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VLE Forum 5th November

VLE Forum 5th November



VLE Forum 5th November - An introduction by Lyn Bender, e-Learning Adviser, Jisc RSC South West

VLE Forum 5th November - An introduction by Lyn Bender, e-Learning Adviser, Jisc RSC South West



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  • Innovation through technology funding call <br /> Jisc is starting a new million pound funding programme to improve the learner experience and increase the capability and capacity of the workforce across further education and skills providers. Money will be awarded to projects which encourage, support and promote innovation within the sector. <br />
  • The sorts of things we are looking to fund include: <br /> This funding will establish projects which respond to the government policies, which are intended to improve the learner experience and meet the needs of employment across the UK. <br /> The total funding available is £1,000,000 and the funding call1 offers opportunities to bid for different levels of funding depending upon the scale of the project and numbers of providers involved in the areas outlined above. <br />
  • An FE or skills provider which led, or partnered, a bid in phase one of the FE and Skills Development and Resources Programme is eligible to bid for funding <br /> Proposals may be from a single FE or skills provider or from consortia. Partnership arrangements are encouraged for project types B and C. These may be developed with other providers or outside the sector (for example with higher education organisations, sector membership bodies, professional bodies and associations and commercial agencies or companies and support agencies), but the lead partner must meet the criteria outlined. Funds can only be allocated through the lead partner. Organisations involved as partners in phase one bids may also be partners in phase two bids. Type A projects are not suitable for partners and should only involve the lead organisation. <br /> new project which meets the criteria outlined in this call. Separate funding is being provided to enable the benefits of the phase one projects to be embedded. <br />
  • Eligibility:The funding call document provides further information about eligibility <br />
  • We will be holding an online community briefing where potential bidders will be given information about the background to the call, its objectives and the bidding process. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask Jisc staff questions. <br />
  • The University of Manchester Library, Skills@Library, University of Leeds and The University of York Library have been working together over the past few months to produce a social media guide for students <br /> You may find it useful and may even want to point students to it. Any comments or feedback will be gratefully received. <br /> Select the task you want to achieve or a tool you want to use <br />
  • See flier, VLE forum 10 – 12:00, morning only, attached to EduTech Fair. Please invite your colleagues. <br /> Mention also LR forum – need venue <br /> And LT forum (in response to requests from this group) – need ideas <br />
  • Informal, <br /> More effective and engaging, fun to try new technologies, works from any device. <br /> Can be anonymous, can elaborate on it verbally, you may identify someone you need to talk to, or get a response you need <br /> Make ample responses <br /> Select “let another student take the quiz” at the end. <br />

VLE Forum 5th November VLE Forum 5th November Presentation Transcript

  • Lyn Bender eLearning Advisor South West Regional Support Centre Welcome to our regional VLE Forum Go to View > Header & Footer to edit November 8, 2013 | slide 1
  • Innovation through technology funding call We are looking to fund innovative projects to: Integrate new technologies in learning and teaching, assessment and business activities Overcome barriers to the adoption and use of technology in the sector Develop new uses for technology or innovative adaption and rollout of technologies. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit November 8, 2013 | slide 2
  • Innovation through technology funding call  Creating resources, tools or products  Developing organisational and collaborative processes using digital technologies  Developing apps  Creating augmented reality resources  Improving or adapting current technologies and resources (some already available through Jorum)  Developing new uses for technologies RSC SW November 8, 2013 | slide 3
  • Innovation through technology funding call Project type Funding level A. Small project Funding of between £5,000 and £15,000 (for around 8 projects) B. Medium project Funding of between £15,001 and £30,000 (for around 10 projects) C. Large project Funding of between £30,001 and £100,000 (for around 6 projects) We will fund three different project types depending upon the scale and type of activity being undertaken. RSC SW November 8, 2013 | slide 4
  • Eligibility  Bids are invited from further education and skills providers funded via the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Scottish Funding Council, the Welsh Government or the Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland.  Proposals may be from single organisations or consortia. Partnerships with other organisations from within, and outside, the sector are encouraged.  Deadline for submissions: Friday 6 December 2013, 12:00 noon RSC SW November 8, 2013 | slide 5
  • Advice and guidance  For support and advice to apply for this funding you can contact your local RSC rsc-advice@rsc-south-west.ac.uk  If you have and specific queries related to the funding call and bidding please contact Nigel Ecclesfield, programme manager n.ecclesfield@jisc.ac.uk or Ann Lloyd, funding and programme support office manager a.lloyd@jisc.ac.uk  http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2013/1 RSC SW November 8, 2013 | slide 6
  • Thursday 7th November 2013 at 11:00 - 12:00: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2009077&password=M.133 A recording of the briefing will be made available afterwards at: https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.674C9C01175D9A831 RSC SW November 8, 2013 | slide 7
  • Social Media Guide for Students http://libassets.manchester.ac.uk/social-media-guide RSC SW November 8, 2013 | slide 8
  • Future meetings Next VLE Forum: 13th March, Sandy Park, Exeter. At the Jisc RSC South West EduTech Fair RSC SW November 8, 2013 | slide 9
  • Report from you – what’s new? www.m.socrative.com Room no: 1.Please provide your name and organisation 2.What's new? Please tell us about any planned or new VLE developments at your organisation? This could be a new Moodle block, a recent upgrade, or an improved 3.Do you have a burning issue you would like the group to address today? Please provide brief details for the group to consider and discuss with you during the day. 4.What's going well? For example, any new tools, modifications or approaches you would like to share with the group that they may benefit from RSC SW November 8, 2013 | slide 10
  • VLE Forum Lyn Bender e-Learning Advisor lynbender@rsc-south-west.ac.uk Tel: 07734062661 www.rsc-south-west.ac.uk Go to View > Header & Footer to edit RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in| learning November 8, 2013 slide 11