Dear LLLWFD project team members

Thanks

A big thank you to all of you from the LLLWFD projects who participated in the online event in Elluminate on 12 November. We so enjoyed linking up with you all online. Whether you presented, observed or entered discussions you all contributed to the day’s success. Recordings of the plenary sessions (Elluminate does not record the break-out rooms) are now available linked to the event’s program webpage. All slides of your session presentations are there too linked to the individual sessions at:

http://ssbr1109.inin.jisc-ssbr.net/


Event feedback

Feedback received up to now indicates that the Elluminate experience was generally considered more favourably with a greater sense of engagement than during the event earlier in the year. Where possible event organisers follow suggestions in the feedback provided by participants at these events. So if you have not yet completed the short (anonymous) feedback form for the 12 November event it is not too late. The form is linked at:

http://ssbr1109.inin.jisc-ssbr.net/feedback-form/ so do please take a few minutes to complete and submit. At the end of the week we will be collecting all the responses and a summary report will be included in a forthcoming newsletter.

New URL for database of emerging themes

The afternoon LLLWFD session in the 12 November event included an introduction to the searchable database of emerging themes across the programme’s projects. There is a NEW URL for this growing resource so do please change your bookmarks to: http://ssbrdb.jisclab.net . It is already possible to search across specific themes e.g. Mentoring, to see which projects have mentoring as part of their brief with some explanation of their level of involvement with the issue. The database is gradually being populated with information from submitted synthesis and interim reports as well as from visits and telephone contact between projects and SSBR team members. If you find gaps or disagree with anything there do let us know.

Assemblies

Connections made at the Assemblies Bazaar event on 12 November will contribute to future assemblies.

· Co-genT (Gloucester) and ePPSME have scheduled an assembly for 26 January 2010, to exchange ideas on the development and implementation of academic accreditation frameworks

· TELSTAR (UCLAN) has plans for an assembly in February for those interested in PebblePad.

· SMART (New Bucks) would like to encourage a project to host an

assembly on Mentoring.

More details of these and other forthcoming assemblies, including those of Phase 2 projects that may be of interest to the LLLWFD projects, are available with contact details from the Assemblies page at:

http://assemblies.inin.jisc-ssbr.net/ . There you will also find links to Assembly guidelines and the downloadable expression of interest form.

There is funding for each project to host ONE (only) assembly during the programme’s time-frame though you can of course attend any number of assemblies. There is considerable flexibility in terms of the nature of an assembly including location (e.g. face-to face, online or both).

Assemblies held so far have included different formats and goals with projects sharing expertise, helping to fill gaps, clarifying issues, or inviting an expert, and including other stakeholders/ interested groups.

The criteria to obtain the funding are that an assembly must be attended by more than the host project (i.e. at least 2 projects) and there be a shareable output that is made available programme wide.

Benefits Realisation

Assemblies may also be helpful as preparation opportunities leading to submission of proposals for Benefits Realisation funding. Full details of BR plans in the pipeline, as well as guidelines, a FAQ and calls for proposals, are available on the Benefits Realisation page (

http://br.inin.jisc-ssbr.net/) linked to the SSBR website. In order to ensure that there is funding for your project’s BR idea it is recommended that even tentative ideas be submitted by March at the latest though firming up the proposals can continue until the June 2010 deadline.

Contact

We look forward to seeing you all again at the 28-29 January face-to-face event in Aston, but we will be in touch with you all before that. In the meantime do please contact us if you have queries or specific support needs.

regards,

Patsy and Ellen

CREATE SSBR team members for LLLWFD projects

One Response to “Dear LLLWFD project team members”

  1. [...] A big thank you to all of you from the LLLWFD projects who participated in the online event in Elluminate on 12 November. We so enjoyed linking up with you all online. Whether you presented, observed or entered discussions you all contributed to the day’s success. Recordings of the plenary sessions (Elluminate does not record the break-out rooms) are now available linked to the event’s program webpage. For more on event feedback, the new URL for the database of emerging themes, LLLWFD assemblies and Benefits Realisation, please have a look (here) [...]

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