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Code of Practice for Learning Analytics launched

Posted on Posted in Ethics, Learning Analytics, Legal issues, Strategy

Today Jisc is launching the Code of Practice for Learning Analytics at the UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities event here in the amazing MediaCityUK at Salford Quays. Developing this document was chosen by institutions as the number one priority for Jisc’s learning analytics programme.  The Code aims to help universities and colleges develop strategies for dealing […]

Where next for tuition at the Open University?

Posted on Posted in Course design, OU VLE, Policies, Strategy

Should Open University students be entitled to particular types and amounts of tuition during their studies?  Should provision be consistent across tutor groups, regions and nations, and qualifications?  What are the most successful pedagogical strategies for online synchronous sessions?  How should we engage with Facebook as an institution?  What role do face to face sessions […]

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Can you ever switch off a module website?

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At the moment the Open University’s policy is to remove module websites in our Moodle-based virtual learning environment for three years after the module presentation.  To have all the module content simply vanish after that period is becoming untenable.  For our students the module website is where their learning activities are coordinated and increasingly where […]

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Accrediting institutional competence in elearning

Posted on Posted in Adoption, Strategy

Elearning is taking place in all universities and colleges to varying degrees. For many it is now a strategic priority but few institutions could honestly say that it is being rolled out across all courses systematically, and some have not yet even defined a common language for what elearning is. Benchmarking and accreditation processes are […]