Innovating e-Learning 2010 Online Conference

The 5th JISC international online conference

Bringing Innovation to Life: from adversity comes opportunity

23rd – 26th November 2010

  • How are colleges and universities going to change in light of recent policy announcements?
  • How do we sustain the investment in technology-enhanced learning in the current climate?
  • Do we know what students really want in relation to technology?
  • How can we transform current assessment for learning practice?
  • Is the future mobile?

Innovating e-Learning 2010 invites you to explore these highly topical issues with leading thinkers and experts.   With over 20 live sessions covering these themes followed by in-depth discussion, the format is highly participative; providing opportunities to interact with the keynote speakers and colleagues over and above what would be expected from a more traditional conference.  Live sessions are recorded ensuring you have access to the full programme content and can participate in as many sessions as you wish.  In addition, our official conference blogger James Clay, from Gloucestershire College will keep you informed, engaged and entertained throughout the conference  – see his early posts on a sense of community, value for money and the environmental benefits of Innovating e-Learning 2010.

The pre-conference activity and reading week opens on 16th November 2010 and offers a chance to become familiar with the conference environment, take part in interactive guided tours of virtual worlds and try out innovative JISC projects in the ‘have-a-go’ area.  Support continues after the conference with access to the materials, resources, discussions and recordings of the live sessions.

Book online – early registration advisable for full participation in the pre-conference week

Delegate fee: £50

Visit the conference website at: for a full list of presenters and abstracts including:

BECTA: Survey Data and Analytical Reports for FE and WBL

Becta have released the results of their Harnessing Technology survey. Both reports and the raw data are now available.

The purpose of the survey was to:

  • Explore the extent of use and implementation of technology in the operations of FE Colleges and Work-based Learning providers
  • Measure progress in harnessing technology effectively to meet the needs of learners

Full details are on the Becta website and look at topics such as:

  • Technology infrastructure in colleges
  • Hardware and software
  • The impact of technology
  • Leadership and management of technology
  • Staff skills and training
  • Technology in teaching and learning
  • Suppliers and supporting organisations

The Regional Support Centres get a mention in the “Suppliers and supporting organisations” on p.25 in the FE survey.

“The three main national sector support organisations are also highly valued for supportive dialogue, with JISC RSCs [97%], Becta [89%] and LSIS [81%] all being drawn on for ideas by more than four out of five colleges.”

LSIS pilots new elearning and leadership programmes

LSIS is piloting these new programmes:

  • Independent Specialist College Leadership and the Use of Technology Pilot
  • Offender Learning – Embracing Technology Pilot
  • Collaborative Leadership Skills and Technology

Dates start in January.

For more information on each of these programmes:

Data Service Launches ILR e-learning module

The Data Service has announced the launch of its first e-learning module for providers.This module provides an overview of the ILR; the importance of submitting good quality data; and 2009/10 ILR changes.

The tool has been developed to support providers with their understanding of the ILR, to assist with staff development, to help train new staff on the ILR and to update providers/staff on the 2009/10 ILR changes.

This e-learning module will act as a support tool to the ILR guidance manuals already available to providers.

ILR e-learning module