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Dissecting Digital Marking 

  “Incredibly helpful, stressful, time saving, time consuming” are just some of the ways that digital assessment marking has been described.    We have spent the last month exploring digital assessment with some of our members. We wanted to understand their experiences, listen to the challenges, and learn about the different ways institutions are using digital […]

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Assessment futures: What will assessment look like in 2035

It is hard to be certain of what assessment will be like in the future. However, if we can create some scenarios of what might happen, it can help us to plan what we might be able to do. To make more desirable futures happen or to reduce the chances of a less desirable one. […]

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Driving changes in learning space design

We have been hearing a lot in our conversations with institutions about their challenges around creating effective learning spaces. Even before the pandemic we had seen a move by some institutions towards more active or blended learning models. These rely less on large lecture spaces and more on flexible open learning spaces, group work or […]

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A recipe for idea generation

  Ideation for us is the process of generating possible solutions to problems and challenges.  We find the most innovative and transformation ideas come when we work as a team. There are lots of tools and activities we use for ideation, but the challenge is bringing the process together. I am using a recipe analogy […]

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How will students be learning from September?

As students return to university, we look at what institutional websites are telling students about how they will be learning in the next year. Having already spoken with several institutions, the expectation was a return to campus-based learning. The reality turns out to be not so simple. This year we want to focus on the […]

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September – new year, new challenges

As we’re returning from leave, most of us going to less exotic locations than normal I’m sharing an image of one of my favorite locations the Port hills, above Lyttleton NZ, a place I was lucky enough to revisit in Nov 2019. In co-design we wanted to take a take step back at the beginning […]

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Reflections on our activities

We started this year with a blog post from the team introducing themselves and the activities they had done last year see A new year in edtech and codesign . As we approach the end of the academic year I have asked some of the team to reflect on the past six months and talk […]

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A new year in edtech and codesign

We thought we’d start the year by introducing some of the edtech and co-design team members, a glimpse of who we are what do we do. We’re a very active team led by Andy McGregor, director of edtech,  with a focus on exploring technology innovations in education and research, identifying potential new products and services […]

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Join our Edtech Coffee discussion

Join us to discuss the emergent technologies in higher and further education that are shaping the future of edtech. We want to look at the gap around what is available now and what is needed in edtech, the impact of emerging technologies and emerging behaviours around edtech. We are holding Edtech Coffee discussions online, Fridays […]

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Design Sprint with Academic Audio

What if there was the equivalent of Amazon Audible for academic journals? I’d like to introduce Academic Audio. Their idea to create a service that provides audio versions of journal articles or required reading, with students paid to make the recordings.  Over the summer we ran an online version of the Google Ventures Design Sprint  […]