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Presentation by Heather Williamson at CETIS Distributed learning environments event 4 March 2010

Presentation by Heather Williamson at CETIS Distributed learning environments event 4 March 2010

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  • 1. 05/03/10 | | Slide eLearning Programme: Distributed VLE Call 3/10
  • 2. Distributed VLE Call 3/10
    • Seeking projects to implement technical work to widen the range of functionality the virtual learning environment (VLE) can provide in an interoperable way so as to meet identified user needs.
    • 2 strands:
      • Shorter technical rapid innovation projects
      • Longer institutional pilots
  • 3. Particularly interested in projects which address:
    • Extending the functionality and flexibility of the VLE to meet the needs of particular disciplines or groups of users
    • Making better use of data gathered in one system within another system
    • Allowing for reuse and open publishing of learning materials; linking with an institutional repository
    • Enabling the VLE to be more easily used for non-traditional courses, such as short courses, roll-on/roll-off, etc
    • Enabling relevant data from the VLE and student record systems to be used within other systems such as e-portfolios
    • Making use of usage data from student-facing systems to improve courses and learner support (academic and support staff are the targeted user group)
    • Making use of usage data to aid resource discovery, communication and learning strategies (learners are the primary user group)
  • 4. Theme A: Technical rapid innovation projects
    • Technical rapid innovation projects will design and deliver light-weight solutions to one or more priority user needs by widening the range of functionality the VLE can provide in an interoperable way.
    • Start date: 1 July 2010
    • End date: 31 December 2010
    5 up to 6 months projects up to £30,000 per project
  • 5. Theme B: Institutional pilots
    • Institutional pilots will review their virtual learning environment and related systems to establish to what extent they meet the current and projected needs of the wide range of users in the institution and beyond, and implement technical work to widen the range of functionality the VLE can provide in an interoperable way.
    • Start date: 1 July 2010
    • End date: 31 December 2011
    3 up to 18 months projects up to £100,000 per project
  • 6. Expectations: all projects
    • All projects should have already gathered some evidence of user needs or desired efficiencies to point to areas in which changes are needed to the institutionally-provided learning environment and related administration and library systems.
    • Projects will maintain a blog or a wiki which can be consumed as an RSS feed
    • All staff to work on the projects funded by this call must already be in place. It is anticipated that project activity will be complementary to work underway or planned at institutions
  • 7. Expectations: institutional pilots
    • We expect all institutional pilots to deploy the widgets developed (note: we would also be keen to see the technical rapid innovation projects do this too).
    • Institutional pilot projects should have an existing analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of their VLE and related systems, which points to key areas for improvement. The first phase of these projects will be spent developing a full understanding and description of the issues identified in project proposals and the technical and process changes necessary to implement them.
  • 8. Further information
    • Call 3/10 details:
    • www.jisc.ac.uk/Home/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2010/03/310vle.aspx
    • Enquiries about the call :
    • Sarah Davies ( [email_address] )
    • Enquiries about the submission process:
    • Jennifer Stockford ( [email_address] )
    • Bid submission address:
    • [email_address]