Issue Thirty – 6 May 2011

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

A few words

There are plenty of things happening over the next few weeks and months – ranging from BR assemblies to follow on events, from conferences to new publications. As ever, please feel free to contact us if you need any help or support with your plans and projects.

Emma Anderson

Assemblies and Programme events
  Workshop to explore eportfolio based pedagogies for WBL
  LLLWFD Assembly on ID Management (Trusted Relationships)
  Exploring the impact of funding models on work-based education
  Work-based learning maturity toolkit
  Report on the Co-gent BR Project Workshop
Conferences and events
  Leveraging social networks for learning
  Student transitions swap shop
  2nd Quality in e-Learning Conference
  Developing Digital Literacies
  Sustaining and Embedding Innovations: Good Practice Guide
  Critical Friends: Effective Practice Guide
Funding opportunities
  Call for Projects in Developing Digital Literacies
News in brief
  Confused by copyright? In the dark about IPR?


Issue Twenty Four – 16 December 2010

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

A few words

With 2010 drawing to a close, it is a good time to reflect on all the research, ideas, development, production and connections that have taken place over the last year – vast quantities of innovation. If you have not already done so, please don’t forget to register your place at the final LLLWFD Programme meeting on 28 January at Maple House in Birmingham.

On behalf of the team, I would like to wish everyone a very peaceful and festive break and look forward to seeing you all in January.

Emma Anderson

SSBR Seminars
  Seminar 2: Institutional Innovation and Change
  Seminars 3 and 4
Benefits Realisation
  BR Reports
  ASSET BR Workshop
  Gathering and Presenting Evidence for Impact and Sustainability
  e-Portfolio Community of Practice Activities
  Digital Resource and Identity Management
  Student Transitions Swap Shop
Conferences and Events
  Benefits of XCRI – The ′whys′ and ′hows′
  DevCSI Developer Days – Dev8D
  ALT C 2011 Thriving in a Colder and More Challenging Environment
  Effective Assessment in a Digital Age Workshops
  Innovating e-Learning 2010 Online Conference
  IPR newsletter
  Cooking up Networks, Community and Learning Environments
  Challenging Times, Challenging Curriculum(s)
  Leap2a: Enabling Portfolio Portability
  Concepts and Standardization in Areas Relating to Competence
  The Semantic Web, Linked and Open Data
News in Brief
  Collaborative Online Tools for Business and Community Engagement
  Providing Information that Helps Students Make the Right HE Choices
  Design and Delivery Programmes Podcast
  Richard Lambert, CBI


Issue Twenty Three – 22 November 2010

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

A few words

After two very successful events (full reports below), we are delighted to give you details of the second seminar to be held on Friday 3 December. You will find more details of this and other events in this newsletter.

Innovation Seminar II: Institutional change
LLL and WFD Programme Meeting
Festival of Assemblies 20 October 2010
  Reports from The Festival of Assemblies and Trade Fair
  One-minute movies
  Project outputs
Innovation Seminar I: emergent technologies
Future Assemblies
  CPD-Eng (Hull)
Conferences and Events
  Plymouth e-Learning Conference
  CAL Conference
  HEA Conference
  Social media helps universities attract the right students
  Supporting Learners in a Digital Age study (SLIDA)
News in Brief
  Digital Literacy and the role of the University
  E-learning from experience
  Strategic alert for senior managers in universities and colleges
  Educational purpose
  HEFCE funding for Foundation Degree Forward to end
  JISC: motivating and retaining students


Issue Twenty One – 11 October 2010

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

A Few Words

This is the last newsletter before the Festival of Assemblies on 20 October. We are all very much looking forward to seeing you in Oxford and in the meantime, if you have any queries about the event, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Festival of Assemblies – Wednesday 20 October
Conferences and Events
  JISC Learning and Teaching Practice Experts Group
  Competence structures and portfolio tools
  Functional skills workshops
  Learning in a Connected World
  Learning futures: education, technology & sustainability
  SESA Spring learning, teaching and assessment conference
  JISC conference 2011 – delivering value and opportunity
Funding Opportunities
  JISC 9/10: Field test the strategic ICT toolkit
  JISC 15/10: JISC infrastructure for education & research
  JISC 11/10: e-content programme
News in Brief
  Case studies for new JISC guide
  Showcase your institutional approach to e-Portfolio
  Technology enhanced learning podcast
  Employer engagement at the University of Chester


Issue Twenty – 13 September 2010

Monday, September 13th, 2010

A Few Words

Happy preparations for the beginning of the new semester and we hope you have had good breaks and are all ready and rejuvenated for the coming academic year. In this newsletter, there are more details about the Festival of Assemblies on 20 0ctober – if you have not already signed up, please do so over the next few days. There is a report from Paul Bailey on four Benefits Realisation projects and details of forthcoming conferences and seminars that may be of interest to you.

