e-Learning Focus http://www.elearning.ac.uk e-Learning Focus http://www.elearning.ac.uk/logo.jpg http://www.elearning.ac.uk/ XCRI and European partners propose a European Standard for Course Information http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-07-29.3654976674 The JISC funded XCRI (Exchange of Course Related Information) project is working closely with European partners to develop a European standard for course information. The Metadata for Learning Opportunities (MLO) standard they have developed will be submitted to CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) in August. No publisher christina standards xcri course-information 2008-07-29 17:22:21 Innovating e-Learning 2006 Registration http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/jisconlineconf2 Registration is now open for the JISC Online Conference, Innovating e-Learning 2006, from the 27-31 March. No publisher christina pedagogy 2006-02-14 17:42:16 Exploring the legal implications of life long learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/mlelll A report from the MLEs for Lifelong Learning programme meeting No publisher christina mlelll pdp 2005-03-29 14:08:40 JISC ITT: Research study into learner experiences of e-learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/pedITT Focusing on what learners think of e-learning No publisher christina pedagogy 2005-03-29 13:45:11 HEFCE publishes its new e-Learning Strategy http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/hefceelstrat A strategy and plan for HE in England for the next 10 years No publisher sarah 2005-03-29 13:02:31 DfES publishes new e-Strategy http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-03-17.1609076852 The new strategy focuses on personalised learning No publisher sarah 2005-03-29 13:00:41 Promoting innovation and excellence: JISC and UCAS sign agreement http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-03-19.4642142588 Partners sign agreement on university admissions which will deliver ‘major benefits’ to HE and research. No publisher christina 2007-03-19 13:40:38 Models of Practice report http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-03-21.5337646658 The final report from the Models of Practice project is now available. The report is quite lenghty but gives a good overview of the current status of learning design with the sector and the challenges faced by practitioners to develop and share practice models for learning design. No publisher christina 2007-03-21 14:04:50 Further XCRI mini-projects wanted http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-11-12.0395055822 The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) would like to commission up to five mini-projects to implement and test the XCRI course information specification. Funding of up to £10,000 is available for each project. No publisher christina enterprise 2007-11-12 11:33:03 Finally, a free lunch: The benefits of an open source VLE http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/bodox A short report from Stuart Lee at the University of Oxford about the benefits they've experienced by adopting the Bodington Virtual Learning Environment. No publisher christina vle 2005-06-21 14:31:43 New report on e-Portfolio products http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-06-30.9175458211 A report has been published entitled 'Developing and Implementing a Methodology for Reviewing E-portfolio Products' No publisher sarah eportfolio pdp 2005-06-30 14:19:02 First Quarterly e-Learning Programme newsletter http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/newsletter0605 The June 05 newsletter for all the projects and those interested in the e-learning Programme. No publisher christina 2005-07-08 11:19:34 Repositories- what do users want? http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-11-08.3739502841 In an article in October's Ariadne by Amber Thomas and Andrew Rothery discussing the need to take the user's perspective when developing online repositories. No publisher christina repositories wm-share 2005-11-10 22:20:26 Joint JISC and HE Academy projects http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/heacademyprojects The e-Learning Programme is supporting subject communities by funding projects based in the HE Academy Subject Centres. No publisher christina 2005-07-18 14:30:36 Reports on the use of mobile and wireless technologies in the post-16 sector http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-07-18.0766529281 Three reports from a landscape study on the use of mobile and wireless technologies have been published. No publisher christina 2005-07-18 14:41:59 SFC e-Learning Transformation Programme http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/transformations Details of six projects in Scotland funded by the SFC e-Learning Transformation programme. No publisher christina 2005-10-11 16:43:50 Legal Issues and the lifelong learner record http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/legalproject The JISC Study to Explore the Legal and Records Management Issues Relating to the Concept of the Lifelong Learner Record (LLR) has been working since July 2004 investigating the legal implications of the lifelong learner record and supporting the JISC MLEs for Lifelong Learning projects. No publisher christina pdp 2005-07-26 15:31:01 Lifelong Learning Scenarios http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/scenarios A number of `scenarios of use` have been produced around systems that support the transfer of learner information, including e-portfolios and PDP, produced the projects within the JISC MLEs for Lifelong Learning programme. No publisher christina pdp 2005-07-26 15:44:56 CAMEL, a new lifelong learning project http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/project Funding has been provided by HEFCE for a partnership between JISC InfoNet, JISC, ALT and the HE Academy for a project entitled: Collaborative Approaches to the Management of Lifelong Learning (CAMEL). No publisher christina pdp 2005-07-26 15:48:19 JISC Capital Programme e-Learning Capital Programme Induction meeting http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-04-30.7817966309 Last week JISC held an induction meeting for many of its new e-Learning Capital projects to tell them about how the e-Learning Programme works and to offer some advice on legal issues, evaluation, accessibility, the e-Framework, project management and dissemination. No publisher christina 2007-04-30 16:47:10 IDEA Conference 2007: Integrated Education Infrastructure http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/idea2007 The IDEA 2007 conference is being held on the 8 - 11 October 2007 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. There is a collection of events including an e-Framework in Action session. No publisher christina 2007-09-24 16:48:18 E-Framework Reference Models Projects meet in London http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/refmodmeeting A meeting of the JISC funded E-Framework Reference Models Projects took place at Imperial College London on 15th Sept No publisher sarah elf reference models soa web services e-framework 2005-10-04 12:52:45 Effective and Innovative Practice with e-Learning Guides now Online http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/innoprac Both the Effective Practice with e-Learning and Innovative Practice with e-Learning Guides are now available on this web site. No publisher christina 2005-10-05 12:05:03 e-Learning Programme newsletter October 05 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/newsletter2 The October 05 newsletter for all the projects and those interested in the e-learning Programme. No publisher christina elp 2005-10-05 12:04:50 Online Educa tackles lifelong learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-12-04.2787522389 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." No publisher christina 2006-12-04 16:52:09 e-Framework Update July 2007 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/eframeworknewsletterjuly07 The latest issue of the e-Framework newlsetter is now available online. News includes the New Zealand Ministry of Education and SURF becoming full members of the e-Framework, and links to articles on the e-Framework's approach to IT in Higher Education, and a discussion on 'Openness in Higher Education' No publisher sarah 2007-08-03 13:03:31 Workshop: Planning and Implementing Innovative Practice with Mobile and Wireless Technologies http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/innovpracworkshop 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. No publisher sarah 2007-02-08 15:47:38 e-Assessment ITTs http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/assessitt New funding is available for e-assessment No publisher christina assessment 2005-03-30 11:32:44 The Virtual Learning Environment takes it personally http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/olegonauricle Derek Morrison interviews Oleg Liber about the Personal Learning Environments project. There is a podcast of the interview and a discussion about how PLEs will disrupt the current status quo of our educational institutions. No publisher christina 2006-01-16 14:46:23 JISC publishes the final report of the LAMS Practitioner Trial http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/lamsreport The report finds