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Digital technologies for learning and teaching

Written by Nigel Carrington
Published date 12 June 2012

One of UAL’s areas of strength is the fantastic uses students and staff are making of digital technologies to support learning and teaching and professional practice. You can see some of our best examples can be viewed on the Process Arts website, at and

Digital technology can enable us to capture, preserve, share, collaborate, and publish our activities. It can simplify, speed up and streamline processes, and in a wide variety of ways, we can expect it to shape many of our social and professional activities in years to come.

UAL’s Digital Integration into Arts Learning (DIAL) project, partially funded by JISC, aims to improve graduate employability and develop confidence and capability in the adoption and integration of digitally enhanced learning for staff and students. See more on the project blog at

As part of the project, ‘digital baseline’ blogs will record all aspects of digital life, including learning and teaching, College, department, course and individual perspectives. It is a chance for us all to contribute, view and map how we at UAL are integrating the ‘digital’ into any aspects of our day-to day practice. The seven digital baseline blogs (six College blogs and one institutional one) will give us an up-to-date snapshot of how we are integrating and supporting the digital in our practice.

The digital baseline blogs will be an ongoing agile project relying on UAL staff and student contributions until November 2013; the blogs are open for all UAL staff and students to contribute. Please add your College, course or personal stories and perspectives of best practice or gaps you have identified in UAL’s current digital provision.

UAL baseline
CCA baseline
CCAD baseline
CSM baseline
LCC baseline
LCF baseline
WCA baseline

Please share any comments or questions here or contact Chris Follows (,  DIAL project manager.