UCISA Learning Analytics Event

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On the 12th of April, I attended the UCISA event on learning analytics. This was a single day event held in Birmingham. Due to travel issues, we unfortunately missed the first speaker, Sarah Porter, Co-Chair of the National Inquiry into data in HE, High Education Commission – the author of the HEA report, “from bricks to clicks

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Zdenek Zdrahal, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University

The second speaker was Zdenek Zdrahal from Media Unit at the Open University. He ...

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Open Badges Presentation

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I’ve been invited to speak at the “e-assessment question” conference next week at the America Square Conference Centre in London. I’ll be discussing the process that Newcastle University has recently gone through when exploring the potential of Open Badges, and will talk about the research I am undertaking about the implementation of Open Badges across Europe. I think it will be a very different conference to the “standard educational conference” I attend – Newcastle University is the only educational institution ...
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Implementation of Open Badges in Education

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On the 23rd of June 2015 a survey was sent out to educational institutions via UK mailing lists, and globally via Twitter inviting institutions to answer three questions about their implementation of Open Badges. The three questions were:
  • Can you describe what stage of the implementation of Open Badges are you at?
  • What areas are you considering using Open Badges for?
  • How are you planning to issue the Open Badges?

I am delighted with the 57 responses we received in the survey, and with ...

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Centre For Recording Achievement – 4th International Seminar

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I’ve recently returned from the CRA conference in Plymouth. The seminar was titled “Researching and Evaluating Personal Development Planning and e-Portfolio” and had attendees from as far afield as Tokyo and the United States.

Introductory Plenary and discussion

The conference started with an introduction from Rob Ward, the Director of the CRA, and from Pauline Kneale, the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at Plymouth University. The title of the first main session was “The global ePortfolio Research Forum – Joining the dots ...

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