that the system can provide benefits in terms of teacher reflection and learner motivation in certain situations. No publisher christina learning design 2005-06-13 11:47:46 XCRI Project showcased in Oxford http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-04-12.9950728776 The meeting on 28th March summed up the work of the first year of the eXchanging Course Information Project (XCRI), and featured presentations from early implementors using the XCRI schema. No publisher sarah 2006-04-12 14:45:18 The Effective Practice with e-Learning guide goes like hot cakes http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/effectivepractice The Guide is in its second print run No publisher christina pedagogy 2005-03-29 14:14:45 e-Framework Developer's Forum http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/devforum4 The 4th e-Framework Developer's Forum will be held in Bolton on the 20th April. This Forum focuses on the Enterprise web service projects. No publisher christina 2006-04-10 14:00:34 New Design for Learning Programme projects http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/designforlearning JISC has announced the new projects in the Design for Learning Programme. Projects will include a study on Models of Practice, Development of Pedagogic Planners and a number of Implementation projects. No publisher christina 2006-04-10 15:38:54 JISC Invitation to Tender: ICT Industry Consultant to Support the e-Learning Programme http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-04-18.0101608398 The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites tenders from consultants with the relevant skills, expertise and knowledge to support the interactions between JISC’s e-learning programme and relevant ICT industries. No publisher christina 2006-04-18 13:48:39 Innovating e-Learning 2009 focuses on change http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/jiscel092 Author of the Demos report, The Edgeless University, Peter Bradwell opened the second theme of Innovating e-Learning 2009 with a warning note for higher education. No publisher christina 2009-11-27 15:58:18 JISC ITT - Three studies on technology supported recruitment and admissions http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/recruitITT In the e-admin area - The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) wishes to commission three studies into good practice and technology-supported approaches in recruitment and admissions. No publisher christina 2006-09-04 11:29:09 Open source makes 'substantial advance' in UK education, says report http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/opensource JISC OSS Watch recently reported that more than three quarters of all UK colleges and Universities consider open source options when procuring IT systems. No publisher christina 2006-09-04 11:54:31 JISC Circular 05/06: Learner Experiences of e-Learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/learnerexp The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites proposals from institutions for ‘Learner Experiences of e-Learning‘ projects in order to develop further the community’s understanding of how learners experience and participate in e-Learning. No publisher christina 2006-10-23 11:30:25 JISC Conference 2007 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/jiscconf07 JISC's annual conference on 13 March will reflect the breadth of JISC activities in providing guidance, advice and opportunities for the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education and research. No publisher sarah 2007-02-08 15:58:49 e-Learning and Pedagogy Spring 2007 update http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-02-19.1237050146 News from the e-learning and Pedagogy programme. Includes details of the new Learners' experiences projects. No publisher christina 2007-02-20 14:50:52 JISC online conference presentations available http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/JISCel093 The presentations and resources from the JISC online conference Innovating e-Learning 2009 are now available. No publisher christina 2010-01-13 13:39:50 JISC Innovating e-Learning 2008: Registration Open http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-09-15.2664716565 Registration is now open for the third international JISC online conference:Learning in a digital age – are we prepared? Held on the 4-7th November 2008 this conference for practitioners and managers embedding e-learning into their practice focuses on the tension between the tried and tested and the wholly innovative. No publisher christina innovation conference 2008-09-15 14:25:58 Are Learning Management Systems the wrong place to start learning? http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/wrongplace George Siemens argues that VLEs don’t support the way that people learn No publisher christina pedagogy 2005-03-29 14:15:51 JISC Online Conference – Innovating e-Learning 2007 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-04-02.2472405011 Registration is now open for the second JISC online conference, Institutional Transformation and Supporting Lifelong Learning. The conference will be held on the 11-14 June 2007. No publisher christina pedagogy 2007-04-02 10:26:29 e-portfolio workshops http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/e-portworkshops JISC and Netskills are running Workshops at Newcastle University on 2nd February and Aston University on 19th February, to explore what we mean by e-portfolios and how e-portfolios can support learning. No publisher christina eportfolio 2009-01-26 20:52:34 New JISC publication explores the learner’s perspective on e-learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/learnerexpguide A new publication from the JISC e-Learning Programme, "In Their Own Words", has been launched at ALT-C in Nottingham. Synthesising outputs from Phase 1 of the Learners’ Experiences of e-Learning theme, it gives striking insights into learners’ motivations, beliefs and intentions about using technology in learning. No publisher christina 2007-09-03 12:47:03 What is a PLE? The future or just another buzz word? http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/ple%20event On June the Seventh, the Chancellors Conference Centre in Manchester provided the venue for an event hosted by the CETIS Pedagogy Forum to discuss a new and exciting topic, the Personal Learning Environment (PLE). No publisher sarah personal learning ple reference models 2006-09-26 12:54:08 Planning and designing Technology-rich Learning Spaces http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-05-18.3073654653 Four workshops are being offered by JISC between July–September in partnership with the Higher Education Academy and JISC InfoNet on designing technology-enabled learning spaces No publisher sarah 2006-05-19 10:56:11 ELF website updates http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-05-25.0789749376 The ELF website has been undergoing a substantial set of updates over recent weeks. No publisher sarah elf 2005-05-25 12:52:36 Enterprise Web Services in action http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/entmeeting0605 A report from the 10th CETIS Enterprise Special Interest Group held at Chester Zoo. No publisher christina sweet web services enterprise 2005-06-13 14:59:39 Resources for round one of the Toolkit Projects now available http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/Toolkitnews A full set of resources is now available for the first round of Toolkit projects. No publisher sarah 2005-06-20 11:30:19 Adopt a Brick! http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/brickmeeting A report from the e-Framework for Learning and Research service factorisation meeting in London on the 24th January. No publisher christina e-framework 2006-01-31 17:17:12 Are you ready for transformation? Day 2 at Innovating e-Learning 2007 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-06-14.2938893358 The second day of the JISC online conference maintained its focus on the theme of institutional transformation – but with the words ‘learner’ and ‘learning’ dominating discussions. No publisher christina innovation 2007-06-14 11:29:29 E-Framework for Education and Research - moving on from the ELF http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/eframework DEST and JISC have signed an agreement to work together to develop the e-Framework to include the research and administration domains. No publisher christina 2005-07-05 14:23:50 Phase 2 Toolkit projects are underway http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/phase2toolkits A new crop of e-Learning Framework Toolkits are under development. No publisher christina elf 2005-07-05 14:47:14 New Toolkit Demonstrator projects http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/toolkitdemonstrators The new Toolkit Demonstrator projects will be putting the original e-Learning Framework Toolkits through their paces. No publisher christina elf 2005-07-05 14:56:59 Pedagogical Vocabularies Reports available http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/vocareports Two final reports have been published by the JISC Pedagogical Vocabularies Project, which has looked at the development and use of vocabularies in UK post-16 education sector. No publisher christina 2006-01-17 12:13:15 Pedagogy Strand Update