JISC Assemblies, Conferences and Publications

Issue Four – March 15

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In this newsletter, you will find details on assemblies, conferences, events and publications which relate to your projects. Don’t forget to visit the Assemblies site to see what projects are doing, the Comms site for information on dissemination and the SSBR_DB site for the database.


If you have any news or information you would like to share, please contact emma@jisc-ssbr.net

  Employer Engagement (Hello)
  Learning Spaces and Technology (iBorrow)
  User Generated Contributions in HE (TWOLER)

The XCRI Support Project

Focus on CETIS

Conferences and Events
  SEEC seminar
  Mobile Enabling Technologies
  XCRI at the JISC Annual Conference
  Enhancing Feedback Provision in the Digital Age
  Briefing on Business Modelling and Sustainability
  Podcasting in Learning and Teaching
  Beyond Borders: Open Education Conference
  Using of Twitter in Higher Education
  Eduserv Symposium 2010
  Employer-responsive provision

  CRM Self Analysis Framework
  BCE Employer Engagement Reports
  CETIS briefing paper on distributed learning environments
  Could the eportfolio be the new PLE?
  XCRI at the University of Huddersfield
  Success of XCRI at MMU
  XCRI enabling wider access to FE programmes
  Guide to using Schematron with XCRI-CAP documents

  QAA’s Employer-responsive provision survey: A reflective report
  Delivering results with learning technology in the workplace


Hello – Employer Engagement
24 March 2010, Leicester College, Leicester

The aim of this assembly is to focus on the successful and not so successful techniques of engaging employers in project activity and participation with project outputs. From this, the team hope to have an understanding of how other projects have engaged with employers; share ideas of how to effectively engage with employers and produce a “best practice” list of methods to share with the wider community.

Contact Lucy Stone for more information lstone@lec.ac.uk and visit http://hello.lec.ac.uk

iBorrow – Learning Spaces and Technology
25 March 2010, Canterbury Christ Church University

The conference will look at the lessons learned and insights gained from the iBorrow Project. This partly JISC-funded project provides 200 thin-client netbook devices within the new library and student services centre, available “as easily as picking a book from a shelf”.

For more information: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/…

TWOLER – User Generated Contributions in Higher Education
26 March 2010, University of Westminster, Regent Street, London

Unfortunately, due to staff illness and lack of interest in the assembly, the TWOLER project is cancelling their event on 26 March at the University of Westminster. If you would like more information about the project, please contact Iqbal Hussain I.Hussain8@westminster.ac.uk and visit the project website (here)

The workshop is focused around the themes of Westminster’s recent JISC-funded project TWOLER – studying student generated Web 2.0 content with Lightweight Enterprise RSS.

For full details of the day and sign-up, just click here.

The XCRI Support Project

March sees the end of the JISC-funded XCRI Support Project as it signs off leaving the development of the XCRI (eXchanging Course Related Information) specification for sharing (and advertising) course information looking very healthy indeed. For more about this and the XCRI Validator which has been designed to help implementers check data structure and content, see (here)

Focus on CETIS

JISC CETIS, the Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, provides advice to the UK Higher and Post-16 Education sectors on educational technology and standards. This web site brings together educational technology news, comment and analysis, as well as information on our community events. Our aim is to contribute to current debates and future thinking in this rapidly growing and changing field. For more information see http://jisc.cetis.ac.uk/

Conferences and Events

SEEC seminar
18 March 2010, London Metropolitan University

HEAR – Would you credit it? The Clore Seminar Room at The Women’s Library

For more information on the subject of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), visit www.seec.org.uk

Mobile Enabling Technologies
25 March 2010, University of Bradford


XCRI at the JISC Annual Conference
12-13 April 2010

Sharing course information efficiently and effectively – XCRI at the JISC Annual Conference

Enhancing Feedback Provision in the Digital Age
14 April 2010, University of Reading

The day will be a mixture of brief presentations, ‘show and tell’ sessions, case studies and a final panel discussion; Phase 2 project ASSET will be participating and the aim is to make the day highly participative with a range of presenters from within the University as well as external colleagues, including Rod Cullen, Stephen Gomez, Paul Orsmond and Steve Maw. see here

Briefing on Business Modelling and Sustainability
14 April 2010

JISC Meeting Rooms, Brettenham House, 5, Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN

To register for this free briefing from the Strategic Content Alliance exploring Business Modelling/ Sustainability challenges, examples and tips for the long-term sustainability of grant-funded digital resources go to http://survey.jisc.ac.uk/scabbbms

Podcasting in Learning and Teaching
14 April 2010, Sheffield Hallam University

The recent explosion in the popularity of podcasting provides exciting new possibilities for the development and delivery of learning resources. As well as placing a renewed focus on the use of audio as a medium for learning and teaching, it offers great flexibility in how learning resources can be created and used by staff and students alike, offering new opportunities for independent study and creativity within the curriculum.

Beyond Borders: Open Education Conference
20 April 2010, Said Business School, University of Oxford

This event will showcase work done at Oxford University this year during the OpenSpires project and provide an opportunity for discussion and debate on the following themes: Use and re-use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in research-led teaching; Business models for OER in a global market; Open access and open content; Sustainability and support at institutional, national and international level; Legal and IPR issues for researchers who teach.

Using of Twitter in Higher Education
4 May 2010, The National College, Nottingham

This workshop, held at The National College in Nottingham, will provide an introduction to Twitter, a microblogging/social networking service, and its potential uses in HE. The first part of the workshop is organised in two strands: strand A – for those who are new to Twitter and who have yet to create or use an account; strand B – for those who have a Twitter account and who would like to extend their understanding of its possible uses.

Eduserv Symposium 2010
13 May 2010

The Mobile University. Royal College of Physicians, London

Mobile technology will play an increasingly important role in the delivery of UK higher education in the future. What does this mean for UK higher education institutions and their members? Find out more here http://www.eduserv.org.uk/events/esym10

Employer-responsive provision: designing, delivering and supporting flexible learning opportunities’
27 May 2010, Aston Business School

This e-Learning led event will be aimed at JISC projects working across Curriculum Design, Curriculum Delivery, Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development, Business and Community Engagement plus related HEFCE-funded programmes. The event will enable projects who are working in employer engagement/workforce development to come together to share experiences, discuss issues of interest and consult around emerging outputs.

To register, visit http://www.jisc.ac.uk/…/eventmay10.


CRM Self Analysis Framework

  • http://jisc.cetis.ac.uk/crm-tools/
  • BCE Employer Engagement Reports

  • http://www.jisc.ac.uk/…/bce/stream1.aspx
    (see Workpackage: Employer Engagement Systems and Processes)
  • CETIS briefing paper on distributed learning environments

  • Distributed Learning Environments Briefing paper
  • Could the eportfolio could be the new PLE?

  • PLE, e-p, or what?
  • XCRI at the University of Huddersfield

  • HudXCRI: XCRI at University of Huddersfield
  • Success of XCRI at MMU

  • XCRI at Manchester Metropolitan University
  • XCRI enabling wider access to FE programmes within Cheshire and Warrington

  • XCRI at West Cheshire College
  • Guide to using Schematron with XCRI-CAP documents

  • Validating XCRI-CAP using Schematron
  • Publications

    QAA’s Employer-responsive provision survey: A reflective report

  • http://www.qaa.ac.uk/employers/EffectiveProvision.pdf
  • Becta’s report Delivering results with learning technology in the workplace

  • http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/page.aspx?o=273962
  • If you have any news or information you would like to share, please contact emma@jisc-ssbr.net

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