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Essa Academy New Build Wireless, Bolton UK

Enabling learning through mobile devices over Merus wireless system at Essa Academy Bolton UK...

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#DigiFest16 - Falmouth University's Educational Technology Team

#DigiFest16 - Falmouth University's Educational Technology Team | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

JISC’s Annual Digifest offers a fantastic opportunity to connect with colleagues across FE and HE and share some great practice around Educational and Information Technologies. 2016’s event took place across on 2nd-3rd March at Birmingham’s ICC and was formed of keynotes, workshops, seminars and hands-on technology displays. I attended on behalf of Falmouth University alongside a colleague from FXPlus, the University’s Shared Service Provider...

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Deliberations, musings and evolving thoughts from Falmouth University's Educational Technology Team.
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What killed the mobile learning dream? - Digifest speaker, John Traxler | Jisc

What killed the mobile learning dream? - Digifest speaker, John Traxler | Jisc | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Mobile learning has stalled, argues John Traxler, professor of digital learning at the University of Wolverhampton's Institute of Education. He challenges Digifest to examine what's happened and how can it get back on track.
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Mapping the learning and teaching

Mapping the learning and teaching | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

During the recent Jisc Digital Leadership Programme, we looked at mapping our use of social networking tools using the concept of Visitors and Residents. We were lucky to have the influential Donna Lanclos and Dave White supporting us.

 

I like how the mapping exercise makes you consider how you are using various tools and what needs to happen to change that map, how do you become more resident when using a tool such as Twitter for example. Or how do you start using a tool which is currently not on your map, such as a professional blog?

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Jorum and Jisc Content & Aps Store design sprint day

Jorum and Jisc Content & Aps Store design sprint day | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
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A look at how OERs might sit in the new Jisc Content and Apps store

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Jisc Digital Leaders FE & Skills Programme in images and tweets

17-18 November 2015, Bristol.
The digital leaders programme aims to give leaders tools and ideas to help make best use of digital in both their own practice and in leading their teams, helping them to increase the digital capability of their organisation.
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The story of the Digital Leaders FE and Skills Programme in photographs and tweets.

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Mobile learning video diary - episode 1 - YouTube

"This is my video diary documenting a mobile learning project in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Westminster. In this first episode, I talk about using an ipad for the first time in class, and my experience of using padlet and nearpod apps."

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A lecturer’s video diary on using mobile devices and apps in teaching, a personal experience of using the tools.

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2015 #altc - BIS Policy Briefing with Bobbie McClelland and Bob Harrison - YouTube

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BIS Policy Briefing by Bobbie McClelland, Deputy Director Standards and Qualifications at BIS, at looking at how the FE and SFC area reviews will operate.

 

At 17 minutes Bobbie joins Bob Harrison to take question from the ALT 2015 audience. Including is the contribution Jisc and Ofsted can make in supporting the process.

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Is a key enabler of institutional digital capability one of access to digital devices?

Is a key enabler of institutional digital capability one of access to digital devices? | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

Is a key enabler of institutional digital capability one of access to digital devices? That was certainly one of the reasons that came out of a discussion we had at the Jisc Connect event in Wales back in July when I asked the question what are the barriers to digital capability. It certainly demonstrates that digital capability is a complex area with no simple quick answers.

Online diaries and calendars is just small aspect of digital life, but knowing where you are supposed to be, who you need to be with and what you are doing is at the core of being effective in your role. Those core digital capabilities, which includes using tools such as calendars and diaries, can be used as a catalyst for change, bringing efficiencies and effectiveness to an organisation. They should be the start of any digital capability enhancement journey.

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Extract from a blog post by @jamesclay  published on the Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog, August 25, 2015  - http://digitalcapability.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2015/08/25/impact-impact-impact/

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Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started - free course for FE & Skills

Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started - free course for FE & Skills | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
A free course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective practice and pedagogy in blended learning.
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Technology for employability: emerging themes and ideas | Jisc

Technology for employability: emerging themes and ideas | Jisc | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The role of UK higher education (HE), further education (FE) and skills sectors in developing student employability is clear. Technology can be an enabler to the development and communication of employability skills, but are organisations and employers making best use of it? 

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Jisc webinar from April 2015 - resources include: the slides and a recording of the webinar.

 

Includes information on case studies, emerging themes to support practice and ideas for institutions to enhance practices 

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In praise of PowerPoint

In praise of PowerPoint | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Philip Moriarty stands up for the much-maligned presentation tool

 

...we should be aiming to involve and actively engage with students in the lecture; to make our teaching connect with, and challenge, as many as possible in that room. PowerPoint isn’t a barrier to doing this. If we exploit it correctly, it breaks down the barriers. We shouldn’t blame the technology for deficiencies that are wholly human.

