Free Events: Green IT, Freedom of Information for Researchers and e-Assessment Scotland 2009

Some events of note:

Implementing Green IT

24th August 2009 – 13:00 to 16:30
Queen Margaret University, EH21 6UU

Following on from the JISC-funded Smarter Greener Learning Conference in April the RSCs in Scotland and the EAUC (Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges) are now following-up with an event which dives more firmly into issues around implementation.

On the programme:

  • How to minimise power consumption through water cooling, powerdown, thin client and virtualisation.
  • How to understand your energy and carbon needs and then to reduce them

Confirmed speakers from City College, Norwich; Napier University, Edinburgh; Angus College, Arbroath, and the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges.

Click here to book in for your free place now.

Freedom of Information: what’s in it for researchers?

14 September 2009 – 10:00 to 16:00
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

Research Information Network LogoThe Research Information Network is holding this free event to raise awareness of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) as a tool for researchers and to aid understanding of the new access regime. The day will cover how to use FOI to access records and information and how to make successful requests. Case studies will be presented to explore how to use FOI in practice, offering strategies for what works well for particular disciplines and types of research and insights will be provided from the Scottish perspective.

Key speakers:

  • Professor Duncan Tanner – Director, Welsh Institute for Social and Cultural Affairs, Bangor University
  • Sarah Hutchinson – Head of Policy and Information, Scottish Information Commissioner
  • Bruno Longmore – Head of Government Records, National Archives of Scotland
  • Hugh Hagan – Senior Inspecting Officer Government Records Branch, National Archives of Scotland

The workshop is aimed at academic researchers; other research workers, such as journalists; librarians, archivists and other information professionals who provide research services and research training; compliance officers interested in facilitating access and advising requestors and public policy makers in the access to information arena.

For a full programme, more information and to book your free place, visit

Tel 020 7412 7946 Email [email protected]

e-Assessment Scotland 2009

25th September 2009 – 09:30 to 16:00
Hilton Dundee Hotel, Earl Grey Place, Dundee, DD1 4DE

Scotland’s first annual e-Assessment conference has been scheduled for the 25th of September at Dundee’s Hilton hotel. Bringing together speakers from schools, further and higher education, the event will showcase Scottish innovation and best practice in the field.

It’s free to attend the one-day event, which will also play host to the Scottish e-Assessment Awards, which recognises achievements in the categories of:

  • Formative e-Assessment
  • Summative e-Assessment
  • e-Portfolio/PDP
  • Mobile e-Assessment
  • e-Assessment Administration
  • Innovation

The conference is being organised by the University of Dundee, e-Assessment Association, Scottish Regional Support Centres, SQA and Higher Education Academy.

More details on how to book a place at the conference and submit an entry to the Scottish e-Assessment Awards can be found on the eAssessment Scotland website