Research Projects

Summary
Primary Investigator & Project Manager:       £980,455
Project Manager:                £830,000
Total:                                         £1,810,455

Primary Investigator & Project Management

Project Management

Project Advisor

Personal Research Projects.

Primary Investigator & Project Management

Clipper2 Project (2015-17) £115,406

Online Video Annotation Toolkit for Research and Education. A consortium project – funded by Jisc. HTML5, Semantic Web. City of Glasgow College.

http://blog.clippertube.com/

https://clipperdev.com/

Microsoft Research Grant (2016-17) £15,000

Cloud Infrastructure Services. Grant, in kind, from MS Research to support Clipper project for application in academic research data management. City of Glasgow College.

Badges Toolkit Trial (2016-17) UFI / SNOOK Ltd. £1,000

Linking Badge to Digital Evidence for SQA Units. Ufi funding

Supported Snook Ltd.  to explore feasibility issuing digital badges for completion ofofficial FE SQA units. City of Glasgow College.

https://www.ufi.co.uk/

CIT-EA PROJECT (2014-15) £100,000

Creating Innovative Technology – enhanced Assessments: Systematic Approaches

http://citea.digitalinsite.co.uk/

Consortium project – funded by Jisc. Led by City of Glasgow College. Toolkit and assessment redesign templates. Adopted by SQA for subject network re-engineering assessment workshops using templates. City of Glasgow College.

ONCE International (2012-13)  £7,000

Collaboration between UAL and the School of Art and Design at Coventry University, exploring open education activities as a promotional business tool for student recruitment. Funded by the HEA. UAL.

Open Academic Practice Unit: Module in p/g teaching certification (2012) £7,860

A postgraduate teaching certificate for developing OEP (Open Educational Practice) skills through exploring practical and theoretical aspects creating open educational resources. Funded by the HEA. UAL.

https://process.arts.ac.uk/content/open-practice-unit-ual

Portfolio Commons (2012) £20,580

Linking an e-Portfolio system (Mahara) to an institutional repository (ePrints), using open source software tools. UAL

Portfolio Commons

Blog http://portfoliocommons.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2012/05/04/portfolio-commons-nutshell-post/

Video

ALTO UK (2011 – 2013) £198,189

Open Education project for UK Art Colleges including; online learning resource creation with innovative instructional design tools to support academics and the development of HTML5 prototype tools. UAL.

ALTO UK

ALTO (2010 – 2011) £250,000

The creation of open online learning resources for arts subjects, based around themed areas of significant strategic importance to the University of the Arts London and the wider arts education community.).

ALTO

https://process.arts.ac.uk/

Clipper1 (2009 – 2010) £42,350

The design and development of a prototype video collection management system to enable users to effectively manage their access to and use of a large video collection. (Adobe Flash Technology)

Clipper1)

Digital Asset Management (DAM) Colleges Scotland (2009) £1,500

Co-author of report analysing the information management needs for learning resources in Scottish Colleges. Federal Repository system implemented as a result.

Digital Asset Management (DAM) report for Colleges Scotland 2009

TrustDR (2005 – 2007) £192,570

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in digital learning resources in institutional repositories, this produced a widely used and referenced institutional development pack. Ulster University.

TrustDR

QAA Flexible Learning in HE and FE (2005) £5,000

University of the Highlands and Islands. A project that developed a practical and ‘straight talking’ guide to implementing flexible learning in a higher and further education. Produced a handbook and an organisational model for implementing change in academic institutions, now the basis of further work by QAA Enhancement Theme Project in Flexible Learning in HE and FE

Instructional Media Programme at University of Cambridge (2002) £4,000

Invited to teach post grad short courses in the use of digital media to education students at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Funded by the Sainsbury Family Gatsby Trust. University of Stirling.

University of Cambridge Homerton College

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (2002) £4,000

Metadata and Content Management. Consultant to an EU project for the park to assist in the management of multimedia content. University of Stirling.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Scottish Enterprise and SONY Data Warehouse Project (2002) £2,000

Assessment of proposals for creating a data warehouse with Scottish Enterprise, SONY and the University of Stirling to manage assets for the Creative Industries in Scotland. University of Stirling.

Scottish Enterprise and SONY Data Warehouse Project

The Instructional Media Programme (1998 – 2002) £8,000

An intensive hands-on series of workshops enabling HE and FE teachers to become effective authors and users of digital media to support their teaching. University of Stirling.

The Instructional Media Programme

Dementia Care – Online Study Course (2001) £4,000

Design of one of the first UK online courses in Dementia Care with the Iris Murdoch Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling.

Dementia Care – Online Study Course

Motorola Retraining Contract (2001) £2,000

Contract for retraining of redundant Motorola workers in Scotland. University of Stirling.

Motorola Retraining Contract

Project Management

Jorum (The Jisc Store) (2007 – 2008) £830,000

Project manager for development of a national digital repository of learning resources – implementation of the open source platform (Dspace) and adoption of Creative Commons licences. A joint project between the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh funded by HEFCE and administered by JISC.

Jorum (aka The Jisc Store) 2007 – 2008

Project Advisor

DIAL (2011 – 2013) Advisor: £100,000

A digital literacy project. UAL

DIAL

NAM (2010 – 2012) £67,544

Documentary War Photography project about the Vietnam War, project management and legal advice). UAL

NAM

Research Assistant

Learning to Learn (2002 – 2004) £330.000

A Learning Object Development Project: University of Stirling. The project identified and made available to the FE/HE community learning objects to support students in the acquisition and development of learning and study skills. Learning to Learn

SCHEMA Project (1999 – 2002) €250,000

SCHEMA University of Stirling: Web interface design and multimedia (virtual reality) aspect of this EU project examining online learning for isolated rural communities.

SCHEMA

Personal Research Projects

Learning Space Design (1995 – 1997)

University of Stirling: Redesign of a suite of learning and teaching rooms to embody educational and ergonomic principles and create human friendly spaces that supported multiple flexible uses. Became one of the sources of inspiration behind the development of the Glasgow Caledonian University Saltire Centre.  Learning Space Design

Shetland Music Archive (1994)

University of Stirling. Re-Mastering of rare music and social history audiotape collection collected by Tom Anderson in Shetland. Worked with Shetland Council Archives to organise the funding and repatriation of originals to Shetland. Also worked with University of Edinburgh School of Scottish Studies Archives. Shetland Music Archive