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Accessible publishing guide

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This resource was conceived and created by @alistairm of Jisc TechDis to support the Publisher Accessibility Action Group's presentations at the 2014 London Bookfair. 

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A useful interactive guide asking:

 

Why does it matter?

What is accessibility?

Where can I find out more?

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How do you get all the key accessibility messages you want publishers to have in a mobilephone-friendly way? This worked..

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A useful guide for publishers on how to go about making publications accessible for people with print disabilities in line with the Marakesh agreement.

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Jisc signs framework agreement with Google Apps for Education | Jisc

Jisc signs framework agreement with Google Apps for Education | Jisc | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Landmark agreement makes it easier for colleges and universities to sign up to Google’s free cloud services such as Gmail, docs and spreadsheets 
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JISC RSC > E-learning case studies

JISC RSC > E-learning case studies | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Many of these case studies have been transferred from the LSIS Excellence Gateway. You can still access some of the older ones through the Excellence Gateway archives.

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The new home of the Jisc RSC eLearning case studies

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Check out the case study from Bridgwater College :)
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RSC Scotland case studies integrated with the national collection

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BYOD Toolkit (1 May 2013) > JISC Legal

BYOD Toolkit (1 May 2013) > JISC Legal | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

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.

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The Challenge of Ebooks: a Jisc project wiki

The Challenge of Ebooks: a Jisc project wiki | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
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Includes case studies on the creation and curation of eBooks

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Mobile technologies for library and support staff | JISC RSC Wales Blog

Mobile technologies for library and support staff | JISC RSC Wales Blog | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

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!)...

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Thanks to Sharon for publishing this blog on the day of the event!

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Pinterest, Image Sharing Websites and the Law (5 December 2012) > JISC Legal > View Detail

Pinterest, Image Sharing Websites and the Law (5 December 2012) > JISC Legal > View Detail | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

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.

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15 reusable technology solutions for OER : Jisc Digital Infrastructure Team

15 reusable technology solutions for OER : Jisc Digital Infrastructure Team | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

These solutions address a range of issues that we identified in our original call for proposals, and they specifically address:


How to create rich machine-readable resources that contribute to the global content commons?

 

How to simply and cheaply host and display content?

 

How to enrich and manage audio-visual content in an educational context?

 

How to bring OER content closer to the everyday life of academics?

 

How to make use more visible to aid discovery and decision making?

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(Open) Badging courses created by the community | JISC RSC Scotland e-Assessment

(Open) Badging courses created by the community | JISC RSC Scotland e-Assessment | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"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."

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Case studies in Education - Published on Excellence Gateway for JISC RSC SW

Case studies published on the Excellence Gateway for theSouthwest region. These feature best practice examplescovering e-learning, VLEs, accessibility, technologydevelopments and more.

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Engage students through blogging : JISC

Engage students through blogging : JISC | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

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...

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JISC and Wellcome Trust to support universities with new open access demands : JISC

JISC and Wellcome Trust to support universities with new open access demands : JISC | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
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.

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Enhancing Practice: exploring innovation with technology in further education : JISC

Enhancing Practice: exploring innovation with technology in further education : JISC | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
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.

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Jisc RSC support for learning space design - webinar recording

Jisc RSC support for learning space design - webinar recording | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
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Recording, presentation and speaker contact details from the learning space design webinar held on the 7 April 2014

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Jisc MediaHub now free to FE

Jisc MediaHub now free to FE | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

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.

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DIAL Badges development | process.arts

DIAL Badges development | process.arts | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

This is the first section of the development looks into a few of the aspects that came up in our first meeting. I started by experimenting with a wide range of basic shapes that could be developed...

 

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Excellent post showing ideas for developing basic shapes into badge designs

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What's happening with technology in Higher Education? - Jisc RSC Blog

What's happening with technology in Higher Education? - Jisc RSC Blog | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

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

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Open Source Software for Libraries - Jisc RSC Webinar

Open Source Software for Libraries - Jisc RSC Webinar | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

 

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.

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OER - a historical perspective - Jisc Repository

OER - a historical perspective - Jisc Repository | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
David, Kernohan and Amber, Thomas (2012) OER - a historical perspective.
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Digital Literacies for student employability | Digitally Ready

Digital Literacies for student employability | Digitally Ready | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"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."

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JISC RSC > Gaming in the classroom – a new way of teaching for the future?

JISC RSC > Gaming in the classroom – a new way of teaching for the future? | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Further education colleges have the opportunity to see if gaming in the classroom could offer a new way of teaching and learning thanks to a pilot being run by JISC Collections.

The pilot, on the benefit of using educational online games and resources will run from January 2013 – December 2013 and will be made available via JISC Collections’ online catalogue.

Colleges will have the opportunity to review these games and resources from November 2012 until the end of 2013 and can sign up for online access or to license the software.

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ICO Clarifies Cloud Personal Data Obligations > JISC Legal

ICO Clarifies Cloud Personal Data Obligations > JISC Legal | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

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.

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New online tutorials for Hairdressing Training - YouTube videos

New online tutorials for Hairdressing Training - YouTube videos | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

JISC News release
19 September 2012

 

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.

 

Find out more about how you can use technology to enhance work based learning for your students here: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/supportingyourinstitution/studentjourney/organisationtechnology.aspx

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EduApps - JISC RSC > Portable apps

EduApps  - JISC RSC > Portable apps | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The EduApps Family includes the following:


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.

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Delivering Web to Mobile « CETIS Publications

Delivering Web to Mobile « CETIS Publications | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

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.

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