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This would facilitate communication, spread ideas and share examples of good practice among academic skills/study skills lecturers and tutors.

This discussion list is for the Clinical Practice working group of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine - the learned society of the profession which supports the educational, scientific and research interests of clinical biochemists and chemical pathologists in the UK.

To facilitate discussion on the administration of and problems encountered with distance learning programmes.

This Association for Academic Outreach list facilitates discussion, development and dissemination of good practice. Membership is drawn from academics engaged in forms of Outreach, including employability, public engagement and Widening Participation, predominantly, though not exclusively, within the UK.

The SIG exists to provide a network for the exchange of ideas and practices in relation to current issues in educational technology with the aim of supporting the informed use of learning technologies in NW England

The Basic Skills list is intended to provide a forum for discussions relating to the provision and delivery of Basic Skills services,including and particularly relating to the introduction and use of online and other ICT resources.

Built Environment E-Learning Network. For academics, researchers and technologists in the area of the e-learning in the built environment, including areas such as mobile learning, ubiquitous learning, ambient learning, future learning spaces, virtual learning environments, open learning environments, pedagogy, e-Assessment, e-skills, e-CPD, learning standards, etc.

This list is used by the Blackboard Mobile user community to collaborate and share ideas, issues and information.

This list is open to any Further Education establishment that operate a Blackboard VLE environment. This is also open to 6th forms and Training Providers, that are not HE establishments, that use Blackboard.

This list brings together administrators at user institutions of the BoB National online shared service. It is a space for discussion and development ideas. For more information see http://bobnational.net

This list is used to facilitate the communication between D2L Brightspace Virtual Learning Environment users in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

A discussion list to support the circulation of relevant information concerning archaeology and education (at all levels) in the UK.

The subject centre is one of the 24 subject centres of the Higher Education Academy.

This list is deliberatly narrow in its ambitions, namely to help those teaching financial accounting to make best use of all forms of Computer Assisted Learning. The list originator admits a bias to objective testing, computer-based assessment and Virtual Learning Environments, but it is hoped that the list will take on a life of its own.

This list is for users of the CampusPress service that provides multi-site WordPress implementations for education. CampusPress are also the providers of the well-known EduBlogs platform.

This list is for the JISC CETIS Assessment Special Interest Group to discuss issues about the interoperability of CAA and the current (developing) specifications in this area such as IMS QTI.

This list will primarily discuss and disseminate the educational value and implementation issues behind using streaming video lectures as a teaching method.

The CLEA fosters and promotes high standards of legal education in the Commonwealth. Founded in 1971, it is a Commonwealth-wide body with regional Chapters and Committees in South Asia, Southern Africa, West Africa, the Caribbean and the UK. This email distribution list is closed so that only the authorized CLEA list owners can post to the list with regular updates relating to the conference, moot, other events, newsletters and journal alerts.

A list for critical discussion at the intersection of pervasive digital technology, informal and community learning and development/empowerment/inclusion, working across communities, countries, cultures and contexts looking at research methods, told, ethics and theories

Covid has radically changed the way we teach computing in higher education. This list is forum to discuss some of the lessons we have learnt and the problems we are facing. Perhaps most important are the long-term challenges and opportunities looking onwards.

Discussion and support regarding the use of digital audio as a single medium including podcasting to support learning, teaching and assessment.

This list is a forum for the wider discussion of research in distance learning, from a wide range of theoretical perspectives, as well as practical, technical and administrative issues. The list is eclectic in scope and actively welcomes contributions.

Mailing list, providing information on Jisc's e-books for FE service The e-books for FE service delivers: · A robust e-books platform for the delivery of e-books · Significant Core Collections of e-books relevant to the FE curriculum across the UK as taught in FE · JISC Collections’ e-select Framework Agreement to enable FE colleges to build upon the centrally funded Core Collections to allow collection building at a local level, to ensure that every FE college in the UK can provide its learners with a highly relevant, usable and accessible digital library.

