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08 Feb, 2007

An invitation from the JISC and the Higher Education Academy to participate in a workshop on Planning and Implementing Innovative Practice with Mobile and Wireless Technologies.

07 Feb, 2007

JISC has recently created an animation (available in QuickTime & Windows Media formats) that describes the benefits of the Service Orientated Approach. It demonstrates how the e-Framework for Education and Research is aligning with this approach. Recommended viewing!

29 Jan, 2007

The proceedings of all three themes of the 2006 JISC Online Conference Innovating e-Learning 2006: Transforming Learning Experiences are now available as downloadable e-books.

22 Jan, 2007

JISC invites proposals for a study to investigate issues arising from the use by students and teachers of 'Web2.0' technologies to share educational content and, in particular, how such technologies can inter-relate with universities’ institutional systems and policies to support effective practice.

17 Jan, 2007

A short demo which nicely illustrates how students in Northern Ireland can use NIIMLE to locate HE and FE courses in the province. The NIIMLE project was one of the first JISC projects to use Enterprise Web Services to transfer learner data. via Vashti Zarach.

Christina Smart, 15 Jan, 2007

There were some interesting examples of how SOA is being applied to lifelong learning developments across Europe at the TENCompetence Open Workshop on Service Oriented Approaches and Lifelong Competence Development Infrastructures held last week at Manchester’s G-Mex centre.

09 Jan, 2007

The December issue of the e-Framework Newsletter includes news that SURF is pushing the SOA agenda in the Netherlands by organising two events in 2007, an ‘ICT Suppliers SOA Strategies’ day and a ‘Higher Education SOA Best Practices’ day.

08 Dec, 2006

JISC have issued an invitation to tender for a consultant/s to conduct a review of the management of technology-rich open plan learning and teaching spaces in UK HE and FE as part of the JISC e-Learning Programme.

08 Dec, 2006

JISC have announced the new toolkit and demonstrator projects funded under the framework and tools programme. Areas covered will include, calendaring, course evaluation and grade book.

04 Dec, 2006

At Online Educa last week JISC took part in a workshop on life long learning. Sarah Davies, JISC programme manager "focused on how 'e-portfolios' - online spaces for reflecting, planning and showcasing work - can help learners make career choices and progress into higher education."

29 Nov, 2006

The EU 6th Framework Integrated Project TENCompetence is organising a workshop on soa and lifelong competence development on 11th and 12th of January 2007 in Manchester

28 Nov, 2006

Jisc published a briefing paper on e-Assessment in June which provides a useful overview of all JISC activities in the area including summaries of the toolkit, demonstrator and e-tool projects from the e-Learning Programme.

28 Nov, 2006

Last month we featured an article on the XCRI mashup for locating courses in your area. In this post Scott Wilson publishes a human readable UML diagram of the architecture of the XCRI aggregator and portal as well as a stencil for producing other mashup architectures.

22 Nov, 2006

JISC TechWatch have issued an open call for a report on: Service-Oriented Architectures: the way forward for H&FE?

20 Nov, 2006

JISC has announced the successful bids under the first round of funding of its capital programme. Representing an investment of nearly £5.5m, the 27 projects are being funded under the e-learning, e-infrastructure and repositories and preservation strands of the programme.


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