·         Some useful information for those wanting to gain an insight into what our students expect in a modern HE environment.  Would assist in creating HE strategies? <attached>


·         Also on the subject of strategy, there’s a new “e-book” out.  This covers e-business  models. Using e-business models to deliver quality education”.


·         I also think it’s useful for you to see what changes have been made in last week’s cabinet reshuffle. See attached a summary of the new BIS dept’ headed up by Lord Mandelson.  You can subscribe to these policy watch bulletins from the Edexcel website.


·         And for those looking to fund some innovative work, there’s the following  bidding calls.


1)    Submission Deadline  : 20 July 2009 12:00


JISC wishes to fund one year projects and activities that fit with the vision, outcomes and principles of the JISC e-Learning programme and support innovative approaches to learning and teaching. This is an open call, and projects dealing with any aspect of e-learning are welcomed. To reduce the initial investment in time and resource needed to develop a traditional JISC proposal and to encourage speculative and innovative ideas from the community bidders are invited to submit outline proposals. More >


2)    Submission Deadline  13 July 2009 12:00


The JISC invites tenders to conduct a study to model the costs and benefits of changing scholarly communication practices within UK HEIs.

More >




3)    On a much smaller scale JISC Digital media are offering to assist Colleges set up such a service by bidding for some funds they are dishing out. Find out more and download docs on the event page.




Kevin Brace.  CMALT, MSc, Ieng, PDF-ELT

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From: Sarah Knight [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 08 June 2009 15:05
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Cc: 'Ellen Lessner'
Subject: Outcomes from Learner Experiences of e-Learning for FE


Hi Angela,


I thought you might be interested in seeing the attached guide, ‘Responding to Learners: a guide for institutional managers in further education’

which the Learner Experiences with e-Learning programme Support and Synthesis project has produced. This guide will be of interest to managers and policy makers in the further education sector, and to staff involved in ICT provision and support at a strategic level.


Materials available from the Learner Experiences of e-learning website include key messages and themes, evaluative techniques, method 'recipe cards', guides for different stakeholders, a staff development toolkit, video clips, and a range of repurposable staff development materials (including all the materials from the recent national workshops).

If you feel this would be useful to share with RSC staff please could you forward this to them and we would welcome any feedback on their use.


Thanks for your assistance,


Best regards,


Programme Manager: JISC e-Learning Programme
JISC Innovation Group
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