JISC online conference- November 2009-booking now

The fourth JISC online conference ‘Thriving, not just surviving’ is taking place from 24-27th November.

What are the challenges facing 21st century institutions? What opportunities does technology offer to help overcome those challenges? You can contribute to these debates in the company of leading thinkers, broadcasters and academics.

The 2009 programme features keynotes from:

Charles Leadbeater, (leading authority on innovation and strategy); Nigel Paine (writer, broadcaster, organisational learning specialist and former Head of People Development at the BBC); Rhona Sharpe (Oxford Brookes University) and Helen Beetham (JISC Learners’ Experiences of e-Learning theme); Peter Bradwell (Demos) on The Edgeless University.

Sessions include Brian Lamb (University of British Columbia) on open educational content, Graham Attwell, Martin Weller (The Open University), Rob Howe, (University of Northampton) debating the demise (or otherwise) of educational institutions, Becka Currant and colleagues (University of Bradford) on using new technologies to engage and retain students, Alan Staley (Birmingham City University) on acquiring workplace skills while on course, John Kirriemuir and Kathryn Trinder (Glasgow Caledonian University) on making the most of virtual worlds in teaching and learning, Mike Neary (University of Lincoln) on engaging key stakeholders in the design of physical learning spaces.

Looking for something else? You can also follow new work by JISC projects on transforming delivery of learning with mobile and web 2.0 technologies, and engaging employers and professional bodies in the design of the curriculum. James Clay (Gloucestershire College) returns as the conference blogger, guided tours of Second Life and opportunities for hands-on experience of innovative learning environments and resources in the Have-a-Go area complete a rich and innovative conference programme.

Innovating e-Learning 2009 welcomes delegates from further and higher education in the UK and overseas. Proceedings take place in an asynchronous virtual environment so can be accessed wherever and whenever is convenient to you. Keynotes will be delivered live in Elluminate, a collaborative web conferencing platform (recordings will be available post-session).

Innovating e-Learning 2009 is a simply unmissable conference experience. Find out more and register now at www.jisc.ac.uk/elpconference09

Delegate fee: £50

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