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All the commissioned content is now available | Interactive learning resources for skills

All the commissioned content is now available | Interactive learning resources for skills | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
All 22 commissioned organisations have now uploaded their content and it’s available for you to use, re-use and re-purpose. We held a project conference at the end of April and explored how the content can be used not only in the vocational areas for which they were intended but also used for cross-cutting ‘employability’ areas such as Health & Safety, communication skills, problem solving and Maths and English. Watch this space for more on this!
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All the materials are listed by the organisation that created them on the right of the screen.

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An accessibility visualization toolkit by Khan Academy

An accessibility visualization toolkit by Khan Academy | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

tota11y helps visualize how your web site performs with assistive technologies.

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Evidence on Digital skills in relation to education and schools - News from Parliament

Evidence on Digital skills in relation to education and schools - News from Parliament | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

The Committee is taking evidence on digital skills in relation to education and schools. This second session will examine the role of ICT and the computing curriculum, the STEAM [science, technology, engineering, art and maths] agenda, informal learning and the use of computing clubs, as well as the Computer Science degree.

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Competition launched to find FE's stars of social media

Competition launched to find FE's stars of social media | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
A competiton to find FE's top 50 social media users has been launched to recognise those who have made a significant impact in the sector using 140 characters or fewer.
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Raspberry Pi Zero launch: the WIRED verdict - just £4.00

Raspberry Pi Zero launch: the WIRED verdict - just £4.00 | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Raspberry Pi has launched a next-generation computer for just $5
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That's four of your UK pounds £££££ - £4.00 

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Day three of AoC: what we've seen and heard | Jisc

Day three of AoC: what we've seen and heard | Jisc | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
On the final day of the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference, Paul McKean, head of further education and skills for Jisc, talks about his highlights over the past three days, the main themes that have emerged, and how Jisc can help support colleges going forward.
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The digital future has arrived for further education – let’s get on board | TES

The digital future has arrived for further education – let’s get on board | TES | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

"...This does not mean the end of face-to-face learning, but hopefully a balanced blend of learning that’s more responsive to student and employer needs. This time, we are ready for a paradigm shift in how learning programmes are designed, delivered and assessed.

These area-based deliberations are set in a context of drastic cuts to the FE budget, so it’s important to remember that technology-enhanced blended learning is not a cheap option.

 

Any realignment of learning vision, leadership, culture, design, methodology, pedagogy and assessment may require upfront investment in infrastructure and human resources. But it has the potential to deliver long-term efficiencies by opening up opportunities to a greater number of learners – with a different paradigm for learning and a differently skilled workforce.

 

If we continue to mismatch inappropriate physical assets with inappropriate workforce skills, we are at risk of repeating earlier mistakes. If colleges are to avoid going the way of Comet and Woolworths, their leaders need to learn these lessons..."

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by @bobharrisonset 

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The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined

The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
Kids don't want to code. They want to solve problems us oldies can't perceive
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Young people using Raspberry Pi in ways that were possibly not imagined. One has built a monitoring system to keep track of her grandfather who is on a remote farm with no Skype or email.

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Designing Blended Learning: A Success Story

Designing Blended Learning: A Success Story | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
To create blended learning, instructional designers chunk content into lessons, and determine the best medium to deliver those lessons to the learner.
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Blended learning case study. A succinct description of one way to tackle this task. 

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Won Ho's curator insight, October 12, 2015 12:39 AM

Good tips if you don't know how to start blended learning.

블렌디드러닝을 전혀 모른다면 시작할 수 있는 좋은 팁들이 있습니다.

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Framing the Jisc Digital Leadership Programme | Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog

Framing the Jisc Digital Leadership Programme | Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog | eLearning tools | Scoop.it

“Understand your own practice, identify where you want or need to develop, build the capability in you and your team.”



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Storify - value of open resources? (with tweets) @brlamb

A question posed at The UDG Agora 

 

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Brian Lamb @brlamb

Twitter-beg: do any of my Twitter pals want to say what value they see in open resources? Please use #udgagora tag. http://udg.theagoraonline.net/studios/open-educational-resources/ …;

7:16 PM - 13 Jul 2015

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Further Education is Broken!

Further Education is Broken! | eLearning tools | Scoop.it
My time as a student in Further Education (FE) was one of a handful of life changing experiences that I have been privileged to have.  Prior to studying a vocational subject at a College of Further Education I had hated school, there was no space at school for me to pursue the subjects I was really passionate about and the only teachers which seemed to value the skills I had were those who lead the extra curricular activities I took part in. The overriding message at school was; "The only successful end to your school career is good A level grades and a place at University".Wel
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A challenging article, I would be interested in your views on this

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Enhancing the digital student experience cards

These ‘Enhancing the digital student experience’ cards are designed to support conversations about students’ digital experience.

 

As someone who works with students and/or who enables digital change, you know that conversations are critical to making things happen. The cards can provide a prompt to start a conversation, or a tangible reminder you can leave behind.

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