http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/Pedupdate An update of the activities of the e-Learning and Pedagogy strand. No publisher christina 2006-01-17 14:51:15 BJET Lifelong Learning Special Issue http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/bjet The British Journal of Educational Technology is calling for papers for a special issue on Collaborative e-Support for Lifelong Learning. No publisher christina 2006-01-18 15:08:54 Workshop on Service Oriented Approaches http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-09-20.2816502823 The TENCompetence project have issued a call for papers for a workshop on "Service Oriented Approaches and Lifelong Competence Development Infrastructures." No publisher christina 2006-09-20 14:12:50 Briefing meeting on Reference Model (Domain Map) projects http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/refmodmeet A briefing meeting on the first set of reference model projects (now known as domain maps) is being held in Birmingham on the 10th October. No publisher christina 2006-09-20 12:20:12 UCISA/JISC Longitudinal VLE survey published http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/vlesurvey VLE Surveys : A longitudinal perspective between March 2001, March 2003 and March 2005 for Higher Education in the United Kingdom has just been completed by Martin Jenkins, Tom Browne and Richard Walker at York. No publisher christina vle 2005-12-14 13:12:41 Curriculum Design Projects announced http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-09-15.8342205253 JISC has funded 12 new projects to review course design and validation processes, and the ways these are supported and informed by technology, in order to transform learning opportunities. No publisher christina curriculum_design validation 2008-09-15 14:16:32 Learners' Experience of e-Learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/learnerscoping The Scoping Study found that relatively little research had been undertaken into learners' experiences of e-learning. No publisher christina pedagogy 2005-07-11 13:05:41 New e-Learning Framework Reference Model projects http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-07-11.3416272618 Details of the new e-Learning Framework Reference Model projects. No publisher christina 2005-07-13 13:43:22 Report from the Oxford JISC/CETIS conference http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/oxford_conf_news A report from the e-Learning Tools, Standards and Systems conference No publisher christina elf 2005-03-29 14:17:11 e-Learning Programme newsletter Oct05-Feb06 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/newsletter3 The third JISC e-Learning Programme newsletter summarises recent activities in all the Programme strands. No publisher christina 2006-02-20 15:33:08 Roadmap of JISC Grant Funding Opportunities http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-10-06.7001677665 A timetable of calls for future funding opportunities for the new academic year is available on the JISC web site. No publisher christina funding roadmap 2008-10-06 13:00:38 Kuali Student Workshop http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2009-06-01.9960605557 The Cambridge Curriculum Design project is organizing a one day workshop in Birmingham on the 23rd July introducing Kuali Student and its Learning Unit Management (LUM) module, given by Leo Fernig of the University of British Columbia. No publisher christina 2009-06-01 12:09:18 e-Framework newsletter October 2008 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-11-03.9367644098 The latest newsletter from the e-Framework initiative is now available online. Developments include the appointment of a new international director, and the publication of an SOA case study from City University, London. No publisher christina e-framework soa 2008-11-03 18:03:17 JISC ITT: Evaluation of the Users and Innovation Programme http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-11-06.3278810293 JISC invites proposals to undertake an evaluation of the JISC Users and Innovation Programme. No publisher christina 2007-11-06 10:04:02 Alt-i Lab 05 e-Learning Strategies and Impact http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/altilab05 Wilbert Kraan from CETIS reports on the plenaries from this year's annual Alt-i lab conference. No publisher christina 2005-07-13 10:52:48 New e-Learning Regional Pilot projects http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/regional 21 new projects in the e-Learning Programme will investigate regional issues in the areas of widening participation and learner progression. No publisher christina distributed 2005-07-11 13:40:32 JISC Effective Practice in a Digital Age, technology enhanced learning guide is published http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/digital Last week the JISC e-Learning Programme published "Effective Practice in a Digital Age – a guide to technology-enhanced learning and teaching" an update to the popular 2004 JISC publication, Effective Practice with e-Learning. No publisher christina e-learning 2009-07-06 12:15:49 JISC Grant Funding in Relationship Management http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/CRMcall JISC is inviting proposals from institutions for pilot projects in Relationship Management. Total funding of £900,000 is available. No publisher christina 2009-04-24 12:57:30 e-Portfolios: Tools for 21st century learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-09-22.8002694950 Two new JISC resources on e-portfolios were launched at ALT-C in Leeds: a guide in the JISC Effective Practice series, Effective Practice with e-Portfolios, which explores effective practice in the use of e-portfolios as a support to learning in a digital age, and an infoKit on e-Portfolios from JISC infoNet. No publisher christina pdp portfolio 2008-09-22 14:20:31 Pre-event announcement for Capital Programme http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/capitalevent JISC’s second Capital Programme Circular will be issued on 29th September, with calls in the areas of e-Learning, e-Infrastructure, Virtual Research Environments, Repositories and Preservation, and Users and Innovation. No publisher sarah capital key 2007-01-30 15:02:01 Presentations from JISC Innovating Learning 2008 now available http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-11-28.1320949322 Papers and presentations from the third JISC online conference Innovating e-Learning 2008 which ran between 4-7th November are now available. No publisher christina conference e-learning innovation 2008-11-28 15:33:09 Toolkits and Demonstrators Show and Tell Meeting http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-08-22.5120700798 The meeting on 3rd August in Manchester marked the 3rd phase of Toolkits and the 2nd phase of Demonstrator projects. No publisher sarah cats demonstrator e-framework eprofile joinin lipid minted r2q2 savingprivatedata smirkboardtoperception socket toolkit trecx 2006-09-26 13:05:19 JISC e-Learning Programme Newsletter http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/newsletter4 Fourth JISC e-Learning Programme newsletter now published and provides an update on recent activities and developments in all the Programme strands. No publisher christina 2006-07-24 23:46:37 e-Framework Newsletter March 2007 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-04-16.2461220868 The latest issue of the e-Framework newlsetter is now available online. It includes a report from SURF on SOA readiness, and work going on at the New Zealand Ministry of Education to model the business architecture of the education sector. No publisher christina 2007-04-16 10:43:27 Report Call: Data mash-ups and the future of mapping http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-09-09.5862853451 JISC Technology and Standards Watch (TechWatch) has issued an open call for a forthcoming report on data mash-ups and the future of mapping. No publisher christina educational content mash-ups 2008-09-09 16:46:48 New Innovative Practice with e-Learning guide http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/innoguide The e-Learning and Innovation strand of the e-Learning Programme has released its first publication, Innovative Practice with e-Learning. No publisher christina innovation 2005-09-15 12:06:30 Large Scale Implementation of Innovative Technologies within Institutions http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/jiscinnovativepilots JISC Circular 6/05:Large Scale Implementation of Innovative Technologies within Institutions No publisher christina 2005-09-15 12:06:30 Summary of the demonstrators at ALT-I Lab http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/altilabdemos Sam Easterby-Smith reports on the ALT-I Lab conference demonstration sessions. No publisher christina 2005-09-21 11:24:57 JISC ITT: Sharing e-Learning Content http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-03-14.8357105556 The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) wishes to commission an individual or team to review and synthesise the work of various specified projects and programmes engaged in the development, use and sharing of elearning content. No publisher christina 2007-03-14 15:09:15 New guidance on e-portfolios http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-02-20.8425623602 Four new guidance papers on e-portfolios have been produced by