This list is used by UK HE staff involved in; recruitment, exchanges and administering research projects in East Africa. Access to this mailing list is restricted to professional colleagues with ac.uk email addresses who are involved in international recruitment activities. Requests to join the list from educational agents will be declined. Requests from consultants or similar will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the group admins and approval will be on the proviso that they do not promote their corporate services and/or any educational agents that they represent. Failure to adhere to this may lead to removal from the list.

A collaborative list to facilitate discussions and planning in relation to crowd sourced e-book accessibility audits.

The Early Career Researcher Autism Network (ECRAN) is an international professional development network. ECRAN supports early career researchers, clinicians, industry and members of the autism community in autism research. ECRAN aims to promote change in autism research culture and practice by training the next generation of autism researchers in collaboration with the autism community.

For the study of distributed, open, and distance education in Asian countries

This list has been set up to support the ALT East Midlands Learning Technologists' Group who aim to foster communication, community and collaboration between learning technologists working across the education sector.

This list is designed to support action research in the development of tools to evalauate learning in online virtual environments.

For staff using Gradescope

This list is used for announcing courses, webinars, and other training opportunities around medical and bioscience imaging we provide

This list is for partners of FutureLearn working in Health and care to discuss collaborative working.

This list is to support the FE & HE community who use the Helix/Medial Media Library product within their institution. The aim of the list is to allow users to share good practice, ask questions and compare experiences of using the product.

This list is used by students, tutors and graduates of the Hornsby International Dyslexia Centre Diploma and Certificate to exchange ideas and information relevant to teachers of dyslexic people.

Discussion of issues around the development and design of e-learning and online materials for learning.

Share case studies and practice of ipsative assessment (assessment of progress) and use of individual student learning gain data to enhance learning and student motivation

This list is for equine lecturers in LBCNC member colleges.

LDTalk is a Learning Development student email discussion list for HE study support. Join us to: share learning resources; get to grips with referencing; think critically; write clearly; exchange feedback; develop proofreading skills; bounce ideas; compare notes; build knowledge; discuss good practice; reflect on study experiences; understand expectations; check regulations; give and receive support; learn socially and actively. Email us and tell us what you study and how. What works for you?

The list will support F/HE staff with an interest in Learning Design. It aims to share information, tools and ideas to promote excellent teaching and curriculum practices.

This list is used by Leadership Foundation coaches to keep in contact and build community of practice amongst network of coaches used to share good practice.

A list for people in all sectors of education who see the whole of learners' lives as an opportunity for learning and personal development. Aims to; 1) the support an interdisciplinary network of educational professionals with an interest in this field 2) to encourage the sharing of practice and ideas 3) to promote discussion about the challenges and opportunities afforded by lifewide education 4) to facilitate the development of new knowledge for better practice

A closed discussion list for E-resource licensing for overseas campuses and partnerships. The list provides a forum for those negotiating e-resource licences for their overseas campuses or other partnerships. Through collaborative working,it is hoped that we can influence publishers and providers to streamline e=resource negotiations, licensing and payments, in order to make subscribed resources available to overseas campus students and collaborative partners.This would include any other related issues in making the information available to partnerships students, such as how the information is made available in terms of IT and authentication systems, in addition to any other support issues <HTML> A closed discussion list for E-resource licensing for overseas campuses and partnerships. The list provides a forum for those negotiating e-resource licences for their overseas campuses or other partnerships. Through collaborative working,it is hoped that we can influence publishers and providers to streamline e=resource negotiations, licensing and payments, in order to make subscribed resources available to overseas campus students and collaborative partners.This would include any other related issues in making the information available to partnerships students, such as how the information is made available in terms of IT and authentication systems, in addition to any other support issues </HTML>

VLE users group for the Midlands

Mahara UK is for all those interested in the Mahara e-Portfolio. It will disseminate information on developments and events, specifically the annual conference.

