Thank you! We are so pleased with the tremendous support shown to the project by those who participated in the recent Symposium in Galway. The ideas and suggestions that were scribbled down on the postcards we handed out, have been really useful and give us lots of possible avenues to explore (plus a few extra stations on our Metro Lines!). It was great to get the opportunity to speak with so many of you about our work and to get feedback through the survey and the twitter feed. Suggestions are still very welcome at any stage in the project.

It was a busy time for the project team and we followed it up with a project review presentation to a distinguished international panel in Dublin the next week, where we also got a chance to touch base with some of the other exciting projects funded by the National Forum. It’s great to see such enthusiasm and creativity across the sector.


Now that we’ve released the first draft version of the Digital Skills Framework, we’re moving on to the next of our project stages, including the development and trialing of a range of online learning materials, linked to badges. On the badges front, we’ve also been experimenting with the various available platforms, comparing and contrasting their features and exploring how they might integrate with or complement the capabilities of the learning management systems already in use across the sector.

For those of you who follow us on twitter (@AllAboardHE) you might also have noticed that we’re beginning to pass on links to useful resources and projects we come across, categorising them in terms of which particular topic or Metro Line they correspond to. That’s the explanation for the seemingly cryptic hashtags such as #AABlueLine, #AAYellowLine, etc.

Over the next couple of months we’re going to be busy preparing for a new academic year and welcoming new waves of students and re-energised staff into our institutions. It’s going to be a busy, but really exciting time, so make sure you keep an eye on @AllAboardHE for all the latest developments.