Helen Richardson and Rob Ward of the Centre for Recording Achievement (CRA), for JISC. No publisher christina eportfolio pdp 2006-09-28 16:00:11 JISC Digital Repositories Programme wiki and mailing list launched http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-02-20.6686786629 The Digital Repositories Programme [1], a £4m JISC programme to enhance the implementation and development of digital repositories in the UK, has recently launched a wiki (DigiRep) [2], managed by the Programme’s support team. No publisher christina repositories 2006-02-28 14:28:13 e-Framework for Education and Research newsletter - March 06 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/eframework3 The March issue of the e-framework newsletter reports on the latest board meetings in Australia. No publisher christina 2006-03-21 13:00:27 An Update from the e-learning and pedagogy and innovation strands http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/pedupdatewinter05 A comprehensive update from the e-Learning and Pedagogy and e-Learning and Innovations strands, including details of the Evaluation of Generic Tools used in Learning Design report and the new Large Scale Implementation of Innovative technologies projects. No publisher christina innovation pedagogy 2006-03-28 11:49:58 JISC Effective Practice with e-Assessment Guide http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-03-12.7601546956 A new publication, Effective Practice with e-Assessment, is to be launched at the JISC Conference on 13 March. The guide provides an overview of what’s going on in e-assessment in colleges and universities across the UK. No publisher christina assessment 2007-03-29 12:10:27 Workflows and Business Process Modelling workshop http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-03-12.1186791610 An event has been organised for delegates to learn about Workflows and Business Process Modelling Notation on Thursday the 22nd of March, at Austin Court in Birmingham. No publisher christina workflow 2007-03-12 14:31:19 e-Framework Newsletter: December issue http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-01-09.5126810249 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. No publisher christina 2007-01-09 14:52:19 Examples of SOA in action at Tencompetence workshop http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/tencworkshop 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. No publisher christina competency soa 2007-01-15 19:15:44 NIIMLE demo on student progression http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/niimledemo 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. No publisher christina 2007-01-17 13:56:24 Call for Reference Models for the e-learning Framework http://www.elearning.ac.uk/refmodelsITT New projects will begin to implement the e-Learning Framework No publisher christina elf 2005-03-29 14:16:34 JISC ITT: Synthesis and Evaluation of Reference Models http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-02-26.9899460655 This invitation to tender invites proposals to undertake, on behalf of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), a summary, review and evaluation of six Reference Model projects funded through the Distributed e-Learning Programme. No publisher christina 2007-02-26 13:05:36 JISC Review on Learning in Immersive Worlds http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-02-26.9065151405 A newly-published report Learning in Immersive Worlds: a review of game-based learning explores the increased attention being paid to games to support learning objectives, presenting the findings of a literature review and a set of case studies of game-based learning from everyday practice contexts. No publisher christina 2007-02-26 13:23:15 The e-Learning Programme gains momentum http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/progmeetingapril05 A report from the "Building on success and shaping the future" - JISC e-Learning Programme meeting for the Frameworks and Tools and Distributed e-Learning Strands held in Birmingham on the 5th and 6th April. No publisher christina distributed elf key 2005-05-26 10:56:14 JISC ITT: Tender for Participants in a Framework Agreement to deliver consultancy work for the e-Framework Programme http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/JISCITTframework The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites tenders from a wide range of participants with the appropriate skills, experience and expertise to form part of a Framework Agreement to carry out specific tasks within the e-Framework Programme. No publisher christina e-framework 2005-11-02 14:24:58 JISC ITT: Develop and/or demonstrate toolkits within the E-Learning Framework (ELF) http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-11-02.6979557173 The JISC invite proposals to develop a new e-learning framework toolkit or develop an existing toolkit. No publisher christina elf 2005-11-02 14:26:02 Pedagogy Experts meeting presentations online http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-11-09.8286257310 The papers and presentations from the recent online Pedagogy Experts meeting held on the 5th October are now available online. No publisher christina 2005-11-09 14:25:46 Annual JISC Conference takes place http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/jiscconf06 'ICT is changing the nature of learning, teaching and research' says press release from JISC No publisher sarah capital key 2007-01-30 15:07:38 Innovating e-Learning 2007 - Lifelong Learning Takes Centre Stage http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-06-15.4224961926 On Day 3 of the conference, Innovating e-Learning 2007 moved on to its second theme – Supporting Lifelong Learning. No publisher christina innovation regional 2007-06-15 12:48:32 JISC Innovating e-Learning 2007 Online Conference – Institutional Transformation and Supporting Lifelong Learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-06-05.4566344031 The 2007 JISC online conference, Innovating e-Learning 2007, starts on 11 June and runs until 14 June. The focus of this year’s conference is on two themes: Institutional transformation and Supporting lifelong learning. No publisher christina 2007-06-05 13:20:10 TechWatch Report: What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education. http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-03-05.7797836782 A new TechWatch report by Paul Anderson explores the Web 2.0 phenomenon and asks what are the implications for education? No publisher christina 2007-03-05 18:14:33 Innovating e-Learning 2009 is just around the corner http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/onlineconf2009 Book now for the fourth JISC online conference ‘Thriving, not just surviving’ 24-27th November. No publisher christina 2009-10-26 13:00:06 TENCompetence Open Workshop: Manchester, UK, November 19th and 20th http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/tencconf This workshop "Rethinking Learning and Employment at a time of economic uncertainty" focusses on the work of the TenCompetence project which for the past four years has been developing an infrastructure for lifelong learning in Europe. There will be keynotes from Rob Koper and Oleg Liber as well as research papers, and practical workshops. No publisher christina tencompetence lifelong learning 2009-11-03 10:28:40 Developer Happiness Days event http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-12-16.2085087743 The JISC sponsored Developer Happiness Days will take place in London on 9th-13th February 2009. No publisher christina 2008-12-16 20:32:55 Preparing for Innovative practice with e-Learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/innovationguide JISC is publishing a guide to innovative practice with e-learning which will look at the use of mobile and wireless technologies in HE, FE and ACL. No publisher christina innovation pedagogy 2005-05-09 15:20:46 Record numbers of delegates at JISC online conference http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/jiscel091 The JISC Online Conference, Innovating e-Learning 2009, Thriving, not just surviving!, which opened on Tuesday 24th November has broken all records for delegate numbers. 