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Helf meeting – november

Alan Parmar – hefce online task force

Enhancing learning and teaching through the use of technolgy … The principle is to enhance the student learning experience

To do … Reconnect with jisc – a couple of reports need to be read

Read the SPOT report student perspectives of technology. See hefce web site. Student prefer a choice in how they learn, concerns with staff training / awareness in use of technology, appropriate of technology varies and value where it makes sense.

Universities work together to build the uk he brand. Look for pre-competition collaboration, ie share services (vle).

Strategic …. This is not a bolt on, fundemental to what universities do, we teach we research. Technology is central to achieve this 🙂

Staff development – keen on mixed team approach with respect to design.

Use other peoples content / material (oer).

Start to have the discussion around contact hours

Key message – online is not cheap … Can find economies of scale, but not cheap.

Nus study (spot) … Difficult to read, struggles to hit the mark. But still worth a read.

Recommendations – hefce online task force

1. About better information, discovery so people will not just go to open university
2. Investment to pump prime collaboration to get started – consortium models, collaborative to achieve scale of brand
3. ??
4. Strategic stuff – institutions address processes and structures
5. Staff development and training – national stuff is being revisited
6. Oer …. Push, push, push … Might need to focus more on reuse, as opposed to build

Derek – HEA

Uncertainty, turbulence, anxiety

Eltt – enhancing learning through technology

Browne – pg 48 – securing a sustainable future for higher education

Professional standards framework – revamp –

Look at national teaching fellowship

Dimensions of quality – not about kit, it’s about pedagogical practice and student engagement

Re-read horizon reports

Evidence net / ofcom

What should we catalyse at ucs? – based on facilitating groups – around themes, seminar series, publications,

Success stories from the hea subject centres


Seminar series

Enhancement (learning and teaching) acedemy


Jisc – technology-enhanced assessment and feedback jisc.ac.uk/assessment

Ucisa – growth in formative e-assessment