Daedalus e-World

fostering innovation, change & agility through technology and new media


Daedalus experience is best described in terms of projects undertaken (click on the tabs to see experience in different sectors).

European Commission - Evaluation of a key EC funded project

Peter led a team of three evaluators for a key EC-funded project: TeSLA – a 7million Euro project focusing on developing an adaptive trust e-assessment system for assuring e-assessment processes in online and blended environments.

European Commission - Researching impact of Erasmus programmes

Peter is a member of a study team led by PPMI (Lithuania), looking into the impact of Erasmus higher education strategic partnership and knowledge alliances at local, national and European levels on key higher education policy priorities.

QAA Scotland - Flexible Curriculum Enhancement Theme

Development of a framework and toolkit to support the QAA’s enhancement theme The Flexible Curriculum”. The practical toolkit will be able to be used by  staff at all levels to consider approaches to flexibility in the curriculum and then plan how to implement any changes. The project is managed by a team involving Martha Caddell (Open University), Peter Chatterton (Project Consultant), and Heather Gibson (QAA Scotland).

UfI (University for Industry) project -IoT Pods for Workplace Training” run by Coleg Sir Gar. Peter acts in the role of evaluator and critical friend.


Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and the Higher Education Academy - Changing the Learning Landscape Programme

Changing the Learning Landscape is about enabling higher education institutions in England, including colleges of further education providing higher education, to bring about change in their strategic approaches to technology in learning and teaching. Peter Chatterton acted as consultant to a range of universities.


Jisc - Creation of a national network of students as change agents

Critical Friend to a project aiming to create a national network of staff and students to support curriculum enhancement and innovation, offering peer-support for students working as change agents and staff working with students in this capacity.


King’s Learning Institute, King’s College, London

Advisor on innovation in technology-enhanced learning.


JISC - Assessment & Feedback programme  

Critical Friend on the JISC Assessment and Feedback programme. The programme is focused on supporting large-scale changes in assessment and feedback practice, supported by technology, with the aim of enhancing the learning and teaching process and delivering efficiencies and quality improvements. The Critical Friend role involves working with the following institutions:


JISC - Curriculum Design and Delivery Transformation Programme

Critical Friend on the JISC Transforming Curriculum Design Through Technology Programme. The aim of the programme is to support HE/FE institutions in developing more flexible and creative models of delivery in order to support the development of autonomous, lifelong learners who are skilled in reflecting on their learning (both formal and informal) and planning for their personal, educational and professional development. As well as supporting the institutions both individually and working in co-operative cohorts, the Critical Friend role includes contributing towards the synthesis and evaluation of the programme. The Critical Friend role involves working with the following institutions:


HEFCW (Higher Education Funding Council for Wales)

(Working as an Associate of Aspire)

Review and evaluation of the implementation of the HEFCW "Enhancing Learning and Teaching though Technology: A Strategy for Higher Education in Wales", with a remit to make recommendations for updates to the strategy and how HEFCW can add "further value" to the sector.


A cohort of Scottish Universities & Colleges & the QAA Scotland

Critical Friend to a cohort of Scottish universities and colleges (+ the QAA Scotland) aiming to design and implement a range of work-based learning initiatives, underpinned by the work-based learning maturity toolkit - including:

  • Glasgow Caledonian University,
  • Edinburgh Napier University,
  • University of the West of Scotland,
  • University of the Highlands and Islands.

The project is funded by the JISC BR programme.


A cohort of Welsh Universities & Colleges

Critical Friend to a cohort of Welsh universities and colleges aiming to design and implement a range of work-based learning initiatives, underpinned by the work-based learning maturity toolkit - including:

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University,
  • Swansea Metropolitan University,
  • University of Glamorgan,
  • University of Wales, Trinity St David,
  • Glyndwr University.

The project is funded by the JISC BR programme.


ELRAH - Edinburgh Lothians Fife and Borders Regional Articulation Hub

(ELRAH is a partnership of Scottish Universities and colleges with Edinburgh Napier as its lead)

Project 1: Research of needs and development of a specification for collaborative work-based skills development models/frameworks at degree level and progression routes for those with HNC/Ds and vocational qualifications. The project involved facilitating employer/HE/FE partnerships for developing collaborative learning programmes that meet employer demands. Report available at the ELRAH web-site.

Project 2: Conducting an interim and summative evaluation of a work-based learning programme for up-skilling youth workers that is being developed using the model/framework for work-based degrees/progression.

Becta - UK Educational Technology Export Taskforce.

(Working as an Associate of Atkins Management Consultants)

Education advisor on a project set-up by the UK Government (& supported by Becta) to promote educational technology products, services and expertise overseas.  The project to-date has involved researching the UK market in terms of educational technology products, services and expertise across the schools, FE and HE sectors as well as researching overseas demand.


University of Greenwich

Digital Literacies in Transition - a Model for Transforming Graduate Attributes

This project aims to develop and implement a model for developing the digital literacies of students in transition from HE to employment - in order to transform graduate attributes. The specific task is to develop a sector-wide community of practice that will aim to embed the model in HE institutions throughout the sector.


HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England)

Shared Services and Efficiencies Programme.

Award of a framework agreement by HEFCE to provide consultancy services on their shared services and efficiencies programme. HEFCE are supporting the Government's drive to provide £500m in efficiency savings.


