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LOU McGILL



Education technology consultant



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C-DELTA course in digital leadership

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:52:11 +0000

I recently authored some course modules for the Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) programme. C-DELTA course for Digital Education Leaders I was working with the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching CILT) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). The conceptual framework underpinning […]

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LLiDA website

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:30:21 +0000

Thriving in the 21st century: Learning Literacies for the Digital Age   Between July 2008 – May 2009 I worked with my colleagues Helen Beetham and  Allison Littlejohn on a fantastic research study funded by Jisc. The LLiDA Project was led by the Caledonian Academy at Glasgow Caledonian University. It aimed to find out what literacies learners need to thrive in a digitally networked world, […]

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Successful online learners

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:30:49 +0000

The report considers the key questions addressed by the study:

1. What are successful online learners like?

2. What do successful online learners do? 3. How do successful online learners feel about learning online? 4. What differences among online learners are significant to their success? 5. How can providers and teachers/facilitators support online learners’ success?

3. How do successful online learners feel about learning online? 4. What differences among online learners are significant to their success? 5. How can providers and teachers/facilitators support online learners’ success?

4. What differences among online learners are significant to their success? 5. How can providers and teachers/facilitators support online learners’ success?

5. How can providers and teachers/facilitators support online learners’ success?

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Online learning checklist

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 08:22:36 +0000

I have already written about my work with Heather Price at Jisc on the Scaling up Online Learning (SUOLL) programme. The  working group identified several pieces of work that would benefit the sector. They suggested a Scaling up Online Learning toolkit which would  offer tools, techniques, strategies and activities at institutional, strategic and delivery levels to support the […]

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Autistic learners

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:32:50 +0000

This week we are holding #OLsuccess week which is designed to capture voices of online learners – people with a particular preference or need to access their learning online. This might be through choice or may be something that they have to do as part of a face to face course. One of the challenges for […]

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Online learners

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 14:22:49 +0000

I’m currently working on a Jisc funded study into online learner expectations and experiences with Helen Beetham and Tim Gray, which is part of the wider digital student study. This work also links back to the work I did on the Jisc scaling up online learning project. We have been carrying out a fairly extensive literature and project review […]

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Injustice

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:52:40 +0000

I was talking to an old friend the other day and one thing that struck me was that we both felt really strongly about injustice. But then I thought – surely everyone gets equally angry and upset about it. Is the difference about trying to fight injustice or standing up to it? I’ve been thinking […]

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Blogging for 10 years

Fri, 13 May 2016 10:14:21 +0000

The photo for this post is a pic of our lovely greyhound who came to live with us 10 years ago. Sadly, she died this week (at the grand old age of 16). We all loved her and will miss her a lot.  I was reading a post by Martin Weller the other day who […]

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Online learning

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 10:12:57 +0000

I have been working with Heather Price at Jisc on two large pieces of work around online learning. Heather leads the Scaling up Online Learning (SUOLL) programme at Jisc, with a working group that consists of early adopter universities taking an innovative approach to online learning and universities who are yet to tackle online learning (and/or […]

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Digital storytelling

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:42:19 +0000

I have recently established a new venture around digital storytelling. The service hopes to support individuals, community groups and small businesses to get their messages across to their different stakeholder groups effectively. From identifying their different stakeholders, understanding their key messages and finding methods and tools to tell their stories well to evaluating feedback and […]

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