archives: project outputs

Be online ready!

  New resources launched On Wednesday, during our ‘Creating online experiences that learners will value‘ session at ALT-C we launched a range of online learning resources that have been produced as part of our Scaling up online learning and Digital Student projects. Along with our report ‘What makes a successful online learner?‘ we launched our beta online learning readiness … Read more

Digifest demo summary

Last week at Jisc Digfest I gave a demonstration of the new Jisc Scaling up online learning guides and the Online Learning Readiness Tool* which received a lot of interest. It was a great opportunity to share the resources that have been developed over the last year as a result of feedback from the wider community … Read more

Demonstrations at DigiFest

This week at Jisc DigiFest Heather Price will be demonstrating the new Scaling up online learning guides and the Online learning readiness tool. The three guides provide a comprehensive overview of what institutions need to consider when scaling up online or distance learning. The first guide Scaling up online learning helps you consider which model/s are appropriate … Read more

Experts group panel session

Last week I joined an impressive line up of panel members for the Scaling up online learning panel session during the Learning and teaching practice experts group meeting that took place in the inspiring Studio venue in Birmingham. The panel session, chaired by Sarah Sherman (University of London), resulted in a really interesting discussion.  Questions for the … Read more

directory of UK online courses not viable for Jisc at present

A mid-project stop/go review meeting on the development of the directory of UK online courses took place near the end of last week. The initial phases of this work (technical feasibility work undertaken by Michael Webb and Tim Richard of Jisc) and a service design review by LiveWork were carefully reviewed and the decision was … Read more

Reflections on ALT-C

Last week I attended day 2 of the ALT-C conference in Manchester and presented a session under the theme ‘Participatory approaches to the development of learning technologies’ which explored the collaborative approach that this project has taken and shared the activities and outputs of the project as they currently stand (see below). Although I was only there … Read more

Improving the visibility of UK online courses

As part of the project’s work into investigating how the visibility of accredited UK online courses could be improved, LiveWork were commissioned to undertake research to understand user and institutional needs around this, and also to identify the value of a directory of UK online courses. They found that (for potential online students): Decision making … Read more

UK directory of online courses: update

I am delighted to announce that Livework are working with us and the project’s working group to undertake a service design review around the potential of a UK directory of online courses. The Livework team will be looking at: How a directory of online courses can deliver value for different users. What would differentiate a Jisc … Read more

Diagnostic tool and priority theme updates

Last week the SkillSet team, along with Lou McGill presented the initial user stories and wireframes for the diagnostic tool and the priority themes covering both the diagnostic tool and the Scaling up online learning toolkit to the project’s working group during a webinar workshop for their comment and feedback. The workshop began with an introduction by the SkillSet … Read more

Barriers to scaling up online learning

Whilst preparing for today’s presentation to the Jisc Learning and teaching practice experts group, I realised that an overview of the barriers to scaling up online learning that workshop participants identified back in July hadn’t been shared on this project blog in any detail, so to remedy this I’ve listed them below (in no particular order): Lack of clear … Read more