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JISC Regional Support Centres Stimulating and Supporting Innovation in Learning. Theresa Welch, Allen Crawford Thomas E-Learning Advisors, RSC West Midlands. Support for E-learning…. Supporting the development of e-learning, working directly with learning providers since 2000.

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Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

JISC Regional Support Centres

Stimulating and Supporting Innovation in Learning

Theresa Welch, Allen Crawford Thomas

E-Learning Advisors, RSC West Midlands


Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

Support for E-learning…

  • Supporting the development of e-learning, working directly with learning providers since 2000.

  • Work though regional teams based in 13 locations throughout the UK

  • Broad remit covers teaching and learning, staff development, strategy and management, e-learning technology, learning resources and accessibility.


Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

Identify and Share Best Practice

If you have an example of good practice in e-learning that you would like to share contact Kirsty Hill by e-mail at [email protected]


Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

It could be you…! Regional Example


Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

Regional Staff Development

  • Workshops, bespoke in-house training events, regional events – includes development for teacher training

  • Typical staff development activities include:

    • Introduction to E-Learning

    • Getting to Grips with Interactive Whiteboards

    • Change Management

    • Learning Technologies Showcase Day

    • Online Conference

    • E-Portfolios Forum

See RSC website for details: http://www.rsc-wm.ac.uk/


Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

Other e-learning staff development

Partner workshops and events:

NIACE E-Guides: Three days of hands on, workshop - style training. Developing an action plan for cascade training

E-CPD Programme: New Programme commissioned by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service . Opportunity for practitioners to support and enhance learning through the effective use of technology.

LSIS Connect - focuses on the development of ILT strategies. One day interactive session followed up by distance coaching and half day mentoring.

LSIS Realise: focuses on helping work based learning providers manage change. One-day leadership programme with ongoing support for up to three months.

See RSC communications for details: http://www.rsc-wm.ac.uk/


Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

Signposting Funding Opportunities

E-CDP Showcase Projects - Submit a showcase project - £2000 http://www.bdplearning.com/ecpd/showcase_project_info.html Closing date March 09.

ALP’s Learning Innovation Grant (LIG) programme

Already secured funding for Round 4. Further rounds may be possible.

LSC Capital Grants – for staff development

Last round of funding offered up to £22,500 per provider. See RSC website (http://www.rsc-wm.ac.uk/) for more details of future opportunities.

MOLENET:

Mobile Learning Network - http://www.molenet.org.uk/getinvolved.

Opportunities to work with FE to secure funding.


Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

Forums and online support


Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

Other Advice and Guidance…

  • Demonstrate new technologies

  • Assessing the need for technology

  • Evaluation and selection process of technology

  • Implementation of technology

  • Examples of innovation and good practice


Jisc digital media

JISC Digital Media


Jisc legal

JISC Legal


Jisc techdis

JISC TechDis


Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

JISC Netskills


Jisc infonet

JISC Infonet


Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

Communications…


Tools for e learning

Tools for E-Learning


Asus eeepcs

Asus EEEpcs

  • Smaller than an A5 pad and weighing less than 1kg

  • Combines the portability and quick-start of a PDA with the capabilities of a laptop.

  • Solid-state hard drive provides fast boot-up / shut-down and preserves user files.

  • Integrated webcam microphone and speakers

  • Many come with Open Office and other Free and Open Source Software

  • Excellence Gateway Case studies


Digital video cameras

Digital Video Cameras

  • Raised considerable interest in teaching and learning because of their portability, ease of use and starting at just £35 their price!

  • The basic Disgo model has only three buttons so you can’t go far wrong with using it either making it a great tool for learners to use (to capture evidence for e-portfolios for example).

  • There are a couple of models available, the basic Disgo video retailing at £35 or a disgo Video Pro at £99.99.

  • Additions – new models with LCD displays. Extra memory

  • Excellence Gateway Case studies


Micro projector

Micro Projector

  • Ideal for impromptu meetings, small group presentations.

  • Switch off instantly and put in your pocket, allowing you to take it anywhere

  • Compatible with laptops, video MP3 players, video mobile phones and other multimedia devices.

  • Powered by either on-board battery (up to 60 minutes continuous presentation) or AC mains.

  • Projects video and 'still' content up to 1270mm (50") image size.

  • Needs better resolution to be effective in

  • classroom setting.


Ipod itouch

Ipod, ITouch

  • Mobile wireless enabled device that allows the user to access educational content online or by physical download.

  • Audio playback (Podcasts of lessons; audio books etc).

  • Audio recording - external microphone required

  • Review videos or images (coursework, demonstration of new skills/evidence)

  • Audio playback : Up to 36 hours when fully charged

  • Video playback : Up to 6 hours when fully charged


Digital notepads

Digital Notepads

  • Looks like an ordinary notepad and clipboard, but stand-alone device that has storage capability built in.

  • Digitally captures and stores everything you write or draw with ink on ordinary paper, without the use of a computer and special paper.

  • Can then upload and digitally view, edit, organize and share your handwritten notes in Windows.

  • Additions – Extra memory. New forms function.

  • Excellence Gateway Case studies


Interactive whiteboards

Interactive Whiteboards

  • Can be used for interactivity e.g. labelling activities, with PowerPoint.

  • Showing photographs, scan students work and show on whiteboard.

  • Who wants to be a millionaire type activities.

  • Additions - voting pads and active slates

  • Excellence Gateway Case studies

  • Whiteboard resources on RSC wiki


Digital voice recorders

Digital Voice Recorders

  • Can be used to capture professional discussions. Record conversations with a learner.

  • Files can be attached electronically as witness statements to the learners file.

  • Additions – extra storage, more features. Easy to overlay audio onto images that show activity being undertaken.

  • Excellence Gateway Case studies


Resources for e learning

Resources for E-Learning


Jisc digitisation programme

JISC Digitisation Programme


Jisc regional support centres stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

Contact…

Theresa Welch

E-Learning Advisor (WBL)

Tel: 01902 518976

Email:[email protected]

E-Learning Updates: Wobble http://wblwestmids.blogspot.com/

Allen Crawford-Thomas

eLearning Advisor - Teaching and Learning Tel: 01902 518930E-mail: [email protected]

RSC Website: http://www.rsc-wm.ac.uk


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