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Jisc TechDis update

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  • 1. RSC South West TechDis Update www.jisctechdis.ac.uk14/03/2014 1
  • 2. Quick Overview • Enable Competition • InBook and e-safety work • RARPA – ongoing projects and future work • Ambassadors – individual Stories • Technical support Jiscmail list
  • 3. Enable Project • How is ICT is currently used to support lifelong learning by disabled adults. • 16 European partners. • Conference – 17/18 June HE Academy – to be streamed live – bookings open 1 April. • Competition - see next slide. • Further information http://i-enable.eu/ 14/03/2014 www.jisctechdis.ac.uk 3
  • 4. Enable Competition • Disabled person using ICT to support disabled adult learners. Prize is an HP 250 G1 Notebook PC • Teacher who uses ICT in innovative ways to support disabled adult learners. Prize is an iPad Mini with i-read/write software • Developer of new ICT to support disabled adult learners. Prize is a conference place at ALT-C 2014 • Details
  • 5. InBook • Secure social network for vulnerable learners. • Mentioned in FELTAG recommendations • Positive mention in Grade 1 Ofsted report • 9 colleges currently taking part with a wide variety of learners from both England and Scotland – including Fortune Riding Centre. • Development of curriculum activities for staff and students to work with. • Fingers crossed for further funding?
  • 6. Curriculum Activities • Based around the 5 esafe Ts • Sharing creative work on InBook • Role play within specific allocated areas of the site to explore some of the issues • Sharing of resources to support safe and responsible activities online • Online video conferences for colleges in different parts of the country to share their experiences, ideas and activities.
  • 7. Role Play activity 14/03/2014 www.jisctechdis.ac.uk 7
  • 8. E-safety work 14/03/2014 www.jisctechdis.ac.uk 8 • Esafety site is still being maintained and we have funding for another year • More content would be very welcome • Please share the story like • Derbyshire Police • Derbyshire Social Services
  • 9. RARPA • Project to establish good practice with quality assurance of non accredited qualifications for students with LDD • Phase 5 - Over 50 ‘Sector Leaders’ reviewing their organisational practice (inc Ruskin Mill and WESC foundation) • Finishes end of March • Hoping for further funding to include more Work Based Learning providers. • More details - http://www.et- foundation.co.uk/supporting-learners-with-sen.html
  • 10. Outcomes include • Staff Induction to RARPA • Review target setting and learner portfolio development with attention to both qualitative and qualitative data • The learner journey wheel: Learners assessing and monitoring their progress through their programme of study. This will include a guide to good feedback. • Quick Guide to RARPA with templates and exemplar lesson plans • Development of electronic ILP to enable all staff to access it.
  • 11. Ambassadors • Initial work done in 2012 – video as a vehicle to test resources • New launch is for ‘Individual Stories’ • TechDis Tuesday – 11 March (next week) • Launch on world Story Telling Day – 20 March • Further launch at Natspec Conference 25 March
  • 12. Ambassadors • Sharing stories and celebrating technology, independence and individual achievement • A Jisc TechDis Ambassador is someone with a disability who shares and celebrates their use of technology in learning. • Ambassadors are champions of technology. They are not representatives of TechDis nor do they need to ‘do’ anything for us.
  • 13. Ambassadors • Initial work done in 2012 – video as a vehicle to test resources • New launch is for ‘Individual Stories’ • TechDis Tuesday – 11 March (next week) • Launch on world Story Telling Day – 20 March • Further launch at Natspec Conference 25 March
  • 14. Telling your story • Introduce yourself at the beginning of your story. Make sure you tell us: • who you are; • about your disability; • what technology you are using; • what the technology does; • how it helps you.
  • 15. Document or Presentation • If you would like to tell us your story using a written document or presentation make sure the story is no more than 250 words. • Write your story clearly. • You may use images such as a photograph and screenshots. • You can get someone to help you write this.
  • 16. Audio • If you would rather submit an audio file make sure it is no more than two minutes long. • Please try to ensure the audio is clear with little additional sound. • Please provide a transcript if possible.
  • 17. Video • Alternatively you may tell us your story using video. • Make sure the video file is no more than two minutes long. • Ensure the person or technology can be clearly seen. • Use still images and screen shots as well as video footage. • Please provide a transcript if possible.
  • 18. Technical support list • Jiscmail list for all ISC technical staff. • Get your techies on. https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi- bin/webadmin?A0=ISC-TECHNICAL 14/03/2014 www.jisctechdis.ac.uk 18
  • 19. And finally.. 14/03/2014 www.jisctechdis.ac.uk 19
  • 20. Children and Families Bill • Enactment of Bill Spring 2014 (possibly before the end of March) • Implementation September 2014 • The definition of special educational needs (SEN) is extended to include young people up to the age of 25; the definition includes ‘learning difficulties’ and ‘disabilities’.
  • 21. New code of practice • Currently being rewritten • No School action or school action + • Many anomalies – including • high needs funding processes • No template for EHC plans • Little guidance with decisions likely to be decided with ‘case law’. 14/03/2014 www.jisctechdis.ac.uk 21
  • 22. Supporting planning • London Councils • (overarching organisation for 32 London Boroughs and the City of London) • 4 project themes • Joint commissioning • Commissioning for outcomes • 14-25 curriculum • Workforce development 14/03/2014 www.jisctechdis.ac.uk 22
  • 23. TechDis support • Regional communication • Sharing of information • EHC plan development • Self advocacy within EHC plans • Workforce development • What does a 14-25 Curriculum look like. Working with schools, ISPs, FE colleges, WBL, ACL etc to ensure a student centred offer. 14/03/2014 www.jisctechdis.ac.uk 23
  • 24. Questions? Thank you Please contact lisa@techdis.ac.uk @notlob helpdesk@techdis.ac.uk