12 countries are represented with delegates from Australia adding to the discussions overnight UK time. No publisher christina innovation 2009-11-25 11:46:31 JISC Online Conference 2007 e-book available http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-12-18.3938601826 e-Books are now available from the JISC Online Conference – Innovating e-Learning 2007: Institutional Transformation and Supporting Lifelong Learning No publisher christina 2007-12-18 10:55:14 Toolkit and demonstrator projects share experience http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-10-22.8301813876 A meeting took place of the Toolkit and Demonstrator projects funded under the Frameworks and Tools strand of the e-Learning Programme in London at the LSE on 5th Oct 2005. No publisher sarah bert bewt demonstrator dice dld elf elf search service ict4biz jelfad making tracks pyassess resourcelist sled2 slide spaid toolkit web services 2006-01-10 17:46:08 New legal study report http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/legalstudy The JISC 'Legal Study to Explore the Legal and Records Management Issues Relating to the Concept of the Lifelong Learner Record' has produced a new report which outlines the results of a consultation of selected professional associations on national developments regarding lifelong learner records and e-portfolios. No publisher christina mlelll legal 2006-02-20 15:36:57 Highlights from the third theme of the Innovating e-Learning Conference 2006 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/jisconlineconf4 The third theme of the JISC Online Conference ‘Innovating e-Learning 2006’ brought the event to a close with a lively mix of creativity, innovation and technology. No publisher christina innovation pedagogy 2006-04-04 12:47:39 e-Framework Newsletter September 06 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/e-frameworknewsletter9-06 The September issue of the e-Framework newsletter is now available from the new e-Framework for Education and Resaerch web site. This issue announces an alliance between the e-Framework and IBM. No publisher christina 2006-09-19 15:21:53 JISC ITT: Toolkits and Demonstrators http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/toolkits4ITT The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites proposals to develop software toolkits and demonstrators that align with the strategic aims of the JISC/DEST e-Framework for Education and Research. No publisher christina 2006-10-06 12:39:00 JISC Capital Programme: Call for Proposals http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/septcapitalcall The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects in the following areas: e-learning, e-infrastructure; virtual research environments; repositories and preservation, and users and innovation. No publisher christina capital key 2007-01-30 15:03:13 JISC Capital Programme: Call for Proposals http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-05-02.5547543597 The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects in the following areas: e-learning, repositories and preservation, and e-infrastructure No publisher sarah capital key 2007-01-30 15:05:21 e-Framework newsletter No 4 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/eframework4 The April issue of the e-Framework for Education and Research newsletter is now available. This issue includes details of the ICT agreement between and UK and New Zealand that was signed in early April. No publisher christina e-framework 2006-05-08 13:34:11 JISC Online Conference - Innovating e-Learning 2006: Transforming Learning Experiences http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/onlineconfjan06 Advance notice of online conference of interest to practitioners, e-learning coordinators and managers in further and higher education, researchers, and staff developers. A call for submissions for the conference closes on 31st January 2006 No publisher sarah innovation pedagogy 2005-12-09 11:09:14 Focus on Learning Design http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/edtechspecial%20issue A new special issue of the online journal Educational Technology and Society has been published with a focus on 'Current Research in Learning Design' No publisher sarah LD tools learning design 2006-02-09 13:54:31 JISC Using learning resources conference http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-11-12.1630589375 The Using learning resources: transforming the educational experience conference, on 22 January 2008 at Aston Business School, Birmingham will draw together work on the way learning resources are used within the education sector. No publisher christina content 2007-11-12 13:25:14 Tools for the e-Learning Framework – a workshop from the TELCERT project http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/telcert This workshop introduced participants in the e-Learning Framework projects and the broader JISC community to the tools developed by the TELCERT project, and designed to manipulate content and schemas from IMS and other organisations. No publisher sarah e-framework standards 2006-02-02 12:42:53 e-framework newsletter - December 2005 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/efnewsletter1 The first e-Framework for Education and Research newsletter maps out plans for e-framework developments over the next few months. No publisher christina 2006-02-06 14:53:10 e-Framework newsletter - January-February 06 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/e-framework2 The second e-Framework for Education and Research newsletter includes items on the practicability of e-portfolios and making sense of SOA. No publisher christina 2006-02-08 15:17:18 First Experts Group Online Meeting http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/pedonline The e-Learning and Pedagogy Experts Group has held an online meeting in a bid to open up discussion around the current and future work of the e-Learning and Pedagogy and Innovation strands of the JISC e-Learning Programme for more members. No publisher christina pedagogy 2005-10-12 12:18:47 Competition Launch for Innovative Practice with e-Learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-10-11.2298573017 ‘Innovative Practice with e-Learning’, the JISC guide to embedding mobile and wireless technologies in everyday practice, was launched at ALT-C in September with a competition based around the Effective Practice Planner – a tool for designing and recording short instances of learning activity design which formed part of its sister publication, ‘Effective Practice with e-Learning’. No publisher christina pedagogy 2005-10-31 00:10:38 Survey on Pedagogical Vocabularies http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-10-11.2388626737 A new project is collecting pedagogical vocabularies as part of the Pedagogy and e-Learning strand. No publisher christina pedagogy 2005-10-12 12:19:29 Nine new JISC toolkit and demonstrator projects http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/toolkits4 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. No publisher christina demonstrator e-framework elf toolkit 2006-12-08 14:50:19 JISC ITT: Management of technology-rich teaching spaces review http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/spacemanagement 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. No publisher christina 2006-12-08 14:58:12 Innovating e-Learning 2007 – Closed for postings http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-06-18.0950234003 The JISC online conference, Innovating e-Learning 2007, closed to postings on Thursday 14 June with a tangible sense of achievement. No publisher christina innovation 2007-06-18 12:20:30 New Designing Spaces for Effective Learning Guide http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/designspaces A new guide from JISC about how to design learning spaces will be launched at the JISC Conference on the 14th March. No publisher christina innovation learning space 2006-03-06 16:59:05 JISC SOA and e-Framework Animation available http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/animation 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! No publisher christina 2007-02-08 13:05:37 SCORM 2.0: LETSI Announces a Call for Participation http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-06-03.4054746950 LETSI, Learning Education Training Systems Interoperability, has issued a press release soliciting White Papers from all stakeholders interested in shaping the future direction of SCORM and the implementation of learning systems technology. No publisher sarah 2008-06-03 17:01:44 JISC ITT: Evaluation of the Regional Pilots and HE Academy Subject Centre Pilots http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/pilotevaluation JISC invites proposals from an individual or team to review the work of the distributed e-learning regional pilots and Higher Education Subject Centre projects and to synthesise the lessons learned. No publisher christina 2005-08-24 11:40:04 e-Framework Newsletter Special edition http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/e-f%20newsletter%20july09 The e-Framework initiative has published its technical model which aims to make the e-Framework's service-oriented approach to software design more comprehensive and more comprehensible. The initiative are now seeking feedback on the model. No publisher christina e-framework soa 2009-07-13 10:37:24 e-Framework newsletter March 2009 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/eframework309 The March 2009 issue of the e-Framework for Research and Education initiative newsletter is now available. This issue contains lots of updates as well as the very readable "Managers' Compact Guide to SOA". No publisher christina 2009-03-11 16:08:52 e-Framework newsletter - October 2007 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-10-23.7684730828 The latest news from the e-Framework for Education and Research initiative and its partners. No publisher christina 2007-10-23 12:58:06 ALT-C 2007 - Learners in control? http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/altc2007 Every year ALT-C provides a snap shot of learning technology developments in the UK HE and FE sectors. The focus of this year’s conference, “Beyond control, Learning technology for the social network generation” was clearly on the learner, as the use social software continues to rise. No publisher christina 2007-09-07 18:22:53 JISC e-Learning Programme newsletter http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-07-19.4567453284 The latest issue of the e-Learning Programme newsletter includes details of the lastest set of projects and other news from each of the Programme activity areas. No publisher christina 2007-07-19 12:08:50 Personal Learning Environments project http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/ple CETIS has a new JISC project focussing on Personal Learning Environments. No publisher christina personal learning 2005-10-19 14:22:18 Legal advice on Open Source Licencing published http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/oslegalstudy A new FAQ on open source licencing has just been produced by JISC funded study. No publisher sarah open source 2006-04-09 10:53:57 Collaboration between the UK and the Netherlands on e-portfolio activities http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-04-09.8764589156 JISC and SURF have been meeting to explore how they might work more closely in the area of electronic portfolio. No publisher sarah eportfolio international 2006-04-09 10:52:18 UK and New Zealand sign ICT agreement http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-04-09.3828817205 'Partnership will bring major benefits to education and research communities in the UK and New Zealand' No publisher sarah e-framework international 2006-04-09 10:56:46 Intellectual Property Rights in e-Learning Programmes event http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-07-03.4103493520 HEFCE and JISC would like to invite you to the launch of the Intellectual Property Rights in e-Learning Programmes Report: Good practice guidance for senior managers. No publisher sarah 2006-07-03 12:06:40 New programme Invitations to Tender http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/newitts Call for new toolkit and demonstrator projects No publisher christina elf pedagogy 2005-03-29 14:15:25 Joint EC SIG and Pedagogy Forum Meeting http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/ECPedjointmeet The focus of the meeting will be on the current JISC Design for Learning Programme, and will take place on Thursday 26th April at Liverpool Hope University. No publisher sarah 2007-04-20 12:56:26 e-Framework update - July 06 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-07-03.1479013390 The latest update on the e-Framework Initiative includes news on .... No publisher sarah e-framework soa 2006-07-03 13:46:19 Open source comes of age, says OSS Watch conference report http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-07-03.4043220519 "Crossing the Chasm: open source comes of age", Paul Anderson of Intelligent Content explores the themes that came out of the OSS Watch conference held in April 2006 No publisher sarah 2006-07-03 13:42:07 Innovating e-Learning 2006 - Call for Papers http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/jisconlineconf JISC have issued an open call for submissions for JISC Online Conference: Innovating e-Learning 2006 - Transforming Learning Experiences. No publisher christina 2006-01-16 15:12:15 New European project develops a service oriented approach to competence based lifelong learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/tencompnews January 9th saw the beginning of the second project-wide meeting of the TENCompetence Project, a new 4-year EU-funded project led by the Open University of the Netherlands, which intends to ‘develop a technical and organisational infrastructure for lifelong competence development’. No publisher sarah 2006-01-27 15:01:57 JISC Standards Watch report http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/techwatchstandards JISC TechWatch has commissioned a Standards Watch report that will present an overview of JISC's work in this area. In addition, it will speculate on the key standards and specifications that are coming through and provide a list of 'standards to watch' along with insights and guidance from acknowledged experts. No publisher sarah 2007-07-12 15:19:05 LAMS Conference 5th July http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/lamsconference The program is now up for the 2007 European LAMS Conference on the 5th of July at the University of Greenwich. No publisher sarah 2007-06-06 13:58:52 Innovating e-Learning 2007 beats the record http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-06-12.0708443851 The JISC online conference, Innovating e-Learning 2007, has already beaten targets set by last year’s conference. No publisher christina 2007-06-13 11:57:08 ITT: Consultants to Support the Initial Phases of the Higher Education Academy/JISC Higher Education e-Learning Benchmarking Exercise http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/heaitt The Academy is leading a higher education e-learning benchmarking exercise in collaboration with its partner the Joint Information Systems Committee. No publisher christina 2005-11-02 14:25:31 e-Learning and Pedagogy strand update http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/pedupdate An update of activities of the e-Learning and Pedagogy strand is now available on the JISC web site. No publisher christina pedagogy 2005-05-16 11:25:32 e-Framework Curriculum XML Schema released http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/xcrischema The XCRI project, in conjunction with Ben Ryan of the Pathways4Progression Regional Pilot, has released version 1.0 of the E-Framework Curriculum XML Schema. No publisher christina 2006-01-09 14:17:45 JISC holds town meeting for the new Capital Programme http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/capital Over 200 people from all over the UK who were interested in submitting proposals met in Birmingham on 10th May to find out more about the programme. No publisher sarah capital key 2007-01-30 15:04:25 LAMS V2 Beta Launch and Workshop http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/lamsbeta2launch The LAMS Foundation announces the beta release of LAMS V2, and an accompanying workshop hosted by the London Knowledge Lab 4th July 2006, 10am-1pm No publisher sarah LD tools learning design 2006-06-20 13:14:36 Workshop on Service Oriented Approaches and Lifelong Competence Development Infrastructures http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-11-29.7965190324 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 No publisher sarah 2006-11-29 18:31:24 Call for Nominations: IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-12-10.3614857194 "The Learning Impact program is facilitated by the IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS) for the purpose of recognizing outstanding applications of technology that address the most significant challenges facing the global education and training industries." No publisher christina 2007-12-10 11:20:15 PLE (Personal Learning Environment) event http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/pleevent CETIS is holding an event: "What is a PLE? The future or just another buzz word?", to discuss developments in Personal Learning Environments on the 7th June in Manchester. No publisher christina ple 2006-05-02 09:24:48 Demystifying the IMS e-Portfolio Specification http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/eportfoliospec Scott Wilson has written an article (in three parts) which explains the new IMS e-portfolio specification. No publisher christina eportfolio 2005-08-01 16:08:55 Mobile Blogs, Personal Reflections and Learning Environments http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/rambleonariadne An article by Paul Trafford of the RAMBLE e-learning tools project on student use of mobile blogs and integrating blogs with institutional VLEs. No publisher christina blogging discussion distributed ramble 2005-08-02 12:29:26 e-learning tech that is fit for purpose, innovative and sustainable http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/roleofstandards Wilbert Kraan considers the role of educational technology interoperability standards in the wider development of e-learning technology. No publisher sarah elf 2005-08-10 15:47:32 HE Academy and JISC e-Learning Programme working together http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/JISCHEAcademy This article by Liz Pearce of the HE Academy in JISC Inform, Issue 10, Summer 2005, looks at how the HE Academy Subject Centres are working with the JISC e-Learning Programme in both the Distributed e-Learning and the Pedagogy strands of the Programme. No publisher sarah distributed pedagogy 2005-08-10 15:48:48 Spring 2006 update on the work of the e-Learning and Pedagogy Strand http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/springupdate This Update provides a brief account of current and completed activities from the e-Learning and Pedagogy strand of the JISC e-Learning Programme, dating from March 2006. No publisher sarah pedagogy 2006-07-14 14:35:58 MLE briefing papers published http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/mlebriefing Three briefing papers have now been produced as a result of the synthesis of the MLEs for Lifelong Learning Programme. No publisher sarah eportfolio mlelll pdp 2006-03-28 11:54:57 JISC Capital Programme April Circular and Briefing day http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-04-16.4253674725 JISC’s third Capital Programme Circular, to be issued on 27th April, will comprise seven calls in the areas of e-Learning, e-Infrastructure, and Repositories and Preservation, as well as a cross-programme call, totalling £5.3m worth of funding for development across higher and further education in England and Wales. A briefing day will be held on the 9th May. No publisher christina 2007-04-16 10:44:35 International Conference on Researching and Evaluating PDP and e-Portfolios http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/pdpconference In partnership with the Higher Education Academy, JISC, EPAC and SURF, the Centre for Recording Achievement is now pulling together an international seminar on the theme of researching and evaluating personal development planning (PDP) and e-portfolios for October 2006 No publisher sarah event 2006-09-12 15:02:22 IMS whitepaper Adoption of SOA in Education published http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/SOAwhitepaper The IMS white paper “Adoption of Service Oriented Architecture for Enterprise Systems in Education: Recommended Practices” is now available on the IMS web site. This comprehensive 50 page report edited by Colin Smythe advocates an incremental approach and covers the SOA maturity model framework, SOA governance, evaluates common SOA tools and includes four implementation scenarios. No publisher christina soa 2009-06-24 10:27:29 e-Framework Briefing Paper http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/eframeworkpaper A briefing paper on the e-Framework for Education and Research is now available on the e-Framework site. No publisher christina elf 2005-09-28 17:04:27 2006 JISC Online Conference e-Books Published http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-01-29.7591858299 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. No publisher christina innovation pedagogy 2007-01-29 15:36:27 JISC ITT: Web 2.0 study http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-01-22.4678970453 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. No publisher christina 2007-01-22 14:19:52 Learning in Immersive World review http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/gamingreview In an article in the ALT newsletter Sara de Freitas provides an introduction to a JISC review titled "Learning in Immersive Worlds: a review of game based learning." No publisher christina 2006-10-31 18:41:13 Call for JISC Techwatch Report on SOA http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-11-22.4500552211 JISC TechWatch have issued an open call for a report on: Service-Oriented Architectures: the way forward for H&FE? No publisher christina 2006-11-22 16:08:40 JISC Innovating e-Learning Online Conference 2008 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-06-23.5671787604 The JISC e-Learning Programme will be running its third international Online Conference Innovating e-Learning 2008 between 4th – 7th November. The theme for this year’s event is Learning in a Digital Age - Are we prepared? No publisher christina elp event 2008-06-23 13:30:50 JISC Online Conference attracts delegates from around the world http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-03-28.1389501026 Delegates from 16 countries around the world are joining together in the first JISC online conference alongside practitioners, researchers and developers from the UK. No publisher christina pedagogy 2006-03-28 11:44:04 Highlights from the first day of the Innovating e-Learning conference 2006 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/jisconlineconf1 The JISC Online Conference ‘Innovating e-Learning Practice 2006’ was launched with a welcome address by Sarah Porter, Head of Development at JISC, in which she laid out her vision for the e-Learning Programme. No publisher christina innovation pedagogy 2006-03-29 11:21:21 Educational Content SIG presentations available http://www.elearning.ac.uk/ECSIG Presentations from the CETIS Educational Content SIG are now available online. They include presentations from a number of the Scottish Transformation projects. No publisher christina repositories web services 2006-03-29 14:28:09 Highlights from the second theme of the Innovating e-Learning Conference 2006 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/jisconlineconf3 The learner’s experience of e-learning was the focus of the second theme of the JISC Online Conference, which opened for postings on Tuesday 28 – Thursday 30 March. The keynote session for the theme was given by John Stone, newly appointed Chief Executive of the Learning and Skills Network (LSN) and currently principal of Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College. No publisher christina innovation pedagogy 2006-03-30 19:35:50 JISC Capital Circular 4/07: Reuse of Learning Content http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-10-16.6437224140 The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects to re-use learning content. No publisher christina 2007-10-16 12:29:05 Call for papers: Rethinking Learning and Employment at a time of economic uncertainty http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/tenc The final workshop of the TenCompetence project is being held in the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Manchester on the 19th and 20th November 2009. No publisher christina competency tencompetence 2009-07-03 08:57:29 Third round of toolkits and demonstrator projects begin work. http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-03-01.4701976715 Kick off meeting takes place on 6th and 7th February in Birmingham. No publisher sarah demonstrator e-framework elf eprofile joinin r2q2 savingprivatedata soa socket toolkit trecx web services cats lipid minted smirkboardtoperception 2006-03-07 18:54:09 Oxford, Cambridge, UHI and Hull announce Tetra Collaboration http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/tetracollaboration Yesterday the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Hull, and the UHI Millennium Institute announced the formation of the Tetra Collaboration which will: "work together on projects that address the needs of education, research, technical infrastructure, service oriented architectures (SOA), federated systems, and application frameworks....(and) will demonstrate the potential of the JISC's e-framework". No publisher christina 2006-10-13 12:01:30 e-Learning and Pedagogy News autumn 2006 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/pedautumn06 The autumn update from the e-Learning and Pedagogy and e-Learning and Innovation strands for the e-Learning Programme is now available. It includes news from the Design for Learning theme and completed reports from phase 1 of the Learner Experience for e-Learning studies. No publisher christina 2006-10-18 15:04:08 JISC e-Portfolio Activities Paper http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/eportoverview JISC has published a very useful briefing paper summarising all its current e-portfolio projects. The paper also categorises the types of e-portfolio approaches projects are taking including e-portfolios for presentation, transition and learning. No publisher christina eportfolio pdp 2007-11-12 09:58:49 Capital Programme Town Meeting http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/capitaltown A town meeting was held on 11th October for those interested in submitting proposals to the new JISC Capital Programme. No publisher sarah capital key 2007-01-30 15:01:14 e-Framework Update at IDEA 2006 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/idea06 An Australian and New Zealand perspective on the e-Framework for Education and Research was presented at a session at the IDEA 2006, Integrated e-Learning Environments conference held last week in Melbourne. No publisher christina 2006-10-19 13:34:35 JISC-CETIS Assessment and Metadata meeting http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/assessmeta12-10-06 The slides, audio files and summaries are now available from a joint meeting of the JISC-CETIS special interest groups held on 12th October. The meeting focused on item banks and repositories and considered JISC IE and web 2.0 approaches. No publisher christina assessment econtent 2006-10-24 12:27:54 Innovating e-Learning 2006 e-Books http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-11-07.5939172989 The proceedings of the three themes of Innovating e-Learning 2006 are becoming available as e-books. No publisher christina 2006-11-07 16:43:32 Learning Spaces Infokit http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-03-21.9354919567 JISC infoNet has launched of its newest infoKit "Planning and Designing Technology-Rich Learning Spaces". No publisher christina 2007-03-21 14:10:37 ALT-C 2005; Sharing experiences of the ELF and service oriented approaches http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/altc05 Impressions from the Association of Learning Technology conference 2005 held in Manchester on the 6-8th September. No publisher christina elf 2005-09-15 11:57:37 Two new CETIS briefings on e-learning standards http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/cetisbriefings CETIS have published two new briefings on the IMS Accessibility for Learner Information Profile and the IEEE LTSC LOM standard. No publisher christina standards accessibility 2005-09-21 11:24:42 New JISC Capital Programme publishes roadmap http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-04-05.2594178359 JISC's major new Capital Programme, funded by HEFCE and HEFCW from April 2006 – March 2009, consists of six areas of development: Network; Digitisation; Repositories; e-Learning; e-Infrastructure; and User Environments. Town meetings will be held in April and May. No publisher sarah capital key 2007-01-30 15:06:14 JISC ITT: Mapping Security Work to the e-Framework http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-11-01.6479764367 The Joint Information Systems Committee wishes to fund a project to map security work to the e-Framework. No publisher christina 2007-11-01 14:19:36 e-Framework newsletter June 2009 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2009-06-02.9817470131 The June issue of the e-Framework newsletter is now available, items include the launch of the online publication, "Technology Change in Higher and Further Education: A service oriented approach", and details of the new Flexible Service Delivery programme. Also in this issue a review of the e-Framework model and a report from the SURF and JISC workshop on "Doing Enterprise Architecture". No publisher christina 2009-06-02 10:49:05 Legal Issues with ePortfolios seminar http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2005-04-04.3489926383 A one day seminar on 11th April on Developing Lifelong Learner Record Systems and ePortfolios in FE and HE: Planning for, and Coping with, Legal Issues. No publisher christina eportfolio 2005-04-04 17:58:45 First JISC Capital Programme projects announced http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-11-20.5912940597 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. No publisher christina key capital 2007-01-30 15:00:18 JISC Circular 1/07: Capital Call Funding http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-04-30.8394373178 JISC Circular 1/07 invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects in the following areas: e-learning; e-infrastructure; repositories and digital preservation; institutional exemplars aimed at supporting existing institutional strategies. No publisher christina 2007-04-30 11:53:18 Urgent update to the Capital Programme Call http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-06-12.0656710565 An Addendum to the current Capital Programme call on sustainability issues has now been posted on the JISC website. No publisher christina 2007-06-12 14:41:38 JISC announce new capital projects worth £15m http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-04-02.8369621126 The projects are being funded under e-learning, repositories and preservation, e-infrastructure, users and innovation, and e-research strands of the overarching programme, which represents an investment of some £90m over three years. The call for proposals was issued in September of last year, the second of three under the programme. No publisher christina 2007-04-02 11:01:22 The e-Learning Programme is showcased at the JISC conference http://www.elearning.ac.uk/frameworks/news_item.2005-04-21.1527183582 A report from the JISC conference held in Birmingham on the 12th April 2005 No publisher sarah 2005-04-21 14:13:25 JISC Design for Learning Circular http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/dforlcircular Building on work already carried out by the Joint Information Systems committee (JISC) and others in the area of e-Learning, JISC is now keen to develop further the community’s understanding of the principles that inform the design of effective learning activities which involve the use of technology. No publisher christina 2006-01-09 16:10:17 JISC ITT:Formative Evaluation of the Design for Learning Programme http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/designeval This Invitation to Tender invites proposals for an individual or team to review the work of the Design for Learning Programme and synthesise the lessons learned. No publisher christina 2006-01-10 13:18:40 New Directors of JISC CETIS http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/newdirectors JISC CETIS announces the appointment of Adam Cooper and Paul Hollins as the new Directors of the Service. As deputy directors Adam and Paul have a built up wealth of experience working with colleagues in JISC, and international standards bodies such as IMS and the ESCS Information Standards Board. No publisher christina 2010-04-12 13:16:33 Remixing e-Learning http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/remix Scott Wilson's recent presentation at the Educational Content SIG on Remixing e-Learning has some great examples of how web services are being used to mash together data sets to create new resources. Essential viewing. No publisher christina 2006-04-10 15:55:18 JISC CETIS 08 links http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/cetis08news Here are the links to the sessions, video, twitters, flickrs, and blogs from this week's JISC CETIS conference. A more in-depth report will follow next week. No publisher christina cetis-2008-conference 2008-11-28 16:43:35 Assessment design for learner responsibility http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-05-11.2686429188 Registration is now open for the international online conference sponsored by the REAP Project to be held between 29th and 31st May 2007 No publisher sarah 2007-05-11 17:59:41 e-Learning as the learners see it http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/pedexperts Report from the Pedagogy Experts group meeting. No publisher christina pedagogy 2005-04-11 20:35:37 Pre-Announcement: JISC Capital Programme Circular 02/07 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2007-07-10.5793951898 JISC’s fourth and final Capital Programme Circular, will be issued on Friday 27th July. No publisher christina 2007-07-10 17:00:17 Jury Supports Blackboard Patent http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/blackboardpatent Stephen Downes has collected reaction from across US and UK education to the news over the weekend that a jury in East Texas found the Kitchener software company Desire2Learn Inc. guilty of infringing on an American competitor’s patent, to the tune of $3.1 million. No publisher christina 2008-02-25 15:41:24 JISC ITT: Expert Consultants to Support the e-Learning Programme http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/ITTexpert The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites tenders from consultants to provide expert support to the e-Learning Development Programme. No publisher sarah 2007-08-10 13:59:28 e-Framework Update June 2008 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-07-07.1782076727 The latest e-Framework Update outlines the priority activities for 2008, as well as other news from the initiative and partners. No publisher christina 2008-07-07 19:06:39 Scott Wilson - Mashup stencil http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-11-28.7368128245 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. No publisher christina 2006-11-28 18:38:17 JISC e-Assessment briefing paper http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2006-11-28.6306398809 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. No publisher christina 2006-11-28 19:07:42 Business models and sustainability for online resources workshop http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2009-02-23.7560478766 JISC has announced a FREE Peer Review Workshop on the topic of the Case Studies in Sustainability conducted by Ithaka, with the support of the Strategic Content Alliance. The event will be chaired by Kevin Guthrie, President of Ithaka and facilitated with experts from Ithaka. No publisher christina 2009-02-23 20:32:07 An Educause report on e-Portfolios http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/eportfoliooverview The Educause Learning Initiative has published an Overview of e-Portfolios. No publisher christina eportfolio 2005-08-01 16:08:22 Reference models, BPEL and stitching web services together http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/devforumreport A report from the e-Learning Framework (ELF) Developers Forum and Assessment Special Interest Group in Glasgow. No publisher christina 2005-08-03 12:12:22 E-Learning Frameworks and Tools: Is it too late? http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/auricle In two posts on Auricle Derek Morrison discusses whether most institutions have backed themselves into a corner with proprietory VLEs, where they can't respond to new and potentially powerful technologies for learning. No publisher christina vle 2005-08-02 16:10:16 e-Framework newsletter November 2009 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/efnov09 The latest news from the e-Framework for education and research initiative. No publisher christina 2009-11-09 15:08:21 History of Virtual Learning Environments http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/historyofvles e-Learning patent provides stimulus for collective history of virtual learning environments to develop No publisher sarah open source vle 2006-08-11 14:40:49 DesignBash at the 2009 European LAMS & Learning Design Conference http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/Designbash Information about the forthcoming DesignBash on the 8th July at the Open University. No publisher christina LD tools lams learning design 2009-06-10 08:39:21 e-Framework newsletter February 2008 http://www.elearning.ac.uk/news_folder/news_item.2008-02-21.5167645200 The latest news from the e-Framework for Education and Research Initiative. No publisher christina 2008-02-21 10:21:08