Resources

Envisioning

Type (keywords) About Reference
Background reading Research report on next generation digital learning environments. EDUCAUSE (2015) The Next Generation Digital Learning Environment: A Report on Research.
Background reading Research report on next generation digital learning environments. EDUCAUSE (2018) Pomerantz, J., Brown, M. and Brooks, D.C., Foundations for a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment: Faculty, Students, and the LMS. Research report. Louisville, CO: ECAR, January 2018.
Background reading Research report on next generation digital learning environments. Jisc (2018) Next generation [digital] learning environments: present and future
Background reading Blog post reflecting on the critical functions of a learning management system. David Wiley (2014) Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Mr. Potato Head, and the LMS
Background reading Analytical report on systems in use in UK universities. ucisa 2016 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK.
Case studies Nine case studies on institutional approaches to the management of technology enhanced learning in UK HE. ucisa 2016 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning: case studies.
Models; Examples Worked example showing how London business School used the technique of personas to consider the current user experience of their VLE and the benefits of moving to a desired future state. London Business School personas and scenarios
Models; Guides Guidance on how to create personas and how to undertake customer journey mapping. ucisa resources on student experience journey mapping
Guides; Examples Examples of how UK universities have used appreciative inquiry techniques to enhance learning and teaching practice. Jisc guide to appreciative inquiry.
Examples; Templates An example set of questions for discussion during stakeholder consultation meetings. University of York VLE Review consultation questions.
Guides; Models; Examples; Templates A PDF guide explaining how to analyse the stakeholders for your project and plan communications and engagement activities to win their support. Manchester Metropolitan University Stakeholder Analysis Toolkit.
Guides; Models; Examples; Templates A set of resources to help you develop staff and student capabilities in order to get the best out of your learning technologies. Jisc suite of resources on Building Digital Capability.

Specifying

Type (keywords) About Reference
Examples; Templates An example of an invitation to tender (ITT) document that has been used and adapted by a number of different UK universities. University of York ITT
Examples; Templates An example of an invitation to tender (ITT) document from the Netherlands that gives suppliers considerable leeway to suggest how they can meet the University’s needs without relying too heavily on a fixed functional specification. University of Twente ITT
Models The SAMR model has been used by a number of universities to help them think about how technology can support teaching and learning. This is a short video of the author of the model talking about it. Video of Dr Ruben Puentedura talking about the SAMR model.
Models; Guides The System Usability Scale (SUS) tool is described as a ‘quick and dirty’ but reliable method of measuring usability. It has been used since 1986 to evaluate a variety of products and services, including hardware, software, mobile devices, websites and applications. Information about the System Usability Scale (SUS) tool for measuring usability.
Models; Background reading The Wikipedia page on MoSCoW prioritisation. Information about MoSCoW prioritisation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoSCoW_method

Procuring

Type (keywords) About Reference
Guides At the time of writing the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 on the UK government website remains the definitive source of information on the procurement processes that apply to UK universities. Public Contracts Regulations 2015 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/102/contents
Example Word document describing the ‘wish list’ for a new VLE from the perspective of teaching staff, students and the institution. Glasgow School of Art evaluation criteria
Template Blank template showing the actions the student and staff test groups were asked to perform on each of the VLEs being evaluated. Glasgow School of Art testing sheet
Examples; Templates An example of an invitation to tender (ITT) document from Glasgow School of Art, which was the pilot institution for a framework set up by the Scottish universities and colleges procurement consortium. Glasgow School of Art ITT
Template Blank template showing the actions the staff test group was asked to perform on each of the VLEs being evaluated with further questions and evaluation criteria. University of Hull usability test sheets – staff version
Template Blank template showing the actions the student test group was asked to perform on each of the VLEs being evaluated with further questions and evaluation criteria. University of Hull usability test sheets – student version
Examples; Templates An example of question prompts when undertaking a reference site visit. University of Hull reference site question prompts
Guides; Case studies A guide for universities on ways in which they can include social impact clauses in procurement processes for major purchases. The guide includes case studies and suggested ways of measuring impact. University of Northampton guide to delivering social value from procurement http://www.northampton.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/a-handbook-for-higher-education-institutions-HEIs.pdf

Implementing

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Background reading; Guides A briefing paper for IT leaders to use in discussions with other stakeholders. It highlights the reasons for considering cloud provision, some of the challenges and risks and provides a glossary of common terms. ucisa Cloud computing: briefing paper.
Background reading; Guides A guide to the benefits and risks of using cloud services with particular reference to data protection regulations. Jisc guide Cloud computing, innovation, GDPR and you.
Case studies A short presentation on the VLE review project and subsequent implementation at Imperial College London. PowerPoint with audio. The Imperial College London experience. https://imperial.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Embed.aspx?id=2d758da3-8589-40af-9e3f-90a458110649

Delivering the benefits

Type (keywords) About Reference
Guides An online guide based on practical experiences of effecting change in UK higher and further education. Jisc guide to Change Management.
Examples; Case studies Recording of a webinar by the ucisa Digital Education Group, May 2018, sharing experiences of implementing VLE minimum standards in UK HE. Webinar recording, May 2018: VLE minimum standards-lessons from the sector.
Models; Guides; Templates Resources relating to the ABC learning design method, developed at University College London and widely used in the UK and Europe, including all of the tools, templates and guidance necessary to adopt the method. University College London ABC learning design method.
Models; Guides; Templates Resources relating to a learning design method developed by the University of Northampton and adapted by a number of other UK universities. University of Northampton CAIeRO learning design method.
Guides; Models; Case studies This online guide explores how digital tools can improve learning design. It is based on interviews with staff in colleges and universities and a decade of research into technology-enhanced learning. Jisc guide to Designing learning and assessment in a digital age.
Examples; Templates A wiki site providing examples, hints and tips on applying good practice and recognised standards to your VLE. University College London e-learning baseline.