OCSLD is developing

We had a new sort of team meeting on Tuesday. For a change it wasn’t a committee meeting with chair and minutes. In the rather unsavoury metaphor, we spent a couple of hours eating our own dogfood. I do not mean that in a bad way, but we did break into groups and used a couple of devices to stimulate discussion, elicit ideas, refine and consolidate the ideas and produce some recommendations for future travel.

This blog is both an indicator of a new direction as well as a way of discussing and reflecting on it.

For me, I have never contributed to a “corporate” (or “collective”?) blog. It has always been just me commenting as I see fit. But, I am looking forward to this new departure.

Let’s see how it works.



About the author

George Roberts

George has been at Oxford Brookes since 2000 and joined OCSLD in June 2006 as an Educational Developer (e-Learning). In his previous role he advised the Head of e-Learning and the Senior Management Team of the University on policy for off-campus e-learning and e-learning partnerships.

He leads the MA Education (Higher Education) and teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE) as well as conducting Course Design Intensives (CDIs) and other educational development activities: workshops and consultancies.

He leads the organisation of the annual Brookes Learning and Teaching Conference (BLTC) and is Managing Editor of the Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching.

George is a visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University and a Visiting Fellow of Edge Hill University.

He wrote his doctorate (July 2011) at the University of Southampton on biographical narratives of adult users of a community IT centre on a large social housing estate.

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