In my previous post I shared the timeline of academic development in the UK I created for the related literature review section of my thesis.
Below you will find one more timeline which I thought would be useful to synthesise technological and open education developments that are relevant to my study.
This attempt to visualise these developments together using a similar approach as shown in the academic development timeline (Thank you Dr Stephen Powell for suggesting this format), is based on Grainne Conole‘s e-learning timeline from 2012 and Weller’s (2016) OER history.
I am looking forward to your comments and suggestions to finalise this.
Timeline of digital networked technologies and open education developments based on Conole (2012) and Weller (2016)
Conole, G., 2012. E-learning in higher education, new technologies and education for multilingualism, second rectors’ conference, European parliament, Brussels, 18-19 October 2012. [keynote]. Accessed from http://www.europarl.europa.eu/interp/rectorsconference2012/docs/pdf/conole_presentation.pdf on 28th May 2016.
Weller, M. 2016c. Emerging OER discipline, 7 September 2016. Accessed from http://www.slideshare.net/mweller/emerging-oer-discipline on 18 December 2016.
For the last four years I have been and still am a PhD student at Edinburgh Napier University in the area of collaborative open learning in cross-institutional academic development in the UK. One of the main outputs of this phenomenographic study is the cross-boundary collaborative open learning framework. More info about my study can be found here.
Since September 2016 I have been revising the first full draft.
During this process, I realised that a timeline for the literature review section around academic development, would be useful to capture important milestones in the area and the ones related to HE in the UK. This would give the reader a quick visual overview.
I was surprised at how little specific information I could find in the literature especially around historic academic development provision and particularly dates linked to provision and when it all started. Is this linked to the fact that in the first years of its existence not much was written about academic development?
This led me to reach out to the SEDA community for help via the Jisc mailing list. I am grateful for all colleagues who responded and helped me add some vital pieces to this timeline.
The below is this timeline.
Timeline of academic development in the UK (Nerantzi, 2016)
If you are reading this, and have more accurate information, that should be included/replaced in the timeline, please let me know.