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The Role of LTSN in FDTL 5. Jill Armstrong Senior Adviser LTSN Generic Centre. Structure of the LTSN. Programme Executive + Generic Centre. 24 Subject Centres. Managed programme: strategies, objectives & performance measures. Subject Centres. Aims. LTSN’s core activities are

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the role of ltsn in fdtl 5

The Role of LTSN in FDTL 5

Jill Armstrong

Senior Adviser

LTSN Generic Centre

Structure of the LTSN

Programme Executive


Generic Centre

24 Subject Centres

Managed programme:

strategies, objectives &

performance measures


LTSN’s core activities are

  • promoting and sharing good practices in learning, teaching and assessment
  • brokering the transfer and take-up of knowledge and practice between users, experts, developers and innovators
  • setting up, supporting and developing L&T networks
subject centre approaches
Information & resources

on-line databases and resources

publications,briefings and guides

case studies

question banks

news feeds & enquiry service

journals and book

newsletters and e-bulletins

Brokerage role

link with professional bodies

provide consultancy

fund projects

support PedR

harvest good practices

create partnerships and collaborations

Run network groups and departmental workshops

Subject Centre Approaches
generic centre s mission

Generic Centre’s Mission

In partnership with others,

the LTSN Generic Centre

will broker information and knowledge to facilitate a more coordinated approach

to enhancing learning and teaching

LTSN Generic Centre Partnerships- working with others...




Senior Managers &

Key Change Agents

Other Partners

Educational Development Groups, QAA,

Employers, Union of Students,

UK Funding Bodies,

Centre for recording Achievement, NCT etc

Generic Centre - a key source of information...
  • The HEI Newsletter
  • Senior Manager Circulars
  • Exchange Magazine (joint with NCT & ILT)
  • The website hosts a large number of resources with over 45,000 hits per month
  • We offer a general enquiry service on learning & teaching issues
types of dissemination
Types of Dissemination
  • Awareness:
    • publicity, publications, conferences, web-sites + demonstration workshops
  • Understanding:
    • consultancy, workshops with active engagement of end-users
  • Implementation:
    • working alongside end-users, helping them to use ideas and embed in courses/departments
  • Continuation of activity beyond funding
contact with ltsn
Contact with LTSN
  • It is a formal requirement to provide evidence that an arrangement has been made with either of LTSN subject centre(s) or LTSN Generic Centre (or both) to ensure products are disseminated
  • You will be expected to use a proportion of the budget to support dissemination & other services provided by Subject Centres
  • May wish to develop a collective dissemination strategy with other FDTL 5 projects in your subject area after stage one
what the generic centre can do
What the Generic Centre can do
  • For specific projects:
    • advertise your events/resources on our GC website
    • provide a home for your resources beyond the end of your project providing they are meta-tagged on a data base
  • Where your project relates to a current GC theme:
    • when possible we can reciprocate on dissemination events/resources
    • we can advise on current work from GC themes
generic centre themes
Generic Centre themes
  • Curriculum design
  • E - learning
  • Employability
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Assessment
  • Student progression & achievement
  • Student support & guidance
  • Learning resources
  • Quality Assurance
  • Professional development
project finder
Project Finder

This database lists funded projects from LTSN , FDTL, TLTP, disability, widening participation and innovations

how we can help in the bidding process
How we can help in the bidding process
  • General letter of support From Subject Centre and/or Generic Centre (NB draft bid to be sent to Generic Centre by Nov 25th)
  • Generic Centre does not advise on initial bids
  • Stage Two, we can look at bid and suggest what might need to be thought about