Issue Twenty Two – 1 November 2010

November 1st, 2010 by admin

A few words

Thank you all very much for attending the Festival of Assemblies and Trade Fair in Oxford a couple of weeks ago – it was a pleasure seeing you all again and finding out how your projects are progressing. The next event, Innovation Seminar 01: Emergent Technologies, is an online seminar and will take place on Tuesday 16 November. You will find more details, along with tips for the web conference below. As ever, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Emma Anderson

Innovation Seminar 01: Emergent Technologies
  The Festival of Assemblies and Trade Fair
  TELWFD (UWIC) in partnership with WELL (Bradford)
Benefits Realisation
  BR Reports
Programme News
  STEEPLE Website
  ePPSME presenting at STEEL
  Innovation Good Practice guide
Conferences and Events
  Technology Supported Processes for Agile
  Innovating e-Learning 2010
  JISC – Have a Go area (online)
  JISC CETIS conference
  Learner Centred Process Review
  Embedding Business & Community Engagement
  Sharing Technology Enhanced Employability Learning
  SEEC annual conference
  15th EAUC Annual Conference
  HEIR Conference 2011 Scanning the Horizons
  IPR newsletter
News in Brief
  TAG research help needed!
  JISC on Air – Successful Student Recruitment
  Embedding CC Licences into Digital Resources
  Equalities act – legislative lever for good practice
  The JISC review

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Embedding Creative Commons Licences into Resources

November 1st, 2010 by admin

Naomi Korn, Strategic Content Alliance IPR Consultant
October 2010

Overview of Creative Commons Licences

Creative Commons licences (also referred to as CC licences) can facilitate the copying, reuse, distribution, and in some cases, the modification of the original owner’s creative work without needing to get permission each time from the rights holder.  There are a number of different types of these licences. Across the UK’s public sector, CC licences are increasingly used to provide access to cultural heritage and teaching, learning and research outputs. Creative Commons licensed resources are also helpful for public sector bodies who wish to use third party resources which place the least restrictive licensing terms on the user. Read the rest of this entry »

Issue Twenty One – 11 October 2010

October 10th, 2010 by admin

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

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Issue Twenty – 13 September 2010

September 13th, 2010 by Emma

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

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Issue Nineteen – 23 August 2010

August 22nd, 2010 by admin

A Few Words…

Hopefully by now most of you will have had a break, or are about to have one before returning to school/work in the next couple of weeks. The SSBR team has been working on the JISC-SSBR Institutional Innovation Festival of Assemblies which takes place on 20 October in Oxford, details for which can be found below. Don’t forget to book your place!

Look forward to seeing you in October!


Festival of AssembliesWednesday 20 October
Conferences and Events
  JISC-TLRP workshop on digital literacies
  ALT-C 2010 “Into something rich and strange”
  JIF virtual goody bag
Funding Opportunities
News in Brief

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Issue Eighteen – 26 July 2010

July 25th, 2010 by Emma

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.
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Thematic dissemination agendas

July 24th, 2010 by George

JISC has identified 10 thematic dissemination agendas (see image below):

  1. Entrepreneurial spirit
  2. Exemplary Employer
  3. Best-Practice Management Systems and Processes
  4. Local, Regional, National, International Social, Cultural & Economic Development
  5. Reduce Cost, Generate Income
  6. Streamlined Integrated Admin Systems
  7. Environmental Quality and Sustainability
  8. Superb Student Experience
  9. Academic Excellence
  10. Organisational Development

JISC Agendas

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Issue Seventeen – 5 July 2010

July 4th, 2010 by Emma

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

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Issue Sixteen – 14 June 2010

June 13th, 2010 by Emma

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

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SSBR Institutional Innovation Taxonomy

June 13th, 2010 by Emma

The Support and Synthesis project is getting down into two grooves of activity. The first is supporting the Phase three, Lifelong Learning projects to produce their outputs and then to realise the benefits more widely. We are contacting and visiting all projects, stirring up assemblies, promoting the “Festival of Assemblies” on 20 October (do get that date in your diaries) and encouraging the uptake of the current call for Benefits Realisation funding. I hope you find our interest informative and developmental and not just a blind nuisance. Read the rest of this entry »

Institutional Innovation