The purpose of this list is to support the social networking of a group of UK academics developing mathematics study skills resources. New members can only be accepted if they have an institutional email address.

UK based discussion group to share research and news around the use of Massively Open Online Courses (Moocs)

Mailing list to support the development of Moodle in the UK Further Education sector.

A national list for Moodle users to ask questions, share ideas and experiences relating to the technical aspects of the installing, the maintaining and the administration of Moodle.

This list is to be used by members of the North East Regional Teaching Group in order to network, organise meetings, update and question/answer queries relating to TDA activities and current information/changes in the current Teacher Training system.

A low-volume support list for teachers, parents and researchers interested in online mathematics education resources.

A list for users, teachers, parents and researchers interested in participating in online mathematics education.

All members of this list are active in OER practice and/or research. They form the planning committee for the OER13 conference (March 2013), co-chaired by Jackie Carter and Chris Pegler

Networking group for those managing or designing online CPD, non-degree courses, particularly for the education sector, but also industry and business.

This list is to create a communication and dialogue vehicle for the expansion and sharing of knowledge about teaching online in HE

Announcement list and discussion forum for the Open Arts Journal

This list supports of the work of the Open Education Special Interest Group of the Association for Learning Technology

List to manage committee business and discussion.

This list focuses on sharing understanding of the influence of Open Resource use in higher education (HE), but also is interested in sharing, reuse and remixing of open content and practice across education more broadly. The emphasis here is particularly on identifying, sharing, exploring and comparing examples of OER research and findings from these. However, although the primary interest of this list is in open resource or open practice activity, research which has a broader remit which informs open resource research is also welcome, for example research into reuse of learning objects. Initial list membership was derived from the ORIOLE project but new members are also welcome. This list is also being used during Open Ed 2012 as a way of engaging with the Remixathon of the original ORIOLE survey (2011). However you came to this list we hope that we can share interests and inform future research. If you are not already a member of the more general OER-Discuss list it is suggested that you join that too.

Subscribe to receive notifications about releases and other developments for the OU-SUPPS and ouunit class files. These class files are used for the preparation of Open University teaching material that is prepared in LaTeX.

Subscribe to receive notifications about releases and other developments for the OU-SUPPS and ouunit class files. These class files are used for the preparation of Open University teaching material that is prepared in LaTeX.

This list is for the users and potential users of the Panopto lecture capture system. The aim is to share ideas and experiences that relate to Panopto.

A place for all collaborative partner coordinators at Students' Unions to post and announce ideas, results, news and anything else that is relevant to the role. Means of networking and helping to achieve synergy and the best for the students studying under these circumstances.

Discussion list for the ancient philosophy as Lifelong Learning concept

The plus-announce mailing list is used to inform readers of new issues of the on-line magazine Plus and to alert them to related events. Plus a published bimonthly at http://plus.maths.org/.

This List supports Partnership communications between the University of Plymouth and the Plymouth University of the Third Age (U3A) The two learning communities have many principles in common and the Partnership aims to be a mutually beneficial arrangement. The University of Plymouth Community Engagement Strategy supports sharing and excitement about wider opportunities for learning in the Community. The strategy aims to help people transform their lives through education, empowering people to deliver their talents and provide opportunities to foster social inclusion. Creativity and innovation are embedded in all their activities which are delivered through partnership with business, the public sectors, community groups, and charities. The University of the Third Age (U3A) consists of self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning, not for qualifications, but for enjoyment and the love of learning. Membership benefits include valuable opportunity for social engagement at a time of life when people can become isolated, the negative effects of which are well known. The U3A also aspires to work in partnership with other research and learning organisations. Activities includes collaboration in research, support for students from the local community and opportunities to share resources and learning opportunities.

A multi-disciplinary discussion of podcasting for reserachers in education, media, radio and subjects where podcasting is a subject of study.

This list is designed to foster a network for researchers and practitioners working with podcasting in any subject area within higher learning institutions. Links with the industry are also desirable since commercial applications of podcasting are currently more prevalent than academic ones.

