Monday, 17 September 2012

Edfutures Wiki

Over the last month (mid-Aug to mid-Sept 2012) I've been working on the Edfutures wiki, finding stuff, writing summaries, and doing some "meta-analyses" in the areas of:
  • Mobile loan schemes
  • 1:1 computing
  • Bring your own device (BYOD)
  • Bring your owntechnology (BYOT)
  • Cloud computing
  • Responsible use policies
  • Digital leaders programmes

It's been quite an enjoyable project, producing some "base-line" content for the wiki. Be interesting to see how it develops in the coming weeks and months.

Monday, 5 December 2011

A crossover thing

I did this for the Oriole project back in June. It's an aid to discussion around why people might not like to share learning resources they have created...


Monday, 18 July 2011

Analysis of Chemists and Economists survey on Open Access

This was a small piece of work I did for a JISC project run by Nottingham University. It shows the challenge of communicating the benefits of what may seem to be a self-evidently Good Thing. Read the report here.Taken along with the other reports (here), it makes a few steps towards understanding what motivates academics to engage with publishing in Open Access research repositories an journals.

As with most people employed within the public sector, academics have a strong altruistic self-image, however they also work within a cometitive environment where success is often defined as publication in a high-impact journal. This was especially true of the Chemists. External pressure in terms of reward, sanction or direction seem least effective in motivating academics.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Schoolzone briefing for BETT 2011

This document was a bit of moonlighting I did late in 2010 while still officially on Becta's books. I was an update to a previous briefing, taking account of the considerable changes that had taken place since the election. More changes have taken place since, so it's in need of updating again, but I think it gives a good picture of where things were at the start of this government, and gives some clues as to direction.

BETT Briefing Update 2011 221210

Friday, 18 February 2011

Becta's achievements 1998-2011

I was asked to do this a couple of days ago. I think it's going to be a kind of crib sheet for DfE staff who get asked, "What was it that Becta did?" Anyway, it might turn out to be the last "thing" I do with my Becta hat on so here it is as a kind of epitaph.

Two pages in two days was a bit of a challenge, and trawling through Becta's board minutes was more disheartening than enlightening. So I pretty much resorted to memory. What were the things that stuck in my mind. So I'm bound to have left something out. Do tell me if you think I missed something.

Becta Achievements 1998-2011

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Becta Archive: Harnessing Technology Review for FE 2010

This is the last Review in the series. It covers FE colleges, work-based learning providers and adult learning. The structure follows that of the now-defunct Harnessing Technology strategy.

Harnessing Technology Review for Further Education 2010

Becta Archive: Harnessing Technology Review for schools 2010

This is the last Harnessing Technology Review in the series, updating the stats from the 2009 Review. The report covers primary and secondary schools and is structured after the now-defunct Harnessing Technology strategy.

Harnessing Technology Review for Schools 2010