For the first time in at least two years (if not longer) I spent three days in a row at our Bristol office. The office was much busier than it has been on previous visits, and there was a (little) bit of a buzz in there. I did have a few in-person ad hoc interactions with people, who I might not interact with online. You can create these online, but it isn’t easy.
I was asked if I preferred working from home, or working in the office. My response was I prefer to have the choice. The challenge I found with lockdown, was that I had no choice. Though I have preferences about space when I have specific things I need to do, I really quite like working in different environments and spaces.
I had to upgrade the Twitter client on my iPad. The old one, which I liked kept crashing and I couldn’t get it to stop. The new one, I do not like.
I posted a blog post on my early thinking about personalisation.
What do we mean by personalisation, what can we personalise, what should be personalise and what are the challenges in personalisation?
I have been looking at how data and technology can deliver a personalised learning journey and we have in our HE strategy the following ambition statement.
We will explore and develop solutions to help universities deliver personalised and adaptive learning using data, analytics, underpinning technologies and digital resources.
We know that there are very different opinions and views of what personalised learning is. One of the things I do need to do is to take that ambition statement and expand it into a clear explanatory statement, so that key stakeholders are clear about what we mean and why this space is important to higher education.
I have been preparing for Digifest next week where I will be attending both days.
I am also speaking at Digifest on Wednesday9th March 2022 from 11:45 – 12:30 in Hall 7B.
In this session, James will showcase Jisc’s HE sector strategy, Powering HE, and why and how we developed the strategy. He will explore what Jisc is doing and planning to do in the HE teaching and learning space. He will bring the session together with the impact the strategy is having on university members across the UK.
I enjoyed the WonkHE 404 page.
My top tweet this week was this one.
The GWR Chocolate and Cream livery that you haven’t done yet, but will do in the future. You know something like this. pic.twitter.com/GYZ2IWhlqt
— James Clay (@jamesclay) March 1, 2022