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Trinity 020908

  1. 1. E-learning: Free help and resources from RSC Wales and JISC Lis Parcell, HE Coordinator
  2. 2. What’s e-learning? <ul><li>‘ learning facilitated and supported through the use of information and communications technology…technology-enhanced learning’ (HEFCW 2008) http://www.hefcw.ac.uk/Publications/circulars_5137.htm </li></ul><ul><li>fundamentally about learning and not about technology </li></ul><ul><li>“ A powerful addition to a person’s stock of mental tools. Nothing is given up in return”. ( Seymour Papert, Mindstorms , 2 nd ed. 1993) </li></ul>
  3. 3. E-learning can seem a challenge Photo by davesag at www.flickr.com , Creative Commons
  4. 4. RSC Wales <ul><li>Who are RSC Wales and what are we for? </li></ul><ul><li>How we’ve worked with Trinity so far </li></ul><ul><li>How we’ve worked with other institutions </li></ul><ul><li>What are you doing? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like help with? </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do we do with HE? <ul><li>Support e-learning aspirations of smaller Higher Education institutions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trinity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swansea Metropolitan University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glyndwr University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Wales Lampeter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Broker e-learning support across HE sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with HEFCW - conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with the Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And others eg Welsh for Adults, Welsh Medium Centre </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Ways we can work with you <ul><li>Visits and ongoing support </li></ul><ul><li>Helpdesk [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email lists eg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/elearning-wales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HE list about to be launched </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website www.rsc-wales.ac.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assistance with staff development </li></ul><ul><li>Work in partnership with JISC, the Academy and other organisations to share good practice </li></ul>
  7. 7. Context – two strands of e-learning collaboration <ul><li>SW Wales Higher Education Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard and other support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gwella </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow on from E-benchmarking activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://elearning.heacademy.ac.uk/weblogs/gwella/ </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Some JISC services and resources
  9. 9. Assistive and inclusive - Techdis www.techdis.ac.uk
  10. 10. Intute http://www.intute.ac.uk/
  11. 11. Netskills www.netskills.ac.uk
  12. 12. Images - TASI http://www.tasi.ac.uk/
  13. 13. JISC Internet Plagiarism Advisory Service http://www.jiscpas.ac.uk/
  14. 14. JISC Legal http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/
  15. 15. JISC InfoNet http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/
  16. 16. Effective Practice <ul><li>Effective Practice with e-Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on “Design for Learning” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Designing in” the technology where appropriate </li></ul></ul>www.jisc.ac.uk /publications
  17. 17. mobile and wireless technologies helps learning in many scenarios Innovative practice Image Copyright HEFCE 2005 Image C.P.Davies
  18. 18. Effective Assessment Image Copyright HEFCE 2005
  19. 19. In their own words – Learner Voices <ul><li>students keen to use technologies to personalise and manage their learning </li></ul><ul><li>Often do not register the “e” – in “e-learning ” </li></ul><ul><li>Still need their tutors </li></ul>
  20. 20. Tangible benefits <ul><li>Exploring tangible benefits of E-learning </li></ul><ul><li>37 case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Explores diversity of e-learning in HE </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies where benefits are being found </li></ul>http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/publications/info/tangible-benefits-publication
  21. 21. Practical tools: Phoebe http://phoebe-app.conted.ox.ac.uk/ What technology can I use to…articulate and communicate knowledge / understanding? Suggestion: Clickers
  22. 22. No need to go it alone… <ul><li>New E-learning Support within Trinity and across the South West Wales HE Partnership (with Swansea University and Swansea Metropolitan University) </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Academy Subject Centres </li></ul><ul><li>RSC Wales </li></ul>
  23. 23. Stay in touch <ul><li>Contact me [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel 01792 513261 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile 07970 939550 </li></ul><ul><li>Helpdesk 01792 295959 </li></ul><ul><li>Visit our website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.rsc-wales.ac.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News and Events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HE blog </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in a contact form to receive relevant information </li></ul><ul><li>Come along to events </li></ul><ul><li>Request a visit </li></ul>
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