Chris joined the University of the Arts London UAL in 2003 and since 2007 has been exploring and experimenting with new approaches and models for online open practice, collaboration & innovation. Chris completed a year-long SCORE fellowship at the Open University in 2012 and is the initiator of artsmooc.org and process.arts exploring open online communities for sharing art, design and media practice based learning and teaching.
Chris has worked on a number of JISC and HEA funded projects including the Developing Digital Literacies programme and the JISC UKOER programmes phases 2 & 3 ALTO & ALTO UK and the development of UALs open practice unit.
Chris has won research and project funding from JISC and the Open University, and continues to work on UAL's Open Educational Practice and digital literacies advancements, building on UALs growing reputation as forward thinking university in this newly developing area. Chris has presented nationally and internationally, see conferences and presentations here.
Chris Follows | DIAL Project Manager
Digital Integration into Arts Learning
University of the Arts London
Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design (CLTAD)
272 High Holborn
London WC1V 7EY
Chris Follows | Technical Coordinator for Digital L&T
University of the Arts London
Chelsea college of Art and design
16 John Islip Street
Other Social media:
Slide Share: http://www.slideshare.net/ProcessArts
Other projects include:
http://process.arts.ac.uk A Massive Open Online Community, Sharing Global Innovation in the Arts. Thousands of FREE Art & Design OER to use & enjoy, you can also add your own. Twitter: @ProcessArtsUAL
NAM: Conflict and media
Online archive and student research website including rich media archive crowd sourcing community.
Chris is a painter http://www.chrisfollows.com/
Paintings Work in corporate and private collections:
The Professional Football Association (PFA) Manchester, D Jones and J Morris Directors of the Business Design Centre, R. Kaller-Kimche Inc New York, Rumi Verjee of Thomas Goode & Co Limited and Nilsson Architects, won BHF Bank Painting Prize
'The Boat' - 2006 - Acrylic Paint and perforated mesh - re:INVENTING exhibition 22nd May – 28th July 2006. A collaboration between ING Wholesale Banking, National Marinetime Museum Greenwich and Wimbledon School of Art. The Exhibition will show artists response to the ING and NMM collections.
Chris Follows Malcolm Morley - more Defunct Football ground - more detail Open Studios
"The DIAL project was an immensely ambitious 2 year JISC funded project that was led by Chris Follows. Chris approached the work of the project with extreme dedication, enthusiasm and passion for the subject area and the unique approach that DIAL adopted in supporting staff digital literacy development. Chris not only exceeded the overall objectives of the project and produced a report and set of resources that brought accolades from the funders, but he also disseminated the work more broadly, speaking at national and international events about DIAL. Chris, over the past 2 years, has grown to be recognised as a national expert, often being invited to participate or speak at high profile events. The DIAL project has also most importantly had a significant impact on UAL staff and students with ample evidence of its success is enabling communities to develop digital skills to meet their specific needs.
In addition to his outstanding work on the DIAL project Chris has worked extensively outside of his formal roles to develop and grow a community around a social media platform called processarts, designed to enable sharing of practice in the arts. The platform has been an essential component of the success of the DIAL project and other JISC funded projects like ALTO, acting as a key focal point for sharing resources and building virtual community around particular areas of practice. Processarts has recently been adopted by UAL as an institutional tool which is a further testament to the usefulness of the tool and the benefits it has brought the art and design community."
- Which college, school or company are you affiliated to?
- University of the Arts London
- Are you a student, staff, project member, artist,Researcher, Independent, industry or non affiliated?
- First name
- How did you find out about us?
- Created process.arts see development history - http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/processarts-overview-and-context-1st-draft
- Skills & Research Interests
- Relationship actions
- Listen to cfollows's recent audio files
- Member for
- 5 years 14 weeks