This practitioner-researcher e-forum is to establish and evolve interconnecting and branching networks of web-based communications to support practitioner-research.

To coordinate the higher education community training and public service interpreters and translators and encourage stakeholders to participate and share issues and information.

A discussion list for academic staff in higher education institutions with a remit for managing, teaching or researching programmes in lifelong learning with a science or technology theme. The list is also for part-time tutors who deliver such programmes. The list will be concerned with the following issues; science curriculum; issues of teaching and learning; delivery methods, quality assurance, accreditation, modularisation, assessment, institutional policy towards science and lifelong learning, sharing good practice; funding opportunities; how HE institutions can respond to the public understanding and dialogue in science debate; links with other areas of science communication

SGARG provides a medium of communication between the members of this Applied Research Group at Coventry University. Its purpose is to serve as a contact point to deliver information and stay in communication.

This mailing list has been created to facilitate the sharing of information among Scottish institutions who are using the Moodle learning platform. There are no restrictions on joining the list, i.e. you don't have to be a member of an educational institution - though we do ask that you don't post any 'direct sales' messages.

For people using social networking to enrich the student experience

The SSMA mailing list is used to enable discussion among all branches of archaeology in Scotland to improve the uses of archaeological collections in Scottish museums for research, teaching and display.

A forum for academics interested in using the Internet to support independent, open, distance or flexible learning.

This list is to be used by staff in higher education institutions across the UK, to share good practice and experiences in the area of teaching, learning and quality enhancement in transnational education. It is envisaged that the list will play a critical part in developing a Community of Practice, where resources and experiences will be shared and members will be able to ask questions and seek /provide feedback to the €œ'community'.

An informal space to explore how to support those engaged with all forms of digital learning and teaching in HE & FE. Discussion topics and advise on supporting colleagues develop their digital teaching practices. A community space to share ideas, research and innovative practice aimed at developing digital pedagogical and technological expertise.

This list is to allow members of the UALL (Universities Association for Lifelong Learning) Student Experience Network to communicate about issues relating to the teaching and support of part time and mature students in Higher Education

This list is used by the Higher Education Academy to make announcements to projects currently undertaking work as part of the OER Phase 3 Commissioned Embedding Projects #Strand.

This list is used by members of UoLIA's User Experience Working Group to arrange meetings, share information and discuss matters pertaining to the group.

This list has been retained 30/07/20 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. Contact help@jisc.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The video mailing list is for the discussion of the delivery, integration and use, of video content in education primarily via the JANET network. It is aimed at all of those interested in using videoconferencing and video streaming in online teaching and learning.

This list is devoted to Internet-based internationalisation of curriculum at Higher Education institutions, which is often known as "virtual mobility". The list is aimed at educators, researchers, academic developers, learning technologists, policy-makers and anyone interested in using online technologies in order to facilitate students' access to international experience opportunities and intercultural development.

There is a lot of interest in the use of virtual worlds for teaching and learning. This list is to encourage discussion of developments in the use of virtual worlds in education.

The aim of this list is to promote discussion around the implementation and use of VLEs in the UK. It was originally established and managed by Ferl, a Becta information service for staff working within the Post Compulsory Education sector. It is now maintained by Rob Englebright on behalf of the community.

This mail list is for all practitioners or anyone with an interest in work based learning, to swap information, publicise events, share good practice, discuss issues and to support the network of colleagues at different institutions. Please note, the list was originally set up to focus on work based and work related learning in Aimhigher, and that purpose has now been broadened out to encourage wider debate and collaboration.

This list will be used by the Alliance to facilitate communication between members of the network and encourage discussion on themes related to work integrated learning.

The wvn-users mailing list is used for discussion related to the use of Video Conferencing studios and other video conferencing facilities in all Further Education and Higher Education Institutions throughout Wales. See http://www.wvn.ac.uk