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The Learning and Teaching Experts Group Meeting. The Studio, Birmingham, 9 th July 2008. Joint Information Systems Committee. Supporting education and research. Welcome. Special welcome to our new members – 175 members and has been established since 2004.

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The learning and teaching experts group meeting

The Learning and Teaching Experts Group Meeting

The Studio, Birmingham, 9th July 2008

Joint Information Systems Committee

Supporting education and research


  • Special welcome to our new members – 175 members and has been established since 2004.

  • Focus on curriculum design and delivery

  • Housekeeping

    • 13:00 Lunch served in the dining room

    • 15:30 Tea Break

  • Wireless access

  • Delegate Packs

    • New e-Learning publications, Session handouts, andexpenses claim form

    • Feedback using an online form

Overview of the day
Overview of the day

  • Theme 1 – Curriculum Design

  • 10:40 Setting the Context - Helen Beetham, Consultant to JISC e-Learning Programme

  • 11:10 Blended Learning Curriculum Design – Transforming culture - Peter Bullen, Jon Altree and Mark Russell, Blended Learning Unit, Hertfordshire University

  • 13:00 Lunch and networking time

  • 13:45 The Review of HEFCE's Strategy for e-Learning - Alan Palmer, HEFCE

Overview of the day1
Overview of the day

  • Theme 2 – Curriculum Delivery

  • 14:30 Parallel 1: Curriculum delivery – transforming practice – an FE perspective- Jacky MacMillan, e-Construction Transformation Project

  • Parallel 2: Curriculum delivery – transforming practice – an HE perspective - Paul Bartholomew, Lead Academic Consultant - Redesign of the Learning Experience project, Birmingham City University & Learning and Teaching Consultant (e-Learning) - Health Sciences & Practice Subject Centre

  • 3:30 Tea

  • 3:45 Updates from the e-Learning Programme

  • 4:00 Close

The e learning programme

The e-Learning Programme

July update

Joint Information Systems Committee

Supporting education and research

Current funding opportunities circular 08 08
Current funding opportunities - Circular 08/08

  • Call I Transforming Curriculum Delivery Through Technology

    • 10-14 large scale projects to explore how technology can enhance curriculum delivery, support and assessment.

    • Up to £200,000 per project

  • Call II Assessment Demonstrators

    • Up to 4 projects to develop assessment software demonstrators.

    • Up to £45,000 per project

  • Call III Course Description and Discovery

    • 6 small scale projects to implement and test the XCRI course information specification.

    • Up to £10,000 per project

  • The deadline for submissions is 12:00 noon on Friday 1 August 2008.

Opportunities for funding
Opportunities for funding

  • Just started

  • Identity management for lifelong learning in UK higher and further education

  • Exploration of the role of e-portfolios in formative and summative assessment practices

  • Study on timetabling and resource scheduling

  • Formative Assessment Process Modelling

  • About to start

  • Study of effective evaluation models and practices for technology supported physical learning spaces

  • Study on learning literacies

  • Study on the effective use of social software by UK FE and HE to support student learning & engagement

  • Advance notice

  • Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants – 24th September 2008

Communication and dissemination update

Distributed e-Learning Programme: Stories from regional pilot projects

Tangible Benefits of e-Learning Does investment yield interest?

Communication and Dissemination Update

Forthcoming publications and events

Effective Practice with e-Portfolios - Supporting 21st century learning, will be launched at ALT-C in September

To reserve a copy of the publication in advance, please fill in your details on the form available from:

Supporting series of workshops will be taking place in late 2008 and early 2009

A regional series of Learner Experiences of e-Learning workshops will be taking place from November 2008 onwards

Forthcoming publications and events

Innovating e learning online conference 2008 learning in a digital age are we prepared
Innovating e-Learning online conference 2008 century learningLearning in a Digital Age - Are we prepared? 

  • Dates for your diary – 4th – 7th November 2008

  • Where – online!

  • Theme 1: Embracing the future now - Focussing on technology and curriculum redesign, Theme 1 asks us to assess how prepared we really are for models of learning and teaching appropriate for a digital age.

  • Theme 2: Going boldly into the dark - Theme 2 explores the uncertain but stimulating possibilities technology will bring to learning and teaching in the future. Disruptive and mobile technologies in the hands of IT literate learners are already changing current practice. What is coming next on the horizon?

  • Booking information available from

Improving Teaching – Enhancing Learning century learningConnecting evidence, practice and policyconferenceMonday 24 – Tuesday 25 November 2008 The QEII Conference Centre, WestminsterTo register expression of interest:please visit:

Thank you for your attendance

Thank you for your attendance! century learning

Next meeting: Wednesday 29 October 2008