Chris Turnock joins KGCL

After a successful visit to CanvasCon in London this month, I am very pleased to announce that Chris Turnock from the University of Hull will be joining KGCL for a new initiative around VLE transition support.

Universities we spoke to have already sorted out the mechanics of change, and are keen to maximise the benefit for staff and students, and support development of their digital curriculum.  At KGCL we have direct experience of delivering VLE change within universities and are ideally placed to highlight opportunities and show universities how to achieve them.

Contact us for further details at enquiries@kerrgardiner.co.uk or call us on (+44) 1970 871208.

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CanvasCon Europe 2018

Very pleased to announce that KGCL will be attending CanvasCon next week in London.

Canvas has seen a big uptake across the HE sector over the past few years and offers a solution that allows universities to get on with learning without having to worry about the software.

The move to a new VLE is a major change project for any university and bringing in external consultancy with direct experience of such a transition can make the difference between simply changing software and creating a whole new vision for online and blended learning.

At KGCL we have such expertise.  Our staff and associates have led a number of such transitions and have in-depth knowledge of the major platforms in the UK; Canvas, Moodle, & Blackboard.

If your university is thinking about change or in the process of change, then let us know and we can arrange a chat.

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We are on Twitter!

Although I have been tweeting for a while (@KerrG) I felt it was time that the company had it’s own Twitter handle to highlight work and developments.

So here it is @KGCLtd is now live and twittering!

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Kerr Gardiner Consulting Ltd

What a first few months of being freelance! I’ve had the great pleasure to work with a number of top level organisations including Turnitin, Jisc, and SeroHE as well as with universities including Abertay and Oxford.

I’ve been told the time has come that I need to stop being a sole trader and become incorporated, so am pleased to announce the launch of Kerr Gardiner Consulting Ltd.  Still the same service and experience but now with the added certainty of dealing with a limited company.

As I transition over and look forward to the New Year, I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank customers past, customers present, and customers future – and looking forward to our continuing relationship.

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Busy times

It has been a very busy few months since starting my consultancy and with a few days break I decided that it was time to update my news.

Starting out alone is much easier if you have a good network of people you have worked with, and I have been very lucky in that respect.  As well as making finding work easier, I have found it essential for doing the work; whether it is being able to call on additional expertise or familiarity with the organisations you’re working for.

I have had two significant pieces of work since April; a sector consultation on originality and academic integrity for Turnitin to support their product development, and working alongside Heather Gibson undertaking an evaluation of the Abertay University learning and teaching development fund.  Both these will appear as case studies on my website over the next few weeks.

I will shortly be doing some work with the Jisc Learning Analytics team around assessment data which will involve Turnitin, and am also waiting confirmation of another evaluation project.

Although this will take up a lot of my own time, there is still plenty of scope in the consultancy to undertake other projects, so do get in touch!

 

 

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