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

Online Toolkit and Diagnostic Tool Consultants appointed

Following the progress update in February and the subsequent open call for tenders, I am delighted to announce that Lou McGill Consultancy has been appointed to undertake the development of the content for the Scaling up online learning Toolkit and that SkillSet Limited, working with Lou McGill, have been appointed to develop the diagnostic tool as … Read more

Proof of concept: developing a directory of UK online courses

As one of the potential solutions identified by the community to help enable institutions to expand their online course offerings, the Scaling up online learning project has been exploring the viability and usefulness of developing a directory of UK online courses. As a very first exploration of this, Michael Webb, Jisc’s Director of technology and analytics, has put … Read more

Outline plans: progress this month

Since the publication of the projects outline plans last month, the Scaling up Online Learning project is moving forward: two invitation to tenders (ITTs) are in the final stages of editing and are due to be released later this month/early next month. The first ITT relates to the scaling up online learning toolkit where we are … Read more

Scaling up online learning: outline plans

As outlined in the projects last blog post, the best of the ideas that came out of the ideas board for the project were considered by the projects Working Group during a dedicated workshop session. The solutions that they considered and the outcomes for each of these are summarised in the table below: Idea Desira-bility Feasi-bility Commit-ment Outcome … Read more

Learning and Teaching Experts Meeting workshop – 15/10

Yesterday I gave a short presentation about the project to a group of delegates at a Learning and Teaching Experts meeting that took place at Maple House in Birmingham (great venue with lots of tea/coffee and cake around all day). It was a really lively session and seemed to spark a lot of interest in those that attended it. … Read more

Have your say!

   There is now an ideascale page for the project (http://scalinglearning.ideascale.com/) where anyone can comment on and vote on the ideas that are emerging to address the pain points of scaling up online learning within institutions. We’ve got 9 ideas on there so far (when I last checked anyway), with the ideas ‘Institutional Toolkit on new ways of … Read more