JISC - Users and Innovation Programme

Critical Friend on the JISC Users and Innovation Programme. The aim of the programme is to create opportunities to transform practice by developing technologies and innovative processes based on the needs of individual users working within institutions across multiple domains. The Critical Friend role involves working with the following institutions:


Higher Education Academy/JISC - e-learning benchmarking programme

Advice to the Higher Education Academy/JISC, HE and FE institutions in a 3-year national e-learning/ICT benchmarking programme which aimed (a) to identify areas of strategic importance that can inform the work of the Higher Education Academy and funding councils and (b) to support HE & FE institutions in an externally-driven process of reflection and analysis of their current e-learning/ICT provision, processes and practice in order to inform their decision-making and strategic planning. The programme involved working with over 80 higher/further education institutions throughout England, Scotland and Wales.


Higher Education Academy/JISC - Pathfinder Programme

Critical Friend to a range of HE institutions as they undertake funded Pathfinder programmes, which are focused on embedding e-learning/blended learning/ICT institutionally through change management initiatives.  A key element of the role is the provision of strategic advice and guidance for projects, acting as a mentor to project teams and facilitating CAMEL cohorts of institutions. The Critical Friend role involved working with the following institutions:


Becta - "Fit for the Future" programme.

Expert advisor to Becta's "Fit for the Future" programme which seeks to build readiness within education to respond to future opportunities and challenges. The role involved participation in workshops to support Becta in developing strategies and plans.


The Open University - Implementation of Moodle VLE

Strategic advice as to the future adoption and change requirements for use of the OU's new Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle).


University of Leicester - OSTRICH project

Evaluation of the OSTRICH project (OER Sustainability through Teaching & Research Innovation: Cascading across HEIs). The project will transfer and cascade, in usable formats, the key outcomes of Leicester’s Phase 1 institutional OER pilot project (OTTER) to the universities of Bath and Derby, enabling the cascade partners to contextualise key OER lessons learnt, test and transfer OER models, leading to a sustainable approach to OER development and release.

Becta - CAPITAL Expert Reference Group

(Working as an Associate of Atkins Management Consultants)

Expert member of an Expert Reference Group - informing the next stage of the Government's Harnessing Technology Strategy across all education sectors. The project is an opportunity to identify and propose trends, disruptions and new modes of learning that are likely to influence UK education over the next three to five years.


Becta - Cost-benefits analyses of ICT investments.

(Working as an Associate of Atkins Management Consultants)

Education lead on a project to investigate cost-benefits analyses of ICT investments covering learning, teaching and assessment, interoperability of systems and procurement systems. The project involves investigation of case studies in the FE/skills sector, including providers such as FE colleges, work-based learning providers, ACLs (adult and community learners).


University of Bradford - WELL project

Evaluation of the impact of the WELL JISC-funded innovation project in the Lifelong Learning-Workforce Development programme - the project will develop, implement and evaluate a model for module/unit delivery and assessment which integrates personal, organisational (of the employer) and institutional technologies that will support personalised learning and also satisfy University accreditation and progression requirements.


University of Westminster - Making Assessment Count

Consultant and evaluator on a project to embed the Making Assessment Count (MAC) framework and e-tools in the sector, working with a range of institutions e.g. University of Bedfordshire, University of Greenwich, University of Reading, City University.


University of Bradford - Work-based learning maturity toolkit

Lead on a project to develop a work-based learning maturity toolkit to support HE/FE institutions in self-assessing their performance in respect of delivering work-based learning programmes to employers. The project involves co-ordinating the input of a range of HE/FE institutions across England, Scotland and Wales and devising measures to implement the use of the toolkit across all HE/FE institutions.


University of Westminster - iWoBLE Project

Evaluation of the impact of the iWoBLE JISC-funded innovation project in the Lifelong Learning-Workforce Development programme - i-WoBLE (Interactive Work-based Learning Environment and advising on methods to sustain and embed the innovations). The evaluation specifically aims to support the institution in sustaining and embedding the innovations.


Higher Education Quality Evaluation Centre, Latvia

Validation of a new Joint Doctoral study programme "Technology and Management of e-Studies". Member of the evaluation and validation panel for a new Joint Doctoral study programme "Technology and Management of e-Studies".


The University of Hertfordshire - Blended Learning Unit

Advisor to the University Learning and Teaching Institute on the exploitation of the university managed learning platform (StudyNet) with a particular focus on strategy/policy, change management & the development & communication of "academic e-culture".


Henley Management College - online learning MBA programmes

Development of new online management learning applications as part of MBA programmes. Research, design and development of a range of innovative online learning applications to support the distance-learning MBA, including an online role-play game.


University of Bradford - CEBE project

Development of a wiki-based audit tool to provide a practical and detailed method for examining the level to which, built environment curricula meet the needs, functions, expectations and levels of competence established by industry. The audit aims to assist academic departments with the fine tuning of curricula in relation to employability issues, identify areas for change and assess curricula against current and future skills needs.


United Nations Staff Training College, Turin

Advisor to the United Nations Staff Training College (Turin) on the strategy for and implementation of new technology-enhanced training and education systems and applications. The overall aim of the project is to improve the quality of learning for all the UN agencies and associated bodies.


Middlesbrough College

Mentor to a project to implement web-conferencing teaching and learning practices and develop good practice guides.


Becta/LSC - Technology Exemplar Network

(Working as an Associate of Atkins Management Consultants)

Evaluation of the Technology Exemplar Network project run by Becta and the LSC. The vision for the Technology Exemplar Network project was to improve the use of learner focused technology and levels of e-maturity within providers in the FE and Skills sector. The evaluation involved research interviews with learning providers such as FE colleges and work-based learning providers as well as consultation with a wide range of sector stakeholders.


Mentoring/coaching activities

Peter Chatterton undertakes mentoring & coaching activities with the following:

Daedalus works with a wide range of universities, FE colleges and Government agencies in the education sector,  supporting them in: