Jisc Legal has published a BYOD toolkit in response to the rise in learners and employees using their personal computing devices (typically smart phones and tablets) in the work and learning environment.
The Jisc RSC UK elearning advisors Learning and Teaching Resources group held a webinar session for library and support staff on mobile technologies which I decided to join via my iPad using the Blackboard Collaborate iPad app (free…yay!)...
Anthony Beal's insight:
Thanks to Sharon for publishing this blog on the day of the event!
This guidance is intended for staff in colleges and universities considering using image sharing social networks such as Pinterest in teaching and learning. In this guide you will find information regarding copyright and other key legal considerations in using image sharing social networks in an FE and HE context.
"Recently I have been working on developing a badging system for the online courses we run at the JISC RSC Scotland, using the Mozilla Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI). This has required a bit of thought but before going into what I have been considering, it would probably be worth describing our approach to our courses and how we currently recognise participant achievement."
In an example from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Divinity, a virtual learning environment-based blogging tool has been used to enhance the dynamics of tutorials and seminars and to improve the consistency of students’ engagement with more challenging elements of the curriculum. Following successful trials commencing in 2005, the School of Divinity has used blogging as part of a wider blended learning strategy to develop student skills of critical thinking and reflection.
The detailed case study is a word doc you can download: Engaging learners in critical reflection – University of Edinburgh...
The recent Finch report said that universities will have to be increasingly efficient in the way they pay for open access publishing in the form of article processing charges (APCs).
Responding to the recommendation, new work funded by JISC and the Wellcome Trust on behalf of the Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG) will look at how we can help universities manage the charges efficiently and also what role an intermediary might play in making the process work smoothly.
This guide focuses on innovative applications of new or existing technologies to support learning, in further education.
The case studies featured in this publication show how staff at further education colleges sought innovative ways of using technology to enhance learning; they aimed to engage learners and help them achieve their goals, and to help deliver high-quality learning efficiently.
Jisc is now offering further education (FE) providers’ free subscription to Jisc MediaHub. It enables direct access to over 130,000 images, films and audio files, licensed for educational use. And also provides a search for over 1 million additional items available in various public collections.
Jisc MediaHub allows cross-searching and exploration of TV news, documentary films, still images and classical music. To gain access to these resources FE providers simply need to sign up to the service through Jisc Collections.
Held at the Rose Bowl Conference Centre at Leeds Metropolitan University this was the first joint Jisc RSC Higher Education (HE) Conference put on by the Yorkshire & Humber and Northwest regions. Over 50 delegates from as far afield as Hull, Barrow-in-Furness, Scunthorpe and Liverpool were captivated by Peter Shukie’s debut keynote presentation exploring how deploying technology is not simply a case of using software and hardware
Webinar presenting case studies examining the issues surrounding the implementation open source software in libraries and an overview of possible support.
Open source software such as Moodle and Audacity are already widely used in education and their benefits wildly discussed. This webinar will give you an opportunity to hear about three OS software programmes available to libraries and the lessons learned from their implementation.
"The second part of my research into digital literacies for student employability has focussed on in-curricular placements here at Reading. Every undergraduate programme now has an embedded placement option."
The Information Commissioner’s Office has published a new guide to cloud computing which serves as a reminder to organisations that they remain responsible for personal data when they outsource data processing to a cloud computing service provider and outlines factors to be considered prior to engaging a cloud provider to ensure compliance with data protection obligations.
Hairdressing Training, a vocational online resource funded by JISC, have recently released 19 new videos for the benefit of hairdressing students, professional hairdressers and others working in the health and beauty industry.
The videos, each with an interactive quiz, are predominantly aimed at further education colleges, but are available for anyone who needs guidance and inspiration on many different hairdressing procedures for their professional development.
AccessApps, provides a range of solutions to support writing, reading and planning, as well as sensory, cognitive and physical difficulties. TeachApps, is a collection of software specifically designed for teachers or lecturers. LearnApps, as its name implies, is specifically designed for learners. All learners or students can benefit from LearnApps. MyStudyBar, is our most popular program, providing a suite of apps to support literacy. MyVisBar, a high contrast floating toolbar, designed to support learners with visual difficulties. MyAccess, is a portal to all your favourite and accessible applications providing inclusive e-learning options for all. Accessible Formatting WordBar, create accessible Word documents with ease using the innovative WordBar.
The use of mobile devices for the consumption and use of Web content and services has grown steadily over the last few years and continues to do so, with analysts predicting that mobile will soon exceed the traditional desktop PC as the most common means users interact with the Web and other Internet services.
This report looks at the growth of mobile, the state of the Web and gives an overview of approaches to delivering content and services optimised for the mobile context. This includes approaches to Web design for responsive sites, leveraging access to device functions and capabilities and the use of Web technologies to build mobile applications.