Festival of Assemblies – Wednesday 20 October
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Conference Centre Oxford

Book online now for the JISC-SSBR Institutional Innovation Festival of Assemblies on the theme ‘Personalisation’, taking place on Wednesday 20 October 2010 at the Conference Centre Oxford, Cantay House, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1JD. The programme has been updated to include sessions on APEL, Mentoring, and XCRi, and more details will be available shortly.

NB: All SSBR project members who wish to attend must book online by Friday 17 September so we can give attendance numbers to the venue.

The centre is a few minutes walk from the Oxford Rail Station. (See details of location, transport and park and ride). View Conference Centre Oxford in a larger map, and this small map shows exactly how to get from the station to the centre.

For more information about the day, the programme schedule, how to book your places and details on the assemblies and Trade Fair, see here

Benefits Realisation
Project Outputs
APEL: Pineapple Core Alpha version
Conferences and Events
Maximising the Effectiveness of your Online Presence Workshops
The Future of Interoperability Standards – Technical Approaches
Engaging Employers for the Learning Sector Conference
XCRI Mini-pilot Showcase Event
ELESIG Effective Learning in the Digital Age Symposium
How Can ePortfolios Support 21st Century Learning?
Innovating e-Learning 2010 Online Conference
Have a Go Area
A New University Challenge: High Level Skills for the Future
Effective Assessment in a Digital Age
Funding Opportunities
JISC Funding Roadmap
News in Brief
Shared Thinking


Issue Eighteen – 26 July 2010

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

A Few Words…

Plans for the Festival of Assemblies are gathering pace and there will be confirmation of venue in the next newsletter. In this issue, there are more details of the FOA (themes, Trade Fair etc), JISC thematic dissemination agendas, news on Benefits Realisation and project news.

The Festival of AssembliesWednesday 20 October
  Trade Fair
Institutional Innovation Dissemination
  REMINDER: LLLWFD Interim Reports for September
Benefits Realisation
  Phase 3 Benefits Realisation Projects
  MUSKET 2 July 2010 Middlesex University
Project News
  Erewhon 9 September 2010 Apple Executive Briefing Centre
  Beyond the ‘how to’ guides – a search
  Digital Content Quarterly

The Festival of AssembliesWednesday 20 October

The theme of the festival is ‘Personalisation’. It is an opportunity for projects to host assemblies, trade ideas and network at a gathering of the projects, together with representatives of JISC programmes, at a central venue – watch out for the email that will announce the venue.
Festival activities include collaborative assemblies and a Trade Fair of products/outputs. (more…)

Issue Seventeen – 5 July 2010

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

A Few Words…

This issue highlights the forthcoming Festival of Assemblies which take place on Wednesday 20 October (please make a note in your diaries!). The venue is still to be confirmed, but as soon as there is news, we will pass the details on. In addition, there is a report on the recent MUSKET assembly, a table outlining your assemblies and project information and a list of conferences and events that may be of interest to you. As ever, if there is anything you would like to announce or comment on, please contact

Festival of Assemblies
  Wednesday 20 October 2010, 9.30 – 4.45 Venue TBC
  Phase 3 LLL & WFD Assemblies
  MUSKET 2 July 2010
Conferences and Events
  Transforming curriculum delivery in medical education
  JISC learning and teaching practice experts group
  Gaining business intelligence from user activity data
  Design bash
  JISC Cetis events
  Open Educational Resources international showcase
  Strategic Content Alliance audience analysis workshop
  ALT C – Into something rich and strange
  Social media marketing conference
  Association of Colleges conference and exhibition
  JISC online conference innovating e-learning 2010
Publications and Reports
  The Leap Ahead LLN ePortfolio and eSystems
News in Brief
  QCF – FAQs for HE admissions staff


Issue Sixteen – 14 June 2010

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

SSBR Institutional Innovation Taxonomy
  George Roberts
Benefits Realisation
  BR proposals deadline 21 June 2010
  Reports: Location Independent Working and Asset
  Festival of Assemblies 20 October 2010
  XCRI Assembly @ MUSKET – Middlesex University Date TBC
  Keep up-to-date with assemblies
Conferences and Events
  Learning in a Digital Wales – Dysgu mewn Cymru Digidol
  Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement in e-Learning
  Learning and Teaching Practice Experts Meeting
  CIePD XCRI (eXchanging Course Related Information)
  UK Perspectives on Open Educational Resources
Funding Opportunities
  Open Educational Resources
News in Brief
  Call for participation – The Open University
  JISC TechDis


Dear LLLWFD project team members

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009


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:


STEEPLE Unconference

Monday, October 19th, 2009

STEEPLE Unconference / Assembly – 7 October 2009

This was a very successful event. It was hosted by Oxford University (STEEPLE) and attended by representatives of ELTAC (Coventry University), Cambridge University, Reading University, Nottingham University, Oxford Brookes University, University College London, Harper Adams University College Shropshire, the Open University and the Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation. Twenty five people attended the event.

Participants were invited to an unconference (see here). The purpose of this informal approach was to facilitate discussion and open sharing of project progress, (more…)

Institutional Innovation