Learning Studio celebrates Year One

I have been following the Learning studio with interest and they just hit the one year mark, congratulations.

It’s hard to believe but the Learning Studio opened its doors to the campus last March. In that time we’ve seen over a thousand camera and equipment check-outs, are averaging 900 room reservations a month, and have offered dozens of workshops and training sessions for students and faculty.

Year One: A Glimpse from Learning Studio on Vimeo.

Strong interest for ebooks

3 computers to support the session

Today’s online surgery/webinar on ‘Getting started with ebooks‘ attracted 150 registrations and around 100 folk turned up at the top of the hour.

The turnout confirms that there is much interest on this topic and I hope to carry this energy into at least 1 project this year.

See my ‘notes on ebooks‘ for a collection of links from the past year or so that I continue to add to.

JISC elevator

JISC elevator is a new way to find and fund innovative ways to use technology to improve universities and colleges. Anyone employed in UK higher or further education can submit an idea. If your idea proves popular then JISC will consider it for funding. The elevator is for small, practical projects with up to £10,000 available for successful ideas.

Bathcamp #29

Bathcamp stage

It’s all design.

Curated by Alan Colville with speakers:

Richard Caddick of cxpartners: The Value Of Imagination

Joe Leach of cxpartners: Form Design

Jon Waring of 3Sixty: Designing measureable and meaningful websites

The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

Doug Belshaw has just announced that he is writing an ebook over the course of this year titled “The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies“.

What are you expecting from this book?
– from the purchasing page

Digital Literacies is one of the hot topics at the moment and as there isn’t much in the way of guidance out there, capturing the essentials in a book is a good idea. I have some understanding of the topic of course but am always happy to have my views better informed. I want examples I can refer to and ideas to challenge me/us.

I like the open approach to the writing and self-publishing model, and I am particularly interested in how the book will be created technically – hopefully Doug will touch on this subject in posts to come. I hope it comes as an Epub too.

Doug is a great guy and when they say you should be in a room with folk that you can learn from, Doug is one such person I am happy to chop it up with.

The initial releases will be spread across the year and it only costs £1 at present so go and get your copy.