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Integrating MOOCs into modules…international version :-)

Nic Fair, Manuel Leon and I are in sunny Naples to present at the International Conference for Educational Media (#ICEM2017) at the University of Naples –  “Digital Universities in the MOOC Era: Redesigning Higher Education” 

Here are our slides:

Our  free to access full paper is available here.

I will update this post with tweets and reflections from the event, but for the moment you might like to check out the view from the venue coffee room 🙂



Integrating MOOCs into University Modules

This week I’ll be presenting our work which has incorporated two of our MOOCs as revision aids within a university module  at the “What Works in Assessment and Feedback: Simply Better” conference at the University of Southampton. And next week we will present a paper based on this project at a conference at the University of Naples –  “Digital Universities in the MOOC Era: Redesigning Higher Education”

I’ll update this post with feedback and photos after these events.

A Socio-technical Approach to UK HE module design

After the EDULEARN conference earlier this month, the graphic below has been developed to try to represent the principles concerning a socio-technical approach to module design. This approach has been manifest in the ‘Living and Working on the Web’ module outlined in some of our earlier posts, graphics and videos.

You can find a graphical summary of this approach here.

Please let us know what you think about this and how the approach can be developed and improved.

Microsoft and British Council Deep Learning Event, Kuala Lumpur

I’m on my way to Kuala Lumpur to talk about MOOCs and Curriculum Innovation at an event organised by Microsoft and the British Council.

UPDATE 13th May – Storifys of tweets from the #ASEANDeepLearning event have now been added below the slides.

1. For the panel discussion (Monday 11th May)

2. For the keynote (Tuesday 12th May)


A snapshot of tweets from day 2 of the British Council / Microsoft #ASEANdeeplearning event in Kuala Lumpur, May 2015.

Originally published on the WSI Blog

Curriculum Innovation & MOOCs: our contributions to ILIaD Launch

The launch of our new Institute for Innovation, Learning and Development (ILIaD) was an ideal opportunity to share some of the work we have been doing recently with MOOCs and Curriculum Innovation. The event was great fun and well supported. The full programme is available here.

The University of Southampton’s Vision 2020 states that over the next few years we will “revolutionise education”. ILIaD has been created to lead on this ambition and help shape the University’s future educational approach.

Below are the slides we used as background for our round table session titled “Disrupting our Education and Research via MOOCs” featuring Kate Dickens, Graeme Earl, Olja Rastic Dulborough and myself:

The slidedeck below supported the presentation titled “Making a revolution is hard work: working together for MOOCs” led by Paula Higgins and also featuring Kate Dickens and myself:

The photo below shows Digichamp Olja Rastic Dulborough with her poster titled “Engaged Student – a Reflection” that showcases the extensive amount of work she does to support a number of digital initiatives and curriculum innovation projects.

Olja Rastic Dulborough

This second poster highlights our curriculum innovation module Living and Working on the Web (UOSM2033 and UOSM2008 – now running twice by popular demand!) A third iteration of this module is shortly to begin for undergraduate students based in Singapore – Google Hangouts will replace the “drop in” workshops currently offered to support the module in Southampton. In a future blogpost we’ll let you know how it goes 🙂

Olja Rastic Dulborough

Originally published on the WSI Blog