Digital Choices Development at Brookes

Mark Childs writes:
We’ve made a lot of progress with the digital capabilities website based on the Jisc NUS student digital experience benchmarking tool. For a start we’ve decided on a name (the Digital Choices Matrix) and we’ve integrated it with Brookes’s Technology-Enhanced Learning Framework. [note: will we retrofit the new name to the digital capabilities site?]
In order for it to be adopted within the institution, we need to do a few things. One is to create a simplified front end so that people will be led to single principles of the framework. The other is for this front end to match Brookes’s TEL framework, so that people aren’t being presented with a multiplicity of frameworks.
Brookes’s TEL framework is based on its Strategy for Enhancing the Student Experience (SESE), and SESE and the Jisc NUS tool match very closely. Where there are near misses it also helps; you can see where one might inform the other.
This has led to an enquiry-based approach to Course Design Intensives for module and programme teams adopting a key set of learning technologies: Moodle, Google Apps for Education, Aspire reading lists, Hangouts, Adobe Connect, MyMediasite, YouTube.


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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  1. Irmgard

    Thanks for this update. A simplified and streamlined front end, in line with the Brookes framework, would be fantastic. I had a quick look, and there’s still not much content behind the links, except for links added by Abi Ball.