This week I enrolled on the Jisc Institutional change leader award online course. I have been involved in the development of the course over the past 2 years. So to have the opportunity of registering as a student on the course and experiencing the course first hand was important to me. I wanted to be able to experience an online learning course – my first as a student – and to learn from others who are leading change agency work in their college or university. The course has been designed to support staff and students working in partnership on technology led curriculum change projects. The course will offer guidance and opportunities to develop the relevant and necessary skills to support staff and students in taking forward change within their context.
I am looking forward to sharing my experiences and developing my own skills in this area. I have decided to set up my personal blog as a way for me to share my personal reflections and journey. This was also prompted by my attendance over the past 2 days on the Jisc Digital Leadership course where we spent time mapping our digital practices using the visitors and residents approach with Dave White and Donna Lanclos. This activity was valuable in identifying current practice in the ways we consume and engage with different technologies and tools in our professional/organisational and individual lives.
Another prompt was Chris Thomson’s excellent session on digital storytelling which has also inspired me to create this blog and to try and put in to practice some of the points highlighted in his session. So a few challenges I have set myself to develop my own digital practice.
You can follow me on Twitter @sarahknight and I use #digitalstudent and #jiscCAN for tweets relating to my work on students expectations and experiences of technology and on student staff partnerships.